Hello everybody and welcome to The Assistant Room Live.
This is our 3rd event of 2020, now taking place online as a result of pivoting our ability to get together in the wake of COVID-19. As with all of our events, we would normally be in a beautiful venue somewhere in the city of London with a glass of champagne in our hand, meeting and greeting new people and hugging old friends but regardless, whether it is online or in-person, there is nowhere I would personally rather be than with you all learning how to really focus on your personal branding and strategic success, something that going forward, we must all concentrate on to get the most out of our careers.
This evening is a full on evening with masterclasses, interactive sessions and an incredible panel with Hallie Warner from the US and Scott Chapman in London. It has always been extremely important for us to offer what I felt was missing within our industry when I was an EA, which is the ability to have access to non-corporate learning with a personable and exciting vibe to it which I know we have 100% achieved with tonights schedule.
At The Assistant Room, we focus on the fact that we all need some variety in our lives so that we can develop consistently in a well rounded way. We recently launched a membership and in our most recent members only newsletter I spoke about the impact that COVID-19 has had on our mental health and that even though we may all be ‘doing ok’ have we actually ‘BEEN ok’? How are we able to look ahead into an unknown future and embrace the ‘new normal’ when none of this is normal at all.
Tonights event could not have come at a better time so I invite you all to fully embrace every session we have planned and focus on just you for the evening, not your Exec!
Yes we all have day jobs but ultimately, with everything going on in the world, it’s time to reflect and understand what’s important and that’s ourselves and those around us who we love and care about.