Administrative Professionals and Secretary’s Day

For Administrative Professionals and Secretaries Day, AMCHAM held a short and fun program to celebrate these heroes working behind the scenes. The session started off with a fireside chat featuring three Executive Assistants: Anusha Kumar, Executive Assistant, CEO’s Office, ADA-Asia; Christyne Tyller, Executive Assistant to Country President, Novartis Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd.; and Vicky Poon, Executive Assistant, Oracle Corporation Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. From varied professional backgrounds and levels of experience, the three talked about their professional journeys and the challenges they faced and worked through from a sudden shift of working in the office to working from home during the Movement Control Order last year. Multi-tasking, keeping a calm mindset, adapting to changes and making them work, and taking on roles that are not within their comfort zones were some of the mentioned traits of a great Executive Assistant.

The second session featured Asha Gill, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Speaker, Confidence Builder, and Breakthrough Collaborator. Asha managed to capture the audience’s attention by getting them involved in an activity to lead them into a “helpful headspace”—diffuse stress, calm the mind, and then deal with work better.

This was truly an engaging session and we hope that those who attended found it beneficial as much as we did and we hope that you will be able to apply some of the learnings from today’s session in your work.

A special thanks to our speakers for the words of encouragement and advice.