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From building relationships to personal development, below are a few of Peggy’s most popular topics.

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Featured Event

Develop a Powerful Partnership with your Manager

You recognize powerful partnerships when you encounter them. You may wonder what steps were taken to create the trust and respect that is displayed in their behavior. How did they become confident in one another’s abilities? Powerful partners depend on each other to achieve a common purpose. When in synch, each partner contributes to the other’s accomplishments creating a win-win partnership.

Peggy has had many successful partnerships in her career and she’ll provide you with real life examples of what works and doesn’t work so that you can create a powerful partnership.

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • How to build an effective partnership with your manager
  • The importance of building relationship capital
  • How use strategic questioning to influence your manager
  • A partnership assessment tool
  • Understanding your manager’s communication and management style
  • If you are about ready to throw in the towel, Peggy will also cover a model for ailing partnerships

And you’ll receive a tool you can use to create your own win-win partnerships!

Create Your Own Opportunities!
Are you waiting for someone to notice you, promote you or invite you into an opportunity? Are you experiencing all the opportunity you desire?  Do you wish you were being asked to engage at a higher level or contribute differently?

All too often people miss out on the opportunities. Most opportunities don’t knock at your door, instead you have to go boldly toward the opportunities that exist.

Peggy will teach you how she has created her own opportunities to have the career she desired.

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Strength assessment and utilization
  • How to strategically and positively speak to your strengths
  • Take charge of your own career
  • Overcome your fears and increasing your confidence
  • Taking initiative vs waiting for an invitation
  • Raise your level of respect and awareness
  • How to discover and attract meaningful opportunities
  • Attitude of gratitude
  • Understand that relationships matter
  • Simple steps and strategies for creating your own board of directors and attracting meaningful connections with the right people.

 

Developing Your Inner Circle

I will teach you how to develop your own powerful inner circle.

Who’s in your inner circle? Are your closest relationships healthy ones? Are they a diverse group or people just like you? Are you modeling behaviors that attract meaningful connection? Would you want to connect with you?

Whether you realize it or not, you are part of an inner circle and are likely helping someone else move closer to their goals, dreams and desires. Why not use this successful technique in your own life and develop a powerful inner circle of your own? With the help of your inner circle, you can gain greater momentum to carry you closer to your goals, dreams, and desires.

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Increase your success and happiness
  • Raise your level of respect
  • How to attract meaningful connections
  • Why developing your inner circle is a crucial part of success in ALL areas of your life, not just your career
  • What your inner circle really brings to the table.
  • How the idea of the inner circle is revolutionary and why it has the power to raise the level of respect for you and your colleagues
  • Simple steps and strategies for creating your own inner circle and attracting meaningful connections with the right people
  • Understand how the act of discovery is what leads to connections
Embracing Change
Change is happening at a faster rate than ever before.  Competition is fierce!  Reorgs are the new normal.  You are expected to accept, support and adapt to changes in leadership, technology, philosophy and policies.  But change can only be effective if the employees impacting your bottom line embrace it. Change is a big part of being successful.  Change is difficult for people.  Most of us naturally repel it and retreat back into our comfort zone.  We don’t like the lack of control or the uncertainty or even worse outcomes such as failing.

Here’s the reality, if you don’t learn to embrace change and move forward, you will be left behind.

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Set yourself up for success through this daily routine
  • Harness the power of change and adopt a positive attitude
  • Communication in the midst of change
  • How flexibility makes a difference
  • Being committed to the team makes a difference
  • Evaluate your strengths and challenges
  • Staying aligned in the midst of change
  • Address your fears of uncertainty
  • Staying productive during times of change
  • Move from resistance to change agent
  • Creating your master plan for change
Not JUST an Admin Bootcamp

“NOT, Just an Admin!” is a 4-part comprehensive training and development program for administrative professionals. Whether your title is Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Business Support Professional, or if you are in the administrative support profession, this training is for you.

This training and development program is highly interactive, engaged, fun, and safe for all attendees. It is divided into 4 levels of learning all designed to help you; the administrative assistant be successful. This program goes beyond the basic technical skills and focuses on you as an individual and professional. Each level builds on the next with accountability designed into the program.

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Creating Authentic Business Connections

We all know that networking is important and necessary to be successful.  However, most of us aren’t comfortable talking to people we don’t know. 

The purpose of networking is about connecting. Authentic relationships are built on trust and respect, giving and receiving, and mutual added value. Creating a true connection and developing a  lasting connection takes time and skill.

In this course, Peggy will teach you how to overcome your fears of networking and start conversations with ease.  You’ll discover new tools so you can stop dreading networking and become a “Master  Connector.”

