What We Do: A Guide to Everything That We Offer

The question I get asked most often is “What exactly do you do?” I have been mulling it over to work out how to present it concisely when asked and this is the closest that I can get:

‘Executive Secretary provides world-class training from the top trainers for Assistants in whatever format you might want or need.’

But that is not the whole story. Your perception of an archetypal publishing or training company is probably totally different to where we sit.

What We Do

We roll up our sleeves and work with the world’s assistants and trainers to make sure that what we deliver is exactly what you need. We work hard to understand the market, and you personally. We campaign globally for the recognition of you and your role as a profession. And we try to do it all with integrity and authenticity – traits which are core to my beliefs as to how a good business should operate.

We thought it might be a good idea to list everything that we do to support you (both paid for and free) all in one place so that you can save it for when you need it. Just click on the links below for more information.

Have we missed anything that you would like to see us doing? Email me at [email protected], and we’ll see what we can do to help.


Executive Secretary Magazine

Our subscription-based magazine aimed at senior and aspiring assistants and administrative professionals.  The magazine has a training, nurturing and mentoring ethos and carries no advertising, ensuring that our subscribers get value from every one of the magazine’s 48 pages. The magazine’s purpose is to give administrative professionals worldwide – whatever their title or level within their company – an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills.
Your training in print or digital is available as an individual subscription or for all of your admins through a Corporate or Association licence (our digital option). Email the Subscriptions Team at [email protected] for more information on rates and options.


Executive Secretary LIVE Global 17 & 18 March 2021

ExecSecTech 24 & 25 June 2021

Executive Secretary LIVE London 17 & 18 September 2021

Executive Secretary LIVE Seattle 5 & 6 November 2021

Email Matthew Want for further details on these events at [email protected].

Lucy Brazier

Lucy Brazier is one of the world’s leading authorities on the administrative profession.

As  CEO  of  Marcham  Publishing,  specialist publishers of  Executive  Secretary  Magazine  –  a  global training magazine dedicated to the professional development needs of senior and aspiring administrative professionals  – Lucy works with the best trainers of Executive Assistants from around the world to deliver the most up to date and current training in the market.

Her passion is for the Assistant role to be truly recognised as a career and not just a job. Her formidable training expertise and speaking style have given her opportunities to train, present and Chair in over 45 countries at hundreds of events.  This has created much-needed discussions across the globe on how to professionalise the role. Lucy has also acted as a consultant on career progression, the future of the role and how Executives/ Assistants can best partner with each other, with some of the biggest companies in the world.

Contact Christian Russell – [email protected] to discuss booking Lucy for your event.

ES Learning On-Demand

Learn in your own time with leading speakers and trainers from around the world.

Training has changed. Are you ready?

In a world where in-person training is no longer an option, we provide a cost-effective, on-demand learning solution to suit your schedule – not ours. You and your team can now access courses and videos from the best trainers for assistants from around the globe.
More information on our ES Learning On-Demand can be found here – https://executivesecretary.thinkific.com/.


Our hugely successful #AskForTraining campaign is available for you to complete at any time, all year round.  Check out the campaign here and sign up to receive a daily email which will walk you through the process of preparing a business case for your executive to #AskForTraining.  Our workbook includes a great competency and skills assessment, and our e-book has some fantastic articles to help you #AskForTraining.

Already know what you need?  We can help you gain approval!  Just email us to receive a business case letter for either an Executive Secretary Magazine subscription or a place at Executive Secretary LIVE, and we will send a ready-composed letter for you to take to your executive, which explains in business terms why they should be investing in you.

Email Matthew Want at [email protected] for more information.

ES Training International

Our training arm that includes

Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant: ACEA™

The groundbreaking, globally recognised, certified & accredited training programme for the modern day Executive Assistant.

See www.executivesecretary.com/advanced-certificate or e-mail Christian at [email protected] for details.

The Modern Day Assistant as a Strategic Business Partner

Lucy Brazier’s intensive two days of life-changing training. Become a stronger, more effective and influential Assistant. 

26 & 27 April – Europe & Middle East

29 & 30th April USA

1 & 2 June Asia Pacific (incl Australia & NZ)

Email Lucy Brazier at [email protected] for more information.

Hire Trainers, Motivational Speakers Or Keynote Speakers For In-House Training, Seminars, Conferences And Other Networking Events.

