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Ep #38: Lucy Brazier – CEO of Marcham Publishing, Publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine


Welcome to Episode 38, Leader Assistants! I'm very excited to share my conversation with the wonderful Lucy Brazier, CEO of Marcham Publishing, Publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine. I had the honor of finally meeting Lucy in person in Atlanta at her Executive Secretary Live event, and she was even more wonderful in person. She's even invited me to speak at Executive Secretary Live in [...]

2019-12-08T09:55:50-06:00December 8, 2019|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep #37: Jillian Hufnagel on OKRs and Leading a Team of Assistants

Jillian Hufnagel has been supporting executives for the last 18+ years in start-ups, SaaS, Healthcare, Education and Security companies, which gives her a unique vantage point on many relevant topics for assistants. I’m thrilled to share my conversation with Jillian on Episode 37 of The Leader Assistant Podcast. She shares an overview and quick history of goal setting with OKRs and MBOs for assistants. [...]

2019-11-30T11:35:34-06:00December 1, 2019|Podcast, Resources|

Ep #36: 6 Tips for Resting Well Over the Holidays

My executive likes to say email is the gateway drug of work, and slack is the crack of work. During the holidays this season, say no to drugs. Finishing the year strong is ok, but finishing the year rested is much better. Don’t work over the holidays if you can help it, and don’t convince yourself you can’t help it. Here are six tips [...]

2019-11-14T19:02:03-06:00November 24, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #35: Joan Burge – Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International

Joan Burge is Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, host of the Office Dynamics Conference for Administrative Professionals. Joan has been training administrative professionals for almost 30 years. Before that, she worked as an assistant for 20 years. Lots of experience and wisdom to extract, so I did my best! Check out my conversation with Joan on Episode 35 of The Leader Assistant [...]

2019-11-14T16:00:03-06:00November 17, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #34: Emily Burley – President of Executive Leadership Support (ELS)

Emily Burley is President of Executive Leadership Support (ELS), headquartered in Chicago, IL. ELS puts on amazing events for assistants, and I’m excited to share this episode with you. Emily talks about why she started ELS and gives us an inside look at the many ways they help assistants around the world. She also shares practical tips on how to ask for professional development [...]

2019-11-05T16:29:55-06:00November 10, 2019|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep #33: Maggie Jacobs – Executive Administrator to CEO of 6sense

If you look in the dictionary under “Leader Assistant” you’ll find the name Maggie Jacobs. Maggie loves to learn and grow, but she doesn’t stop there. She teaches what she’s learned to others in a powerful way. Maggie's story is amazing, and I’m stoked to share our conversation with you! We talk about how an assistant can and should fill the gaps at their [...]

2019-11-05T16:27:24-06:00November 3, 2019|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep #32: Bryan Miles – CEO and Co-Founder of BELAY Solutions


Bryan Miles is an entrepreneur, husband, father, backpacker, mountain climber, mentor, and writer. In addition, he’s the CEO and Co-Founder of BELAY, a premium staffing company serving businesses all over the U.S. I’ve come to know Bryan over the last few years and have watched BELAY (Formerly EAHelp) continue to grow. A couple of my good friends have a BELAY Virtual Assistant and they [...]

2019-11-05T16:29:44-06:00October 27, 2019|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Goal Setting for Leader Assistants

I’m thrilled to share the following article from my friend Jillian Hufnagel on the important topic of goal setting for assistants. In fact, this is the first post from a guest contributor on the GoBurrows blog!  Source: Pexels.com Jillian has been supporting executives for the past 17+ years in start-ups, SaaS, Healthcare, Education and Security companies, which gives her a unique vantage [...]

2019-10-22T09:49:16-05:00October 20, 2019|Leadership, Resources|

Ep #31: Jess Gardiner – Founder of The Assistant Room

I’m excited to share my conversation with Jess Gardiner, Founder and Editor in Chief of The Assistant Room, an online magazine for assistants. Jess has a decade of experience as a C-Suite Executive Assistant, and shares several great insights in this episode. We talk about AI and the future of assistants, why being an assistant is some of the best training for those who [...]

2019-10-20T14:30:59-05:00October 20, 2019|Podcast, Resources|

Ep #30: Managing Ground Transportation for Your Executive with Savoya

Have you thought about improving ground transportation for your executive? If not, it's time you think twice before booking ground transportation for your executive(s). In this episode, I chat with the team from Savoya – a company that provides secure, executive ground transportation services. I have a great conversation with Meagan Gleason (Chief Operating Officer), and Dominic Miraglia (EVP of Sales & Marketing). We [...]

2019-10-13T18:25:15-05:00October 13, 2019|Podcast, Resources|