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Body Language Do’s and Don’ts
  • Introduction Makeover
  • Conversation Starters
  • What your Handshake Reveals About You
  • How to Have a World Class Handshake
  • How to Enter a Room
  • Business Card Etiquette
  • Gender Specifics in Protocol
  • The Power of Gratitude
  • How to Increase Your Confidence
The Power of Gratitude and Attitude

Have you ever noticed when you complain about something that isn’t going well, there’s always someone who will jump on board with you?  Have you ever noticed how good you feel when you are around someone who is genuinely grateful?  Who would you rather work with, hire or promote?

Peggy will teach you how you can always find something to be grateful for – even in the most difficult moments.  You’ll learn what it means to bloom where you are planted and get a new perspective through a gratitude challenge.

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Positivity attracts positive results
  • Relationship assessment
  • Focus on the future through an exercise that will finally help you let of the past
  • Discover your impact on other people, are you lifting them up or the opposite?
  • Gratitude helps you grow and expand
  • Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life
  • Increase your respect and compassion towards yourself and others
  • 30 day attitude of gratitude challenge

 

Mentoring – The Essential Ingredient for Success

Do you have a mentor?  If not, where do you go for counsel and advice? If you are waiting for your manager to create a career for you, you’ll be sorely disappointed.  The key to growing professionally is effective mentoring and it’s up to you to go get it! 

Are you a mentor?  Has someone asked you to be their mentor and you have no idea what to do?  Would you like a framework that you could utilize to create the best mentoring experience possible for your mentee?

Whether you are a mentee, a mentor, or both – this session is designed for you.  Peggy will take attendees through all aspects of mentoring, including the unwritten rules of mentoring.  Attendees will walk away with the Top 10 Mentoring Essentials, including:

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Discover how to identify a mentor and ask someone to be your mentor
  • Gain clarity around the role and responsibilities of the mentor and mentee
  • How to establish an agreed upon structure, milestones and outcomes
  • Learn how to support, challenge and provide effective feedback
  • Understand the difference between coaching and mentoring

No matter where you may be in your career, a mentor can provide teaching, insight and encouragement to lift you up from where you are and help get you to where we want to be.  Never underestimate the power of mentoring – It’s essential for your success! 

NOT, JUST AN ADMIN!

Have you ever said or heard an admin or someone say, “I’m just an admin?”  I certainly have!  You are more than “just” anything.  The truth is, as an administrative professional you are part of a powerful force that has tremendous influence and are crucial to the success of your organization. After this powerful keynote, you’ll never ever, ever say, I’m just an admin again!

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Understand your value and what you bring to the table
  • Increase your value and respect
  • How to project confidence
  • Deal with difficult personalities
  • Influence others
  • Celebrate each other
  • Maximize your image through body language
  • The difference a mentor can make
Executive Presence – What it is and how to get it!
What is the one area that holds back Executives and Executive Assistants from moving forward?  The answer is: Executive Presence.  In fact, “executive presence” counts for 26% of what it takes to get promoted.  If you don’t get this on right, it can be detrimental to your career.

Whether you realize it or not, It’s not your position that gives you power, it’s your behavior!   Executive presence communicates power, consistency and influence.  It supports your credibility and inspires others to have confidence in you.

I will teach you what executive presence is and how to demonstrate it so that you can make the impact you desire.

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Understand the three spheres of executive presence
  • How to exude passion, readiness and the ability to think on your feet in the midst of chaos with confidence and composure
  • The art of influencing others
  • Maximize your image through body language
  • How to analyze facial expressions and gestures that speak without words
Harnessing a Positive Mindset

What if you had the tools to harness a positive mindset – even during challenges, even through a pandemic? A positive mindset doesn’t mean a life without challenge and hardship; it’s about keeping one regardless of what’s happening in your life. In this session, Peggy will provide you the tools you need to find positive moments.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how your default mode impacts your daily choices
  2. Five steps to harness a positive mindset
  3. The daily ritual that makes all the difference
  4. How to shift from perfection focus to progress focused
  5. How to silence the negative voices in your head and the people in your life

The session will end with a 7-day Mindset Challenge to help you kick off your week with a positive mindset.

Getting to the Corner Office: What you always wanted to know and were too afraid to ask!

You’ve been a business support professional for several years and you’re ready to move into the C-Suite.  Peggy will share her story of how she began working part time as an assistant and moved up the ranks to work for several top executives.  She’ll share what you need to do and what you need to know to be successful.  Her background includes financial, agriculture and nuclear industries.  For the past ten years she has been the Chief Executive Assistant at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where 4800 staff advance scientific discovery and deliver solutions to America’s most pressing challenges in energy, the environment and national security.

