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Ep 150: Professional Development for Executive Assistants

Leaders look for ways to learn, grow, and improve in all areas of life and work. But understanding your motivation for professional development is important. In this episode, I share an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant, where I talk about what should motivate us as executive assistants and administrative professionals when it comes to professional [...]

2022-01-08T12:23:48-06:00January 16, 2022|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 149: How to be a Future-Proof Executive Assistant

Are you prepared for the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution? Should you be scared your job is going to be replaced by AI someday? Yes, and no. In this episode, I share an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant, where I talk about emotional intelligence, artificial intelligence, and how executive assistants and administrative professionals can future-proof their [...]

2022-01-08T12:23:31-06:00January 9, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 148: Natasha Huynh – EA to the President at DMG MORI

Natasha Huynh (pronounced "win") is a bi-lingual executive assistant with 8+ years of international business experience in the machine tool industry supporting C-Suite Executives. In this episode, Natasha talks about the challenges of working in a cross-cultural environment, across global time zones (check out worldtimebuddy.com fyi), and how she learned to not take things personally. She also shares a bit about her experience attending [...]

2022-01-03T13:17:09-06:00January 2, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

3 Things I Learned About Myself in 2021

The amazing and challenging year of 2021 is almost over. As I reflect on all that's happened this year, I find it helpful to consider a more personal version of the question, "What have I learned this year?" So I thought I'd share a few quick answers to the more specific question, "What have I learned about myself this year?" Here goes nothing... #1 [...]

2021-12-28T18:48:59-06:00December 28, 2021|Avoiding Burnout|

Ep 147: Giovanna de Beij – Executive Assistant at Royal BAM

Giovanna de Beij has worked as an executive assistant for 16 years at companies like Mattel, Philips, and HERE Technologies. In this episode, Giovanna shares insight from her years of experience as an executive assistant, including tips on working across cultures (here's the Culture Map book she recommends, by the way) and what she would tell new assistants as they begin their career. THIS [...]

2021-12-23T09:07:49-06:00December 26, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 146: Mimi Coiffait – Sports Industry Executive Assistant & Operations Manager

Mimi Coiffait is a specialist sports industry EA and operations manager with over 10 years of experience supporting high profile organizations. In episode 146 of the podcast, Mimi talks about what it's like planning high-profile events, staying authentic in a world that can have a lot of "show business" elements, how to not take things personally, and more. She also tells us about the [...]

2021-12-21T11:04:28-06:00December 19, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 145: Molly Rose Speed on Leading Virtual Teams, Building a VA Business, and Working Remotely

Molly Rose Speed is the founder of Virtual Assistant Management, which provides solutions for virtual assistants. In this episode, Molly Rose shares a ton of insight on working remotely, leading a virtual team, building a virtual assistant business, and more. Enjoy our conversation! THIS EPISODE'S FEATURED SPONSOR Stressed about holiday gifting? Don’t be. With Loop & Tie, giving great gifts is simple. Here’s how [...]

2021-12-05T10:02:59-06:00December 12, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 144: Nancy Imbs on Emotional Intelligence, Giving Feedback, and Managing Difficult Conversations

Nancy Imbs is a leadership and professional development consultant with a passion for helping you become more confident and successful in business and beyond. In this episode, Nancy talks about emotional intelligence, giving helpful feedback, and managing difficult conversations. Enjoy the show! THIS EPISODE'S FEATURED SPONSOR Stressed about holiday gifting? Don’t be. With Loop & Tie, giving great gifts is simple. Here’s how it [...]

2021-12-05T09:51:52-06:00December 5, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 143: Liza Roman – Executive Assistant to the CEO at Sanctuary for Families

Liza Roman is a seasoned executive assistant with over 25 years in the field. She has extensive experience with all administrative aspects in various industries. She’s held EA positions in the Legal field, music industry, accounting with one of the Big 6, the fashion industry, and more. In this episode, Liza shares stories from her long career, is honest about the sexual harassment and [...]

2021-11-22T14:18:54-06:00November 28, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 142: Planning Events in a Post-Covid World with Lacretia Adamski 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 Lacretia Adamski about planning events in a post-covid world. Meagan and Lacretia (senior executive assistant at Salesforce) discuss the new paradigm for event planning, including pre-event communication, onsite testing, and creating a [...]

2021-11-14T12:20:43-06:00November 21, 2021|Podcast, Resources|