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Ep #62: Meagan Strout – Founding Partner and CEO of Elevate Leadership Support Advisors

Meagan Strout is Founding Partner and CEO of Elevate Leadership Support Advisors – the leading provider of recruitment, management consulting, and career development training for administrative professionals, here in the U.S. Meagan shares a ton of amazing tips on interviewing for a job, crafting a resume, and compensation for assistants. Enjoy our conversation and be sure to check out Elevate's upcoming webinar schedule here. [...]

2020-05-26T15:10:39-05:00May 24, 2020|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Crafting the Perfect Resume

To be honest, I’ve never had to submit a resume. I’ve always landed my jobs through people I know. When I was between my current and previous jobs, I put together a very professional resume, but I ended up not even using it for my current role. I’ve hired assistants and reviewed hundreds of resumes in my role, however, so I do know enough to [...]

2020-04-23T20:01:38-05:00April 16, 2020|Hiring an Assistant, Resources|

Ep #48: Sandra Lewis – Founder and CEO of Boldly

One of my favorite things about hosting a podcast is speaking with people all over the world. My guest in Episode 48, Sandra Lewis, was in France while we were chatting. Gotta love technology! Sandra is Founder and CEO of Boldly, a subscription based remote executive assistant company. We talk about interview questions for assistants, company culture, thoughts on making the transition from in-office [...]

2020-02-16T11:43:24-06:00February 16, 2020|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep #43: Nick Loper – Founder of Side Hustle Nation and Author of Virtual Assistant Assistant

I'm a firm believer in having multiple streams of income, or "Side Hustles," so I'm very excited for this episode! Nick Loper runs sidehustlenation.com and hosts the award winning Side Hustle Show podcast, which features new part-time business ideas each week. One of Nick's many side hustles is his reviews website virtualassistantassistant.com where he gathers reviews for the top VA firms. He's also author of [...]

2020-01-11T12:42:25-06:00January 12, 2020|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep #32: Bryan Miles – CEO and Co-Founder of BELAY Solutions


Bryan Miles is an entrepreneur, husband, father, backpacker, mountain climber, mentor, and writer. In addition, he’s the CEO and Co-Founder of BELAY, a premium staffing company serving businesses all over the U.S. I’ve come to know Bryan over the last few years and have watched BELAY (Formerly EAHelp) continue to grow. A couple of my good friends have a BELAY Virtual Assistant and they [...]

2020-04-21T08:25:29-05:00October 27, 2019|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep #12: Paige McPheely and Crystal Esquivel from Base – A Software Built by and for EAs

What do you get when you mix a co-founder of a remote Executive Assistant agency with a long-time, rockstar EA? A new startup company building software specifically for EAs. In today's episode, I chat with two amazing women running an exciting new startup building a software platform for assistants. I'm joined by Base CEO and CoFounder, Paige McPheely, as well as Base's Chief of [...]

2019-06-23T16:55:00-05:00June 2, 2019|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Stop Making Excuses Not to Hire an Assistant

Many executives, business owners, pastors, and entrepreneurs struggle with the difficult decision of whether or not to hire an assistant. If that’s you, I get it. There are a lot of things to consider. As I talk to leaders working through this decision, I hear many excuses for why they don’t think they need an assistant. So, I thought I’d list out the most [...]

2020-04-21T08:26:33-05:00October 6, 2017|Hiring an Assistant|

How To Onboard A New Assistant

How do you onboard a new assistant? Or how do you onboard a new CEO? Great questions! The first six weeks of my job as Executive Assistant to the CEO/Co-Founder of a new artificial intelligence software company was hectic – as is the case with most startups – but overall it went well. This is a post I wrote while in the thick of the [...]

2018-10-31T02:18:14-05:00February 16, 2017|Hiring an Assistant|

Hiring an Assistant? Here Are 6 Questions to Ask Each Applicant

Finding the right assistant can be very difficult. Hiring the wrong assistant can be a major setback. But how do you discern the great applicants from the not-so-great? The key is knowing the right questions to ask during the interview process. Source: Gratisography 6 Questions to Ask Your Potential Assistant These six questions are specifically designed to help you discern whether or [...]

2016-11-11T18:04:36-06:00November 15, 2016|Hiring an Assistant|
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