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Nicky Christmas

Founder of Practically Perfect PA and The EA Campus

Founder of Practically Perfect PA and The EA Campus

Nicky Christmas is the Founder and Editor of Practically Perfect PA (PPPA), which she launched whilst working full-time as an Executive Assistant to the COO and CFO of a global insurance organisation.  What started as a creative outlet for her quickly turned into a place Assistants came to find advice, guidance and community.  Nicky was thrilled by how quickly the community grew and in 2013 she was able to take PPPA from a side-hustle to a full-time business that supported her growing family. In 2015 PPPA held its first event and has been training Assistants through physical events and online courses ever since.  PPPA continues to grow and evolve, just like the Assistants who make up the PPPA tribe!

  • Ensuring Buy-in from Your Executive

    So you’ve found an app or technology you would love to incorporate into your role. How do you ensure buy-in from your Executive?

    In this session, Nicky will show you

    • How to sell your ideas
    • How to use your influence to encourage change
    • How to bring your Executive onboard
    • How to showcase the benefits of technology in creating an effective Assistant / Executive partnership


    Learning Outcomes

    • Showcase the benefits of technology
    • Sell your ideas to your Executive and bring them onboard
    • Use influence to encourage change
  • Improving Workflows and Working in Sync with your Executive

    At the centre of the Assistant role is the relationship between you and your Executive. Executive and Personal Assistants can add an incredible amount of value when working in sync with their Executives. In this session, Nicky will share strategies that will help you create workflows with your Executive so that you have a much better understanding of workflows, work in cadence with your Executive, and better plan your workload.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Communicate consistently and clearly
    • You are in the loop and understand your Executive’s priorities
    • You are both working together to meet targets and achieve goals

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