Speakers and Trainers

A Day in the Life of Oprah’s PA ...Part Three

OPB 2019 keynote speaker and global adventurer Libby Moore loves inspiring people, and companies to achieve their life purpose. We interviewed Libby about her time with Oprah, as her Chief of Staff. This is part three [final part of a three part series]. Read the full series, click on part one or part two. What has been your greatest achievement in your working career? Successfully managing the life of Oprah Winfrey for over a decade, 2001-2011. Without all the fantastic assistants that I worked with during that time, I would not have lasted 6 months. It was truly a TEAM effort, and I appreciate every single one of them. Have you had a mentor in your career (other than Oprah)? Mary Macdonald O’Brien. When I worked as an assistant to Jann Wenner, the publisher

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A Day in the Life of Oprah’s PA ...Part Two

OPB 2019 keynote speaker and global adventurer Libby Moore loves inspiring people, and companies to achieve their life purpose. We interviewed Libby about her time with Oprah, as her Chief of Staff. This is part two of a three part series. Click here to read part one. What advice would you give to someone starting out in their career? Try your best to be yourself always with all people in all situations. Don’t try to be like other people, be the best version of who you truly are. People respond favourably to authentic people. Ask questions. When you get hired people do not expect you to know everything, especially when you first start. Have the courage to ask questions. On my first day of the job with Oprah I asked her,

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A Day in the Life of Oprah’s PA

OPB 2019 keynote speaker and global adventurer Libby Moore loves inspiring people, and companies to achieve their life purpose. We interviewed Libby about her time with Oprah, as her Chief of Staff. This is part one of a three part series. What was the highlight of your career as Chief of Staff to Oprah? The number one highlight is the personal time that I spent with Oprah. She will forever be my greatest teacher and mentor. She taught me the importance of listening to your intuition, aligning with your truth and being yourself in all situations. Many lessons were learned through our conversations and a lot was learned by observing her in how she handled her business and her life. It was the ‘Harvard’ of real-life lessons. What was the

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How does OPB pick their Guest Speaker?

Have you ever been given the task of choosing the guest speaker for an event? If the answer is yes, then you may identify with the stages the OPB team went through to pick the perfect speaker for OPB 2018! Brainstorming SUGGESTION – you may want to do this over copious amounts of coffee* Marg Booth, the Director of Great Expectation Speaker and Trainers, who organises the Office Professionals Breakfast has over 15 years’ experience in the industry, so all eyes were on Marg to pick the OPB Speaker for 2018 (no pressure!!!). At OPB 2017, we WOWed our guests with Nelson Mandela’s PA, Zelda La Grange as the Guest Speaker, and we knew we did not have an easy task at hand

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