Don Harms is the CEO and founder of Emmre, a software tool that helps assistants and their executives maximize their strategic partnership.
In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Don shares his story of hiring his first assistant and how that hire changed his career. He also shares what he calls a “1 job, 2 people” mindset, dives into the power of the EA / executive partnership, and gives us a sneak peek at his software for executives and their assistants, Emmre.
Whether you believe that you can, or that you can’t you are usually right.
– Henry Ford
CONNECT WITH DON
Don Harms has been married for 23 years and has 5 kids (two sets of twins). He lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
Throughout Don’s entire career, he’s always wanted to have a positive impact on the lives of those he works with. Don is an entrepreneur at heart. In grade school, that is what he put down for “What I want to be when I grow up.”
At Emmre, Don and his team are on a mission to help assistants and executives/entrepreneurs maximize the effectiveness of their strategic partnership in a way that positively impacts their lives.
In 2016, Don felt like he had no time. His schedule was full, yet things weren’t getting done. He began missing family activities, his leadership team wasn’t getting what they needed from him, and a hopelessness began to set in.
Five years after hiring his first EA, Don can truly say that it was the most important hires he’s ever made. Because of his EA, Don became a better leader, father, husband and friend.
Don’s hope and passion is to help others experience the same.
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