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Episode from the podcastThe Assistants Together Podcast

Alice Scutchey - Founder of The CWPA Club & Executive Assistant

Released Wednesday, 7th July 2021
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I was so pleased to have the chance to speak with Alice this week. Alice is well known as the Founder of The CWPA Club and operates as an Executive Assistant working in financial services. After her maternity leave in 2017, she realised there was no group in Canary Wharf for Assistants. For anyone outside of London, Canary Wharf is a part of London where a lot of financial organisations are based and it’s close to the City as well.

Alice launched CWPA it and it quickly went from strength to strength delivering events, networking and a support platform for Assistants in the City and Canary Wharf. You can find details below if you’d like to get involved. I have also had the chance to speak with some of the members which was really good fun.

Alice lost her job during the pandemic and speaks about just how important it is to build a network to be able to reach out to others when you’re in need of help. It’s fascinating to hear about her experiences starting a job, having never met her executive or the team in person.

Alice is also incredibly candid about the personal experiences which have shaped a lot of her decisions, making her a passionate advocate for mental health and even becoming a Mental Health First Aider, training others to be able to support people.

Some of the things we speak about:

💥 Making the effort to get to know people

💥 How relationships at work have changed

💥 Finding a job during a pandemic

💥 Launching The CWPA

💥 Looking after our mental health

💥 Her personal journey into the world of work

💥 What it’s like supporting people who you haven’t ever met

💥 The difference between empathy and sympathy 

We mention this video from Brene Brown about empathy and sympathy so if you'd like to watch it just click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZBTYViDPlQ

Alice Scutchey

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🌏 Website -https://www.cwpaclub.com/

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