Former Executive Assistant to Oprah Winfrey Appears at office* 2016

The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs is very pleased to support *office with their valuable event this year.  There will be a wealth of excellent seminars and exhibitors available to assist you in your working life.

With visitor registration now open, office* – the award-winning business event for executive office support professionals, taking place at the new venue of ExCeL London on 11-12 May, has announced Libby Moore, former EA/chief of staff to Oprah Winfrey, as its first Keynote speaker for 2016.

Renowned for attracting a host of ‘inspirational’ big names from around the world, former headline Keynote speakers include Karren Brady, Deborah Meaden, Zelda La Grange, former PA to Nelson Mandela, Judith Croasdell, former PA to Professor Stephen Hawking, Freda Kelly, former secretary to The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, Margaret Mountford, Michelle Mone and Jacqueline Gold.

This year, it’s Ms. Moore’s turn to draw in the crowds.  An executive coach, inspirational speaker, and self-confessed ‘adventurer’, Ms. Moore will share her personal and professional journey – which includes 11 years working with Oprah Winfrey – to illustrate how “letting go, and getting into the flow” has led her to extraordinary life experiences.

From starting out in New York City as a personal assistant to US talk show host Maury Povich, trying her hand at sketch comedy, working as an executive assistant to Jann Wenner (founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine), to today, a certified life and career coach – her fascinating career has all the ingredients for a motivating must-see-session.

“I am so excited to be sharing my story at office* this year.  I believe that EAs/PAs are the new rock stars of the corporate world, and when there is a terrific match with their Executive, what can be achieved is limitless!” says Libby Moore.

The full office* Keynote programme will be unveiled over the next few months.  The show, which annually attracts over 4,000 attendees, will also feature eight free office management and virtual assistant specific training sessions, eight free hot topic group discussions, 36 CPD accredited seminars, and 150 sector leading exhibitors.

Rosemary Parr – CEO of Global PA Association & Training Academy; EA trainer Adam Fidler; Lindsay Taylor, director of Your Excellency; Microsoft certified trainer Shelley Fishel, founder of The IT Training Surgery; motivational trainer Sue France; Heather Baker, founder of Baker Thompson Associates; and Paul Pennant, MD and lead trainer of Today‘s PA, are just a few of the returning seminar speakers already confirmed.  Whilst David Cotton (Wize-Up), Nevil Tynemouth (New Results Training) and Hayley Watts (Productivity Ninja – Think Productive) are among the new trainers preparing to make their office* debut.

Save the date for office* 2016

‘Busy’, ‘fantastic’, ‘insightful’, ‘motivating’, and ‘fun’ – are just some of the words attendees have used to describe office* 2015, with nearly 90% of surveyed visitors planning to attend the next edition on 11-12 May 2016 at the new venue of ExCeL London.

“If you’ve never been to office* then you’re missing out.  It’s the perfect opportunity to network and meet likeminded EAs and PAs.  The seminars are inspirational and motivational – I leave feeling empowered!  It’s definitely worth the visit,” says Sarah Pratt, PA to CEO at Lexia Solutions Group.

“office* is the go to place for all PA, EA or administrators’ needs.  Visitors have the opportunity to engage in CPD sessions, hear from the main ‘movers and shakers’ in the business and learn from their experiences.  Their keynote speeches, lectures and presentations are informative, often amusing, and very thought provoking.  You will be carried along by their enthusiasm and will not be able to stop yourself wanting to put their advice into practice!  Every aspect of our role is covered from IT, email management, where-to-source, but also how to improve ourselves, learn soft-skills, develop our confidence, and become more pro-active, super-efficient selves, helping to grow your career,” says Teely Webb, EA to Professor Judith Petts, pro vice-chancellor (R&E) at University of Southampton.

“Not only will I be back in May, I plan to bring as many of my colleagues along as I can!” says Tanya De Aguiar, PA to the chief of staff and the MD transformation, community banking at Barclays.