Check out the latest podcast episodes and show notes for The Leader Assistant Podcast with Jeremy Burrows.

Ep #25: Nicky Christmas – Founder of Practically Perfect PA

There are dozens of blogs and resources for assistants today, but not many have been around as long as Practically Perfect PA, and even fewer publish content on a consistent basis. In this episode, you get the honor of hearing from Nicky Christmas – the woman behind the Practically Perfect PA movement. We talk about side hustles, productivity for assistants, the nuances between a [...]

2019-09-08T13:32:18-05:00September 8, 2019|Podcast, Productivity, Resources|

Ep #24: Build a Healthy Culture by Admitting You’re Wrong

How can assistants help build a healthy culture in the workplace? We can start by owning our mistakes. Admitting you’re wrong is not easy, but it is a necessary skill to master if you want to be an impactful leader who builds a healthy culture in your workplace. I learned this valuable lesson about company culture while pushing carts at Walmart in high school, [...]

2019-08-24T11:28:33-05:00August 25, 2019|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep #23: Jess Lindgren – Host of the Ask an Assistant Podcast and EA to Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Podcast

This episode is full of valuable insight from my wonderful guest and new friend, Jess Lindgren, who has over 15 years of experience as an executive assistant – including running her own freelance EA firm for years. Jess is Founder of the Ask an Assistant podcast and Executive Assistant to Pat Flynn – best-selling author and host of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, which [...]

2019-08-17T10:41:34-05:00August 18, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #22: Melba Duncan – EA Advocate, Author, Speaker, CEO of The Duncan Group

Melba Duncan has trained assistants since before I was an EA, so I am very grateful for the opportunity to interview her on the podcast. One of the most life-changing articles I've ever read was Melba's piece in a 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review called, The Case for Executive Assistants – which is still shared far and wide by EAs all over the [...]

2019-08-13T09:35:52-05:00August 11, 2019|Leadership, Podcast|

Ep #21: Gina Cotner – CEO and Founder of Athena Executive Services

I had the pleasure of chatting with Gina Cotner, who has a team of top notch Virtual Executive Assistants at her company, Athena Executive Services. We talked about the differences between a virtual and on-site assistant, how to get clients if you're a VA, and how to set yourself apart as a high-performing EA. If you're a VA, or are considering becoming one, this [...]

2019-08-04T00:48:37-05:00August 4, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #20: 3 Tips for Scheduling Meetings

In my decade plus of experience as an executive assistant, I’ve come up with several tricks to a good system for setting up meetings that help me be efficient, helpful to others, and ultimately take control of my executive's calendar. In this episode, I take a break from interviews (don't worry, the next few episodes are some great interviews with great people!) to share [...]

2019-07-28T08:27:04-05:00July 28, 2019|Podcast, Resources|

Ep #19: Bonnie Low-Kramen on Speaking Up, Being a Celebrity’s Assistant, and Bullying in the Workplace

When I first shared the idea to start a coaching business for assistants with my friend John Ruhlin (Author of the book Giftology) he said, "Have you heard of Bonnie Low-Kramen?" I had not, so I looked her up and was so encouraged that I wasn't the only one who had the idea to help assistants be leaders! Since that day in 2016, I've [...]

2019-07-18T18:49:32-05:00July 21, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #18: Nick Ginsburg on Productivity, Managing Email, and Sharing Your Story

This episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast features Nick Ginsburg, who is Executive Assistant to the Provost and Senior VP at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. I've never met Nick before (he's in Australia, I'm in Missouri), but he took a risk and "raised his hand" to be a guest on the podcast. Because we are both EAs, it felt like we'd known each [...]

2019-07-13T22:59:19-05:00July 14, 2019|Podcast, Productivity|

Ep #17: Hallie Warner on the Chief of Staff Role, Working Too Much, and Writing a Book

As Chief of Staff, Hallie Warner works closely with the executive team to manage special projects, hire and grow talent, and maximize her executive's reach through events and strategic communication. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Hallie and I talk about the differences between an Executive Assistant and a Chief of Staff, managing interruptions, writing a book, working too much, and what [...]

2019-06-30T10:36:47-05:00July 7, 2019|Podcast|

Ep #16: Monique Helstrom – Former Chief of Simon Sinek

I had the honor of speaking with Monique Helstrom about what it means to lead as an assistant, what executives should look for in assistants, how the EA role provides so many unique opportunities to learn, and that time she got a voicemail from Will Smith. :-) Monique served as Executive Assistant to Simon Sinek – New York Times Best-Selling author and TED celebrity. [...]

2019-06-30T10:25:56-05:00June 30, 2019|Leadership, Podcast|