Helen Monument

by Executive Secretary Magazine

Helen Monument is the incoming Interim Chair of the World Administrators Alliance (WA-Alliance) and the owner of Monumental Assistance, a coaching and training business

Can we start with…  Read more


IMA's Milestone Moments – the first virtual Full Council meeting

by Frieda Catteeuw - Content Editor

Since the Covid-19 crisis hit us in March, most of our members are working from home and already have months of experience with online meetings.

The first virtual Full Council meeting ever of our association took place on a sunny Saturday…  Read more


FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS – Healing words in a crisis – when you don’t feel good or depressed

by Claudia Ruppert-Sand, IMA Germany

Allow me to share a method with you, that I have developed for my female customers who are in a difficult mental state, and which helps very quickly: The woman in the mirror. I don't know if it works equally for men, I haven't tried it with…  Read more


FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS – The value of networking: Standing together during bad times

by Claudia Ruppert-Sand, IMA Germany

Allow me to quote an old saying: A crisis brings out the best and the worst in people.

There are countless examples of bad behavior, e.g. hoarding in the supermarket at the beginning of the pandemic, recklessness by not observing the lockdown…  Read more


FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS – Now is the time to challenge your resilience!

by Sabrina Franchini - Executive PR Officer IMA

This unprecedented period is the ideal moment for an inner reflection and a journey through your own life experiences, to identify how you can learn from them and how it can help you to overcome this crisis.  

I believe this is…  Read more


FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS – Resilience, Adaptability, Adjustment, Discipline

by Rita Kotsapa, former National Chairman IMA Cyprus

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the remarkable powers and strengths we possess as human beings.  When faced with trauma and adversity, people demonstrate capabilities such as resilience, adaptability, adjustment, discipline, tolerance, patience.  

Lessons…  Read more


FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS – Food for thought for our employers

by Jane Barton, National Chairman IMA Luxemburg

Take a few minutes to think back to early March, everyone was going to work as usual, complaining about the traffic and all those other issues which beset our daily lives, but no one was complaining that they were not looking forward to being confined…  Read more


FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS – Being productive from home

by Pascal Hämmerli, CEO of Ethos Digital Sàrl, Fribourg, Switzerland
With the rise of the coronavirus and the measures taken by the Swiss Government, we are living a special and unprecedented period.  Teleworking has been growing in Switzerland for many years, due to its flexibility and efficiency. However, the…  Read more