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Ep 199: Sarah Howson on Recruiting Red Flags, Resumes, and Networking

Sarah Howson is a former career assistant with over twenty years of c-suite level experience. Sarah has a passion for building relationships and connecting assistants. Sarah and I chat about her career journey, navigating life challenges while at work, red flags in the recruitment process, networking as an assistant, tips for updating your resume, and stepping out of your comfort zone. LEADERSHIP QUOTE I've [...]

2022-11-26T13:51:06-06:00December 25, 2022|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast, Resources|

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, [...]

2022-10-01T21:54:39-05:00October 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 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 176: Sona Movsesian – Assistant to Conan O’Brien and Author of The World’s Worst Assistant

Sona Movsesian is an executive assistant, author and media personality. She has been the personal and executive assistant of talk show host Conan O'Brien since 2009 and was featured in many of the show's segments. She currently cohosts the Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend podcast. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Sona shares the story of how she got the job [...]

2022-07-13T20:45:27-05:00July 17, 2022|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 175: Don Harms – CEO and Founder of Emmre

Don Harms is the CEO and founder of Emmre, a software tool that helps assistants and their executives maximize their strategic partnership. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Don shares his story of hiring his first assistant and how that hire changed his career. He also shares what he calls a "1 job, 2 people" mindset, dives into the power of the [...]

2022-09-29T10:15:54-05:00July 10, 2022|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 161: Alicia Fairclough – Executive Assistant to Co-Founder at Uncapped and Founder of EA How To

Alicia Fairclough is Executive Assistant to Asher Ismail, Co-Founder of Uncapped. She is also the Founder of EA How To. In this episode, Alicia shares her story of becoming an executive assistant, why she started EA How To, the power of community, and how to remain productive while working from home. LEADERSHIP QUOTE It is not fair to ask of others what you are [...]

2022-09-29T10:18:23-05:00April 3, 2022|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 155: Erin Sizer – Executive Assistant to the CSO

Erin Sizer has over 20 years of experience in the administrative field – mostly in small companies and startups across several industries. She's worked in the biotech industry for the last five years. In this episode, Erin talks about networking, being picky when job searching, and how she's grown personally and professionally through her experience as a Leader Assistant Membership subscriber. LEADERSHIP QUOTE Nothing [...]

2022-02-28T07:41:32-06:00February 20, 2022|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 154: Crafting the Perfect Resume for Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals

Your resume is an 8.5-by-11 inch piece of paper (or digital PDF) that recruiters force you to use as a means of marketing yourself to them. No emojis. No gifs. Not even color. Just black and white. Period. How are you supposed to stand out in a crowded marketplace in which everyone's resumes look so similar? This episode features an excerpt from my audiobook, The [...]

2022-02-12T10:17:35-06:00February 13, 2022|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast, Resources|

Ep 153: Networking for Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals

No one, not even your best friend, has the ability to understand what we (assistants) go through. - Monique Helstrom In this episode, I share an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant, where I share a bit about my journey from no network, to a thriving network of assistants all over the world. Check out the [...]

2022-02-05T09:48:55-06:00February 6, 2022|Podcast, Resources|