84% of our attendees, across the world, tell us that LIVE is either THE best or one of the best conferences that they have ever attended. That is because our CEO, Lucy Brazier, spends most of her life attending conferences globally – both large and small, in order to source the most inspiring speakers and the most relevant topics to ensure that you get to see the best of the very best.
Like the magazine, LIVE doesn’t bring you the run of the mill or the obvious. We are continuously looking for new ways to teach the skills that will futureproof your role and ensure you learn, thrive and excel in your career.
Our conferences take place throughout the year on each of the five major continents around the world. We are excited to be back with five new lineups of trainers and speakers to inspire and educate you.
Click on the links below to see who is coming to your continent this year.
CEO of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
Passionate… captivating… inspiring… dynamic! These are just a few words used to describe Veronica Cochran. Her life’s work has been spent helping countless people realize their leadership potential in a variety of settings including corporate offices, healthcare systems, schools, universities, and churches, and the administrative profession and its professionals are no exception. As the CEO of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), Veronica has a deep passion for elevating the perceived value of office and administrative professionals and looks forward to advancing the critical work surrounding this profession. Her sincerity is tangible and her approach to leadership is refreshing and dynamic! Veronica served in a variety of managerial and executive leadership capacities within industry-leading organizations over the last 20 years, and it was during this time that she recognized that leadership development and training was often reserved for those in formal leadership roles. It was to this end that she determined that leadership was a shared responsibility and leadership development should be accessible to all. As a leadership development expert and strategist, Veronica partners with both individuals and organizations to increase leadership capability and effectiveness. Veronica plans to utilize her personalized approach, unique leadership capability, and innovative strategies to accelerate the mission and vision of IAAP.
Former EA to Sir Richard Branson
British-born Samantha Cox has lived and travelled all over the world and boasts an impressive background with over 16 years experience in executive assistant roles for high profile clients. Samantha’s clientele includes Jackie O, an Australian commercial radio host, actress and TV presenter and Sir Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group and the Chief Commerical Officer of Virgin Australia.
While working for Virgin Australia, she received the prestigious offer to be an exclusive executive assistant for Sir Richard at his home on the ultra-private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.
During her four-year tenure with Sir Richard, Samantha had the opportunity to travel the world. Additionally, she became involved with Sir Richard’s philanthropic endeavour Virgin Unite as well as The Elders organization, an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights, founded by the late Nelson Mandela. Her work with The Elders organization included spending time with Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu and President Jimmy Carter.
Microsoft Certified Trainer to Bill Gates’s Assistants
Literally making the audience’s jaws drop, Vickie Sokol Evans, author of the bestselling “100 Tips” series for both PC & Mac, is one of the leading tech trainers in the world right now. Who knew that Microsoft Office could be so fun? She’s witty, sharp, pointed and knows more about how to get the most from Microsoft Office – teaching Assistants tricks to turn what usually takes hours into solutions that takes minutes, by learning how to use the programs to their full potential. Vickie is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, specializing in Microsoft, Google and Apple productivity platforms such as Microsoft Office, OneNote, SharePoint, Skype/Lync, Office 365, Google Apps, Gmail, The Cloud, and more!
Vickie has taught at every LIVE event and is our most requested return speaker, with 98% of our audiences wanting her back. Vickie travels the globe as a sought-after international speaker delivering live Jerry Maguire-inspired keynote presentations to major brands including Microsoft, Starbucks, MasterCard, The New York Times, eBay, American Airlines, The Gates Foundation, and most notably, Bill Gates’s Admin Team. Vickie helps businesses to save time and deliver better results faster – showcasing an immediate ROI after each session.