Empowering Administrative Professionals


Tools, skills and on-going education are vital in the ever-changing and powerful role of an assistant. Ascend2Success offers training sessions and hands-on workshops that will enhance and increase your skills to make your participation an essential part of a company’s success. Read More


Career Coaching is about helping you close the gap between where you are today and where you want to be in the future. Successful athletes, executives, and superstars regularly enlist the services of a great coach to assist in their career success. They invest in themselves. They invest in their future. Read More

AdminXchange Fireside Chats

Are you looking for an informal learning experience in a relaxed intimate environment with other Admins to share ideas, experiences, techniques, and expand your network, resources, and more? Linda provides a setting where administrative professionals can discuss topics and questions to help them with their specific needs, learn strategies to improve, and so much more. Linda shares topics that will inspire and motivate you to take deliberate action. Read More

Tips and Techniques

2019 will be a year of developing processes, learning about your inner self, tips and strategies to anticipate the needs of your executive, productivity ideas, and how to better collaborate in the workplace. Check out upcoming blogs by clicking on the + symbol below. Read More

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Linda's Blog

  • What Ben Franklin Taught Me about Influencing Adversaries in the Workplace
    December 20, 2019 / No Comments / Featured About 14 years ago I found myself in the uncomfortable and frustrating situation of butting heads with a fellow Executive Assistant who made things as simple as setting up meetings between our Executives a constant uphill battle. It was essentially her way or the highway, which created a working environment that I found increasingly more

  • Organizing Detailed Travel for Your Executive?
    February 25, 2019 / No Comments / Featured “I need to get to Europe for some critical meetings next week,” your executive says as he quickly passes by your desk. “What? Are you kidding?” you say to yourself with a touch of anxiety. In the Admin world, travel is one of the most important tasks we handle for our executive. There are so

  • Admin Wizards Bend Things to Their Will
    July 15, 2018 / No Comments / Best Practices,Featured Picture yourself as the organizer of a Board offsite event. Your executive asks you to schedule a few ad hoc meetings prior to the start of the meeting. “No problem,” you say. “I got this.” You’ve already signed a contract with the hotel and made all the arrangements so adding a meeting at the hotel

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