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#StrategicPANetwork|8/5|C Suite Excellence: ExecutingAHighPerformingMindset

8 May @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at ME London Hotel, Weds, 8 May for Executive Excellence in C Suite: Executing with a High Performing Mindset with Shelagh Donnelly

You are cordially invited to attend Strategic PA Network’s event at ME London, London, on Wednesday, 8th May, at 6pm hosted by Sarah Howson and Marianne Whitlock.

‘Executive Excellence in the C Suite: Executing with a High Performing Mindset’ with our phenomenal Keynote Speaker Shelagh Donnelly.

Whether you’re already working alongside senior executives, aspire to a role in the C-Suite, or would like to learn more about thriving in such roles, you’ll want to join us May 8th. Shelagh, our favourite Canadian speaker and trainer, is back to bring you insights and strategies she developed over the course of decades working alongside senior executives in both the corporate world and the public sector. Shelagh’s been a direct report to four CEOs, one COO and three VPs. She’s also been directly accountable to four board Chairs. Always authentic and inspiring, Shelagh will share some lessons she learned the hard way, as well as principles and strategies that served her well – all of which can benefit you in your career.

1. Building and maintaining trust and credibility

2. Connections, communications and resilience amid big personalities and healthy egos

3. Navigating succession planning and leadership changes from the EA’s perspective

We will also be joined by a panel discussion where we’ll be sharing insights and opening the floor to questions. So please come with you notepad and pen ready to jot down points and questions ready to ask Shelagh and our experienced panel!

Shelagh Donnelly

Assistants around the globe have turned to Shelagh Donnelly and her Exceptional EA website since 2013 for professional development and the international community she’s nurtured. Authentic, expert and inspiring, Shelagh helps you thrive and amplify your value as you perform at a high level, whatever your job title. A career EA who spent much of that time in the C-Suite, she’s also been a governance professional and a corporate software trainer. With a career spanning economic booms and recessions, a corporate merger, the dissolution of a public institution and more, Shelagh brings insights that are both pragmatic and uplifting.

During her decades as an EA, Shelagh established internal networks, led teams and multiple projects, initiated annual staff conferences, had the benefit of her own assistants, and chaired a national board of directors. Now, she shares her insights and expertise internationally. Shelagh’s presentations have taken her throughout North America and to Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, South Africa and the UK.



6:00pm – 6:30pm: Arrivals, Informal Networking

6:30pm: Welcome and Introduction by Sarah Howson & Marianne Whitlock

6:35pm: Welcome from ME London & Alison Jenkins, Meetings Club

6:45pm – 7:15pm: Introduction Shelagh Donnelly will explore how to execute excellence within the C Suite role

7:15pm – 7:45pm: Panel Discussion

7:45pm – 9pm: Informal Networking & Hotel Show Arounds

9:00pm: Carriages


ME London, The Strand, Covent Garden, London

ME London is so much more than a hotel. It’s an architectural masterpiece bursting with art, music, design, and fine cuisine. Revisiting the history of this iconic building, we celebrate its 10th anniversary big time, ME London style. Here’s to 10 more years of creativity and innovation in London’s cultural epicentre. Cheers!

Radio Rooftop will move you away from the city’s noise, but closer to its rhythm. It’s the place to see and be seen. Music, views, exclusivity and London’s best atmosphere. Mediterranean-style cuisine accompanied by culinary influences from all over the world. The perfect place to experience something that little bit different.

  • Unbeatable location – At the heart of London’s most bohemian and cosmopolitan district
  • Bon appetit! – Three avant-garde gastronomic concepts with the finest cuisine
  • ME+ benefit – Enjoy unique ME+ experiences together with a personalised service
  • Art and design – One of Foster and Partners’ true masterpieces
  • Fitness Centre – Care for your body and mind in our 24-hour fitness centre
  • Events – Unique spaces with the latest technology and the best services

ME London is a 5* hotel that beats to the rhythm of one of the most beautiful, avant-garde districts in the English capital: Covent Garden. A place where you will find theatres, pubs, boutiques, cafés, restaurants and live music. Without a doubt, this is the liveliest place in the world’s most energetic city.


Strategic PA Network is a vibrant, friendly professional networking group for high-performing Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Administrators, and Office Managers in the UK. Open to all levels, including international connections, the network promotes inclusivity and a desire for continuous learning and connection. It provides a supportive and inclusive environment for sharing best practices, exchanging ideas, building relationships, inspiring one another, and facilitating mutual learning.

Strategic PA Network aims to create a team-like atmosphere for professionals who may not often work in a collaborative setting, the role of a business support professional is often lonely. In-person events are held across various locations in London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire, featuring engaging speakers underpinned with learning and development opportunities. The purpose is for all members to leave events feeling inspired and a part of a supportive community.


Sarah Howson (BBO PA Network & Strategic PA Recruitment)
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ME London
Strand, London, WC2R 1HA
London, WC2R 1HA GB
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