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Ep 204: Whitney Kelso on Networking, Boundaries, and Taking Risks

Whitney Kelso is an Administrative Assistant II at one of the largest healthcare providers in the United States. She supports two Staff Vice Presidents and their leadership teams in the Global Chief Information Office. In this episode, Whitney talks about networking with colleagues, professional development, setting boundaries, taking risks, and the influence and power that administrative professionals hold in the workplace. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Become [...]

2023-01-20T16:01:33-06:00January 29, 2023|Podcast|

Ep 203: Irina Totok on Travel Planning and Making the Impossible Possible

Irina Totok has over four years of executive assistant experience supporting executives in the c-suite. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Irina talks about travel planning and making the impossible possible. One of my favorite quotes from Irina during our conversation was this – “If something isn’t in the calendar, it isn’t in their life.” LEADERSHIP QUOTE Leaders aren't born, they are [...]

2022-12-17T14:56:34-06:00January 22, 2023|Podcast|

Ep 202: Cath Harrison – Virtual PA and Founder of Bee-Assisted Limited

Cath Harrison has a 35 year career in PA, EA and administrative roles in various private and public sectors, including over 17 years working within the IT Industry for Hewlett-Packard. In this episode, Cath talks about being let go during a global pandemic, starting a new business, and the world’s shift to remote work. LEADERSHIP QUOTE You don't need a new day to start [...]

2023-01-20T16:02:09-06:00January 15, 2023|Podcast|

Ep 201: Claire Haye – Assistant to General Manager at Amazon UK

Claire Haye has worked in the public sector for a local council, profit for purpose within Social Housing and now in the private sector at Amazon. She has been in roles where she is the only Assistant but also led a team of more than 80 people. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Claire talks about owning your career, building your personal [...]

2022-12-17T14:27:52-06:00January 8, 2023|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 200: Shelli Wassall – Executive Assistant at ADB Companies

Shelli Wassall is an Executive Assistant with over 20 years of experience, and currently partners with two Sr. Vice Presidents in the telecommunications construction industry. In this episode, Shelli shares insight from her 20 years of experience in the administrative professional world and discusses supporting two executives with different personalities (who have never had an assistant). Shelli also chats about the importance of a [...]

2022-11-26T13:44:23-06:00January 1, 2023|Podcast|

Ep 199: Sarah Howson on Recruiting Red Flags, Resumes, and Networking

Sarah Howson is a former career assistant with over twenty years of c-suite level experience. Sarah has a passion for building relationships and connecting assistants. Sarah and I chat about her career journey, navigating life challenges while at work, red flags in the recruitment process, networking as an assistant, tips for updating your resume, and stepping out of your comfort zone. LEADERSHIP QUOTE I've [...]

2022-11-26T13:51:06-06:00December 25, 2022|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast, Resources|

Ep 198: Mary Ryan – Executive Business Partner at Stitch

Mary Ryan is a 2nd generation, seasoned executive assistant with nearly 15 years experience supporting c-level executives primarily in the tech industry. She currently supports the CEO of Stitch, a digital marketing consultancy. In this episode, Mary talks about work / life balance, how to strengthen your relationship with your executive, setting and respecting boundaries, and more. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Empathy is being concerned about [...]

2022-11-28T14:07:54-06:00December 18, 2022|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 197: Nancy Kingery – EA to CEO at Illinois Mutual

Nancy Kingery is the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO at Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company in Peoria, IL. Nancy has over 25 years of experience supporting C-Suite level executives in 3 unique and completely different industries. In this episode, Nancy and I talk about creating culture, leading from an often “invisible” leadership role, and working with an executive who has never had [...]

2022-11-26T13:57:33-06:00December 11, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 196: Rajiv Ryan – Admin at Google

Rajiv became an Admin Business Partner in Jan 2022. Prior to that, Rajiv worked as a Tech Headhunter & Recruiter for 8.5 years. In this episode, Rajiv shares his story of transitioning from working as a headhunter and recruiter for 8.5 years to becoming an admin business partner at Google. I enjoyed talking with Rajiv about how to work with recruiters, having fun at [...]

2022-11-09T09:30:36-06:00December 4, 2022|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep 195: Dawnee Frey – Senior Executive Assistant at Blink Health

Dawnee Frey is a Senior Executive Assistant with nearly 20 years of experience in the field. Having held positions in construction, legal, healthcare, tech, and biopharma, she is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of various clients. In this episode, Dawnee and I talk about navigating goal setting when it can sometimes be tough to see the assistant role as directly [...]

2022-11-05T12:17:15-05:00November 27, 2022|Podcast|