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Ep 131: Luiza Schneider – Executive Assistant at Schaeffler South America

After some interesting professional and international experiences that helped her acquire many of the skills for her job as an EA, Luiza Schneider achieved career fulfillment in the administrative profession, which she has been performing in for 15 years. Luiza currently works as Executive Assistant for Schaeffler South America. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Luiza talks about the importance of prioritizing [...]

2021-09-04T11:56:54-05:00September 5, 2021|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 119: Ruth Kilah on Prioritizing Your Health and Maximizing Productivity

Ruth Kilah is the Founder and CEO of Hoxton Hyde, a workshop and online course provider that helps assistants increase their productivity and prioritize work life balance. In this episode, Ruth and I discuss recognizing burnout, setting up and communicating boundaries with our executives, and how productivity improves when we slow down and prioritize our health and wellbeing. THIS EPISODE'S SPONSOR SwipedOn is the [...]

2021-05-27T12:05:28-05:00June 13, 2021|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 107: Deborah Mendes on Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Deborah Mendes is a senior executive assistant with 20 years experience supporting high level executives in large global companies. In this episode, Deborah shares her tips on managing constant interruptions, self-care, self-awareness, and health and wellness in the workplace. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Every CEO should look into a preventive way of approaching workplace well-being and sick leave management. - Yann Toutant, CEO of Econcom NL [...]

2021-04-06T14:35:37-05:00March 21, 2021|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep 106: Carissa Burgett on Empathy, Self-Care, and Managing Chronic Pain

Carissa Burgett has years of experience as an assistant at the C-suite level, and she’s passionate about being a strategic business partner and mentor to fellow admins. For her entire life, Carissa has had severe chronic pain. In this episode, she shares how she manages the pain while maintaining focus and professionalism in her career as an assistant. She also shares tips on self-care [...]

2021-04-06T15:04:34-05:00March 14, 2021|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep #89: Diana Faz – Executive Assistant and Global EA Mentor

Diana Faz is a seasoned, top level assistant with 15+ years of experience, a global EA mentor and advocate, and an all-around amazing person. Diana opens up about her experience with burnout during the pandemic, and also shares practical tips on managing email, networking, leading a team of admins, and anticipating your executive's needs. Enjoy our conversation! Note: The quote Diana references at the [...]

2020-11-15T10:07:17-06:00November 15, 2020|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep #66: Lindsay Robinson – Executive Assistant at LinkedIn

Lindsay Robinson spent 11 years as an assistant at the NBA, and is currently an Executive Assistant at LinkedIn. Lindsay talks about what it’s like to work for LinkedIn, how to improve your LinkedIn profile, being honest when you make mistakes, asking for help, and tips on self-care and avoiding burnout. Enjoy! LEADERSHIP QUOTE Failing to plan, is planning to fail. - Benjamin Franklin [...]

2020-06-20T21:57:40-05:00June 21, 2020|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep #42: Amanda Vinci – CEO and Founder of The EA Institute

My first interview episode of 2020 is with Amanda Vinci, Founder and CEO of The EA Institute. It was fun interviewing Amanda from the other side of the world (she’s in Melbourne, Australia, I’m in St. Louis, MO). Amanda is an internationally accredited coach and trainer, Meta Dynamics Practitioner, Accredited EDISC Consultant, and International Keynote Speaker. We talk about mentors, mistakes, recognizing and avoiding [...]

2020-01-05T11:34:42-06:00January 5, 2020|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep #38: Lucy Brazier – CEO of Marcham Publishing, Publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine


Welcome to Episode 38, Leader Assistants! I'm very excited to share my conversation with the wonderful Lucy Brazier, CEO of Marcham Publishing, Publishers of Executive Secretary Magazine. I had the honor of finally meeting Lucy in person in Atlanta at her Executive Secretary Live event, and she was even more wonderful in person. She's even invited me to speak at Executive Secretary Live in [...]

2019-12-08T09:55:50-06:00December 8, 2019|Avoiding Burnout, Podcast|

Ep #34: Emily Burley – President of Executive Leadership Support (ELS)

Emily Burley is President of Executive Leadership Support (ELS), headquartered in Chicago, IL. ELS puts on amazing events for assistants, and I’m excited to share this episode with you. Emily talks about why she started ELS and gives us an inside look at the many ways they help assistants around the world. She also shares practical tips on how to ask for professional development [...]

2019-11-05T16:29:55-06:00November 10, 2019|Avoiding Burnout, 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|