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Ep 149: How to be a Future-Proof Executive Assistant

Are you prepared for the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution? Should you be scared your job is going to be replaced by AI someday? Yes, and no. In this episode, I share an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant, where I talk about emotional intelligence, artificial intelligence, and how executive assistants and administrative professionals can future-proof their [...]

2022-01-08T12:23:31-06:00January 9, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 148: Natasha Huynh – EA to the President at DMG MORI

Natasha Huynh (pronounced "win") is a bi-lingual executive assistant with 8+ years of international business experience in the machine tool industry supporting C-Suite Executives. In this episode, Natasha talks about the challenges of working in a cross-cultural environment, across global time zones (check out worldtimebuddy.com fyi), and how she learned to not take things personally. She also shares a bit about her experience attending [...]

2022-01-03T13:17:09-06:00January 2, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 138: How to Take Charge of Your Career with Paige McPheely (CEO, Base) and Llewellyn Gravely (Lead EABP, Uber)

I'm very excited to share this conversation between Paige McPheely (CEO of Base - the first software for modern assistants) and Llewellyn Gravely (Lead Executive Assistant Business Partner to the Global Head of Uber for Business) from a recent webinar Base hosted called "How to Take Charge of Your Career and Make it Your Own." There is no one-size-fits-all career path for executive assistants. [...]

2021-10-25T10:57:37-05:00October 24, 2021|Leadership, Podcast|

Libby Moore on Dreams, Letting Go, and Landing the Job as Oprah Winfrey’s Chief of Staff

What does it take to land a job with Oprah Winfrey? Libby Moore was lucky enough to realize her dreams and work side-by-side as Oprah's chief of staff for years. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Libby had a decade-spanning career as an assistant to Maury Povich, Jane Wenner at Rolling Stone, and, of course, Oprah. These days she encourages others to unlock their [...]

2021-10-12T12:13:02-05:00October 12, 2021|Leadership|

Ep 135: Tarah J – Executive Assistant to the CMO at PODS

Tarah J is the executive assistant to the chief marketing officer at PODS. She has over 10 years of administrative support experience, including many years at Estée Lauder Companies in New York. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Tarah shares her EA career story, tips for leading your executive(s), and advice for new assistants. I really enjoyed Tarah's energy and passion for [...]

2021-10-03T19:34:20-05:00October 3, 2021|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 133: Why I Chose the Rope and Carabiner Image for the Cover of The Leader Assistant Book

Ever since my book, The Leader Assistant came out, people have asked me why I chose to use an image of a climbing rope and carabiner for the book's cover. Well, I'm glad you asked. In this episode, I share a recording from my book (The Leader Assistant) launch party where I walk through the multiple meanings of the rope and carabiner image. I [...]

2021-09-11T12:34:27-05:00September 19, 2021|Leadership, Podcast, Resources|

Ann Hiatt on What It Takes to Be an Executive Assistant

In 2002, Ann Hiatt was fresh out of college, starting her first post-university job supporting Jeff Bezos’ at Amazon in Seattle. This position, one she would hold for the next three years, would change the trajectory of her whole life. It would also entirely shift her understanding of the scope and potential of the executive assistant role, a topic that now plays a big [...]

2021-08-30T16:22:23-05:00August 30, 2021|Leadership|

Ep 130: Alissa Stearman (Executive Business Partner at sweetgreen) and Alexa Gundermann (Executive Business Partner at Tack Advisors)

This episode is special because my friend Meagan Strout (CEO of Tack Advisors - the leading provider of management consulting and recruitment for administrative professionals) agreed to share the recording of one of their recent webinars called "Admin Leader in Action!" Meagan hosts an engaging conversation with Tack Advisors' Executive Business Partner, Alexa Gundermann and Alissa Stearman, Executive Business Partner to the CEO and [...]

2021-08-30T09:32:48-05:00August 29, 2021|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 123: Ann Hiatt – Former Executive Business Partner for Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Chief of Staff for Eric Schmidt (Google)

Ann Hiatt is a Silicon Valley veteran with 15 years of experience as the Executive Business Partner for Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon, and as Chief of Staff for Eric Schmidt, CEO/Executive Chairman of Google. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Ann shares the story of how she landed the job supporting Jeff Bezos at Amazon (after a 9 month [...]

2021-10-12T10:49:25-05:00July 11, 2021|Leadership, Podcast|