Welcome to our Speaker Series! We have dedicated several blogs to informing you about our administrative assistant conference speaker line-up. With each message we'll introduce a speaker and share with you a little bit about them as well as why we chose them to be a presenter at the 19th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence.
Lisa Olsen, Professional Speaker, Trainer & Coach
Lisa Olsen is dedicated to the administrative career and helping administrative professionals recognize their potential. She is a seasoned and experienced C-level executive assistant with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and engineering environment. In 2007, she took her passion and presentation skills on the road launching her part-time business, Wingspan. As an enthusiastic speaker, trainer and coach, she is known for providing engaging motivational and educational keynotes and conference workshops. Her content is always relevant and fresh, focusing on the issues that keep admins at the top of their game. She embraces every opportunity to build relationships and bring out the best in others.
A business and human resources graduate, Lisa spent 5 years teaching business communications and office procedures courses at the junior college level. She has advised women on professional image, self-confidence and leadership skills and has been a mentor to adult students returning to the workplace. She is a past member of the Advisory Council for the Administrative Professionals Conference, and has been a repeat presenter at the IAAP International Forum, the APC Conference, the Office Dynamics Annual Forum, the San Francisco Womens’ Initiative, the Sacramento Professional Business Women’s Conference and the Central CA Women’s Conference. Her first book, When Work Becomes You, It’s All About the Fit, was published in 2007 and she is currently working on her second book.
As a long time faculty member for the popular Especially for Youth program sponsored by Brigham Young University, Lisa enjoys facilitating dynamic summer workshops for teens on integrity, leadership principles and personal development.
Lisa resides in Sacramento, CA where she is the Executive Assistant to the President at Clark Pacific.
A Precious Commodity for Bold Assistants
“Success is in the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” Zig Ziglar
Integrity is the bridge between character and conduct. We can subscribe to having a decent moral character which is admirable but not enough. Our actions must be consistent with our principles. In today’s workplace, assistants are tested every day and stretched to capacity. Integrity defined is all about wholeness, completeness and being of a sound mind. This session will introduce new ways of thinking about integrity and how the bold assistant can best maintain this valuable commodity in today’s workplace.
- Understand the three pieces of the integrity “pie.”
- What does integrity “look” like in the workplace? Learn the traits of integrity. Discover and implement tips for building your integrity bridge.
- Learn the value of being in “permanent beta.”
- The power of focusing on influence, not position. Recognize the diplomatic tactics that will sustain your integrity.
- Learn the Star Trek philosophy to create opportunities to boldly go where no admin has gone before!
Something’s Gotta Give … Or Does It?
The Myths and Truths of Finding Balance
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein
Much has been written about the elusive goal of work-life balance. Many of us try to juggle things and endlessly search for some kind of balance in life. It can be a very appealing notion; juggling all areas of life and getting things right in order to feel great. More often than not, the more we strive for balance, the more we feel exhausted and stressed. The truth is there are some myths and truths that bring clarity to what really constitutes balance. Unlike a balance scale, a balanced life is not symmetrical. Living a balanced life is about integrating those aspects of your life that are truly important to you and making choices when necessary, to get different results.
In this concurrent session, we will look at a new, fresh approach and discuss some relevant myths and truths that will provide a unique perspective for today’s bold assistant.
- Does balance demand an even-tempered personality? Find out why that is a myth.
- Balance is not effortless as many profess it to be. Discover the effects of exertion.
- Learn a singular truth about balance: Real balance means being in flux.
- It’s easy to compare ourselves with others who seem to be good at everything. What’s their secret?
- What happens when we lose our balance? Learn tips for staying on the balance beam.
- Create a personal mantra!
- Learn 3 “gatekeeper” questions to ask yourself.
- Balance or harmony? Take away 12 simple tools for creating harmony in your life.