Giovanna de Beij has worked as an executive assistant for 16 years at companies like Mattel, Philips, and HERE Technologies.
In this episode, Giovanna shares insight from her years of experience as an executive assistant, including tips on working across cultures (here’s the Culture Map book she recommends, by the way) and what she would tell new assistants as they begin their career.
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Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never be content with a half truth when the whole can be won.
– From the West Point cadet prayer
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Giovanna de Beij Mazariegos has been an executive assistant since moving to The Netherlands 16 years ago. She’s originally from Guatemala but was raised in the US. Giovanna has had the pleasure of working for companies such as Mattel, Royal Philips, VEON and HERE Technologies. She’s currently the executive assistant to the Executive Committee at Royal BAM.
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