|About the Book|
The rise of the executive assistant from humble secretarial duties in a pencil skirt to becoming the ultimate assistant who ascends behind every leader to hold her own at the top of the food chain may seem a far fetched dream. That is until you meetMoreThe rise of the executive assistant from humble secretarial duties in a pencil skirt to becoming the ultimate assistant who ascends behind every leader to hold her own at the top of the food chain may seem a far fetched dream. That is until you meet celebrity assistant & talent coordinator, Penelope Mohoto-SebilwaneShe had the audacity to build a six-figure career as an assistant (a testimony candidly laid within pages of The Highly Paid Help). With an entourage of more than 10 top-tier assistants in her employ, professionally aiding her operations as a consulting assistant to celebrity publicists, award winning celebrity talent in day-time TV, media personalities, celebrity chefs, stylists, authors, celebrity speakers and red carpet event producers, Penelopes enterprising skills are among the showbiz worlds well-kept secrets.For nearly a decade she lied about her profession as an EA turned celebrity assistant to family and friends. Assistants are often assigned a bottom-of-the-foodchain persona with no ambition and she could not bare being seen in that light. Nobody could ever have thought of her that way, except some of the socially indocrinated colleagues she met over the years. She thought, how could those around her understand her decision to abandon marketing & event planning to battle corporate corridors as an assistant if they held such isolating and condescending beliefs along with the rest of society.It is the six-figure attainment road trip she embarked on along her daring way to change the image of the Personal Assistant that forms much of the pages of the book. Her experience defies everything we have heard, and all the limitations we perceive and bestow upon Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants. Getting published became a way to come out of the self imposed closet much of her career has been confined in. A feat she once imagined unattainable because who in their right mind takes wisdom from PAs - right! That limitation was shattered 8 years ago when she came across Be The Ultimate Assistant -authored by another pioneering celebrity assistant, Bonnie Low-Karmen.If you aim to end up commanding top dollar as an assistant, one simply cannot afford to subscribe to the status quo, which as Penelope shows in this documentation of her experience, takes far more than administrative tasks.Pregnant with insights, hard-won lessons, taking from years in the industry and a rhobust personal road trip to transcend the stereotype that comes with the role of the assistant, she shows you how to:1. become the office help with a fulfilling agenda2. find purpose to explode your pay check3. immerse yourself in the business and industry that is aligned with your interests4. unleash your intrinsic worth5. get on the road trip to a life of six-figure making assistants6. exploit the access you have to society powers and the helm of industries7. discover the benefit of knowing yourself as the most powerful person in any office8. find inspired ways to rise behind every leader9. run your role with brand value10. design & style your assistant brand and career11. turn your expertise into the highly paid help12. evolve from the administrative workforce to the business of support expertsThough focused on rising to the top as an assistant, becoming the office help gets an image rehabilitation when you view it through the battles and journey she shares in every scenario.