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Layne Tinsley

Layne Tinsley

Creative Savant

Administrative Sparkle -

Atlanta, GA

Highly motivated, solutions-focused professional with a record of achievement in all facets of administrative executive management across diverse industries. Executing processes and procedures; thereby increasing efficiency and effectiveness, productivity, quality, client service, and overall bottom-line performance.





Equal Means Equal

I don’t want to say that “we need to start,” I am saying “we are in the midst of” a movement where women are demanding and expecting not only equal treatment, but respect. Gender inequality is real and continues to exist. The demeaning behavior toward women in the workplace is accomplished in much more covert and insidious ways than the past.

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7 Things Really Great Assistants Refuse To Do

Having worked in office administration for as long as I have, I’ve picked up a few things here and there. That also means I’ve been around the block with managers of all styles – both the good and the bad. I’ve also worked with different personalities of assistants – once again, both the good and the bad. There are seven things a really great assistant refuses to do...

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Play To Your Strengths

Successful people play to their strengths or what they do uniquely well. The trouble with strengths is that they’re easy to overlook because you do them effortlessly. As Malcolm Forbes said, "We tend to undervalue what we are and overvalue what we aren’t."

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Meeting Etiquette: 25 Tips

Some people don’t think it is that big a deal. Well, that is because they don’t place a value on their time and, therefore, that of others. The consequences may vary. Your dependability and reliability rankings are decreased by those your behavior impacts. You reduce your image as a consummate professional. Finally, if you head the meeting, others will follow your lead.

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Administrative Sparkle


Administrative Sparkle is all about the administrative-related profession. It is a place to visit to find inspiration and encouragement. The goal is designed to offer tips, techniques, and information that is involved in the many “hats” this position fills.

Administrative Sparkle encourages administrative professionals in every industry to take value in their contribution in making their executive’s job easier and business successful. We work in the background so the executive doesn’t have to be bogged down in the details that keep the office running smoothly and efficiently. Take pride in this and have the confidence to “bring up your game” each day that elevates you and your profession to the status of excellence and professionalism.


The Art Institute of California - Sacrament

Executive Assistant to the President

As the Executive Assistant to Terry Marlink, President, he strove to express and instill his vision to the staff, faculty, students, and ultimately into the culture. His primary goal was always the student experience. He hired and surrounded himself with a team of exceptional professionals to execute the details for what the Sacramento campus could achieve for their students, graduates, and the community.

The Art Institute of California is one of the highlights of my career. Terry's professionalism, demeanor, and attention to the myriad details as campus president created a culture that employees want to be a part of, as well as an advocate in educational excellence.


State of California

Executive Assistant to Deputy Director of Workforce Development for California Prison Health Care

Elevating the standards of care for 100,000 incarcerated, yet essentially powerless people, is hardly a typical job description. But this kind of historical challenge is all in a day’s work at California Prison Health Care Services. With passion for healing and justice, we take a leading role in achieving our mission to restore a constitutional level of health care to the state’s inmate population.

This is a noble cause, epic in scope. We make sacrifices. But the rewards of making such a significant difference in people’s lives will make those sacrifices worthwhile.



Executive Assistant to Partners

Elire is an Oracle Gold Level and Cloud Standard Consulting Partner with a PeopleSoft and Oracle Cloud Product focus celebrating over twelve years of experience in successfully completing projects for our customers. Our mission: We deliver success by efficiently implementing, integrating and upgrading your software investments in the following practices: Cloud Services, Strategic ERP, HCM, and Supply Chain Management Services, Strategic Treasury Services, Advanced Technology, and Strategic Advisory Services.

Over 200 clients in the Public Sector and the Fortune 500 Financial Services, Utilities, Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education, and Professional Services Sectors have benefited from Elire’s hands-on guidance.


Metromedia Fiber Network

Executive Assistant to Vice President of Western Sales and Director of Sales

Metromedia Fiber Network Government Services Inc. provides communications infrastructure products and services to the government sector. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in McLean, Virginia. Metromedia Fiber Network Government Services Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Abovenet Inc.


Bookman-Edmonston Engineering

Executive Assistant to Vice President, Hydrologist, and Senior Engineer of Design

GEI has for decades been a leader in water resources across North America, providing engineering services on thousands of water-related projects. GEI’s water resources practice provides municipal, state and federal governmental agencies, water districts, and private dam owners a full array of integrated professional water resources as well as geotechnical, environmental, and ecological consulting services, employing many of the best minds in the business to help clients solve their project challenges.


LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A.

Assistant to Assistant City Attorney

LeVander, Gillen & Miller is honored by its long list of distinguished alumni, including: David Durenberger, former United States Senator; Charles Stone, former Minnesota Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Tax Commissioner; Sylvester Olson, United Nations Economic Coordinator in Korea; the Honorable Paul Magnuson, Senior Judge and former Chief Judge of the United States District Court (D. Minn); and the Honorable Paul Anderson, former associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

As leaders in the legal profession, attorneys at the firm are named in Minnesota Law and Leading Attorneys, and are regularly recognized among the "Who's Who," "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" in Minnesota’s Law & Politics Magazine.


University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Science, Business Management

What does it mean to be a Phoenix? We are the risers. The ones who know that if we want it, we have to go out and get it. We give blood, sweat, and sometimes tears. We are sculpted by adversity. We are made from desire and a dream, but we leave nothing up to fate. We have the skill, and we have the will. And we will not let ourselves be ignored.


Argosy University

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

The university derives its name from the noun argosy, which means a rich supply. The Argosy University logo features a shield, decorated with a laurel wreath representing academic and professional achievement as well as a flame representing passion and personal development. The green in the logo symbolizes growth and harmony and represents academic achievement through the development of interpersonal skills. A bright and energetic color, the yellow symbolizes intelligence and clarity and representing personal passion and wisdom.


Rasmussen College

Certificated, Legal Secretarial Specialist

Rasmussen College is an institution of higher learning dedicated to global enrichment and meeting the evolving needs of our diverse communities.

With an emphasis on innovative programs, dynamic curriculum and general education skills, we are committed to being a pioneer in the field of career-focused education.

We empower our students, faculty and staff to exceed the expectations of society through academic excellence, community enrichment and service to the public good.