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Libby Moore on Dreams, Letting Go, and Landing the Job as Oprah Winfrey’s Chief of Staff

What does it take to land a job with Oprah Winfrey? Libby Moore was lucky enough to realize her dreams and work side-by-side as Oprah's chief of staff for years. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Libby had a decade-spanning career as an assistant to Maury Povich, Jane Wenner at Rolling Stone, and, of course, Oprah. These days she encourages others to unlock their [...]

2021-10-12T12:13:02-05:00October 12, 2021|Leadership|

Ep 136: Nick Ginsburg on Authenticity and Community

Nick Ginsburg is a passionate and innovative Executive Assistant and mental health advocate. By day he is the Executive Assistant to the Provost and Senior Vice-President at Monash University and by night he is the host of The Open Drive Podcast and Founder of The Collective, a judgment-free community for administrative professionals worldwide. Nick and I talk about authenticity, building and cultivating a community, [...]

2021-10-07T16:09:18-05:00October 10, 2021|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 135: Tarah J – Executive Assistant to the CMO at PODS

Tarah J is the executive assistant to the chief marketing officer at PODS. She has over 10 years of administrative support experience, including many years at Estée Lauder Companies in New York. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Tarah shares her EA career story, tips for leading your executive(s), and advice for new assistants. I really enjoyed Tarah's energy and passion for [...]

2021-10-03T19:34:20-05:00October 3, 2021|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 134: Shayanne Wright – Co-Founder and CEO of Office Otter

Shayanne Wright is a Los Angeles based two time startup builder. Currently, she helps executive assistants manage and measure the right tasks in company operations while getting them off the craziness of Email/ Slack/ Calendar and onto the Office Otter software. This enables them to send tasks in one click, organize their task list, and get real time insights on their reports. In this [...]

2021-09-25T09:57:35-05:00September 26, 2021|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 133: Why I Chose the Rope and Carabiner Image for the Cover of The Leader Assistant Book

Ever since my book, The Leader Assistant came out, people have asked me why I chose to use an image of a climbing rope and carabiner for the book's cover. Well, I'm glad you asked. In this episode, I share a recording from my book (The Leader Assistant) launch party where I walk through the multiple meanings of the rope and carabiner image. I [...]

2021-09-11T12:34:27-05:00September 19, 2021|Leadership, Podcast, Resources|

Ep 132: It’s Lonely at the Top (For Assistants Too)

Do you ever feel alone in your role as an assistant? Have you ever experienced dehumanizing moments as people seem to look through you, to your executive? 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 the loneliness assistants can feel, as well as the dehumanization of our role. [...]

2021-09-11T12:36:48-05:00September 12, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 131: Luiza Schneider – Executive Assistant at Schaeffler South America

After some interesting professional and international experiences that helped her acquire many of the skills for her job as an EA, Luiza Schneider achieved career fulfillment in the administrative profession, which she has been performing in for 15 years. Luiza currently works as Executive Assistant for Schaeffler South America. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Luiza talks about the importance of prioritizing [...]

2021-09-04T11:56:54-05:00September 5, 2021|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ann Hiatt on What It Takes to Be an Executive Assistant

In 2002, Ann Hiatt was fresh out of college, starting her first post-university job supporting Jeff Bezos’ at Amazon in Seattle. This position, one she would hold for the next three years, would change the trajectory of her whole life. It would also entirely shift her understanding of the scope and potential of the executive assistant role, a topic that now plays a big [...]

2021-08-30T16:22:23-05:00August 30, 2021|Leadership|

Ep 130: Alissa Stearman (Executive Business Partner at sweetgreen) and Alexa Gundermann (Executive Business Partner at Tack Advisors)

This episode is special because 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 one of their recent webinars called "Admin Leader in Action!" Meagan hosts an engaging conversation with Tack Advisors' Executive Business Partner, Alexa Gundermann and Alissa Stearman, Executive Business Partner to the CEO and [...]

2021-08-30T09:32:48-05:00August 29, 2021|Leadership, Podcast|