Emily Claver has been an assistant in some capacity for 33 years. She supported the c-suite at a $40m ad agency, the president of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL franchise (for 8 seasons), and now as executive and personal assistant to Brooke Castillo, the founder of The Life Coach School.
In this episode, Emily and I had a great time chatting about her career, especially the part where she worked for my favorite NFL team. 🙂
Emily currently makes $225,000 a year as an executive and personal assistant. She talks about assistant pay and what it’s like working for an organization and executive that empowers and entrusts assistants as key leaders and business partners.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
– Nelson Mandela
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In 1988, Emily started her secretarial career answering phones for a few hours each night, part-time, for a real estate broker in San Diego… making $7.50 an hour. Back in those days, they used carbon paper in between pages for making duplicates when typing contracts with a typewriter.
Through the years and numerous admin support jobs, Emily taught herself how to support CEOs and high net worth individuals in a way that creates indispensable partnerships and proves her worth. Today, she has a flexible 40 hour work week and is paid $225k per year.
Her current role is Personal Assistant to Brooke Castillo, the Founder of The Life Coach School, a $50m revenue business this year. Before this, Emily was the right-hand to the c-suite of a $40M revenue ad agency, and she helped run the Kansas City Chiefs NFL franchise (a billion dollar brand) for eight football seasons.
Emily is from Kansas City and currently calls the Washington DC area home.
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