Ep 278: Dawn Marraccino on Recovering from Burnout

Dawn Marraccino is a seasoned executive assistant with over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Dawn talks about being a strategic partner as an executive assistant, living on a sailboat, and shares her journey toward burnout – and her recovery from it. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind. – Brené Brown CONNECT [...]

2024-04-10T16:48:54-05:00June 30, 2024|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 238: Concetta Green – Chief of Staff at Harvard Business Publishing

Concetta M. Green is a proud native of Boston, MA and has been a trusted advisor to executives in various industries for well over 10 years. In this episode, Concetta talks about diving head-first into ambiguity, overcoming the anxiety of working for a well-known brand, being a recovering workaholic, and showing up as your authentic self. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Love is in the details. – [...]

2023-10-05T20:05:37-05:00September 24, 2023|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 233: Victoria Leech on Facilitating Meetings, Dealing with Stress and Burnout, and the Difference Between an Executive Assistant and a Chief of Staff

Victoria Leech is the Chief of Staff at Phoenix Hydrogen where she spends her time leading strategic initiatives in the renewable energy sector. Victoria also has career experience in the tech industry. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast with Jeremy Burrows, Victoria talks about meeting facilitation, dealing with stress and burnout, and tools and frameworks of a successful executive assistant. LEADERSHIP QUOTE [...]

2023-10-05T16:22:29-05:00August 20, 2023|Avoiding Burnout, Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 219: Annie Croner on Burnout, Boundaries, Confidence, and Detaching Your Worth from Your Work

Annie Croner is the founder and CEO of Whole Assistant, an online platform & community, formed to provide a positive place where assistants can go to transform their lives and level up their careers. Annie was originally on this show back in 2019 (Episode 26), and I’m excited to have her back! As a heads up, this episode is a bit out of the [...]

2023-09-29T09:32:49-05:00May 14, 2023|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 214: Hallie Warner – Co-Author of The Founder & The Force Multiplier: How Entrepreneurs and Executive Assistants Achieve More Together

Hallie Warner was my guest on episode 17 and I’m super excited to have her back on the show! Hallie serves as Chief of Staff to the Founder and CEO of Adam Hergenrother Companies. She is also the co-author of The Founder & The Force Multiplier: How Entrepreneurs and Executive Assistants Achieve More Together. In this episode, Hallie talks about the importance of personal [...]

2023-09-30T21:20:06-05:00April 9, 2023|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast, Resources|

Ep 213: Camryn Pickworth on Setting Boundaries, Team Building, and Launching a VA Business

Camryn Pickworth is the founder of The First Pick VA Group, a successful virtual assistant business. In this episode, Camryn shares her story of launching her virtual assistant business in the middle of a pandemic – and at the age of 21. She also talks about setting boundaries, ethical “freelanceship,” team building, and overcoming childhood trauma and shaping it into a successful future. LEADERSHIP [...]

2023-09-30T21:18:22-05:00April 2, 2023|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 198: Mary Ryan – Executive Business Partner at Stitch

Mary Ryan is a 2nd generation, seasoned executive assistant with nearly 15 years experience supporting c-level executives primarily in the tech industry. She currently supports the CEO of Stitch, a digital marketing consultancy. In this episode, Mary talks about work / life balance, how to strengthen your relationship with your executive, setting and respecting boundaries, and more. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Empathy is being concerned about [...]

2023-09-30T20:08:57-05:00December 18, 2022|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 194: Amber Sullivan on Balancing the Demands of a Fast-Paced Work Environment With a Fast-Paced Home Life

Amber Sullivan is a career EA with more than 15 years of experience supporting c-suite and senior executives. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Amber talks about leading a team of assistants, working with admins who lack ambition, balancing the demands of a fast-paced work environment with a fast-paced home life, and being honest during the interview process. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Management is [...]

2023-09-30T20:01:14-05:00November 20, 2022|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 190: 5 Antidotes to Burnout for Executive Assistants

Exercising self-care is the key to long-term sustainability. If you don't take care of yourself, you'll eventually burn out. This episode features an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant. In this chapter, I walk through five habits or "antidotes" that are crucial not just for recovery, but also for shielding your career against future stressors that [...]

2022-10-08T09:57:19-05:00October 23, 2022|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 188: Joanna Mitchell – Author of The Healthy Virtual Assistant

Joanna Mitchell is the author of The Healthy Virtual Assistant, a book she authored from her experience founding a virtual assistant service for the health and wellness industry. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Joanna talks about the process of becoming a virtual assistant/freelancer, choosing a niche, tips for improving your written communication, and making the transition from corporate to freelance. Also, [...]

2023-09-30T19:31:47-05:00October 9, 2022|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|