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Ep 112: Karen Isaacs – Director of Administrative Staffing at The Goodkind Group

Karen Isaacs has been the Director of Administrative Staffing with The Goodkind Group since its inception in 1991. She’s been placing Executive Assistants all the while. She sets herself apart from competition by cultivating relationships to ensure the right fit. In this episode, Karen shares what she’s learned after placing thousands of EAs throughout her career. Some of the topics we chat about are [...]

2021-04-17T11:28:02-05:00April 25, 2021|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep 109: Melissa Smith – Bestselling Author and Founder of the Association of Virtual Assistants

Melissa Smith is the Founder & CEO of the Association of Virtual Assistants and The PVA. She’s also the bestselling author of Hire the Right Virtual Assistant and Become A Successful Virtual Assistant. In this episode, Melissa shares her story of transitioning to a remote executive assistant long before working from home was trendy. We discuss tips for leading well while working remotely, how [...]

2021-04-06T14:32:35-05:00April 4, 2021|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep #86: Sivan Joss – CEO and Founder of Joss Search

Sivan Joss is the founder of Joss Search, an executive support recruitment firm. She's worked in the recruitment industry for 15 years, and is passionate about helping assistants find ideal roles. In this episode, Sivan gives us a glimpse into the executive assistant recruiting world, including the interview process, compensation, crafting a resume, and more. LEADER ASSISTANT MEMBERSHIP Check out the Leader Assistant Membership [...]

2020-10-17T12:45:48-05:00October 25, 2020|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep #85: Suzy Sanders – Founder of Alchemy Virtual Assistance

Suzy Sanders has many years of experience as an executive assistant, including at the board level within a global recruitment company. She's currently founder of Alchemy Virtual Assistance, an award winning VA firm. Suzy shares a bit about her experience with burnout, what it's like running a remote business with her husband (with kiddos at home), how to stay connected and engaged as a [...]

2020-10-24T14:41:26-05:00October 18, 2020|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep #75: Amanda Christoff – CEO & Founder of Bloom Talent

Amanda Christoff is the CEO & Founder of Bloom Talent, a woman-owned boutique recruiting firm that specializes in Chief of Staff, Executive Assistant, and Startup Ops roles. Amanda has great insight on resume crafting (and the biggest mistake you can make when crafting yours), interview prep, job searching, negotiating a higher compensation package during the interview process, and how to resist burnout. Enjoy! LEADER [...]

2020-08-01T14:05:30-05:00August 16, 2020|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep #62: Meagan Strout – Founding Partner and CEO of Tack Advisors

Meagan Strout is Founding Partner and CEO of Tack Advisors (Formerly, 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 Tack Advisor's [...]

2020-07-19T11:56:05-05:00May 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 [...]

2021-05-04T13:02:20-05:00April 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|