Our Next Exciting Event – Tuesday 30th April at Our Dynamic Earth

Sign up now to join us for our next exciting event at the unique Dynamic Earth on Tuesday 30th April 2019.  Our event starts at 1800 hours and we have another two amazing speakers lined up.

Join Us on 30th April

We will be joined by Grace Taylor, who will be advising us how to decrease stress levels and increase focus and productivity with Seated Acupressure Massage and how to create a healthy, happy workforce.


Feeling stressed?  We also welcome the fantastic Dec McLaughlin who will talk about how to maximise productivity, enhance your health long term & optimise your current eating habits.


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It promises to be another fantastic event and we look forward to welcoming you on the 30th.

Jenny and Susie

Edinburgh PA Network Committee

Our Next Exciting Event – Tuesday 25 September 2018 at Principal Charlotte Square Hotel

Sign up now to join us for our next exciting event at the amazing Principal Charlotte Square Hotel on Tuesday 25 September 2018.  Our event starts at 1800 hours and we have another two amazing speakers lined up.

Join Us on 25 September

We will be joined by Rachel Woods from Visit Scotland who will be sharing her amazing journey in her inspirational career so far which includes lunch with HRH Prince Andrew and being invited to do a Ted Talk in Glasgow in June.  Rachel is an Ambassador for Young People and we are so excited to hear her story.

Rachel Woods Photo

Who is feeling stressed?  We also welcome the fantastic Gin Lalli from GL Therapy who will talk about “How to Empty Your Stress Bucket” – looking at the science behind how the brain functions during anxiety, stress and depression.  An accumulation of negative thoughts over time can mean that we feel overwhelmed and out of control.

Gin Lalli-3


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It promises to be another fantastic event and we look forward to welcoming you on the 25th.

Heather, Jenny, Jackie and Susie

Edinburgh PA Network Committee




NMS 24 April 18

We look forward to you joining us at our next event – Tuesday 24 April 2018 at the National Museum of Scotland (enter via the Tower entrance).

The event starts at 6pm with drinks and registration and is followed by another fun speed networking session.

We are delighted that we have another two leading industry professionals joining us at our event too:

Peter Russian – Chief Executive of Re:markable will be speaking on “Delegation decision making” and will be followed by life coach Matt Brown who will be discussing “Move on to MORE – How to get unstuck in your career”.


The evening promises to be another fantastic one, we look forward to seeing you all there!

Sign up now to guarantee your space at the event:  http://www.cceventslive.com/edinburghpa 


Heather, Jenny, Jackie and Michelle

Edinburgh PA Network Committee

If you would like to read more details about our guest speakers in advance, here are more details:



Peter is the Chief Executive of Remarkable (formerly Investors in People Scotland) where he has been in post since 2003.

Since his appointment in 2003, Peter has led a major programme of change which has impacted on how Investors in People (IIP) is used to support change and employee engagement.

In 2014, he led the development and introduction of Investors in Young People (IIYP) which has now been adopted by more than 600 organisations. This has been followed by work to establish and standardise good practice in developing Boards. In 2017, Peter led the rebrand of the organisation to its new name Re:markable which responds to the changing business environment across Scotland and reflects an increasingly diverse product and service portfolio. 

Peter is responsible for a team of 60, with 16 full time employees based at Ocean Point in Leith and 44 associates

He is a former non-executive Director of the Centre for Enterprise, the UK’s leading skills and enterprise think tank, Social Investment Scotland, and Aspire for Africa.

Peter represented Scotland on the UK Advisory Panel on Leadership and Management and is a former member of the CBI Council for Scotland, and National Training Award Judge, and is currently Chair of Devonshire House Scotland.

In 2012 he was awarded the HR Network Award for “Outstanding Contribution to HR in Scotland

Previously Peter was Director of Development at Investors in People UK. He led the review of the Investors in People Standard in April 2000.

A Public Administration graduate from Sheffield Polytechnic, Peter has also worked for Westminster City Council and London Underground.


I help independent business owners eliminate stress, optimise their energy and maximize their productivity by using the worlds’ most advanced performance-enhancement techniques.

