EA/PA Excellence Workshop Virtual

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EA/PA Excellence Workshop Virtual


March Session - Early release ticket rate ENDS 13th of December

- Workshop Overview
- Topics
- Who should attend
- Group Rates
- Chynna Clayton Bio
- Kate Wood Bio
- Past Attendee Feedback

EA/PA Excellence Workshop 

We are delighted to announce three dates for our exclusive EA/PA Excellence Workshop facilitated by Kate Wood and keynoted by Chynna Clayton "Body Woman" to Michelle Obama former First Lady of the United States of America.  

Our aims for this workshop:

  • Build and maintain resilience in the face of ever-increasing demands on time and energy
  • Add to best-practice strategies for strengthening relationships online with colleagues, clients and key stakeholders
  • Develop influencing skills to confidently handle difficult front-line situations and people

Topic 1

Handling pressure with resilience

  • Recognise what's within your control and how to let go of what's not
  • Learn the science behind negative thinking and how to retrain your brain for maximum impact
  • Explore how to find the bright spot in your ever-changing workstack for motivation

Topic 2

Strengthening working relationships online

  • Understand why online working makes it difficult to get people to do what you need
  • Discover how best to build trust and connection when working remotely and in hybrid environments
  • Learn the key do's and don'ts for virtual communication

Topic 3

Managing time and boundaries

  • Use conflict-handling strategies confidently for long-term benefits
  • Practice ways to hold your ground without damaging your reputation
  • Create and maintain boundaries for personal effectiveness

Keynote Address with Q&A from the audience:

  • Keynote from Chynna Clayton former assistant to First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. 
  • Opportunity for the audience to take part in a Q&A with Chynna on how to excel within an administration role

Who will attend?

  • PA's
  • EA's
  • Administrative roles 

This workshop is open to females, male including trans women/males and non-binary professionals.

Group Rate Discounts

Group discounts are on request - please call 0800 949 9111 or email support@ownyoursuccess.co.uk if you need support around this matter. 

Chynna Clayton Bio

Keynote Speaker

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Empathetic, strategic, and meticulous about the details, Chynna Clayton has built a career enabling some of the world’s most influential leaders to excel in high-stress environments.

Chynna is the founder and CEO of Matriarch Made Development, a consulting firm that helps organizations develop high performing administrative teams and identify and address overall operating structure

and events logistics inefficiencies. From helping leaders figure out their onboarding, communication flow, event logistics and how to further develop the talents of their teams, Chynna supports leading organizations in creating a systematic approach to tackling business/events challenges and bottlenecks.

Prior to Matriarch Made, Chynna worked in the personal office of Barack and Michelle Obama as their Director of Travel and Event Operations. Her career also includes administrative roles at Disney and the White House where she served as “body woman” to Mrs. Obama during the Obama Administration.

Chynna graduated from University of Florida with a B.S. in Event Management and Political Science and a minor in Business. She currently resides in Washington, DC with her wife, Retired Naval Chief Petty Officer, Katina Hoyles.

Chynna was featured in Michelle Obama’s latest book, The Light We Carry

The Light We Carry Chynna Clayton Book Mention

“She could adapt in all types of environments, remain­ing unflappable in the face of change. On any given day, I might go from having a conversation with a group of students at a school to filming a television show or recording a podcast. I could meet with a world leader or the head of a philanthropic organization and then have dinner with A-list celebrities. It was Chynna facilitating every move.”

— Direct Quote from Michelle Obama in The Light We Carry

Chynna Featured on The Michelle Obama's Podcast

Kate Wood

Workshop Facilitator 

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Kate is a business owner, qualified coach, consultant, facilitator, trainer, podcaster and public speaker with a background in learning & development, employee engagement strategy, continuous improvement, communications and marketing.  After 25 years working across the board in blue-chip, non-profit and civil service organisations she now provides support to businesses looking to evolve and become great places for people to work in and with.

Having worked with a wide variety of clients from school-age students to senior executives, she has been designing and running workshops, seminars and classes in person or via web events since she left long commutes and corporate roles behind in 2014 when she created her first two businesses.  Her passion is in improving working relationships between roles and functions, supporting people to discover how to be their best selves at work.  She does this in the auto-motive industry, financial services, medical teams, charities, global media, retail, education systems and the arts.

When she’s not working, she and her classic car Monty Morgan can be found zipping around the English countryside.

Kate's training & qualifications

  • CTI Co-Active certified coach, ICF registered (CPCC) (PCC)
  • Coach supervisor (ESQA) (EMCC)
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Lumina Sparks practitioner
  • Hay Group Leadership Styles & Climate accredited coach
  • Human Capital Institute certified in human capital strategy
  • Sheppard Moscow advanced business consulting
  • Conflict management trained (Thomas-Kilman instrument) 
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma

So, will you be joining us? 🤔

See what our attendees said here


  • Delivered Online

  • Intermediate level

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will I get my zoom link?

    The zoom link will be provided 48-hours prior to the event.

  • What if I can't manage to attend after registering?

    If you let us know as soon as this happened, we can look at moving you onto a workshop coming up or a name change for the workshop.

  • How do I register?

    You can register via the above booking link or if you are having any issues or difficulty booking please email support@ownyoursuccess.co.uk and someone in the team will contact you as soon as possible if we are provided with a Booking contact, name, phone number and email. 

  • Where is this event being held?

     The workshop is being held Virtually via zoom. You will get your Zoom link sent out 48-hours prior to the event date. 

  • How do I obtain a certificate of attendance?

    We will email your certificate of attendance post-workshop completion. 

    Please email support@ownyoursuccess.co.uk if you do not receive your certificate of attendance within 7-business days post-workshop completion. 

  • How do I pay?

    Via invoice or Credit card/corporate card or BACS.

  • How do I set you up as a new supplier?

    Please email the form we need to complete to support@ownyoursuccess.co.uk. Please note that this can take up to 72-business hours to complete. If this falls under a discount end date, please raise this in your email to us and we will hold seats off until the "New supplier" form is complete for 5-business days, after 5-business days the seats will be removed and placed back into the marketplace. 

  • When will I receive confirmation of my registration?

    You will receive confirmation of the booking immediately if you pay via card. If you pay via invoice, then the booking contact will receive confirmation. 

    If there is more than 1+ attendee and you pay via invoice, the booking contact will receive confirmation and invoice for payment. 

    Once the booking has been received, all attendees will then receive the confirmation details. 

    Should you require assistance, please, call or email us. 

  • Can I register more than 1 person?

    Yes, you can register as many people as you like. 

    Should you wish to discuss group rates, please contact support@ownyoursuccess.co.uk to receive a group rate quote.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    Please see the terms and conditions section on our website or you can click here > T&Cs

  • I want one of the group deals?

    We have two group rates which you can take advantage of depending on the size of the group you wish to book:

    Option 1️⃣

    Groups between 2 & 3 are eligible for the 7% Discount. Please use this code at checkout: GROUP 2+ 

    Option 2️⃣

    For groups of over 4+ attendees, the eligible discount is 20%.  
    Please use this code at checkout: GROUP 4+ 

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