Debbie Gross
Debbie Gross
Administrative Trainer | Speaker | Author of "The Office Rockstar Playbook"

Debbie Gross knows that administrative excellence is about more than juggling schedules and taking notes. An intuitive leader, she offers a fresh approach to teaching administrative professionals how to upgrade their soft skills and build confidence. Whether on stage or in the classroom, she has an innate ability to transform staff into leaders, drawing out the inner “office rockstar.”

As the former Chief Executive Assistant to John Chambers, the past CEO of Cisco—a global corporation based in Silicon Valley—Debbie supported the company’s growth from a multimillion-dollar business to a multibillion-dollar enterprise. Known as John’s “right hand,” she increased his productivity by 40 percent.

Debbie designed initiatives and programs that helped the global administrative community at Cisco grow and thrive. Now, she’s using her thirty years of experience to help the next generation of administrative professionals transition from overwhelmed task managers to strategic business partners.

She has spoken globally and conducted interactive workshops and motivational talks at companies such as Cisco, Veritas, Facebook, Pinterest, Fenwick & West, and FedEx.  Debbie doesn’t just share information—she inspires and incites greatness. Her distinctive teaching style blends creativity, fun, and new thought processes to help administrative professionals gain greater career satisfaction, recognition, and promotions.

For her passion and advocacy, the Admin Awards of Silicon Valley presented her with the Colleen Barrett Award, the highest recognition given for administrative excellence.

Debbie truly cares about each and every one of her clients and her ‘one-of-a-kind’ approach to training literally transforms a good administrative professional or executive assistant into someone who is amazing and a true business partner!

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Debbie currently lives in Campbell, CA with her husband, Cory.

The “New Frontier” (Of Work)
Wednesday, October 27 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. PT

The pandemic that we experienced in 2020 completely rocked our world in more ways than any of us ever expected including the way we as administrative professionals work.  Suddenly we were all required to stay at home to do the vital jobs necessary that we used to do in the office to keep our leaders, organizations, and companies continually productive during an unprecedented time in our history.

Debbie Gross, trainer, speaker, and author of the book “The Office Rockstar Playbook” will share her insights on what the “New Frontier” of work looks like and what she sees are the key elements of success we need to focus on to better equip ourselves to:

  • Adapt to the changing landscape of our new work environments.
  • Embrace the behaviors needed to remain resilient, healthy, and positive through the continual unknown of a changing work atmosphere.
  • Develop “new” skills as well as up-level existing skills that will be necessary to maintain the administrative profession’s relevance in this “new” frontier of work.

Let us face it, we are all now “pioneers” leading the way into the future for the administrative profession.

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