LUCY BRAZIER, CEO Marcham Publishing | Publisher of Executive Secretary Magazine | International Speaker | Conference Chair | Administrative Profession Expert

LUCY BRAZIER is one of the world’s leading authorities on the administrative profession.

As CEO of Marcham Publishing, specialist publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine – a global training magazine dedicated to the professional development needs of senior and aspiring administrative professionals – Lucy works with the best trainers of Executive Assistants from around the world to deliver the most up to date and current training in the market.

Her passion is for the Assistant role to be truly recognised as a career and not just a job. Her formidable training expertise and speaking style have given her opportunities to train, present and Chair in over 45 countries at hundreds of events. This has created much needed discussions across the globe on how to professionalise the role. Lucy has also acted as a consultant on career progression, the future of the role and how Executives/ Assistants can best partner with each other, with some of the biggest companies in the world.

Lucy has a unique overview of the role and where it is heading. With access to the most forward thinking, passionate and knowledgeable trainers in the world as well as personally meeting and speaking to literally thousands of Assistants over the last seven years, Lucy’s knowledge of the market and what Assistants all over the world are facing on a day to day basis are second to none.

In March of 2018 Lucy received the IAM Honorary Fellowship for her outstanding work and contribution to the PA profession. In 2016 Lucy was awarded the YPA Special Award ‘International Ambassador for the PA Profession’ and in 2015 the ‘PA Contributor of the Year Award’ by Office*. The magazine has been a finalist in the PPA Business Magazine of the Year Award, the PPA Media Brand of the Year Award and the PA-Assist Members Awards.

Lucy runs a LinkedIn group for assistants which currently has over 45,000 international members and is followed on Twitter by over 12,000 Assistants who share information, network and learn. She also launched #adminchat in January 2012. Hosted by a different world-class trainer every week, #adminchat is a manifestation of Lucy’s commitment to providing the very best training to assistants all over the world and has recently changed from a TweetChat into a free weekly webinar delivered via the Executive Secretary YouTube channel.

Lucy has been a Publisher and Events Organiser for over 30 years. Lucy has previously worked as a Publishing Director for Wilmington PLC, and has managed a team based in Singapore, New York, Germany & London responsible for 13 magazines, 12 international conferences, awards, trade show attendance and marketing for EMAP. Other companies worked for include The Times, The Independent, Centaur Communications and Glass’s Guide.


  1. The Assistant’s Guide to Self-Awareness
  2. The Modern-Day Assistant as a Strategic
  3. Business Partner
  4. Business Strategy for Assistants
  5. Working Across Borders
  6. Communication
  7. Skills to Position the Assistant as an Influential
  8. Leader
  9. So you think you’re strategic? What does that mean?
  10. Stress – Getting Out of Overwhelm
  11. How to Manage More Than One Executive
  12. Harness the Power of Collaboration
  13. Problem Solving
  14. Embracing & Leveraging ‘Gen Y’ Team Members
  15. Social Media Case Study- How I launched a
  16. Global Magazine Brand with NO Budget
  17. Chief of Staff vs EA – what is the difference?
    Managing Up
  18. Project Management for Assistants
  19. Futureproofing your role -How to position yourself for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and beyond
  20. Mastering Social Media for Your Best Online Presence
  21. Career Planning and Progression
  22. Public Speaking
  23. Sales for Non-Salespeople

The Modern Day Assistant as a Strategic Business Partner

In this Masterclass, Lucy Brazier looks at the Assistant role past, present and future to explain why it has developed how it has. She explores the opportunities that this creates for you to become a true Business Partner to your Executive including developing the partnership, establishing the ground rules, communication, adapting to style & maintaining a great partnership.

Executive Secretary Magazine
Marcham Publishing
17 Wood Road, Shepperton, TW17 0DH, UK

To discuss Lucy Brazier’s speaking specialties or training, please contact:

Christian Russell
+44 (0)1932 560974