For Event Planners

Informed and confident assistants have increased resilience, and are positioned to adapt and thrive. Shelagh helps and inspires assistants who want to stay on top of their game in careers they enjoy.

She draws on both formal education and experience as a corporate trainer to tailor presentations to your audience and your event goals. Shelagh understands assistants’ professional development needs because she’s been one of them. She speaks from extensive C-Suite experience, including a decade working with a board of directors. Having led and been accountable for effective teams, she also understands employers’ need for ROI.

Audiences appreciate Shelagh’s ability to educate, inspire and challenge them. Whether it’s a conference, workshop or onsite training, she presents with pragmatism, empathy and humour. Shelagh’s delivered inspiring and relevant presentations to groups ranging in size from a dozen to a few hundred, in different sectors and countries.

About Shelagh’s training presentations

Shelagh presents on a range of themes, including cybersecurity, communications, career management, digital disruption, governance, meetings and minutes, networking, organisational skills, professional presence, social media for the wary, and working with boards. For a detailed portfolio or consultation, drop an email to or click here to send an online request.

Notably absent from Shelagh’s presentations are loads of bullet points. Her presentations are image-rich with photography from her international travels, and with the faces of relatable assistants Shelagh’s interviewed for her Real Careers series.

In advance of your event

Shelagh makes time to understand your needs. You can expect her to ask questions about goals, expectations, and challenges to be overcome. She’ll listen. She’ll draw on her extensive experience and engage in research to tailor a presentation to your specific needs.

A sampling of clients, audiences
  • Administrative Professionals Conference of Canada (apc)
  • American Society of Administrative Professionals’ (ASAP’s) Administrative Professionals Conference (apc USA)
  • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
  • Executive and Personal Assistants Association (EPAA) – United Kingdom
  • Executive Leadership Support (ELS) Forum
  • Executive Secretary LIVE
  • Governance and Presidents’ Office Professionals (CICan:GPOP)
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
  • Scottish PA Network

Click here to see some of Shelagh’s engagements, and here to see what clients, assistants and fellow trainers think of Shelagh’s presentations.

Want to discuss your training needs or an upcoming event?  Click here for Shelagh’s online request form.

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