Join Peggy for an honest discussion, the type you don’t typically hear unless it’s behind closed doors or in a one-on-one coaching environment.  She will share what it takes to make it in the C-Suite, including:

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • What worked and what didn’t work along the journey
  • Why feedback is a gift and how you can use it to propel you forward
  • Why your values need to align with your company and your executive
  • What it means to be a leader
  • Why selecting and being a mentor is important
  • How your style and presence impacts your promotion
  • Why respect is crucial to your success

    You’ll leave feeling empowered and knowing what it takes to move forward in your career forward.

The BEST is Yet to Come!

Have you made a New Year’s resolution before?  Did it fade away with the gray days of January?   Are you sitting in the land of good intentions waiting for your life to change by wishing it so?  No matter how you answered those questions, I have good news for you!  You can make this year a year to remember.  It all starts with a vision.  It’s the vision that will make all the difference.

This will be a creative, fun, interactive and thought-provoking session. You’ll identify what you want and how you want to feel, and then create a picture for your life.  Its time to focus on you for a change and to push all those negative limitations and boundaries aside and consider the possibilities for your life.  This is the essence where visions are made and dreams are realized.  Once a vision is cast firmly in your mind, once you can see it, feel it, touch it, and describe it, the possibility of it becoming a reality is only a matter of time. You’ll leave with a vision board and the tools to make this year the best year yet!  Remember, we are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Discover what is most important to you in the core areas of your life by completing the Be True to You Model
  • Values Exercise
  • Removing negativity, boundaries and limitations
  • Create a vision for your life and plan to get there
  • Identifying what’s in the way, what are you going to do about it
  • Discovering who you need to support you and help you get to where you want to go.
  • Determining a date for achievement.

 

Personal Coaching

Be The Person You Want To Work With

How often do you hear your co-workers complaining about their boss or another co-worker? For most of us, it’s an everyday occurrence. It’s easy to find fault in others. The truth is we all have strengths and shortcomings. What would happen if we made a mental shift and started focusing on “being the person we want to work with” instead of criticizing people in our office. Imagine how different our work-space would be if we practiced being the right person for just one week.

Let’s connect and start a conversation to create a mental shift. What is one thing you would do differently? What would you stop or start doing to be the person you want to work with?

 

 

Develop a Healthy Dose of Confidence

Do you feel insecure at all in your workplace environment? Do you feel uncomfortable when you are in a meeting with executives?  Peggy will outline how when you lack confidence; you communicate doubt and insecurity. She’ll share techniques that you can implement to push through self-doubt and build a healthy dose of confidence. 

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Discover what is holding you back from having what you want
  • Steps for overcoming insecurity and doubt
  • Ten ways you can build confidence
  • How to create a powerful inner circle and achieve what you want
Tools and Techniques for Working with Difficult People

Join Peggy for an interactive, highly applicable session where she will answer: Why do I have a hard time communicating with some people and not others? Why do some people misunderstand my intentions or vice-versa? How can I improve my work environment through effective communication? How can I partner with my manager more effectively?

Whether you are communicating down, up or across, two things are essential: you need to listen and be heard. In order to truly hear another you must understand their drivers, motives and communication styles. To take your communication to the next level, it’s not just about being heard, it’s being understood.  It’s about understanding what is being said both verbally and nonverbally.

Learning Highlights and Outcomes:

  • Identify your particular style, strengths and challenges
  • Gain a better understanding of yourself and others
  • Predict how you and others might respond in given situations
  • Improve your communication with others who have a different style than yours
  • Learn how to minimize conflict
  • The importance of flexibility and versatility
  • How to read others through non verbal communication

We work in diverse organizations and this session will give you the tools you need to work with others with greater ease and confidence.

Client List

Admin Pro ForumFacebook
Admin to AdminFlorida Association of District School Superintendents
Administrative Professionals of HoustonGoogle
Administrative Professionals of Tri-CitiesIAAP
All Things AdminIntegrated Global Staffing
AltriaMichigan State Police
AmazonMicrosoft
American Modern AMIGMid Columbia Leadership Development Association
Anderson LawNiles Township District 219
APC CanadaNorthwest Public Power Association
APG Asset Management US IncOffice Dynamics
Argonne National LaboratoryPacific University Oregon
ASAPPetersen Hastings
Baker BoyerPioneer Natural Resources
Bath FittersPon
BoeingPowerful Connections
Boys and Girls ClubPrudential
Department of EcologySHRM
Diversified MediaStella-Jones Corp
Energy NorthwestTri-City Regional Chamber
EPAAVanderbilt University
Executive Secretary LiveWebcor

 

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Kind Words From Clients

Cassandra Anderson, Assistant to Executive Vice President, Texas Children’s Hospital

Sharla just called & said her group really needed to be in the conference room together to hear everything you had to say. She said this morning it has made a big difference in their suite. What a blessing you are to us!

