Carissa Burgett has years of experience as an assistant at the C-suite level, and she’s passionate about being a strategic business partner and mentor to fellow admins.
For her entire life, Carissa has had severe chronic pain. In this episode, she shares how she manages the pain while maintaining focus and professionalism in her career as an assistant. She also shares tips on self-care and how to have empathy in the workplace.
Elkhorn Peak Cellars is a small, family-owned vineyard and winery on the south end of the Napa Valley. Owned and operated by father/daughter duo Ken and Elise, Elkhorn Peak Cellars makes only 1,000 cases of wine annually. You won’t find their wines in any wine shops, so their fruit and wines continue to be one of Napa Valley’s best kept secrets.
Reach out to the amazing team at Elkhorn Peak today for your personal and corporate gifting wine needs at elkhornpeak.com/leaderassistant and let them know you heard about them on The Leader Assistant Podcast!
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- Resources Carissa recommends for more on the topic of Chronic Pain:
- Chronic Babe, by Jenni Grover (she has fibromyalgia and is now a creative resilience trainer, helping chronic pain sufferers through creative outlets)
- Invisible, Not Broken Podcast
- Chronic Pain Support Online | Chronic Pain Social Network – MyChronicPainTeam
Carissa Burgett is the Assistant to the President of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry and Board Administrator. With years of experience at the C-suite level, she knows this career takes laser focus, constant professionalism, and a lot of creative quick thinking. She is passionate about being a strategic business partner and mentor to fellow admins. As an agent of change, Carissa is constantly looking to grow in her field earning many certificates including her CAP certification. In her free time, she is a Girl Scout leader to her daughter’s Brownie troop and is a fierce advocate for self-care and chronic pain management.
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