Ep 207: Deedee Benyi on Understanding the Business and Supporting Multiple Executives

Deedee Benyi is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Data Scientist at The Hartford. She came to this role after a varied career path including Automotive Service Management in addition to Real Estate and Vacation Planning in the USVI. In this episode, Deedee talks about how to understand the business so you can better support your executive team, supporting multiple executives, creating a professional [...]

2023-09-30T20:33:14-05:00February 19, 2023|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 201: Claire Haye – Assistant to General Manager at Amazon UK

Claire Haye has worked in the public sector for a local council, profit for purpose within Social Housing and now in the private sector at Amazon. She has been in roles where she is the only Assistant but also led a team of more than 80 people. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Claire talks about owning your career, building your personal [...]

2023-09-30T20:17:06-05:00January 8, 2023|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 197: Nancy Kingery – EA to CEO at Illinois Mutual

Nancy Kingery is the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO at Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company in Peoria, IL. Nancy has over 25 years of experience supporting C-Suite level executives in 3 unique and completely different industries. In this episode, Nancy and I talk about creating culture, leading from an often “invisible” leadership role, and working with an executive who has never had [...]

2023-09-30T20:07:10-05:00December 11, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 191: Sashai Yhukutwana on Overcoming Doubt and Remaining Curious

Sashai Yhukutwana has a variety of work experiences and is currently an executive assistant living with her partner and working in Johannesburg, South Africa. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Sashai and I have a fun conversation about seeing yourself as a leader, remaining curious, and overcoming doubt. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have [...]

2023-09-30T19:37:09-05:00October 30, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 187: Jamie Vanek on Restoring Respectability to the Assistant Role

Jamie Vanek made the unexpected career leap from teaching to construction in 2007 and discovered a passion for project management and team leadership. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Jamie shares her career journey and talks about dismantling the stigma around support roles, rethinking administrative structure in small businesses, and restoring respectability to the assistant role. I hope you enjoy our conversation, [...]

2023-09-30T19:28:40-05:00October 2, 2022|Leadership, Podcast, Resources|

Ep 185: Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

As an assistant, one of your highest priorities is to manage your executive's most valuable asset – their time. If you look at your role through this lens, then you'll stop viewing "calendar management" as an uninteresting part of your job. This episode features an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant. In this chapter, I cover managing [...]

2022-09-10T10:49:57-05:00September 18, 2022|Leadership, Podcast, Resources|

Ep 184: How to Build a Winning Partnership with Your Executive

As an executive assistant, your relationship with your executive should be professional, strategic, and mutually supportive. Your goal is to help them succeed, and their goal is to help you succeed. After all, if you succeed, they will. This episode features an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant. In this practical and challenging chapter, I cover how [...]

2022-09-03T15:36:43-05:00September 11, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 178: Lynn Walder on Detaching Your Worth from Your Work

Lynn Walder utilizes her 20+ years of executive administration experience across 10 different industries to support the organizational, psychosocial & leadership learning aspects of Founder CEOs (and their Executive Leadership Teams) with their business-building journeys. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Lynn and I chat about her career and personal experience working closely with founder CEOs. We explore topics like emotional and [...]

2022-09-29T10:14:51-05:00July 31, 2022|Leadership, Podcast, Resources|

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 [...]

2023-09-30T18:35:51-05:00July 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 [...]

2023-09-30T16:12:56-05:00June 26, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|