Our Business Members

Our Business Member category is for those organizations who are closely affiliated with the Administrative profession, such as professional trainers, training companies, publishers or education institutes. Join us and support us in our aims to Guide, Develop, Influence and Elevate the Administrative Profession.

The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant: ACEA®
The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant: ACEA®, is a world-leading intensive and interactive 5-day executive level training programme, that equips current and aspiring Executive Assistants with the skills and knowledge they need to become true “Business Partners”. The role of the Executive Assistant is on a journey and the responsibilities of this highly demanding and visible role continue to grow exponentially. To succeed in their role in modern times it is now imperative that Executive Assistants have a deep understating of ‘the business’ and their Executives’ role & responsibilities. Organisations are looking for Assistants that possess ‘Executive Level’ business acumen and skills now more than ever. Uniquely delivered , by BMTG (UK) Ltd from an Executive led perspective the ACEA® programme focuses on delivering a fundamental conceptual understanding of business and organisations as well as practical skills.
Executive Support Media
Executive Support Media is the home of the Executive Support Magazine, Executive Support Training, Executive Support Events & much more! We are a global force synonymous with world-class training, and we specialise in working with individuals and businesses to ensure that they fully utilise their administrative professionals.  From Entry Level to Senior Chiefs of Staff – we support administrative professionals to excel in their careers. And we help the businesses that employ them to understand how to structure their administrative functions to get the best from them.  We cover hard skills, soft skills and business skills and work with the best trainers & thought leaders in the world to revolutionise the way businesses use their assistants; upskilling, empowering and inspiring them to step into their full potential. Our CEO, Lucy Brazier, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for her services to the administrative profession.
Ultimate Assistant Training
Ultimate Assistant Training & Consulting is committed to diversity and inclusion in the global workplace. We believe in supporting anti-discriminatory policies and practices as we work to build ultimate assistants and leaders inside workplaces where core values are rooted in excellence, belonging, and respect.
On The Right Track
Rhonda Scharf is a well-recognized Professional Speaker, Trainer, Consultant and Author based both in Ottawa, Canada and Fort Myers, Florida. Since 1993 she has worked with tens of thousands of people in dozens of different countries. She is a respected consultant, provides uplifting and fun on-site training and workshops, and a highly entertaining keynote speaker. Add in webinars and coaching along with full customization of all programs, and she is fully competent and capable of putting you ON THE RIGHT TRACK.  Her enthusiasm and positive energy truly make her stand out in her profession. Rhonda has the ability to make learning fun and interesting.  She is very active within the administrative community and its various associations. She is known as the “go-to” person for Administrative Professionals and widely known and respected for her approach and solution based information.
The Socialista Projects

Diana Brandl continuously supports the role of the management assistant as a trainer, a LinkedIn instructor, an international speaker and by publishing articles in Germany and abroad with her focus on Digital Transformation, New Work, Personal Branding, Strategic Networking and Leadership. Her blog The Socialista Projects and The Future Assistant podcast influence the industry with creative initiatives such as launching the hashtag #WeAreInThisTogether. She interviews assistants, Chief of Staff, Executives and experts around the world such as former special assistant to Barack Obama, former Culture Manager to Jamie Oliver, former private secretary to Princess Diana and former assistants to Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt.

IMA Global – International Management Assistants

IMA offers a global and high quality network of management support professionals – we focus on the personal and professional development and growth of our members and the continued development of the management support profession. Our members have access to a professional network which encompasses a vast range of business cultures, languages and lifestyles. We also provide a place where everyone is on common ground in a safe and proactive environment.

Hoxton-Hyde Executive Assistant Coaching

Ruth Kilah at Hoxton Hyde helps Executive and Personal Assistants become highly productive, strategic business partners by increasing their efficiency and elevating their approach to how they work to allow for a greater business impact and a healthy work life balance.  She helps Assistants transform from transactional to strategic operators, streamline systems and processes and avoid burnout.

My EA Career

Liz van Vliet Liz works with executive and administrative assistants to equip them with the skills and confidence they need to influence more effectively and to demonstrate the leadership and interpersonal skills to make them a lynchpin to their boss and organisation. As an experienced (and qualified) coach and trainer, she helps executive and administrative assistants transform their mindset and find confidence. She’s all about helping you build the capabilities you need to achieve the career of your dreams. But she hasn’t always been an EA. She’s also had a successful career in blue-chip sales and marketing. And she’s committed to using her experience and knowledge to help you become more than just an assistant.

Admin Advantage

Admin Advantage is your go to resource for training, support and consulting on topics relevant to today’s business support professionals.  We hold a strong belief in the importance of the Administrative Professional and a desire to make that view universal. The director of Admin Advantage is Sherie Pointon. Sherie’s passion is the professional development of all administrative professionals. Sherie has been an administrative professional for over 15 years in the public and not-for-profit sector, and has held positions such as the President of the Association of Administrative Professionals NZ Inc (AAPNZ) Wellington group, Executive Officer at the Institute of Public Administration NZ (IPANZ) and Business Manager at Ako Aotearoa, the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence as well as a range of administration roles.  Sherie has also been a finalist two years running in the prestigious Administrative Professional of the Year Award. Sherie is a popular speaker at conferences throughout New Zealand and has an interactive and fun training style that allows participants to expand their skills and knowledge.  

Baker Thompson Associates

Every Assistant is different and every Manager is different; some Assistants have more than one Manager. There can’t be only one solution.  Heather Baker and her associates collaborate with Assistants around the world to enable them to find effective ways to work strategically with their Managers for their success, and the success of their organisations.  Heather worked as a secretary and then PA for over 20 years and now, as well as facilitating various interactive training courses and being a WAA business partner, she is also a Prince’s Trust business mentor in the UK and a supporter and mentor for Isipho Admin in South Africa. Her courses are CPD certified and she is a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management.   Heather has written four books; you can see these at her website where there are also useful articles, more information about the training she offers and an opportunity to subscribe to online on-demand courses.