Joan Burge, Founder & CEO, Office Dynamics International Administrative Visionary and Expert
Joan Burge is known as the pioneer of the administrative training industry. Joan is an accomplished author, professional speaker, consultant and corporate trainer.
In 1990, Joan created a business in an untapped niche, overcoming monumental obstacles involving corporations’ and managers’ attitudes, prejudices and stereotypes about executive assistants and administrative professionals. Joan dedicated herself to inspiring excellence and encouraging administrative professionals to reach for the stars! Her company, Office Dynamics International, is a global industry leader which offers a broad range of solutions and provides high-performance, sophisticated executive and administrative assistant training and coaching.
One thing is clear: Executive assistants, their executives, HR business partners, administrators, and managers have come to rely on Office Dynamics International because “only Joan is Joan.” Joan Burge is an original; the foremost expert in the demanding field of management support. She put in the hard work and high investment required to earn the reputational excellence and uncompromising trust of leaders in business. She illuminates through her empowering teaching, building better work relationships between executives and their assistants.
Joan’s never-ending quest to provide top-notch educational programs has earned the respect of premier clients like Cisco Systems, Battelle, Huntington Bank, AT&T, Kindred Healthcare, The Boeing Co., Humana Inc., Sunoco, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, and Nationwide Insurance.
Joan is best known for her highly-acclaimed Star Achievement Series® course which promotes “Star Performance” among executive assistants and administrative staff. This flagship training program has inspired thousands of administrative professionals to achieve excellence.
Joan is the creator and host of the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence™ (started in 1993); the World Class Assistant™ Certification course; Mastering Exceptional Self-Leadership Certification course; and more than 100 customized workshops and seminars for executive and administrative assistants. Joan has produced more than 150 educational videos for assistants.
Joan has authored four groundbreaking books for administrative professionals including the Amazon Best Seller Who Took My Pen … Again? Secrets from Dynamic Executive Assistants. Her administrative-career “bibles” entitled Become an Inner Circle Assistant and Underneath It All continue to be favorites among executive and administrative assistants worldwide.
She is a member of the American Society for Training & Development, National Speakers Association Las Vegas Chapter, Society for Human Resource Management, Vistage International, and Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.