Here at Executive Secretary Magazine, we work with the top speakers and trainers in the world for Assistants. We have personally seen every single one of them speak and know their strengths.

Maybe you are a company looking for a trainer on a specific topic to train and motivate your Assistants. Or you need a speaker/keynote for your next event, or maybe you organise conferences and would like advice on a selection of speakers to work together to make your next event the best yet. We offer trainers and speakers for all budgets and on all topics. 

We can arrange trainers and speakers wherever you are in the world – and we also know when one of our international trainers will be visiting your area/country and will be available.

We help arrange conferences, lunch and learns, awards, workshops, seminars, training and longer-term mentoring or coaching. From basic and practical to advanced and inspirational, we have something for everyone.

Click here to see all our speakers!

Questions? Email [email protected] for full details.


We release a new FREE training webinar every Thursday on our YouTube Channel. We hope you will use it to build a library of training to help you and your team learn new skills. Feel free to watch yourself or to share with your teams. This channel is part of our commitment to provide training to the world’s Assistants, regardless of whether you can afford to pay for it or not. Questions? Email Matthew Want at [email protected] for more information.

Isipho Admin Bursary

Our bursary, founded by Anel Martin and Teri Wells is now in year four, and we have already made an impact. Our goal is to change lives one at a time, and we are doing that by supporting students from the townships in South Africa to train to be Assistants. We want to create spectacular careers by not only funding education for deserving bursary students but to support them with mentoring, coaching and on the job training experiences.

Do you work for a charity?

Did you know that if you work for a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation, you can get a 50% discount off your individual subscription to the magazine or to your place at LIVE. Email Jenny Churcher at [email protected] or Matthew Want at [email protected] respectively for further information.

Are you unemployed?

We believe that in order to get back into work, you need to keep your skills up to date and so offer anyone that is unemployed access to our training articles free of charge. Please email Jenny Churcher at [email protected] for further information.

Making Waves

Sign up for our free bi-weekly look at the administrative profession and industry with trend insights, practical training tips and free resources which are relevant to your role. If you haven’t yet signed up to receive this, you can do so by clicking here now.

#ExecSecTech Newsletter – Coming Q1 2021

Sign-up now to receive a copy as and when it is released – https://www.execsectech.com/

Social Media

Network and learn from your peers all over the world

To join our Executive Secretary LinkedIn Group, click here.

To join our Executive Secretary Facebook Group, click here.

To join our Executive Secretary Facebook Page, click here.

Follow me on Twitter @lucybrazier

Follow me on Instagram @lucyellenbrazier


Our ‘Executive Secretary Guide to…’ series & our hugely popular Motivational Notebook are available on Amazon across the world. Links below are to Amazon.com

The Executive Secretary Guide to Taking Control of Your Inbox by Dr Monica Seeley

The Executive Secretary Guide to Building a Powerful Personal Brand by Anel Martin

The Executive Secretary Guide to Conference and Event Management by Eth Lloyd

The Executive Secretary Guide to Creating an Internal Assistant Network by Cathy Harris

The Executive Secretary Guide to Building a Successful Career Strategy by Julia Schmidt

The Executive Secretary Motivational Notebook

Meet the Executive Secretary Team

As a team, we try our best to make it to as many Assistant events as possible, to meet, learn, train and network with Assistants all over the world throughout the year. Click the link for upcoming dates of where our team will be either speaking, holding training days or hosting stands. Please do come and say hello and feel free to contact us if you would like us to attend your event!

Events/Training Listings

And talking of lists of events, we have a huge list on the website from all over the world. It’s FREE to use (and to upload to if you are a trainer/network) as well as fully searchable, making it easy to find something happening near you.

Free sample PDF of the magazine

Whether you are hosting an event or just want to see a copy for yourself, we are happy to send FREE sample PDFs of the magazine out to either just you or to all your guests/delegates. Also, if we attend your event, we will bring physical FREE hard copies with us for your delegates. Just email the Subscriptions Team at [email protected] for more details.


We also list all the Associations that we have come across in our travels. Looking to join one near you? You will find it here. If you are an Association that is not listed and would like to be, please give me a shout, and I will upload for you.


So that is what we do!

We hope you have already learned something from us but if you haven’t explored us yet then take time to look through what we offer.

We look forward to meeting you in some capacity soon.

Questions? Please email us about any of the above at [email protected]