Ep 141: Michelle Bowditch – Founder of Door20a

Michelle Bowditch has several years of experience as an executive assistant, and also many years of experience managing events. She currently runs Door20a, a tech consulting agency, and recently founded the Australian Admin Awards. In this episode, Michelle shares her executive assistant career story, and talks about how to anticipate your executive's needs, the importance of elevating respect and recognition for the assistant profession, [...]

2021-11-14T09:39:31-06:00November 14, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 140: Tessa Young – Executive Assistant at Southeast Christian Church

Tessa Young is an executive assistant in Louisville, KY who enjoys learning new tips and tricks to better support her leaders and teams. In this episode, Tessa shares a bit of her story working in a non-profit as an executive assistant. She talks about leading a development program for over 25 assistants in her organization, tips for leading a team of assistants, and how [...]

2021-11-14T13:01:04-06:00November 7, 2021|Podcast|

Ep 139: Crystal Esquivel & Alessandra Thomas – Cofounders of Cleverly

Crystal Esquivel and Alessandra Thomas are longtime executive assistants who co-founded the Cleverly newsletter, where they love to curate resources for the EA community, create tools and downloads to share, and encourage positive, confident workstyles. In this episode, Crystal and Alessandra share a bit about their experience as assistants and give us a glimpse of what it's like to work as a team. Of [...]

2021-10-25T20:27:35-05:00October 31, 2021|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 138: How to Take Charge of Your Career with Paige McPheely (CEO, Base) and Llewellyn Gravely (Lead EABP, Uber)

I'm very excited to share this conversation between Paige McPheely (CEO of Base - the first software for modern assistants) and Llewellyn Gravely (Lead Executive Assistant Business Partner to the Global Head of Uber for Business) from a recent webinar Base hosted called "How to Take Charge of Your Career and Make it Your Own." There is no one-size-fits-all career path for executive assistants. [...]

2021-10-25T10:57:37-05:00October 24, 2021|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 137: Being Confident as an Executive Assistant

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 how executive assistants can cultivate a deep-rooted confidence. I hope this episode helps you develop the confidence of a game-changing, Leader Assistant. THIS EPISODE'S SPONSOR Turn your messages into tasks with Office Otter! CONNECT WITH JEREMY My LinkedIn My book [...]

2021-10-15T16:49:30-05:00October 17, 2021|Podcast, Resources|

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|