Lisa Olsen

Lisa advocates continuous learning and encourages administrative professionals to expand their potential, take initiative and practice being “relationship engineers.” She has a passion for bringing out the best in others. Lisa has been associated with the Office Dynamics team for over 15 years where she is a certified trainer and speaker. Joan personally coached and certified Lisa in Office Dynamics’ courses. Lisa also has presented at Office Dynamics conferences and has appeared on our webinars.

Her successful career as a senior executive assistant spans over 25 years. Currently, she is the Executive Coordinator for the Sacramento Region at Dignity Health and supports the Senior Vice President of Operations, the Regional Community Board and leads the administrative team.

Lisa also taught at the junior college level for 5 years in the Administrative Certificate Program. She served as a member of the Advisory Council for the Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) and has enjoyed sharing her presentations at the IAAP International Conference, Executive Secretary Live Conference, and many business Women’s Conferences. Lisa also has a masters in organizational leadership.

Lisa is bright, articulate, professional and fun!

The Art and Science of Being Aligned and Centered – 12 Simple Practices and Why We Need Them
Wednesday, October 27 | 9:30 – 10:15 A.M. PT

As administrative professionals we often take on too many tasks and some situations (like the last year!) can lead to being more reactive instead of responsive. We might struggle with differentiating between what is urgent from what is important. Distraction can become our new BFF.  So, what can we do to get realigned and feel in control again?

The power of being centered and knowing how to get back to center is a skill. It’s actually an emotional state where we feel comfortable, relaxed and able to take on whatever comes our way. Sound impossible? It’s not.  Adjusting when needed and returning to that centered state is empowering and allows us to act with clarity and intention in both our professional and personal lives. It reduces stress, increases focus and helps us make better decisions. Surprisingly, when we are off-center, we may stress eat, sleep less and ignore self-care. I think we’ve all experienced a bit of that over the last year! But, there is a way back to feeling self-aligned and connected.

The session will introduce empowering insights into the how and why of centering and why it’s vital to our success as administrative professionals.

  • Understand what it means to be centered and identify the four centers of intelligence.
  • Discover how to seek higher ground when there’s chaos on the surface.
  • Learn the indicators of being out of center and how to quickly recalibrate to stay focused and make confident decisions.
  • Identify your individual “non-negotiables” that must be prioritized for maximum results.
  • Learn the power of taking “microsteps” and how they create momentum for healthy habits.
  • Learn the 12 simple practices of getting re-centered and why every assistant needs
bonus session
Staying Relevant in a Virtual World

Are you struggling to feel relevant as you navigate the new virtual and remote world? There are so many new workplace dynamics that are challenging to navigate. Moving from the corporate office to more remote and hybrid settings is starting to be more accepted.  Business life has changed and the hard truth is there is still some uncertainty out there. What is your greatest concern about staying relevant in the new virtual world? It might be time to recalibrate despite the changing landscape. 

This power-packed session will include 20 action-oriented strategies you can implement immediately to up your relevance factor and feel confident you are staying in the game. Gain the confidence you need to contribute and take the lead in your EA.  

  • Discover 20 strategies that will help you level up your relevance factor.
  • Take a look in the rear-view mirror and remember why you were hired.
  • The value of maintaining perspective in light of uncertainty.
  • How to stay on your executive’s radar without being “needy.”
  • Learn the difference between calendar management vs. calendar leadership.
  • Implement ways to enhance the virtual experience by using the 5 B’s

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