"My coach was fantastic! He made himself available to me and gave me great coaching advice both professionally and personally. Which in turn boosted my confidence and I became more assertive in my role. And of course, it affected my personal life too especially on the Boards that I participate in and other non-profit meetings, events and activities. The entire Leadership Academy was certainly life changing for me, and I highly recommend the new Foundations of Leadership to everyone. And be careful! You may grow exponentially – in a positive way!"
- Rhonda Schenk, CAP, MEP, OM, Chief Executive Assistant, Flanders, Inc.
"I have found the one-on-one coaching sessions very valuable. The in-depth look into my skills and development helped me to identify my strengths and work on developing my opportunities in my administrative professional career. Since 2015, I have continued my educational development and completed the required education for my Organizational Management (OM) certificate (in 2017) and my Technology Applications (TA) certificate this past March. Having this opportunity to receive coaching made me feel valued, respected, and appreciated. I recommend all administrative professionals to take advantage of IAAP's coaching programs."
- Amy McNulty, CAP, OM, TA, PACE, Executive Assistant, Capital One
"From my perspective, the coaching I received through Leadership Academy has been the most transformative part of my education so far – including any portion of my MBA. I owe being a more effective leader, learner, and business partner to my coaches."
- Dierdre Crowl, CAP, OM, Pursuit Manager, Transportation Market, KCI Technologies, Inc.
"It is always difficult to find someone who you can talk to and understands and my coach was phenomenal. She quickly picked up from my peer reviews I had two issues to address; enabling and delegating. She made me realize I could turn both items into a learning experience for both me and the recipient. Since my Leadership Academy days, I have become an incredible teacher and have moved on to learn more and to teach more."
- Mary Madick, CAP, OM, Administrative Officer, Kansas City, MO Fire Department
"Coaching from IAAP has done wonders for my career. Without coaching I would have not gone back to school to complete my degree. I just kept putting the degree thing off year after year. Coaching also helped me make the move out of the administrative world to an operational planning role. Switching gears after twenty years of being an administrative assistant was a hard and scary decision. Having a coach that I could bounce ideas off and offered support and encouragement was a huge factor. I have been in my new position for 4 months and I love my new job. I have not conquered all aspects, but I am happy and enjoy the challenge. I owe a great deal of thanks to IAAP for the support I received."
- Lisa Stuart, Executive Operational Planning Advisor, USAA
"Coaching is invaluable as an administrative assistant. I am a graduate of the Leadership Academy class of 2015. Since being coached, I have seen both my career and confidence improve. I now serve as the Executive Assistant to my executive, who has allowed me to flourish in the position."
- Monica Mickle, Executive Assistant, Mount Canaan Baptist Church
"My individual coaching sessions have been a game changer. My coach has helped me see the bigger picture and work on identifying areas I need to work and focus on to be the best version of me I can be, both personally and professionally. My coach has helped me become a stronger partner with my manager, and step outside my comfort zone to embrace new challenges. If you’re ready to elevate your career to the next level and want to identify the roadblocks, I highly recommend working with a coach."
- Michele Kester, CAP, MEP, OM, PM, Sr. Business Unit Associate, AARP
"My coaching sessions left a big impression upon me. She has armed me with tools to really step up and take on more of a leadership role in my career and organization. With coaching, motivation and encouragement I started an Administrative Support Team (AST) last year, of which I am the team lead, at SHRM which focuses on more collaboration amongst some 15-18 administrative professionals. This group now does team building and professional development together, we meet monthly and we work more closely with one another to be more efficient and effective for our executives and organization."
- Erica Banner, CAP, OM, PM, Executive Assistant, SHRM