Cassandra Anderson, Assistant to Executive Vice President, Texas Children’s Hospital

Thank you, Peggy.  We are still on a high, here at Texas Children’s. Thank you again for your words of wisdom & encouragement.

Delois Reeves, Administrative Assistant, Texas Children’s Hospital

I truly enjoyed it.  That was a very heartfelt testimony!

Sabrina (Bre) Johnson, Texas Children’s Hospital

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Loved Peggy’s presentation.

Ann McClarney, Texas Children’s Hospital

That was a great training session. Thanks for setting it up, you all picked a great presenter.

Lena Autin-Menard, Texas Children’s Hospital

What an awesome workshop! Thank you so much. My definition of leadership: Setting a good example that others eagerly want to imitate & doing the right thing even when it's not easy.

Rolan Hardley, Executive Assistant, Alcon

“I’ve gained so much from these meetings & am a better Admin as a result. My confidence in what I do & how I contribute to the company has grown exponentially.” 

Misty Watson

"Still riding the high!"

Jill Disheroon

"So impactful. I took 3 pages of notes!"

Laurene McLaughlin

"The event was more than expected. I felt like Peggy was talking "with" us not "at" us. Awesome music selection that reflected our differences but was enjoyed by all."

Cheryl Barnes

"Peggy made a unique connection with our admins through a message designed to foster confidence. The audience was left with practical developmental tools. We enjoyed a fun and informative Q&A after the keynote. Peggy was a pleasure to work with!"

Jeannette Banks

"Peggy was absolutely fantastic! I think most attendees could relate & utilize some of the key points she made during her presentation. She comes with subject matter expertise & provided useful tools for personal & professional growth. Highly recommended."

Jacquie Krupa, NJAA March Boot Camp

"Peggy was born to do this! You not only learn from her but also get valuable information from the others. Very worthwhile and changed the way I perform at work..for the better!"

Michelle Kovacs, Sr. Exec. Assistant, March NJAA Boot Camp

"Absolutely worth the investment. Networking with other admin professionals & creating lasting relationships is invaluable. I truly appreciated Peggy pushing me outside of my comfort zone; that is where I benefited the most!"

Lara Watkins, Director of Convention Sales, Visit Tri Cities

"Peggy is a gifted speaker, true professional & a class act. Peggy has a natural ability to connect with an audience, even in a virtual environment. I would highly recommend Peggy to any organization seeking a motivational or inspirational speaker for their event."

Dani Jensen, Administrative Assistant

"Thank you for taking the time to join our book club last week. It was so special to have you share your thoughts & answer our questions. You have a special gift for connecting with others, I am so grateful I had the opportunity to meet you."

Nicky Christmas, Practically Perfect PA

"Peggy is a wonderful speaker, coach and trainer. Her warmth and generosity really shine through when she presents, and our attendees loved her session. I would highly recommend Peggy for future events."

Kellie Stegath, Administrative Assistant

"I listened to the recording this morning & it was SO great. I really connected with many things you shared & the answers you provided to the questions at the end were very inspiring. Well done!"

Katherine Margard, Executive Assistant

"You are helping me to define my WHY, before I get to the WHAT & HOW of the goal setting process. Thank you for that light bulb moment. I’m still really pumped from the time I spent yesterday working on this & can’t wait for session #3."

Madeline Carter, Morning News Anchor, NBC Right Now

"I feel a renewed sense of purpose after participating in Peggy's first course. Her interactive presentation helped me visualize my dreams & the direction I want my life to go in 2021. I'm grateful for Peggy's guidance as I seek to actualize my greatest potential."

Julie M. Lindstrom, PHR, SHRM-CP, Mission Support Alliance, LLC

"Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Ms. Vasquez for any speaking engagement as any organization, employee or person would benefit from her positive energy & expertise. If you want to inspire the best in your employees, or even yourself, connect with the best."

Cory Colton, Executive Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

"I would recommend Peggy as a motivational speaker for admin professionals. Her workshop & positive responses from participants sparked momentum to begin a professional development series for admin professionals at Vanderbilt University Medical Center."

Mary E. Scanlon, Executive Specialist, American Modern

"I was extremely pleased with Peggy's presentation and how she hit directly on the points I requested. It was obvious that Peggy listened to me when discussing the objective for our group and about our company. I would highly recommend Peggy as a speaker and motivator."

Lori Mattson, IOM, President/CEO Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

"Peggy Vasquez ranks among the best speakers we have had at the Tri-Cities Women In Business Conference, now in it's eighth year. She is a dynamic and powerful speaker and brings incredible energy to the stage."

Baker Boyer Women’s Empowerment Event

"We have to remember that we all matter. Peggy discussed the importance of defining your own success because our own success is so unique to each and every one of us."

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