Emily Burley is President of Executive Leadership Support (ELS), headquartered in Chicago, IL. ELS puts on amazing events for assistants, and I’m excited to share this episode with you.

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Emily talks about why she started ELS and gives us an inside look at the many ways they help assistants around the world. She also shares practical tips on how to ask for professional development or training dollars, and outlines what you should include in your value proposition when asking your executive.

We also chat about what causes burnout, how to prevent it, and how to change the relationship with an executive who doesn’t respect you.

Enjoy our conversation!

P.S. – I’ve had the honor of leading some ELSx webinars, and I’m excited to be a contributor at the ELS Chicago event in January! I’d love to meet you there!

NOTE: Use the promo code ASSISTANTSLEAD to register for any ELS Forum event before Nov 30, you’ll get $150 OFF.


If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.

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Emily Burley Leader Assistant Podcast

About Emily Burley

Emily Burley is the President of Executive Leadership Support (ELS), a community that provides unique professional development experiences for executive assistants who support the world’s most influential leaders. Emily created ELS with a singular mission: To empower and educate top executive assistants, and support them in achieving greatness in their career. In just three years since launching, ELS has delivered high-value programming to thousands of top-performing admin professionals spanning myriad industries and markets world-wide.

Before breaking out on her own with ELS, Emily spent 10 years honing expertise in professional development and scaling a start-up business at Q1 Productions. As one of the first employees at Q1, Emily played an integral role in building the company into today’s industry-leader in executive education conferences and webinars in the healthcare space.

A purpose-driven and creative entrepreneur at heart, Emily is fueled by exploring new and innovative ways to connect and help people achieve their potential. Problem solving, experimentation and creating exceptional experiences are the cornerstones of both her passion and her success.


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