About Me

Dewoun M. Hayes MAEd, CAP-OM (aka "Ms. Motivation") has worked as an administrative professional for over 15 years, starting. In 1993, she received a Diploma in Executive Secretarial Science from Catherine College where she graduated Valedictorian. She has a certificate in Human Resources from Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies and a Master's Degree in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.

Dewoun is the CEO/Founder of Elite Office Concepts. A business dedicated to the personal and professional success of administrative professionals by adhering to three core values: increase productivity, reduce stress, and maintain professionalism.

She is a Worklife Coach, author, and public speaker. Dewoun speaks on topics such as leadership, motivation, job search and interview techniques, communication, time and stress management, and conflict resolution.The Office Professionals Place blog is committed to training, educating, and consulting professionals with the necessary tools, tips, and techniques needed to institute the “pro” in professional. She has written articles for professional development websites such as Executive Secretary Magazine and Admin Secret and has participated in panel discussions, workshops, and seminars.

2013 Money Manager of the Year Award Sponsored by Rapidbuyr.com
2012 Anymeeting.com 1st Place Winner - Thinking Differently about Different People Presentation
2011 IAAP Member of Excellence
2011 Nominee OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award
2010 IAAP Member of Excellence
2010 Nominee OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award
2009 IAAP Member of Excellence
2009 Office Dynamics Certificate of Adminology
2007 Prairie State College Leadership Award
2006 Prairie State College Leadership Award
2005 & 2006 Advisor of the Year

June 2009 Certified Administrative Professional (CAP-OM)
June 2009 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
August 2004 Human Resource Management (HRM)


November 2010 Masters Degree – Adult Education &Training
June 2009 Bachelors Degree – Psychology
June 2006 Associates Degree – Business
November 1993 Diploma ‐ Executive Secretarial Science

Professional Publication Subscriptions
OfficePro, Motivational Manager, Admin Advisor, Administrative Professional, National Institute of Business Management, Business Management Daily, Office Coach Weekly, HR Weekly, AdminPro , The Office Professional

Professional Memberships

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
American Association of Administrative Professionals (ASAP)

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