I am fascinated by the development of human potential, and am passionate about helping others to become the very best version of themselves.

My clients are typically independent business owners and entrepreneurs who are driven to achieve the extraordinary. They have a track record of success, and are continuing to transform their worlds. They are committed to their ongoing personal growth, and are not afraid to challenge themselves or be challenged.

My coaching is deep, powerful, and transformational. I intuitively challenge, support, and guide my clients through the process of effective goal setting and empower them to achieve tangible lasting results in their personal and professional lives.

I currently work with a range of private clients from all over the world, through workshops and one-to-one coaching sessions; both virtually and in-person.

My professional qualifications include:

BA Honours in Communication (Lancaster University, England)

Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice (International Coaching Federation)

Advanced Certificate in Coaching Practice (Association of Coaching)

Certified Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy

Certified Practitioner of NLP Coaching








Apex Grassmarket

Thursday 8 February 2018

Only a few days to go!!!   Really looking forward to seeing everyone.

We have two amazing speakers joining us – Janis McDonald from the Scottish Council on Deafness who will be making sure that we learn something from the evening!!  It is a surprise and will engage everyone.   Our second speaker is Andy Weir who believes that everyone has stories to tell and is passionate about helping people develop so they can do that!  He works with people from all sorts of backgrounds – from schools and workplaces to people looking for work – through workshops and one-to-one coaching. All so they can bring their stories to life and connect with their audiences.

Really looking forward to another fantastic evening of fun, learning and networking.

2018 Events – Starting with Apex Grassmarket on 8 February 2018

Our next event is being held at the Apex Grassmarket on Thursday 8 February 2018 starting at 1800 hours.

We will be joined by our guest speaker, Janis McDonald, from the Scottish Council on Deafness who will be giving us tips on how to make events and the workplace more inclusive for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

It would be great if you could join us, sign up below:

Apex Grassmarket 8 February 2018

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We look forward to seeing you at the event on 8 February.

Heather, Jenny and Michelle

9 November Event, Hilton Carlton

We’ve very excited to annouce the registration link for our 9th November event is now open!   Due to a slight change of plans our event will no longer be at the National Museum of Scotland. However, we now have a fabulous evening arranged for you at the Hilton Carlton Hotel on North Bridge and we very much look forward to seeing you all there.

As always, we have a very full evening planned for everyone starting out with more fun speed networking to get to know each other. This will be followed by a talk from Karen Auld, a learning and development consultant,  who will speak to us about the secret to leading a high performing life. Karen has also very kindly offered a prize of a complimentary coaching package and you will be able to enter the draw for this at the event.

In other Edinburgh PA Network news, Amy has now moved on to a fantastic new job and has unfortunately stepped down from the committee. We would now like to introduce you to two new committee members, Jenny and Michelle, and we look forward to formally introducing them at the Hilton Carlton.

To help use keep bringing you fabulous events, Edinburgh PA Network is also looking for another member to join the team.  If this is a position you are interested in or you would like to find out more, please get in touch by email (edinburghpa@gmail.com) or speak to one of us at the event in the 9th.

We can’t wait to see you all at the Hilton Carlton on 9th November! Make sure to click the registration link below to sign up.

9 November 2017 Hilton Carlton

Registration will also soon be open for our Christmas Drinks event at the G&V Hotel on 6th December. Keep checking our website for more details.

Heather, Jenny, Michelle and Robyn
Edinburgh PA Network Committee







September Event!

Hello! We’ve been a bit quiet lately enjoying the Scottish sunshine, but we’re excited to announce that the registration for our September event is now open 🙂 Click on the link below to check out our new website and sign up for a fantastic evening of networking and talks with the Edinburgh PA Network:


Not been to one of our events before?  This is a great chance to check out what our network is about.  We’ll have a fun speed networking session at the start to help everyone get to know each other followed by two great talks on presentation skills and Executive PA magazine’s ‘Up & Coming PA of the Year 2016’. All this while enjoying the hospitality of The Waldorf Astoria-The Caledonian Hotel with views of Edinburgh Castle from their lovely castle suite.

Any questions?  Please feel free to drop us an email- edinburghpa@gmail.com

Edinburgh PA Sept Event Invite