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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 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 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 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|

Ep 255: Maggie Olson Walks Through the Nova Chief of Staff Course

Maggie Olson is founder and instructor at Nova Chief of Staff. As the Chief of Staff to a President at a Fortune 40 company—a multibillion-dollar business with 5,000+ employees—Maggie built the president’s Chief of Staff model from the ground up to create a highly successful team, drove efficiencies, and established executive back-office structure that will be in place for years to come. In this [...]

2024-01-16T11:49:36-06:00January 21, 2024|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 247: Email Management for Executive Assistants

This episode features an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant. In this chapter, I cover tactics for managing your own email inbox, as well as your executive's. I've used these tactics for years and still find them helpful in my current EA to CEO role. Of course, I'd love to hear your email tips and tricks as [...]

2023-11-12T10:24:04-06:00November 26, 2023|Podcast, Resources|

The Tools I Use to Run My Business

I launched my side hustle business in 2016 and this website (goburrows.com aka leaderassistant.com) was one of the first pieces of the puzzle. Through several years of trial and error and plenty of ups and downs, the business has grown from a bare-bones website, to a thriving community, an extensive resource hub, and a profitable business. The best part? I've had the honor and [...]

2024-06-10T12:04:42-05:00November 22, 2023|Resources|

Ep 246: Jared Kleinert – CEO of Offsite

Jared Kleinert is the Founder/CEO of Offsite. Jared is also a TED speaker, 3x award-winning author, and USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial" who has helped organize hundreds of events for over 30,000 attendees. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Jared Kleinert shares tips on offsite planning, networking, and remote work. LEADERSHIP QUOTE To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice [...]

2023-11-30T16:03:35-06:00November 19, 2023|Podcast, Resources|

Ep 239: Lucy Brazier – Author of The Modern-Day Assistant

Lucy Brazier, OBE, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the administrative profession. Lucy is author of The Modern-Day Assistant: Build Your Influence and Boost Your Potential, as well as the CEO of Marcham Publishing, a global force synonymous with world-class conferences and training. In this episode, Lucy talks about her new book, the Global Skills Matrix for administrative assistants, and much more. [...]

2023-10-09T13:38:30-05:00October 1, 2023|Leadership, Podcast, Resources|