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Joanne Linden

Master Trainer | President at AdminUniverse™ | Founder & Facilitator at



Joanne Linden is an educationist, author and consultant. She is the master trainer for Star Achievement Series® Certification & Designation Course at AdminUniverse™ and the Founder & Chairperson of the Administrative Center of Excellence™ (ACE-EA). Linden is a Certified Professional Secretary, Certified Executive Administrative Professional, and Certified World Class Assistant. She completed a Leadership & Communications Course from UC Berkeley in conjunction with OfficeNinjas leadership program. With more than 30 years as a Silicon Valley Administrative Assistant, Joanne previously held the title of Chief Executive Assistant at Synopsys for over 19 years.

A true activist for professional administrators, Joanne, along with other CEO assistants, developed the first certificate program for administrative professionals with UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley. Joanne served on the advisory board and has been an instructor for that program. Linden served both as a past member and Chairperson of Silicon Valley Catalysts Association (SVCA) and past President of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), San Jose and Crossroads Chapters. Joanne currently serves as a board member and was the Chairperson for the Silicon Valley Admin Awards Advisory Board’s inaugural year.

Joanne along with Linda McFarland, co-authored the book “Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun: True Stories of Silicon Valley CEO Assistants.”



Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. PT

Leveraging Up!

Joanne Linden, Founder and Master Trainer at AdminUniverseTM, draws from more than three decades of experience to share highly practical tips, leadership secrets, and tricks of the trade that will help you take your career to the next level as an Administrative Professional.

Information will include:

  • Aligning expectations with your leader
  • What to do when your leader doesn’t like you
  • Managing a Brilliant C-Suite
  • Leadership skills to develop
  • Enhancing your creativity
  • Maximizing your productivity
  • When assistants learn from each other

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