One of the most amazing things about being a management assistant in the internet age is how easily we can connect with other professionals in our field…
Most corporate and other institutional structures still have a way to go in terms of fully including and integrating administrative staff , but if we just reach out, we no longer need to be professionally isolated in our offices and cubicles. Through online communities – and through the events that grow up around these communities – we are able to connect with like-minded professionals both locally and across great distances, even around the globe.
This month, Mentors and Masterminds is very pleased to introduce one of the members from our international community, Katie Orman of British Canoeing.
British Canoeing, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Experience: 11+ years
Greatest Professional Strength: Organisation & Planning
Current Professional Priority: Leadership & Management
Interested In: Peer Mentoring, Find a Coaching Mentor, Be A Coaching Mentor, Join a Mastermind, Local Networking
Meeting Preferences: Face to Face, Online or Teleconference
Primary Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Other Locations: Loughborough, Leicestershire
Where I’m From
I have been working in administrative roles for 15 years from Admin Assistant, Senior Administrator / Executive Officer and PA to Project Manager roles. I have over 9 years experience in Sports National Governing Bodies with a particular focus on Performance Sport. My key areas of interest are learning and development and how teams work including personality types, psychology and the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into working practices.
Where I’m At
I found out about Mentors and Masterminds through LinkedIn and am keen to improve and develop myself along with providing what advice I can to help others.
Where I’m Headed
I would like to continue to work in high performance sport or in the not for profit / charity sector. I would be keen to further develop my skills in learning and development in the future.
What I’m Most Passionate About
I am a keen runner; I work and volunteer at a number of races and sporting events. I am also passionate about animals, particularly dogs, and I’m a re-homing centre and event volunteer at a Dogs Trust rescue centre.
 For a look at the pros and cons of how administrative professionals are positioned within organizational hierarchies, see Phoenix Normand’s thoughtful article, “Out Here on Our Own” at LinkedIn.
If you are a member of Mentors and Masterminds, be sure to drop by Katie’s profile page HERE and leave her a message. If you are a current or former administrative professional and would like to join our community and connect with Katie, click HERE to register!
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