Welcome toThe Certified High Performing EA

The Certified High Performing EA™ is our flagship course designed to help today’s best Executive Assistants realise and continually reach the next level of their potential by elevating their leadership skills and increasing their personal performance. The course modules are relevant for the role today and will allow you to keep up with this profession as it evolves.

The Certified High Performing EA™ is a 12-month course consisting of both online learning and in-person group training. Students are fully supported throughout by their learning group community, an assigned mentor, and their trainers.

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The Certified High Performing EACourse Details


Complete the modules monthly at your
own pace, online.


Attend regular live sessions with your trainer, mentor and learning group.


Course content is delivered in bite-sized videos by CEO and Founder Amanda Vinci.


Use the post-nominals ‘CHPEA’ after your email
signatures and on LinkedIn.


Receive downloadable course material, workbooks and lesson plans.


Gain access to our online community, join a learning group, get allocated a mentor. 


12 Months


$5997+gst (payment plans available)


March & September

Study Structure

4 Course Units, 8 Learning Outcomes

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The High Performing EACourse Structure

1: Creating the Extraordinary

This unit delivers practical techniques and provides you with the
tools needed to enact positive change within the workforce. Gain a
broader perspective on how you can drive progress and champion
new initiatives.

3 months | 3 modules | 14 bite-sized videos | 2 live sessions with
your trainer | 3 live sessions with your group and mentor | 1 live
training day

2: Structure for Success

This unit focuses on the contemporary challenges that EAs face.
Discover how these challenges appear and evolve, then learn to
overcome them using logical, evidence-based decision making.

3 months | 3 modules | 16 bite-sized videos | 2 live sessions with
your trainer | 3 live sessions with your group and mentor | 1 live
training day

3: The Breakthrough

This unit looks at the personal barriers and challenges you may
face on your journey to leadership. Investigate what has been
holding you back and what it means to be an authentic leader.

3 months | 3 modules | 18 bite-sized videos | 2 live sessions with
your trainer | 3 live sessions with your group and mentor | 1 live
training day

4: Creating the Future

This unit will prepare you for the future. We will ask you what
impact you would like to have within your organisation and create a
plan to execute this within the next 3 years. We’ll reflect on how far
you’ve come and the results you have achieved.

3 months | 3 modules | 13 bite-sized videos | 2 live sessions with
your trainer | 3 live sessions with your group and mentor | 1 live
training day

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The Certified High Performing EA8 Core Learning Outcomes

1: Communication

The ability to use oral, listening, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change. This includes engaging with individuals and groups inside and outside your organisation.

2: Critical Thinking

The ability to check information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment. This includes engaging the imagination to explore new possibilities and articulate ideas. You also must show your ability to recognise assumptions and their consequences and separate fact from interpretation.

3: Problem Solving

The ability to identify, analyse and resolve problems effectively and creatively. This includes collaboration, risk-taking, awareness, and ingenuity in achieving creative responses to problems.

4: Teamwork

The ability to work and interact with others, including those from different backgrounds, professions and disciplines. This includes stimulating relationships to promote collaborative outcomes, synergy, knowledge-sharing and goal attainment within and between teams.

5: Leading People

The ability to tell a clear, concise, and engaging story based on a vision that inspires others to commit to purposeful actions. This involves effectively engaging people to improve performance and capability within the organisation.

6: Empowering Others

The ability to empower and encourage people to achieve or exceed their objectives. This includes motivating others, delegating authority and responsibility, and supporting their efforts.

7: Adaptive Mindset

The ability to have a high level of ambiguity tolerance and to be resilient to sometimes overwhelming pressures. This includes learning to embrace challenges as opportunities to innovate and improve. It also includes responding positively to change, making the most of the opportunity.

8: Driving Strategy

The ability to promote the achievement of excellence and the attainment of strategic outcomes. You must be able to check progress by reviewing data, analysing results and making informed decisions about progress or improvement opportunities.

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About your trainerAmanda Vinci

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

Amanda is a life-long learner who continually strives to keep learning. Her ongoing research includes areas of artificial intelligence, neuroscience, human behaviour, psychology of emotion, patterns of thinking and mindset.

The Certified High Performing EAFAQs

Can I talk to someone at the EA Institute about my funding options?
Sure! Feel free to contact us to talk through your personal situation, we’d be happy to help.

Can I claim at tax time?
Each individual needs to seek their own accounting advice. You can read more about it here.

The Certified High Performing EAWhat Our ClientsSay

I would highly recommend The High Performing EA program. From our first conversation, I knew Amanda would be able to push me out of my comfort zone, in the best way possible. As a current participant of The High Performing EA program, I have been amazed with how much the program can not only change my life professionally, but also personally. Amanda has the ability to truly empathise with your circumstances, help you to see the opportunities you have for change, provide you with the tools and empower you to make those changes yourself

Amanda thank you so much for reaching out and inviting me to participate in your program. Your leadership training program is very practical, structured and definitely challenging. It provided me with an all round overview on how to lead and the methodologies used were at a very high standard. I have accomplished so much and as a result so many opportunities have opened up for me at KPMG

Having recently completed The High Performing EA program with Amanda, I highly recommend the course. Amanda is a great facilitator, she continually pushed me out of my comfort zone and I am now reaping the rewards not only in my work life but it also translates through to your personal life. The course is well structured and has provided me with many new tools and strategies to use to help me lead at work