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Career Development for Assistants

A video based learning programme that will teach you step by step how to thrive as an Executive, Personal or Administrative Assistant.

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Have you reached a career roadblock?


Do you know you have so much more to offer, but you can’t seem to work out the next steps?

Then you are not alone.

If you have been in the same, or similar role, for a few years, you will have no doubt mastered all of the administrative tasks involved in your role. Perhaps to start with they were challenging, but now, well, that’s a different matter.

You are no doubt wondering what next? How will I develop my career? How can I get that promotion or be taken more seriously as an Assistant?

I decided to help.

I am Nicky Christmas, the Founder and Editor of Practically Perfect PA, one of the most extensive global online resources for Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals.

I experienced a career roadblock when I was an Executive Assistant working with three C-Suite Executives in a Global Insurance business in London.

Thinking back to my time in London. I would be sitting at my desk, having crossed off all my administrative tasks, wondering what next? How can I get my organisation to see my true potential?

Using that experience, which I am sure resonates with so many fellow Executive Assistants, I started to structure this course.

How can I excel in my current role?

What skills can I hone to make me stand out?

What do I need to know if I wanted to progress in my organisation?

What should I do if I want to move on?

And finally, what inspiration and motivation can I find to help me develop my career?

Following this structure, we have put together over ten hours of amazing, tailored, video content PLUS over twenty beneficial documents to support your journey.

We have created the first Career Development online course for Executive Assistant, which is focused on, and tailored for, dynamic Assistants.

Hi, I'm Nicky Christmas

I launched Practically Perfect PA back in October 2011, and it has since grown to become the go-to blog for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers and Administrative Professionals at all levels of business seeking support, information and guidance in their chosen profession.

Practically Perfect PA offers practical tips, honest advice and all kinds of career development support specifically for Assistants. Since 2015 we have organised events, virtual summits and online courses for over 3,000 Assistants from around the world.

It is fair to say the Assistant role has changed significantly and I am so proud that Practically Perfect PA has been part of the journey for over eight years

What will you learn?


Career development for Assistants was built with your success in mind. We want you to thrive as an Assistant, not just survive! Each module has been designed to ensure that you will excel in your role. Across the five distinct areas of the course, you will learn how to:

  • Be the game changer in your organisation
  • Speak up in meetings and voice your opinions
  • Develop your personal brand
  • Refresh your career with seven easy steps
  • Communicate with impact
  • Say no more often and be more assertive
  • Work within your Executive's inner circle
  • Ace your next job interview
  • Gain confidence and advocate for yourself

You can dramatically change your Assistant career by joining our Career Development course. Get started today.

Course Information


We have selected 16 sessions, each with a different presenter. Many of the presenters are well known and respected trainers from all over the globe, and others are Assistants with amazing tips and techniques that they want to share with you.

Every one of our presenters wants to help you develop in your career. They have structured their content to give you clear action items to help you succeed and teach you how to thrive in the role.

I want to help you develop, and I am excited at the thought of you joining our course and thriving in your career. We would love to have your feedback on the course and individual sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Will I get access to the full course all at once?
Yes.
What do I do if I need help?
If you need help with something related to the course, please contact admin@practicallyperfectpa.com.

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