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Ep 251: Maria Smith on the Science and Benefits of Goal-Setting

Maria Smith worked as a sales leader for Fortune 500 companies across three different industries, and now she helps leaders, employees, and organizations understand the science and benefits of goal-setting. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Maria talks about aligning your goals with your executive’s goals, balancing short-term and long-term goals, and the power of a shared vision between colleagues. LEADERSHIP QUOTE [...]

2023-12-14T18:47:47-06:00December 24, 2023|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 250: Leslie Martinez on How to Land Your Ideal EA Role

Leslie Martinez is a longtime executive assistant in the financial services industry, and is passionate about helping EAs. In this episode, Leslie talks about how to land your ideal EA role, facing your fear, telling your story, and tips on public speaking. LEADERSHIP QUOTE A leader sees greatness in other people. He nor she can be much of a leader if all she sees [...]

2023-12-14T18:45:19-06:00December 17, 2023|Podcast|

Ep 249: Izzy Gousby on Managing a Team of Assistants and Cultivating Confidence

Izzy Gousby is the manager of an executive support team, has over 25 years of experience in the administrative field, and is also a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Izzy discusses the power of networking, what it means to own your work, managing a team of executive assistants, and cultivating confidence. LEADERSHIP QUOTE The [...]

2023-12-08T19:16:23-06:00December 10, 2023|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 248: Cathy Rong – Chief of Staff for Questlove

Cathy Rong is Chief of Staff for the multi-hyphenate Questlove where she manages the artist's day-to-day professional and personal life. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Cathy talks about building community, managing up, advocating for yourself, and the difference between an EA vs a Chief of Staff. Be sure to check out my first conversation with Cathy in episode 117 of the [...]

2023-11-30T16:36:07-06:00December 3, 2023|Podcast|

Ep 247: Email Management for Executive Assistants

This episode features an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant. In this chapter, I cover tactics for managing your own email inbox, as well as your executive's. I've used these tactics for years and still find them helpful in my current EA to CEO role. Of course, I'd love to hear your email tips and tricks as [...]

2023-11-12T10:24:04-06:00November 26, 2023|Podcast, Resources|

The Tools I Use to Run My Business

I launched my side hustle business in 2016 and this website (goburrows.com aka leaderassistant.com) was one of the first pieces of the puzzle. Through several years of trial and error and plenty of ups and downs, the business has grown from a bare-bones website, to a thriving community, an extensive resource hub, and a profitable business. The best part? I've had the honor and [...]

2024-06-10T12:04:42-05:00November 22, 2023|Resources|

Ep 246: Jared Kleinert – CEO of Offsite

Jared Kleinert is the Founder/CEO of Offsite. Jared is also a TED speaker, 3x award-winning author, and USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial" who has helped organize hundreds of events for over 30,000 attendees. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Jared Kleinert shares tips on offsite planning, networking, and remote work. LEADERSHIP QUOTE To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice [...]

2023-11-30T16:03:35-06:00November 19, 2023|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 245: Natalie Lee – Senior Executive Assistant and EA Manager at Atlassian

Natalie (or Nat!) Lee is a Senior Executive Assistant and EA Manager at Atlassian, a remote-first, global software company. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Natalie shares her journey from working in HR to being an executive assistant, working at a remote-first company, and nurturing psychological safety in the workplace. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Never let the fear of striking out keep you from [...]

2023-11-13T17:49:35-06:00November 12, 2023|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 244: Andrea Shaffran on Assisting 8 Executives and Holding Multiple Roles

Andrea Shaffran is an Executive Assistant to eight executives, the District Secretary for the Board of Directors, and the Designated Election Official for the Aspen Valley Hospital District. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Andrea talks about her role supporting eight executives, and the additional roles she has in her organization, how she manages the workload, and tips for making an impact [...]

2023-11-04T10:16:40-05:00November 5, 2023|Podcast|

Ep 243: Nicole Grinnell on Delegation and Unlocking Your Productivity Potential

Nicole Grinnell took the idea of being a virtual assistant and turned it into a multimillion dollar company. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Nicole talks about the art of delegation, building a support system, being a mompreneur, and unlocking your productivity potential. CONNECT WITH NICOLE Nicole on LinkedIn Bosun Solutions Mic'd Up Booking ABOUT NICOLE Nicole Grinnell is the CEO of [...]

2023-10-09T13:46:24-05:00October 29, 2023|Podcast|