My friend Meagan Strout (CEO of Tack Advisors – the leading provider of management consulting and recruitment for administrative professionals) agreed to share the recording of this recent webinar she hosted with Lacretia Adamski about planning events in a post-covid world.

Tack Advisors Lacretia Adamski Meagan Strout

Meagan and Lacretia (senior executive assistant at Salesforce) discuss the new paradigm for event planning, including pre-event communication, onsite testing, and creating a hybrid virtual experience.

If you, or someone you know, are getting excited about hosting in-person or virtual events this holiday season, I know you’ll enjoy their conversation.

Thank you Meagan and the Tack Advisors team for sharing this featured session with the Leader Assistant Community!


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.

Elkhorn Peak Cellars Leader Assistant

Elkhorn Peak Cellars Gift Pack Leader Assistant

Impress the board, your company’s clients, your favorite vendors, the leadership team, your admin team, and their families with a carefully and craftily packaged wine + handwritten note gift pack from Elkhorn Peak Cellars. Ken and Elise and their team can accommodate large or small orders for all your holiday gifting needs this season.

So visit ASAP to get your holiday wine packages ordered in time for the holidays.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For gift pack arrival BEFORE Christmas, orders must be received no later than December 11th (if you’re on the EAST COAST), and December 18th (if you’re on the WEST COAST).

Oh right, did I mention they sent me some wine and it was seriously delicious? 🙂

Reach out to the amazing team at Elkhorn Peak today for your personal and corporate gifting wine needs at and let them know you heard about them on The Leader Assistant Podcast!


Lacretia Adamski

Lacretia Caldwell Adamski has 15 years of experience in executive support across multiple industries including SaaS, health administration, higher education, and government. Throughout her career, she has also formed and managed administrative teams. Lacretia currently serves as a senior executive assistant at Salesforce, where she provides direct support to the President, Global Public Sector and leads an international administrative team of 15 that globally supports over 1,000 employees.

Lacretia also serves as a mentor/coach and has been a guest panelist for several webinars dedicated to advancing administrative professionals. She has been recognized by Salesforce Women’s Network as Woman of the Month (July 2020) and by WashingtonExec as a finalist for the 2020 Executive Assistant of the Year, cementing her reputation as a trailblazer within the executive support community. She is also a founding member of the DC Admin Awards Executive Board.

Outside of work, Lacretia is a savvy gourmand who loves dining out almost as much as she enjoys cooking at home. She loves to develop her own recipes and is working on a food blog. In 2019, Lacretia also earned a WSET 2 certification in Wine & Spirits. She often uses her love of food and wine in her third passion, event planning. A New Jersey native, Lacretia holds a B.S. degree in Public Health from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She currently lives in Northern Virginia where she and her husband enjoy hosting dinner parties at their home.


Meagan Strout Tack Advisors Leader Assistant

Meagan Strout is the Founding Partner and CEO of Tack Advisors, the only full-service Recruiting and Consulting firm that is dedicated to progressing the role of administrative professionals. Meagan has 6 years of experience recruiting for Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants and Chiefs of Staff to support the world’s most influential leaders. Prior to transitioning her career to Talent Acquisition, Meagan worked in luxury hospitality for over a decade with Four Seasons, The Ritz-Carlton and The Breakers. While working in hospitality, she provided ‘Five Diamond’ leadership and administrative support to clients and guests around the world; and recruited, on-boarded and trained highly efficient teams.


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