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Ep 179: Sara McKay – Executive Assistant at Wave

Sara McKay is an executive assistant in Los Angeles, CA and has worked in PR, fashion, beauty, production, and is now at a music tech startup, Wave. In this episode, Sara shares tips on remote work, being a new assistant, how to utilize your transferable skills when diving into a new industry, asking clarifying questions, and she talks about that time she worked out [...]

2022-08-02T21:43:23-05:00August 7, 2022|Podcast|

Ep 178: Lynn Walder on Detaching Your Worth from Your Work

Lynn Walder utilizes her 20+ years of executive administration experience across 10 different industries to support the organizational, psychosocial & leadership learning aspects of Founder CEOs (and their Executive Leadership Teams) with their business-building journeys. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Lynn and I chat about her career and personal experience working closely with founder CEOs. We explore topics like emotional and [...]

2022-08-02T21:43:10-05:00July 31, 2022|Leadership, Podcast, Resources|

Ep 177: Andrew Reeves – Executive Assistant to the COO at Reddit

Andrew Reeves is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at Reddit. He brings over 13 years of administrative experience to the table. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Andrew shares a bit of his career journey, talks about being a thought partner with your executive, cultivating connection in a remote work environment, and walks us through 4 pillars to leverage [...]

2022-08-02T21:42:39-05:00July 24, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 176: Sona Movsesian – Assistant to Conan O’Brien and Author of The World’s Worst Assistant

Sona Movsesian is an executive assistant, author and media personality. She has been the personal and executive assistant of talk show host Conan O'Brien since 2009 and was featured in many of the show's segments. She currently cohosts the Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend podcast. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Sona shares the story of how she got the job [...]

2022-07-13T20:45:27-05:00July 17, 2022|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 175: Don Harms – CEO and Founder of Emmre

Don Harms is the CEO and founder of Emmre, a software tool that helps assistants and their executives maximize their strategic partnership. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Don shares his story of hiring his first assistant and how that hire changed his career. He also shares what he calls a "1 job, 2 people" mindset, dives into the power of the [...]

2022-07-11T15:59:46-05:00July 10, 2022|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 174: Frank Pulice – Executive Assistant to Dr. Deepak Chopra

In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Frank Pulice – executive assistant to Dr. Deepak Chopra – talks about supporting Dr. Chopra, how to field requests in a firm but kind way, and more. LEADERSHIP QUOTES People may say I couldn't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing. – Florence Foster Jenkins CONNECT WITH FRANK Frank on LinkedIn ABOUT FRANK [...]

2022-06-29T15:16:58-05:00July 3, 2022|Podcast|

Ep 173: Cher Heard on Managing an Administrative Support Team

Cher Heard is the Client Infrastructure and Support Manager at an Investment Management Firm in Kansas City, MO. Her role is as diverse as the team of people she manages and supports. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, I talk with Cher about her story, the unique way her team of administrative support professionals is structured, how they support each other, and [...]

2022-06-27T10:39:05-05:00June 26, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 172: Minimizing Stress and Preventing Burnout with Al-Husein Madhany and Meagan Strout

My friend Meagan Strout (CEO of Tack Advisors - the leading provider of management consulting and recruitment for administrative professionals) agreed to share the recording of this recent webinar she hosted with Al-Husein Madhany. Meagan and Al-Husein (Founding partner of Tack Advisors and co-founder of The Leader Assistant Premium Membership) discuss strategies for balancing your work and personal commitments and how to navigate stress [...]

2022-06-18T13:20:24-05:00June 19, 2022|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 171: Janet Singleton – Executive Assistant to the CEO at W L Gore

Janet Singleton is an executive assistant supporting the CEO and Board Chair of W L Gore & Associates, Inc. In this episode, Janet talks about working her way up in the same company for 20 years, the importance of development and curiosity, cultivating confidence, and taking risks. LEADERSHIP QUOTES What is leadership? Well, a leader is someone who has followers. How did that happen? [...]

2022-06-06T11:31:25-05:00June 12, 2022|Podcast|

Ep 170: Kristine Valenzuela – Chief of Staff and EA to CEO

Kristine Valenzuela has over 20 years of experience as an executive assistant and chief of staff in several industries. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, I talk with Kristine about what makes an assistant a leader, how to identify leadership strengths, the difference between chief of staff and EA, and more. LEADERSHIP QUOTES Leadership is about making others better as a result [...]

2022-05-21T15:02:11-05:00June 5, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|