For Executives and their Assistants

Ep #30: Managing Ground Transportation for Your Executive with Savoya

Have you thought about improving ground transportation for your executive? If not, it's time you think twice before booking ground transportation for your executive(s). In this episode, I chat with the team from Savoya – a company that provides secure, executive ground transportation services. I have a great conversation with Meagan Gleason (Chief Operating Officer), and Dominic Miraglia (EVP of Sales & Marketing). We [...]

2019-10-13T18:25:15-05:00October 13, 2019|Podcast, Resources|

Ep #29: Eliza Bladon – EA to CTO at Lola.com and Founder of SmarterEA

Eliza Bladon is Executive Assistant to the Co-Founder and CTO of Lola.com, and also the founder of SmarterEA – a growing community of EAs on Slack.   Eliza is a leader in her company and a leader in the EA community at large so I am very excited to share our conversation with you! We talk about navigating and embracing change, finding a Llama [...]

2019-10-03T08:34:58-05:00October 6, 2019|Podcast, Resources|

Ep #28: Danielle Hill on Dealing with Conflict and Grabbing Your Seat at the Table

In this episode, I chat with Danielle Hill, former EA to the CEO of e.l.f. Beauty, as well as former EA to one of the co-founders of Pandora. Danielle and I talk about getting your seat at the table, handling conflict in the workplace, what executives can do to get more out of their assistants, and the importance of being proactive. Danielle also shares [...]

2019-09-29T11:28:39-05:00September 29, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #27: Urgent is Rarely Urgent

Calling something an “emergency” doesn’t make it a true emergency. Most things can wait. Urgent is rarely urgent. Think about the last time you received a text or phone call from your executive during your off hours. Could it have waited until you were back online to address? Most likely, the answer is yes. This episode is a reminder that urgent is rarely urgent. [...]

2019-09-18T20:58:54-05:00September 22, 2019|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep #26: Annie Croner – Founder of Whole Assistant

I love the internet. I've met so many people online I would have never met otherwise, including today's guest, Annie Croner. This episode was fun because I had already been interviewed by Annie for her website, so it was nice to return the favor and be the one asking the questions this time around. Annie founded Whole Assistant to empower and encourage assistants and [...]

2019-09-15T11:18:00-05:00September 15, 2019|Podcast, Resources|

Ep #25: Nicky Christmas – Founder of Practically Perfect PA

There are dozens of blogs and resources for assistants today, but not many have been around as long as Practically Perfect PA, and even fewer publish content on a consistent basis. In this episode, you get the honor of hearing from Nicky Christmas – the woman behind the Practically Perfect PA movement. We talk about side hustles, productivity for assistants, the nuances between a [...]

2019-09-08T13:32:18-05:00September 8, 2019|Podcast, Productivity, Resources|

Ep #24: Build a Healthy Culture by Admitting You’re Wrong

How can assistants help build a healthy culture in the workplace? We can start by owning our mistakes. Admitting you’re wrong is not easy, but it is a necessary skill to master if you want to be an impactful leader who builds a healthy culture in your workplace. I learned this valuable lesson about company culture while pushing carts at Walmart in high school, [...]

2019-08-24T11:28:33-05:00August 25, 2019|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep #23: Jess Lindgren – Host of the Ask an Assistant Podcast and EA to Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Podcast

This episode is full of valuable insight from my wonderful guest and new friend, Jess Lindgren, who has over 15 years of experience as an executive assistant – including running her own freelance EA firm for years. Jess is Founder of the Ask an Assistant podcast and Executive Assistant to Pat Flynn – best-selling author and host of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, which [...]

2019-08-17T10:41:34-05:00August 18, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #22: Melba Duncan – EA Advocate, Author, Speaker, CEO of The Duncan Group

Melba Duncan has trained assistants since before I was an EA, so I am very grateful for the opportunity to interview her on the podcast. One of the most life-changing articles I've ever read was Melba's piece in a 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review called, The Case for Executive Assistants – which is still shared far and wide by EAs all over the [...]

2019-08-13T09:35:52-05:00August 11, 2019|Leadership, Podcast|