For Executives and their Assistants

Ep #88: Mohamed Elzomor – Cofounder and SVP of Nines

Mohamed Elzomor is a former celebrity personal trainer who worked with CEOs, billionaires, Victoria's Secret models, and royal families. He’s now Cofounder and Senior Vice President of Nines – a private membership service modernizing household staffing and management, specializing in recruiting, placing and managing top-tier service professionals in every category: childcare providers, housekeepers, chefs, drivers, tutors, personal assistants, and more. Mohamed talks about working [...]

2020-11-09T13:04:07-06:00November 8, 2020|Podcast|

Ep #87: Michelle De Guzman – EA to Gideon Yu (Co-Owner of the San Francisco 49ers, and former CFO at Facebook and Youtube)

Michelle De Guzman is executive assistant and personal assistant to Gideon Yu (Co-owner and former President of the San Francisco 49ers, and former CFO of Facebook and Youtube). I really enjoyed my conversation with Michelle and know you will too! Michelle shares the story of her first interview with Gideon, tips on working with a high profile executive (a role that's not for everyone), [...]

2020-10-24T15:18:58-05:00November 1, 2020|Podcast|

Ep #86: Sivan Joss – CEO and Founder of Joss Search

Sivan Joss is the founder of Joss Search, an executive support recruitment firm. She's worked in the recruitment industry for 15 years, and is passionate about helping assistants find ideal roles. In this episode, Sivan gives us a glimpse into the executive assistant recruiting world, including the interview process, compensation, crafting a resume, and more. LEADER ASSISTANT MEMBERSHIP Check out the Leader Assistant Membership [...]

2020-10-17T12:45:48-05:00October 25, 2020|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep #85: Suzy Sanders – Founder of Alchemy Virtual Assistance

Suzy Sanders has many years of experience as an executive assistant, including at the board level within a global recruitment company. She's currently founder of Alchemy Virtual Assistance, an award winning VA firm. Suzy shares a bit about her experience with burnout, what it's like running a remote business with her husband (with kiddos at home), how to stay connected and engaged as a [...]

2020-10-24T14:41:26-05:00October 18, 2020|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep #84: Madeleine Westerhout – Former Executive Assistant to President Donald Trump

Madeleine Westerhout landed her dream job at the White House as executive assistant to the President of the United States – and then lost the job due to a mistake on her part. In this episode, Madeleine shares how she ended up as executive assistant to President Donald Trump, what it was like working in the White House as an assistant, how she lost [...]

2020-10-10T14:39:38-05:00October 11, 2020|Podcast|

Ep #83: Viveka von Rosen – LinkedIn Expert, Author, and Cofounder

Viveka von Rosen is internationally known as the "LinkedIn Expert" and has been listed as a top social media influencer in Forbes multiple times. She works with B2B companies and executives, helping them achieve business success through the use of LinkedIn. In this episode, Viveka highlights the importance of building an online personal brand via a LinkedIn profile. She also shares ideas on what [...]

2020-10-02T16:00:07-05:00October 4, 2020|Podcast, Resources|

Ep #82: Lauren Bradley – Founder of The Officials

Lauren Bradley is the founder of The Officials, an online platform that empowers assistants through community, courses, and coaching. She is passionate about providing assistants affordable and accessible training. In this episode, Lauren talks about company culture, managing interruptions, being a strategic partner with your executive, owning mistakes, and more. Enjoy our conversation and be sure to check out The Officials here! HIMALAYA LEARNING [...]

2020-09-08T10:09:44-05:00September 27, 2020|Podcast, Resources|

Ep #81: Rowe Hoffer – Senior Assistant to the Cofounder and CEO of Mozilla

Rowe Lapiña Hoffer is the Sr. Executive Assistant to Mozilla’s co-founder and Chairwoman, Mitchell Baker. In this episode, Rowe talks about seeing our role as assistants as important and vital to our organizations, the importance of boundaries, and having the humility to help where needed versus having a sense of entitlement. We also talk about the title "assistant" and what it means to us. [...]

2020-09-07T16:41:11-05:00September 20, 2020|Podcast|

Ep #80: Alice Default – CEO and Cofounder of Double

Alice Default has spent over 6 years building productivity tools to help people work better at companies including Microsoft, Sunrise, and Front. Since 2018, Alice and her team have been laser-focused on helping CEOs and their teams get more done with Double, a modern executive assistant service that sources experienced US-based assistants and empowers them with great tech. In this episode, Alice talks about [...]

2020-09-07T15:42:22-05:00September 13, 2020|Podcast|

Ep #79: Hayley Cole – Executive Assistant at BlackRock

Hayley Cole provides EA support to the Head of EII EMEA Product Development at BlackRock. She is also the Co-Chair of GAIN EMEA, which is the professional network providing support and advocating for the administrative professionals at BlackRock. In this episode, Hayley shares tips on anticipating your executive's needs, staying productive, the importance of networking with other assistants, and how to cultivate diversity in [...]

2020-09-07T15:23:54-05:00September 6, 2020|Leadership, Podcast|
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