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Expert Facilitator


Liz Van Vliet
Founder & Managing Director, The Linchpin Assistant 

 Liz Van Vliet has always been passionate about people. She loves discovering who they are, knowing what makes them tick, and seeing their unique skills and gifts. Offering care and understanding is in her nature, and so is educating, process thinking, and cheering others on.  

Harnessing and channelling these superpowers to create her own ‘career by design’, Liz now works with people in Administration Professional roles to deliver the confidence, capability and career development that transforms them into thriving Linchpin Assistants.  

As one of Australia’s most trusted Administration Profession Strategists, Liz has worked with hundreds of Executive Assistants, Business Support and Admin Professionals over the last seven years. With her E.F.F.E.C.T.I.V.E. Methodology®, they have shifted from under-confidence and overwhelm to empowered, strategic and effective Linchpin Assistants powering their organisations and thriving in their careers and life.  


As Founder and Director of The Linchpin Assistant and a certified executive coach and corporate trainer, Liz partners with organisations, L&D Professionals and Executives to drive business efficiency, effectiveness, and engagement through her Linchpin Assist Model®, Assistant Competency Model® and the Ten Power Skills for Linchpin Assistants® training modules.  


As a Global Keynote Speaker and EmCee, Liz ignites, informs and inspires audiences by guiding events, sharing insights, and creating opportunities to activate thinking and elevate innovation in work, life and community. 

30+ years in an admin role working my way up to an EA. Doing this course has reinforced I am on the right track and have been given more tools to work effectively and efficiently to assist my CEO. 
EA, Legacy Club of South Australia and Broken Hill Inc 

I have attended a few EA forums in my time, and I would rate this one of the best, if not the best. The information was relevant, interesting, practical and current.
EA, Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions VIC

Liz provided a rich range of information and knowledge to equip both new and established EAs to improve performance and working relationships with their executives.
EA, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

The Linchpin Assistant is an organisation built to equip executive support professionals with the skills and confidence they need to influence more effectively and to demonstrate the leadership and interpersonal skills to make them a linchpin to their boss and organisation.

The definition of a Linchpin Assistant is...

Linchpin: a person or thing that holds something together:
the most important part of a complex situation or system.

The Linchpin is the key support player, the person that is hard to live without!

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