About

Karen Mrkonjic
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C-Level Leaders: Meet Your Executive Assistant

I am equally at ease advising a Fortune 500 CEO on an inefficient process as I am taking care of the necessary details setting up a shareholder’s meeting. I am unequivocal about my role as a valued member of an executive team, committed to making your life as a senior executive or business owner more efficient—and enjoyable. At your salary level, you shouldn’t be doing all the ‘little’ things.

But “little things” aren’t necessarily so little—for me or any high energy executive office: They could be managing a backlog of emails, organizing daily meeting schedules, assisting with the hiring of administrative staff, or presenting safety protocols ahead of a global meeting. I do whatever it takes, as a direct report to senior management, a CEO, or a CFO. It's not just administrative work. I get to know what the executive needs, how you work, what you need to do in order to be more successful.

My confidence and experience comes from many years as an executive assistant to senior management at the head office of De Beers Canada, where I routinely dealt with global CEOs, and travelled for the company to mine sites to provide project assistance to the local team. In addition, I provided executive support in the banking, trust and brokerage sectors, as well as manufacturing, consulting and property management.

My professional aptitude also comes from personal accomplishments when I earned my black belt in karate and kobudo training. The core values of what I do as an executive assistant are the same as what I learned in martial arts: discipline, knowledge and respect.

It’s never about showing off what you can do, but having the confidence to do what needs to be done at the right time.

Word, Excel: What software proficiency do you need?

I am trained and proficient in the most commonly used software, from the Microsoft Office suite and SAP enterprise resource planning software to cloud-based accounting software such as FreshBooks and Zoho Books.
The same applies to the profusion of productivity applications like SharePoint, DropBox or Google Docs, and virtual meeting platforms including gotomeeting, FaceTime, MS Teams or Zoom. Just tell me what you use.

Concerned that your enterprise software or applications might be unfamiliar to ProTem? New skills can be learned with training and hands-on use.

Document Preparation, Proof-reading and Presentation

My command of the English language is excellent, giving you confidence that your documents are properly written, proof read and presented to meet your standards for quality and presentation.

Need formatting in Word, Excel or PowerPoint? I am experienced in how to get the best out of these programs.

I look forward to working with you.

Regards,
Karen Mrkonjic
Word
Word
Excel
Excel
PowerPoint
PowerPoint
Outlook
Outlook
One Note
OneNote
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Teams
Teams
SharePoint
SharePoint
Google Apps
Apps
Adobe Pro
Adobe Pro
InDesign
InDesign
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Toodledo
Toodledo
Insightly
Insightly
Zoho CRM
Salesforce
Asana
SAP Purchase Requisitions
SAP Time and Attendance
IVAA
CAVA
Vantage Point & Associates