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Ep 114: Tara Sims – Sr. Manager of Administrative Services at Comcast

Tara Sims is Sr. Manager of Administrative Services at Comcast. She supports the newly named President of Xfinity and Central Division President, and leads a team of administrative professionals that support the Central Division Office. In this fun and engaging conversation, I chat with Tara about confidence, leading an administrative team, building community through consistency, and paying attention to leaders around you. LEADERSHIP QUOTE [...]

2021-05-02T11:35:45-05:00May 9, 2021|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 113: Elissa Berg – Executive Assistant to the President of Luxe Hotels

Elissa Berg has been in the administrative world for over 14 years, working in almost every department. She's currently executive assistant to the president of Luxe Hotels. Elissa was the very first premium Leader Assistant member when we launched the premium membership! In this episode, Elissa talks about the power of a strong community, how coaching has helped her lead well, and what to [...]

2021-05-02T10:07:06-05:00May 2, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 112: Karen Isaacs – Director of Administrative Staffing at The Goodkind Group

Karen Isaacs has been the Director of Administrative Staffing with The Goodkind Group since its inception in 1991. She’s been placing Executive Assistants all the while. She sets herself apart from competition by cultivating relationships to ensure the right fit. In this episode, Karen shares what she’s learned after placing thousands of EAs throughout her career. Some of the topics we chat about are [...]

2021-04-17T11:28:02-05:00April 25, 2021|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep 111: Kaleen Skersies – EA to CEO at Parcion Private Wealth

Kaleen Skersies is the Executive Assistant to Terry Cook, Founding Partner & CEO, of Parcion Private Wealth. Prior to joining Parcion, Kaleen worked for multiple ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals and has served in various capacities in the private service sector. In this episode, Kaleen talks about what it’s like to work with ultra high net worth individuals, tips for project management, and [...]

2021-04-17T10:47:34-05:00April 18, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 110: Scot Wisniewski – Senior Executive Assistant to Global Head of Studios at Spotify

Scot Wisniewski is Senior Executive Assistant to the Global Head of Studios at Spotify, and he has over 20 years of experience as an EA. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Scot and I chat about what makes an assistant a leader, the world of podcasting, email and calendar management, working remotely, and tips for new assistants. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Don't worry about [...]

2021-04-06T15:05:42-05:00April 11, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 109: Melissa Smith – Bestselling Author and Founder of the Association of Virtual Assistants

Melissa Smith is the Founder & CEO of the Association of Virtual Assistants and The PVA. She’s also the bestselling author of Hire the Right Virtual Assistant and Become A Successful Virtual Assistant. In this episode, Melissa shares her story of transitioning to a remote executive assistant long before working from home was trendy. We discuss tips for leading well while working remotely, how [...]

2021-04-06T14:32:35-05:00April 4, 2021|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep 108: Jennifer Brown on Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and diversity and inclusion expert. In this episode, Jennifer talks about working with a fully remote team, email management from the executive's perspective, and how executive assistants can help cultivate an inclusive workplace. Enjoy the episode and be sure to take Jennifer's free inclusive leader assessment here! LEADERSHIP QUOTE I tell my students, "When you get [...]

2021-04-06T14:33:54-05:00March 28, 2021|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 107: Deborah Mendes on Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Deborah Mendes is a senior executive assistant with 20 years experience supporting high level executives in large global companies. In this episode, Deborah shares her tips on managing constant interruptions, self-care, self-awareness, and health and wellness in the workplace. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Every CEO should look into a preventive way of approaching workplace well-being and sick leave management. - Yann Toutant, CEO of Econcom NL [...]

2021-04-06T14:35:37-05:00March 21, 2021|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 106: Carissa Burgett on Empathy, Self-Care, and Managing Chronic Pain

Carissa Burgett has years of experience as an assistant at the C-suite level, and she’s passionate about being a strategic business partner and mentor to fellow admins. For her entire life, Carissa has had severe chronic pain. In this episode, she shares how she manages the pain while maintaining focus and professionalism in her career as an assistant. She also shares tips on self-care [...]

2021-04-06T15:04:34-05:00March 14, 2021|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 105: Kathy Goughenour – Founder of Virtual Expert Training

After finding the courage to say "bye-bye" to her corporate marketing career, Kathy Goughenour built a 6-figure virtual assistant business from her tiny house in the middle of a forest. In this episode, Kathy shares her story about leaving a fortune 500 company to start her own virtual assistant business. She has a lot of great tips on working remotely, running your own business, [...]

2021-02-27T10:35:36-06:00March 7, 2021|Podcast|