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🇦🇺 EA/PA Excellence Workshop | November 🦘
🇦🇺 EA/PA Excellence Workshop | November 🦘

Wed, 29 Nov


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🇦🇺 EA/PA Excellence Workshop | November 🦘

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

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Time & Location

29 Nov 2023, 10:00 – 14:00

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About the Event

EA/PA Excellence Workshop

We are delighted to announce 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 is now coming to Australia. 


  • 29th of November 2023 - 10 AM to 2 PM AEST
  • 28th of March 2024 - 10 AM to 2 PM AEST

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 if you need support around this matter.

Our "Early release" ticket is available on a first come, first serve basis, with 30 tickets available.

Chynna Clayton Bio

Keynote Speaker

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

“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

Kate Wood

Workshop Facilitator

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


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