For Executives and their Assistants

Ep #59: Debbie Gross – Former Chief Executive Assistant to the CEO of Cisco

Debbie Gross is an author, trainer and coach in administrative excellence with over 30 years working in the field. Debbie shares the story of how she ended up working with John Chambers, the former CEO of Cisco. She was employee number 564 when she started, and when she left Cisco, they had over 73,000 employees. Debbie also talks about a "3 D" technique she [...]

2020-05-02T17:27:08-05:00May 3, 2020|Podcast|

Ep #58: Ebony Belhumeur on Remote Work and Respect in the Workplace

Ebony Belhumeur works as EA to the CEO of a company in California, but lives in France. She has 3 young kids and some great advice on working remotely. Ebony also talks about getting the respect you deserve, anticipating your executive's needs, managing an email inbox, and more. She's also founder of The Assistant's List so check out her resources for assistants. ONLINE COURSE: [...]

2020-04-26T10:37:24-05:00April 26, 2020|Podcast|

Ep #57: Renee Viens – EA to CEO of Bullhorn

Renee Viens is a mom to two growing boys, and an EA living and working in the Boston area with 20 years of experience–15 of them in the C-suite. Enjoy my conversation with Renee as we talk about burnout, professional development, building a strong partnership with your executive, and more. 50% OFF Assistant's Guide Online Courses To celebrate Administrative Professionals' Day, we're offering 50% [...]

2020-04-18T14:48:40-05:00April 19, 2020|Podcast|

Crafting the Perfect Resume

To be honest, I’ve never had to submit a resume. I’ve always landed my jobs through people I know. When I was between my current and previous jobs, I put together a very professional resume, but I ended up not even using it for my current role. I’ve hired assistants and reviewed hundreds of resumes in my role, however, so I do know enough to [...]

2020-04-23T20:01:38-05:00April 16, 2020|Hiring an Assistant, Resources|

Email Management Tactics for Leader Assistants

Despite the technological advances of spam and junk filters, dozens of pointless emails still reach your executive’s inbox every day. Your company doesn’t want to pay your executive to sift through junk emails. Additionally, even after you and the spam filters declutter your executive’s inbox, the remaining emails don’t necessarily need your executive’s attention. Source: Gratisography.com There are some emails you can [...]

2020-04-13T20:43:09-05:00April 13, 2020|Productivity|

Ep #56: Suzanne Daniels – Executive Assistant at LinkedIn

Suzanne Daniels is a former opera singer turned career executive assistant. She has extensive experience in providing the highest level of service in New York & Internationally. Suzanne talks about what it means to see yourself as a career executive assistant, how to manage an inbox, putting together a business case when asking for professional development, and building a company culture. I appreciate Suzanne's [...]

2020-04-04T10:50:33-05:00April 12, 2020|Podcast|

Ep #55: Libby Moore – Former Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey

Libby Moore is an international speaker, executive coach, consultant and founder of LoveX Global. Prior to this, Libby was Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to Oprah Winfrey. Libby shares a bit of her life story, including the behind-the-scenes story of how she ended up working with Oprah. Libby's energy and curiosity was so contagious she had me talking about parts of my story [...]

2020-06-22T20:38:21-05:00April 5, 2020|Podcast|

Ep #54: Trivinia Barber – Founder and CEO of Priority VA

In this episode, Trivinia Barber (CEO of Priority VA, and former assistant to Michael Hyatt and Amy Porterfield) shares advice on working remotely, running a company of VAs, and much more. Trivinia and I talk about the dehumanizing interactions assistants can have, building a culture with virtual team members, how to say no in a kind and professional way, how to find clients, what [...]

2020-03-29T11:14:18-05:00March 29, 2020|Podcast|

Ep #53: Cheryl Dyer on Working Remotely and Security

Cheryl Dyer is currently the Executive Assistant to the CMO of Sophos, Inc. and has over 30 years of administrative experience, primarily in the tech industry. In this episode, Cheryl shares tips on working from home which is certainly a hot topic these days. She also talks about the importance of security and what assistants can do to ensure we don't compromise our executive's [...]

2020-03-22T17:31:17-05:00March 22, 2020|Podcast, Productivity, Resources|
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