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Ep 272: Natalie Schaefer on 5 Common Challenges for Emerging Assistants

Natalie Schaefer is executive business partner at Aparium Hotel Group, and founder of EAPathfinder – a guidebook for Executive Assistants. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Natalie talks about five common challenges for emerging executive assistants: communication, time management, leadership and initiative, relationship building, and career development. LEADERSHIP QUOTE When people talk, listen completely. – Ernest Hemingway CONNECT WITH NATALIE Natalie on [...]

2024-03-24T14:28:56-05:00May 19, 2024|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 271: Becky Kaapuni – Sr. Executive Assistant to CEO of Salesforce AI

Becky Kaapuni has 20+ years of executive assistant experience in high-pressure and fast-paced companies, such as Salesforce, Twitter, Goldman Sachs, and BMO Capital Markets. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Becky talks about artificial intelligence, building a community of assistants, the power of networking, and cultivating a great company culture. LEADERSHIP QUOTE As we look ahead to the next century, leaders will [...]

2024-03-11T19:28:30-05:00May 12, 2024|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 270: Debbie Pringle on Launching a Learning Group for Assistants

Debbie Pringle works as the Executive Assistant to the Fire Chief for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department in south Florida. She has been in her current role for almost 10 years, and with the fire administration for more than 22 years. In this episode, Debbie talks about launching an administrative professionals learning group, as well as what it’s like to work at a Fire [...]

2024-03-11T17:11:09-05:00May 5, 2024|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 269: Beth Portesi – Lead Executive Assistant at Fivetran

Beth Portesi is a seasoned executive assistant and founder of Next Level VA, where Beth is passionate about mentoring EAs and VAs. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Beth talks about the transition from an independent contractor to an employee, “six figure habits” that make EAs invaluable assets, and valuing our time as we create more time for our executive(s). LEADERSHIP QUOTE [...]

2024-03-07T19:53:44-06:00April 28, 2024|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 268: Liliya Susong on Bridging Culture Gaps

Liliya Susong is a Senior Administrative Assistant at Nestlé North America. An immigrant to the US, she has 11+ years of experience as an EA with international companies and counting - now on the US side! In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Liliya shares her journey navigating culture gaps as an immigrant to the US, communication, networking, and working with an assistant [...]

2024-03-07T19:46:33-06:00April 21, 2024|Podcast|

Ep 267: Business Planning and Building an Effective Rhythm of Business with Maggie Olson

Maggie Olson is the Founder of Nova Chief of Staff, the premier destination for Chief of Staff education and development. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Maggie walks through business planning and building an effective rhythm of business as a strategic executive assistant and/or a chief of staff. CONNECT WITH MAGGIE Maggie on LinkedIn Nova Chief of Staff Certification Course ABOUT MAGGIE [...]

2024-03-24T11:57:43-05:00April 14, 2024|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 266: Sarah Calderon on the Strategic Partnership Between an Executive and their Assistant

Sarah Calderon is a longtime assistant and the founder of Hey, EA! - an online training platform for executive assistants. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Sarah talks about what a strategic partnership between an executive and an assistant looks like, why it’s important, and how to achieve it. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Lead with humility. CONNECT WITH SARAH Sarah on LinkedIn Visit Hey, [...]

2024-03-07T19:52:23-06:00April 7, 2024|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep 265: Wesley Tran on Seeking Learning Opportunities as an Assistant

Wesley Tran is an executive assistant, executive coach, and a longtime subscriber of The Leader Assistant Premium Membership. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Wesley talks about his young career as an assistant, how coaching and community guides him in his role, being a male in a female dominated role, and more. LEADERSHIP QUOTE The most important thing is to try and [...]

2024-04-16T17:31:37-05:00March 31, 2024|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 264: Rachel Bennett on Serving the Work

Rachel Bennett is a curious, self-motivator who loves to learn new ways to make life more efficient and effective for her executive. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Rachel talks about learning your role while onboarding an executive, communicating with an executive who travels extensively, and serving the work. LEADERSHIP QUOTE A day wasted on others is not wasted on oneself. – [...]

2024-03-05T19:11:05-06:00March 24, 2024|Podcast|

Ep 263: Fiona Young on AI and the Future of the EA Role

Fiona Young is founder of Carve, a series of live digital courses for executive assistants to learn AI, create capacity, and develop into a strategic assistant. In this episode, Fiona talks about the future of the assistant role in the age of artificial intelligence, tips on how to use AI right now, and being open to constant learning and unlearning. LEADERSHIP QUOTE If the [...]

2024-02-03T10:32:23-06:00March 17, 2024|Podcast, Resources|