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 [...]

2023-09-30T16:06:54-05:00June 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 [...]

2023-09-30T16:01:26-05:00May 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 [...]

2023-09-30T15:53:41-05:00May 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 [...]

2023-09-30T15:42:33-05:00March 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 [...]

2023-09-30T15:41:18-05:00March 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 [...]

2023-09-30T15:36:47-05:00February 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|

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 [...]

2023-09-30T15:32:51-05:00January 2, 2022|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 138: How to Take Charge of Your Career with Paige McPheely (CEO at Base) and Llewellyn Gravely (Lead EABP at 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. [...]

2023-09-30T14:21:02-05:00October 24, 2021|Leadership, Podcast|