The pre-summit masterclass is designed specifically for executive assistants. This masterclass will give you the tools you need to succeed in your role, maximise your career opportunities and make the most of every interaction.

Monday 7 November 2022

Back yourself: Manage your mindset & build confidence

Led by: Amy Coombe

Welcome to ‘Back yourself: Manage your mindset and build confidence’ 

Led by: Amy Coombe


Amy Coombe is a National Speaker, Facilitator, Author, accredited Life and MBIT Coaching Practitioner and PRINT Personality Coach and Practitioner.

Amy has appeared live on the ABC News, on Channel 10, Channel 7, and been featured in CLEO Magazine, The Mental Health Commission Magazine ‘Head 2Head’, WA Family Magazine ‘Offspring’, The Sunday Times, Perth Now & The Australian Online. In 2014 she was the official Ambassador for Mental Health Week in Western Australia. In 2013 Amy was nominated for the Australian Education and Leaderships ‘Most Positive Role Model of the Year’ award.

Amy has worked as a Presenter, Facilitator and Coaching Practitioner for over a decade with clients in Perth, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra and Queensland. For 5 years she worked as an Independent Facilitator Contractor facilitating alongside renowned Facilitators and Comedians, Andrew Horabin and Malcolm Dix.

Before diving into the world of presenting, Amy worked as an Executive Assistant for the General Manager of Operations at CBH Group. So she understands the level of stress and pressure that both PAs and EAs are under on a daily basis.

Amy speaks with heart, humour and honesty, creating moments of reflective silence followed by roars of laughter and a positive shift of energy.


When faced with a difficult situation or decision in life, it is easy to become paralysed by fear or doubt if you don’t have all of the information. The overwhelm you feel from not having a clear answer or way forward can be incredibly challenging to navigate and can hinder your ability to make progress.

You may have experienced this in the workplace when you need to have a difficult conversation with a colleague or want to speak up about an issue or idea but are uncertain about how you will be received. Rather than face your fears head on and speaking up, you may find yourself avoiding these situations and missing opportunities for development and growth.

This intersection between trust and fear presents itself every day – whether you are crossing the road or applying for a promotion – you always have the option to trust in the process despite not having all the answers or knowing the outcome. This is particularly relevant in the current climate, which has added a layer of unknowns and complexities to otherwise simple day-to-day tasks.

This full-day workshop will explore this concept of choosing trust over fear and how you can use this to your advantage to navigate uncertain times and create a life and career you love. You will delve into the ways you may be subconsciously holding yourself back, learn how to identify when you are being guided by fear and understand the psychology behind your decision-making.

You will be equipped with a variety of tools and strategies, including:

  • How to become comfortable with discomfort and the unknown
  • How to strengthen your current mindset to set and achieve your goals
  • How to back yourself, believe in your ability and watch your confidence grow
  • How to authentically and confidently approach difficult workplace conversations
  • How to manage your stress and understand anxiety, so that you can respond to any challenge you are faced with
  • How to reduce your need to ‘people please’ and learn how to comfortably say no, to avoid exhaustion and burnout
  • How to understand your personality type and draw upon your unique strengths
  • How three seconds of courage is often all you need to make life-changing decisions and seize opportunities

If you’re ready to transform your thinking and face your fears head-on, this masterclass is one not to be missed!