About Marion

Marion Lowrence founded The PA Hub in September 2012 with Co-Director Jon Lowrence. Marion is an award winning PA receiving ‘Yorkshire PA of the Year’ in 2011. In 2013 Marion won Pitman Training Super Achievers ‘PA of the Year’ international award for her contributions to the PA profession. Marion left her last PA role supporting the CEO of Yorkshire Universities (YU) and secretariat to the YU Board of Directors’ in May 2013 after 9 years’ service, to work full time at The PA Hub.

Marion’s events and public speaking portfolio has grown over the past few years and her list of experience is now quite considerable.

Marion has presented at numerous national and international events and conferences, taken part in PA award judging panels, run seminars at top PA conferences, supported the development of internal assistant networks within companies, and delivered bespoke training to assistants at all levels.

She has written various articles for different publications and written many blogs over the last few years.

Marion is proud to mentor 6 PAs around the UK and is passionate about raising the profile of the PA profession.

Just some of Marion’s experience...

 

Conference and Hospitality Show , Leeds in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – Sourcing PA seminar and programme speakers, hosting seminar day, inviting and promoting attendance at pre-evening and main day events.

The Meetings Show, London in 2014, 2015 and 2016- Organising PA seminar series and handling event promotion to the PAs.

The Venue Expo, Liverpool in 2015 – Organising the PA education programme and handling event promotion to the PAs.

Maiden Voyage – Hotel Inspecting and Ambassador for Leeds

Executive Secretary Magazine – Conference Co-ordinator assisting with the organisation of Executive Secretary LIVE in South Africa in February 2016

Speaking experience

Marion has spoken at many PA events around the UK for various companies including Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, DHL, Chief Fire Officers Association, NHS, The Meetings Show, Hays including being on a PA panel at the Hays Conference, office* show, Deloitte, William Grant & Sons, Bishops’ PA Conference and other PA networks including PA conferences in Moscow & Paris. Marion will also be speaking in further cities this year around the UK.

Marion has been a trainer on #Adminchat, an online training forum with Executive Secretary Magazine and written articles for various publications.

Her topics include:
  • The Power of Effective PA Networking
  • Mentoring – the Benefits for the PA
  • How to Organise the Perfect Event
  • Stand out from the PA Crowd – skills to take you to the top
  • Social Media Networking – Twitter, LinkedIn and why you should keep in touch
  • Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone to Find the New You!
  • Skills to being a Successful PA
  • My PA Career Story
  • How to Manage Your Manager
  • Dealing with Change
  • Time Management for the Busy PA
  • Success Through Networking and Making it Matter
  • The Career PA

Marion spoke at office* show in London in May 2016 and Shannon Hewlett FEPAA, Executive Assistant to Director, Strategy & Communication at the General Medical Council quoted:

“It was lovely to meet you today and thank you again so much for your session. In 3 years of attending sessions at the office* show, that was easily the most useful session I’ve ever chosen. It was great to hear from both yourself and your mentee, Sherien Ahmed, and I left the session feeling inspired and motivated to take on both those roles.

Thanks again, Shannon”

If you would like Marion to speak at your event please do get in touch for the current rates and availability.

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