Ep 177: Andrew Reeves – Executive Assistant to the COO at Reddit

Andrew Reeves is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer at Reddit. He brings over 13 years of administrative experience to the table. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Andrew shares a bit of his career journey, talks about being a thought partner with your executive, cultivating connection in a remote work environment, and walks us through 4 pillars to leverage [...]

2022-09-29T10:15:17-05:00July 24, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 173: Cher Heard on Managing an Administrative Support Team

Cher Heard is the Client Infrastructure and Support Manager at an Investment Management Firm in Kansas City, MO. Her role is as diverse as the team of people she manages and supports. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, I talk with Cher about her story, the unique way her team of administrative support professionals is structured, how they support each other, and [...]

2022-09-29T10:16:26-05:00June 26, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 170: Kristine Valenzuela – Chief of Staff and EA to CEO

Kristine Valenzuela has over 20 years of experience as an executive assistant and chief of staff in several industries. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, I talk with Kristine about what makes an assistant a leader, how to identify leadership strengths, the difference between chief of staff and EA, and more. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Leadership is about making others better as a result [...]

2022-09-29T10:16:45-05:00June 5, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 167: Kate Wilkes – Chief People Officer at Happen to Your Career

Mom, wife, and high performer, Kate Wilkes is an executive assistant who found work she loves, with a leader who poured into her. Kate is moving out of her EA role and into a Chief People Officer role doing work she loves. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Kate walks us through her career path from EA to Chief People Officer, shares [...]

2022-09-29T10:17:35-05:00May 15, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 166: Monique Helstrom on How to Have Tough Conversations

Through her years as a fierce type-A, Monique Helstrom has sharpened her ability to take large complex problems and break them down into bite-sized, achievable nuggets which she now uses in her consulting and speaking business. This bonus episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast is from a recent Leader Assistant Zoom Chat where Monique joined us to talk about how to have tough conversations [...]

2022-05-08T10:20:40-05:00May 8, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 160: Jennifer Lopez – Executive Assistant to CEO and Author of Chief Executive Mom

Jennifer Lopez is an author, executive assistant and executive office liaison, and mom to 4 kids. In this episode, Jennifer talks about work/life balance, writing a book, growing a personal brand, what it means to be an executive office liaison, and much more! LEADERSHIP QUOTE Connect to a compelling cause with your heart, not your head. Then fasten your seatbelt because your life will [...]

2022-09-29T10:18:26-05:00March 27, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 159: Nellie Jacob – Longtime Executive Assistant and Strengths Coach

Nellie Jacob is a certified Strengthsfinder coach and longtime executive assistant in Toronto, Canada. In this episode, Nellie talks about the evolution of the role, how to take the pulse of your executive, organization and team, leading with empathy, and becoming aware of your strengths. Enjoy the conversation and don't forget to checkout the Assistants LEAD animation video here. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Leadership is about [...]

2022-09-29T10:18:31-05:00March 20, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 156: Freya Robertson – Executive Assistant to the CEO at Progeny

Freya Robertson graduated University at 21 and has worked as a Team Assistant, PA and EA in various large corporations and smaller boutique/start up businesses. In this episode, Freya talks about emotional intelligence, the importance of professional relationships, minute taking, working with executives that aren't used to working with an assistant, and finding your voice at the table. LEADERSHIP QUOTES Everything in life is [...]

2022-02-28T07:42:02-06:00February 27, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 152: Goals for Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals

Goal setting can be intimidating. Will you set goals you can't reach? Will you set goals that are too easy and show your executive you're not ambitious enough? What if your stretch goals distract you from getting your job done? In this episode, I share an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant, where my friend Jillian [...]

2022-01-29T09:50:22-06:00January 30, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

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|