Brave PAs

The Ultimate Guide To Being Outstanding In A Tough Job

By: Angela Garry


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Size: 148 x 180mm
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781781352212
Format: Paperback
Published: March 2015

The common image of the secretary or personal assistant is that of a quiet Miss Jones type – not usually expected to have the courage (or the right) to speak out on something they are passionate about. However, PAs have a vital role to play in an education environment – a role that requires real bravery. Written by the former PA to the principal of an innovative new academy in the UK, who now delivers training courses for secretaries and PAs in schools globally, this book offers tips, hints, anecdotes, time-saving advice, knowledge and expertise for PAs, secretaries and administrators to follow throughout the year. Brave PAs is the ONLY book specifically written with this audience in mind – by a former school PA, based on her own experiences and those of school administrative staff worldwide.

Each individual bravery-themed section is packed with advice and insights to assist with your continuing professional development, enable you to perform at your best and cope with the inevitable challenging situations you face, one week at a time. All too often the forgotten' members of staff when it comes to arranging CPD events and opportunities, it is vital that every school personal assistant, secretary or administrator has access to some form of development resource to assist them in supporting their head teacher or principal.

PAs, secretaries and administrators in schools, colleges and universities, this book is for you. Make this a brave year!

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Angela Garry

Angela Garry has 24 years' experience in administrative roles, including working in three universities, a training company, and five years in a new academy in the UK. Globally the most connected personal assistant and PA trainer on LinkedIn, Angela has delivered seminars, training events and CPD workshops for over 3,300 PAs in education and corporate settings throughout the world. A frequent speaker at UK PA conferences and trade events, Angela edits a magazine for head teachers' PAs and guest-writes for several other PA publications, as well as mentoring and coaching PAs throughout the UK.

Click here to read Angela Garry’s blog.


  1. The title, Brave PAs, says it all. Angela Garry uses every bit of her years of experience in education to drill down to the essence of what it means to be an outstanding PA. Facing the fears that confront PAs every day does indeed take bravery. Angela shows the way with humour and in glowing detail. By the end of the book, you will know with absolute certainty if this is the career for you and, if the answer is yes, you will have your guide.
  2. I would seriously recommend that every PA (no matter where they work or what stage they are in their career) invest in a copy of Brave PAs.  They should also keep this magnificent gem stone polished and upper most in their bravery bag - this is certainly my aim.

    The book is an education in itself - you learn something new on every page. It is inspiring, encouraging, resourceful, emotional, makes you smile and above all a fantastic reference guide to being a first class PA in today's world.  Thank you, Angela, for sharing your words of wisdom through your own personal PA journey.

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