EA Mastermind

This Mastermind is designed to give members the answers to create the biggest impact for themselves, and their organisation, during their time as EA to the CEO.

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The Ultimate EA peer group

The EA is viewed as their CEO’s right hand, performing any and all tasks necessary to keep their CEO up-to-speed and able to do his or her job as well as possible. The EA often serves as an extension of their CEO by acting as their ”voice.” Handling the CEO’s written and verbal communication can be a chief component of the EA’s role, and as such it’s of the utmost importance that an EA be attuned to the needs, strengths, and weaknesses of the CEO for whom they work. With such a challenging role and environment, it is imperative that the EA has a support network and structured development program that will facilitate their ongoing professional development.

The EA Mastermind creates an environment of trust where challenges can be shared and solved in the ultimate EA peer group, leveraging the lived experience, wisdom and advice of individuals who are and have successfully navigated through leadership roles.

EA Mastermind members

Invitation only limited to Current EA’s working within public listed companies, major private  companies, government and education sector.

What is the EA Mastermind about?

The EA Mastermind is about addressing key concerns for today’s EA in a facilitated  environment. The chairperson of each group will demonstrate an international standing and  reputation, someone that has successfully navigated the EA path. Coupled with the  chairperson, each meeting will be complemented with Guest Mentors who will share their lived  experiences on the topic for discussion. The chair will also act as facilitator for each group. 

These professionally facilitated Mastermind groups will ensure that the EAs can count on each  other to provide fresh insights and perspectives enabling accelerated growth and greater  business and personal success. When placing 20 high performing individuals in a room the  possibilities are endless. 

From a member’s perspective: “The EA Mastermind group members are the only people who I  can talk to, who I trust, vent to and ask for solutions to problems without a vested interest and  truly understand the pressures and challenges involved in the role offering relatability and best  practices from lived experiences.” 

EA Mastermind Mentors

Amanda Vinci - Chairperson

CEO EA Institute

Amanda Vinci is an Internationally Accredited Coach, Practitioner of Meta Dynamics, Accredited EDISC Consultant, Leadership Enthusiast and International Keynote Speaker and Trainer.

Starting her career as an entry level administrator, Amanda worked her way up supporting senior executives in a range of industries. Her last role supporting the Managing Director of a global change management firm, had her realise how difficult it was for senior leaders and businesses to achieve bigger, bolder commitments inside of the ‘traditional’ EA 1:1 operating model. It was time for a dramatic shift in how businesses utilised administrative support. Shortly after, Amanda founded The EA Institute, where they partner with organisations to create high performing business assistants, that are aligned to the business needs.

Claire Rogers

Claire Rogers

Ex CEO, World Vision

Claire Rogers is a strategic leader with deep expertise in driving growth, innovation, and transformation across a broad range of financial services and for purpose entities. She has achieved market leading performance through a clear understanding of business and customer context and executing at pace by developing and inspiring teams, shaping culture for purpose with agility. 

Previously chief executive of World Vision Australia, the country’s largest not-for-profit organisation, and with extensive global and local experience in multiple financial services divisions of ANZ including a stint as Head of Digital Banking. She was also the Chairman of Ridley College, Melbourne from 2009 to 2016, where she guided the organisation to achieve a business model shift to 50% online delivery, which is now the leading offering in the country. Claire is a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW), the AICD and Scale Investors, an angel investor network focused on female founders.

Mike Smith

EX CEO ANZ Bank

Michael Smith was the CEO of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) from 2007 to 2015 and following his retirement he remained an Adviser to the Board until July 2017.

Prior to this Michael held several other high-ranking business positions. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Chairman of Hang Seng Bank Limited, Global Head of Commercial Banking for the HSBC Group, and Chairman of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.

Malcolm Jackman

Malcolm Jackman

Chairman Force Fire, EX CEO SA Fire & Emergency, Defence SA, Elders, Coates Hire, Manpower

Malcolm Jackman joined publicly listed Coates Hire in 2003 as CEO. In September 2008 he was appointed as the CEO of Futuris Corporation which changed its name to Elders Limited in April 2009.

In late August 2014 Malcolm returned to Adelaide to become Chief Executive of Defence SA. Defence SA is South Australia’s lead government agency for all defence matters and the nation’s only stand-alone state defence organisation. In July 2015 he moved within the SA Government to become CE of SAFECOM.

EA Mastermind Membership

Amanda Vinci
Chairperson & Group Facilitator

Amanda Vinci is an Internationally Accredited Coach, Practitioner of Meta Dynamics, Accredited EDISC Consultant, Leadership Enthusiast and International Keynote Speaker and Trainer.

Starting her career as an entry level administrator, Amanda worked her way up supporting senior executives in a range of industries. Her last role supporting the Managing Director of a global change management firm, had her realise how difficult it was for senior leaders and businesses to achieve bigger, bolder commitments inside of the ‘traditional’ EA 1:1 operating model. It was time for a dramatic shift in how businesses utilised administrative support. Shortly after, Amanda founded The EA Institute, where they partner with organisations to create high performing business assistants, that are aligned to the business needs.

Structured membership

  • Annual Membership
  • Group Chairperson
  • Expert Facilitator
  • Guest Mentors
  • EA Peer Group

Current EA groups

  • Melbourne (active)
  • Sydney (2021)

Membership enquiry

Mastermind groups are limited to a maximum number of participants and are invite only or following a successful application. Applicants are vetted by The Mentor list team, Chairman, Facilitator and finally by the existing members in the group.

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