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Ep #18: Nick Ginsburg on Productivity, Managing Email, and Sharing Your Story

This episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast features Nick Ginsburg, who is Executive Assistant to the Provost and Senior VP at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. I've never met Nick before (he's in Australia, I'm in Missouri), but he took a risk and "raised his hand" to be a guest on the podcast. Because we are both EAs, it felt like we'd known each [...]

2019-07-13T22:59:19-05:00July 14, 2019|Podcast, Productivity|

Ep #17: Hallie Warner on the Chief of Staff Role, Working Too Much, and Writing a Book

As Chief of Staff, Hallie Warner works closely with the executive team to manage special projects, hire and grow talent, and maximize her executive's reach through events and strategic communication. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Hallie and I talk about the differences between an Executive Assistant and a Chief of Staff, managing interruptions, writing a book, working too much, and what [...]

2019-06-30T10:36:47-05:00July 7, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #16: Monique Helstrom – Former Chief of Simon Sinek

I had the honor of speaking with Monique Helstrom about what it means to lead as an assistant, what executives should look for in assistants, how the EA role provides so many unique opportunities to learn, and that time she got a voicemail from Will Smith. :-) Monique served as Executive Assistant to Simon Sinek – New York Times Best-Selling author and TED celebrity. [...]

2019-06-30T10:25:56-05:00June 30, 2019|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep #15: Peggy Grande – Former Executive Assistant to President Ronald Reagan

What would life be like if you were assistant to the former President of the United States? I had the pleasure of speaking with Peggy Grande, former Executive Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, and author of The President Will See You Now. Tune in to hear Peggy talk about what it was like being an assistant to such a well-known world leader, and how [...]

2019-06-23T16:58:02-05:00June 23, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #14: J Ballentine on Hiring and Managing Assistants, Public Speaking, and Starting Your Own Business

Most of my guests on The Leader Assistant Podcast are assistants or former assistants, so I’m excited to hear a different perspective on the show. In this episode, I chat with my wife Meghan's long-time friend, and former Purdue pole vault teammate, J Ballentine. J was in corporate America for 11 years, then left to start her own business. We talk about hiring assistants, [...]

2019-06-23T16:57:36-05:00June 16, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #13: Melissa Peoples on Managing Board Meetings, Being Vulnerable, and Dealing with Trolls

Melissa Peoples is a Certified Microsoft Trainer with over 25 years of experience supporting C-Suite level executives in companies such as National Instruments, Dell, General Motors, The Ohio State University, AllState, and Eli Lily. Tune in as we chat about managing board meetings, being vulnerable, and dealing with online trolls. I hope you enjoy our conversation! LEADERSHIP QUOTE When you finally do get a [...]

2019-06-23T16:55:45-05:00June 9, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #12: Paige McPheely and Crystal Esquivel from Base – A Software Built by and for EAs

What do you get when you mix a co-founder of a remote Executive Assistant agency with a long-time, rockstar EA? A new startup company building software specifically for EAs. In today's episode, I chat with two amazing women running an exciting new startup building a software platform for assistants. I'm joined by Base CEO and CoFounder, Paige McPheely, as well as Base's Chief of [...]

2019-06-23T16:55:00-05:00June 2, 2019|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep #11: Share Your Unique Story

In this episode, I share the 12 minute version of my life story as an example of how you can share your unique story with others. In fact, I challenge you to tell your story to one person this week, and ask them to do the same. This exercise is a great way to remind us we're human and help us have empathy toward [...]

2019-06-23T16:54:17-05:00May 19, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #10: How to Avoid Burnout

How do you burnout-proof your life? In this episode, I continue the burnout theme from episode 9, and share 3 practical ways to avoid burnout. Note: I burned out at my last job and it was because I failed to apply these practices. Don't make the same mistake I did! LINKS IN EPISODE Read 10 Driving Forces Behind Burnout for more on what's behind [...]

2019-06-23T16:53:55-05:00May 12, 2019|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|
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