Personal and Executive Assistants are some of the most powerful people in the world. Several entrepreneurs we look up to have attributed their success to their assistants including Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson and even Barack Obama. These high-performing individuals depend on their equally high-performing assistants to do their best work. This course will equip you with all you need to become an Anika Fragodt to a Zuckerberg or a Reggie Love to an Obama.
Exact job role varies from person to person depending on what the executive requires help for. but Assistants are typically responsible for: screening phone calls reading and responding to emails managing calendars planning travel itineraries planning and attending meetings liaising with clients and associates for the executive managing specific projects running other personal or business errands for the executive
Assistants can work in any industry and go on to become top executives in their organisations, working closely with other top executives. You can earn up to $4800 per year along with amazing job perks such as getting invites to exclusive events and parties, access to high-profile/influential people, free travel opportunities, etc.
The characteristics of a go-getter are essential: passion, tenacity, a knack for learning things quickly and a willingness to work hard. Technology requirements include: a smart phone, a dependable computer and internet service provider.
Ibukun Akinnawo is the CEO and Co-Founder of Independent Personal Assistant (IPA), an agency that provides strategic virtual assistance to high-level executives and small teams across Africa. Since launch in January 2016, Ibukun has worked with executives at Andela, Café Neo, Mara Group, So Fresh, CapitalSquare, amongst others. Before founding IPA, Ibukun had over 4 years experience assisting executives at, Litwit Investments, Nubia TV and Aphroden while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Music at the University of Lagos.
Seye Kuyinu is the co-founder of Independent Personal Assistant. With a background in design and technology, he has worked in different capacities with different brands in the financial sector including ARM, Diamond Bank, First City Monument Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank.
He has a passion for productivity and skills development.