This episode is full of valuable insight from my wonderful guest and new friend, Jess Lindgren, who has over 15 years of experience as an executive assistant – including running her own freelance EA firm for years.

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Jess is Founder of the Ask an Assistant podcast and Executive Assistant to Pat Flynn – best-selling author and host of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, which has been one of the top business podcasts in the last several years.

Jess and I talk about onboarding new team members, leaving a toxic environment, starting your own business, the dehumanizing nature of being an assistant, working with your executive – not for them, and mental health in the workplace.

Enjoy the show!


One person’s annoying is another’s inspiring and heroic.

– Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

About Jess Lindgren

Jess Lindgren delights in the details, whether she’s planning your quarterly board meeting, choosing the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or putting the finishing touches on another batch of her famous homemade marshmallows. She and husband Bob enjoy living in San Diego, and when they’re not relaxing at home with their cats, you’ll find them exploring museums or indulging in theatre performances wherever they find themselves around the world. A lover of putting pen to paper, Jess gleefully reads and replies to every handwritten letter she receives.

Jess Lindgren


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