One Year Anniversary

It’s our birthday but we have a present for you! Presents actually!

As part of our celebrations of The Officials turning one this month we have decided to throw tradition out the window and bring the gifts to you!

We will be releasing several gifts of sneak peek access to some of our most popular courses. Set a reminder and come back on different days to find out more.

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VA Pricing Lesson

Free Pricing Strategy Lesson from our EA to VA Course

Thinking about becoming a virtual assistant? It’s the dream role, right? You take your well established skills and work for yourself. Those who would have previously been your boss are now your clients! The mindset shift alone is incredibly tempting.

But we hear from VAs over and over again who are unsure how to get started. They have so many questions, especially about money.

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Culture Course Blog

Course: Organizational Culture, Community + Inclusion

We’ve all seen it. The effects of toxic culture. You feel demotivated and disconnected from the purpose of your work. You want to be anywhere else and working on anything else.


About half of job seekers cite company culture as very important when choosing to apply to a company. This is because we like to feel useful, to feel there is purpose to our work and that our colleagues and leaders share our values.

We’ve teamed up with Christie Arias of Elite Assisting to talk all things culture and why admins and assistants are primely placed to effect the culture of a company.

This course is for you if you…

  • Enjoy the people side of any admin and assistant role
  • Want to make your organization a safe and comfortable place for all employees
  • Want to be a leader in culture
  • Are looking for initiatives and programs to promote culture as well as support equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Looking to diversify your skills and gain the respect of your leadership team
  • Desire to increase employee retention and elevate your organization as a desirable employer
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Course: Goal Setting and Performance Reviews: Owning your Career Development as an Admin

Performance reviews can be sources of fear, frustration, and last minute scrambling for many Administrative professionals. Not after this course! We will help you plan and execute a highly impactful review cycle. Most importantly you will walk away knowing how to properly tell the story of your personal accomplishments and the value you bring to your organization. After this course, you will be ready to better advocate for your future growth as an Administrative professional.

Introducing our new course, Goal Setting and Performance Reviews: Owning your Career Development as an Admin with guest instructor the one and only Jillian Hufnagel. She is going to help you find your confidence during an appraisal through preparation.

This course is right for you if:

  • Want to plan and execute a highly impactful review cycle
  • Looking to learn how to survey your leader to create alignment and shared understanding
  • Want to learn how to set and track SMART goals that align to your leader(s), team(s) and company
  • Find yourself lost in your career journey and need help to lead yourself thru the next phase of your journey as an Admin 
  • Want to feel more confident during the 1:1s with your leader
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Notion: Harnessing the Power of Knowledge Course

Where are you filing your notes? Multiple notebooks? OneNote? Evernote? Does your company have a shared, collaborative repository for collective knowledge in the company? A Single Source of Truth otherwise known as a SSOT? No? Not sure. Let’s talk.

Notion allows you to create, collect and collaborate all in one single workspace. International EA and Notion whiz, Laura Johnston (Officials Member and force behind The Assistant’s Handbook) will walk you through this powerful tool and show you why it’s an assistant’s best friend.

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Free Webinar: Notion for Task Management

I’ve been speaking nonstop with assistants since we went into lockdown here at The Officials HQ and everyone has tech on their minds. There have never been so many assistants working from home and it is pushing all this tech right to the front of your minds. 

One question that caused a big reaction was ”How do you track your day to day?” The tech savvy Laura Johnston of The Assistant’s Handbook (and an Official!) told us all about Notion, and we were hooked! So we teamed up with her to bring you our next course Notion: Harnessing the Power of Knowledge which will be released next week. Read more about this powerful and collaborative tool with the potential of becoming your new best friend.

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