Ellen Richards brings a wealth of knowledge and skills honed over a long and successful career. As a trusted partner to C-level executives, senior leaders, and global teams, she has played a key role in decision-making, strategic planning, organizational operations, change management, and talent development processes.
In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Ellen talks about the evolution of the EA role, career pivots, and resilience in job seeking.
If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.
– Dolly Parton
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Ellen Richards, Founder of The Lightbrary, is on a mission to empower Executive Assistants to dream bigger, explore possibilities with curiosity, and confidently create action plans to achieve their goals. With a deep respect for the role of Executive Assistants, Ellen also partners with organizations and executives to design robust career pathways that foster growth and development in this vital profession.
At the heart of Ellen’s work is a commitment to personal development, integrity, and authenticity. She believes in creating environments where everyone can learn and thrive, and her coaching approach is rooted in these values. Certified as a Professional Coach, Ellen combines her coaching expertise with hands-on experience, providing a unique perspective that resonates with both individuals and organizations.
Currently pivoting back to her Executive Assistant roots, Ellen brings a wealth of knowledge and skills honed over a long and successful career. As a trusted partner to C-level executives, senior leaders, and global teams, she has played a key role in decision-making, strategic planning, organizational operations, change management, and talent development processes.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Ellen is a dedicated knowledge butterfly who blends her love of learning with her passion for creativity. She’s a professionally trained chef and mixed media collage artist who’s pieces draw inspiration from the worlds of art, fashion, food and nature. In addition to her artwork, Ellen is currently working on completing her BA in Art History.
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