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    PA Profile: Monica Lien, PA to Pat Sharp

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    Monica Lien is the PA for the broadcaster Pat Sharp. Under her married name of Monica Sharp, she’s also his wife. PA Life speaks to her about the peculiarities of working for a man within the media industry – who is also her spouse… How did you meet Pat? It was at a nightclub in […]

    PA Life Summit Speaker Q&A: Melody Brooker, Live The City

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    In the latest of our Q&A’s with PA Life Summit speakers, we sat down with Live The City Managing Director Melody Brooker to discuss her career path, industry trends and advice for aspiring event managers… Tell us a little bit about your career to date and what your current professional focus is? I left a […]

    5 Minutes With… Georgina Wahed

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    Georgina Wahed fell into her career as a PA to celebrities. But she clearly has a talent for it, as we discover… You’ve been in the industry for 14 years working as a PA – what made you choose this career? When I was younger I generally didn’t know what I wanted to do – […]

    PA Profile: Abi Sangster, EA to Mary Portas

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    Working so closely to someone in the public eye requires a certain level of discretion, something which Abi Sangster, EA to Mary Portas, is all too familiar with. PA Life sat down with her to find out why she never planned on becoming an assistant, and how her gregarious personality has led her to achieve […]

    5 minutes with… Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA

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    After launching her own virtual assistant business a few years ago, Leanne Farrell, founder of Leanne Farrell VA, has never looked back since. Here she explains why she needed to make the jump and stop thinking ‘what if, and why she just can’t live without her phone. How did you launch your business? I started […]

    Top stories of the week

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    As we continue to keep you informed on what’s happening in the events world and up to date, don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. Cast your votes for your industry favourites with the PA Assist Awards PA Life has been nominated for the fifth consecutive year in the Periodical Publications for the PA category. […]

    Interview: Capita on why well-being is crucial to business travellers

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    For those who are booking travel and those who are are taking the trip, health and wellness is a huge factor many need to consider. PA Life’s Recommended Supplier, Capita Travel & Events’ Matthew Holman, head of travel well-being and Jonti Dalal-Small, head of behavioural science, reveal how employees can monitor their health and why […]

    5 minutes with… Mary Portas

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    We’ve heard from the PAs themselves about their day-to-day lives in the workplace, but we’ve decided to ditch the rule book and speak to a boss to find out what they look for in an assistant. In a special ‘5 minutes with…’, Jade Burke speaks to retail consultant and broadcaster Mary Portas, to find out why […]

    Interview: Enjoy new levels of luxury with My Private Villas

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    With a variety of villas across a number of locations including South America, Thailand and the Seychelles, My Private Villas can offer corporate guests an experience they will never forget. Since being confirmed as a headline sponsor of the PA Life Club, Jade Burke chats to Paolo Macchiaroli, CEO and founder of the firm, to […]

    Weird and wonderful interview techniques that work

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    Interviewing someone for a job can be just as nerve-racking as being the one interviewed, from choosing the appropriate questions to ask, to asking if the candidate fits in when your company. We explore how employers can incorporate some alternative methods into their next interview.   Once upon a time, job interviews were fairly straightforward […]