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The Leader Assistant Podcast

Jeremy Burrows

The Leader Assistant Podcast exists to encourage and challenge assistants to become confident, game-changing Leader Assistants. Assistants have an enormous amount of influence as we manage the good, the bad, and the ugly in the life and work of our high-capacity, fast-paced CEOs, executives, pastors, celebrities, and politicians. The question is, what will we do with our influence? My name is Jeremy Burrows. I’m a longtime executive assistant, speaker, coach, founder of GoBurrows.com, and author of the #1 Amazon Best Seller, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant. In this practical and inspirational podcast, my guests and I discuss a variety of topics including productivity, time management, resisting burnout, leadership, and artificial intelligence as it relates to the future of the assistant role. Are you ready to become the #LeaderAssistant the world needs?

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Trailer - The Leader Assistant Podcast with Jeremy Burrows
Mar 6 2021
Trailer - The Leader Assistant Podcast with Jeremy Burrows
I don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you this, but I’m going to because that’s how I roll. The doubts I’ve faced, and continue to face, throughout the life of this podcast are overwhelming. My emotional health has been tested as I've taken the vulnerable step of sharing ideas and lessons learned from my years as an executive assistant, trainer, and coach.It’s nerve-wracking to think about thousands of you listening to me each week. It's painful to read a negative review when I've put literally thousands of hours of my life into this project with the simple goal of helping assistants lead well and resist burnout. But if I were to refrain from publishing episodes because a few of you don't enjoy the show, or because I'm not as gifted of an interviewer as Oprah Winfrey is, then this podcast would cease to exist. In a similar way, if you wait until you feel like a leader before you begin leading, you’ll never start.But the fact that so many of you listen to the show every week and let me know the podcast has helped you get the job of your dreams, re-ignite the passion you once had for the assistant role, and more, shows me you’re honored to join me on this vulnerable journey toward embracing our role as leaders. So thank you for taking a risk by trusting me with your valuable time. May this podcast continue to encourage and challenge us all as we seek to be the confident, game-changing Leader Assistants the world needs.-Jeremy Burrows--Are you looking for ongoing connection and support? Join our global community at leaderassistant.com/community
#173: Cher Heard on Managing an Administrative Support Team
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#173: Cher Heard on Managing an Administrative Support Team
Cher Heard is the Client Infrastructure and Support Manager at an Investment Management Firm in Kansas City, MO. Her role is as diverse as the team of people she manages and supports.In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, I talk with Cher about her story, the way unique way her team of administrative support professionals is structured, how they support each other, and much more!Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/173Book and Workbook -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#172: Minimizing Stress and Preventing Burnout with Al-Husein Madhany and Meagan Strout
1w ago
#172: Minimizing Stress and Preventing Burnout with Al-Husein Madhany and Meagan Strout
My friend Meagan Strout (CEO of Tack Advisors - the leading provider of management consulting and recruitment for administrative professionals) agreed to share the recording of this recent webinar she hosted with Al-Husein Madhany.Meagan and Al-Husein (Founding partner of Tack Advisors and co-founder of The Leader Assistant Premium Membership) discuss strategies for balancing your work and personal commitments and how to navigate stress across all areas of your life. If you or someone you know need a little push to prioritize wellbeing, this conversation is for you!Thank you Meagan and the Tack Advisors team for sharing this featured session with the Leader Assistant Community!Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyTack Advisors -> tackadvisors.coShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/172Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#171: Janet Singleton - Executive Assistant to the CEO at W L Gore
Jun 12 2022
#171: Janet Singleton - Executive Assistant to the CEO at W L Gore
Janet Singleton is an executive assistant supporting the CEO and Board Chair of W L Gore & Associates, Inc.In this episode, Janet talks about working her way up in the same company for 20 years, the importance of development and curiosity, cultivating confidence, and taking risks.Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/171Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#170: Kristine Valenzuela - Chief of Staff and EA to CEO
Jun 5 2022
#170: Kristine Valenzuela - Chief of Staff and EA to CEO
Kristine Valenzuela has over 20 years of experience as an executive assistant and chief of staff in several industries.In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, I talk with Kristine about what makes an assistant a leader, how to identify leadership strengths, the difference between chief of staff and EA, and more.Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/170Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#169: Valerie Gagliano - Executive Assistant to Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia
May 29 2022
#169: Valerie Gagliano - Executive Assistant to Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia
Valerie Gagliano is a mom of two teenagers, wife, and has extensive executive and personal assistant career experience in multiple industries. She's currently executive assistant to Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia.In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Valerie talks about managing an executive's high volume of inbound requests, how to say "no" in a professional and kind way ("polite, concise, and professional"), working with an executive that values your contributions, the importance of a routine when working from home, and more.As a bonus, Valerie took the opportunity to put the spotlight on me in this episode, and she asked me a few questions about how I become an EA, why I wrote a book, and more. :-)Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/169Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#168: Kira Bennett on Becoming a Virtual Assistant
May 22 2022
#168: Kira Bennett on Becoming a Virtual Assistant
Kira Bennett joins The Leader Assistant Podcast to talk about her assistant career and becoming a virtual assistant.In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Kira shares why she took the leap, how she found clients, and other tips for becoming a virtual assistant.Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/168Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#167: Kate Wilkes - Chief People Officer at Happen to Your Career
May 15 2022
#167: Kate Wilkes - Chief People Officer at Happen to Your Career
Mom, wife, and high performer, Kate Wilkes is an executive assistant who found work she loves, with a leader who poured into her. Kate is moving out of her EA role and into a Chief People Officer role doing work she loves.In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Kate walks us through her career path from EA to Chief People Officer, shares how important culture is, and encourages assistants on how to find your path.Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/167Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#166: Monique Helstrom on How to Have Tough Conversations
May 8 2022
#166: Monique Helstrom on How to Have Tough Conversations
Through her years as a fierce type-A, Monique Helstrom has sharpened her ability to take large complex problems and break them down into bite-sized, achievable nuggets which she now uses in her consulting and speaking business.This bonus episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast is from a recent Leader Assistant Zoom Chat where Monique joined us to talk about how to have tough conversations at work. Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/166Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#165: Tiara Hines - Executive Assistant to the CFO of Olo
May 1 2022
#165: Tiara Hines - Executive Assistant to the CFO of Olo
Tiara Hines is a self-proclaimed “Chief” Executive Assistant currently supporting the Chief Financial Officer of Olo.In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Tiara talks about what it means to be a "Chief" executive assistant, and how habits and routines + health and wellness make you a better assistant.Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/165Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#164: Kathleen Gauden - Owner of The Virtual Assistant and Company
Apr 24 2022
#164: Kathleen Gauden - Owner of The Virtual Assistant and Company
In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Kathleen Gauden, owner of The Virtual Assistant & Company, shares tips for working remotely. Kathleen has been working from home since long before it was hip and trendy, so tune in to hear her story and advice! Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/164Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#163: AmyJo Short - Executive Assistant at Rodney Strong Wine Estates
Apr 17 2022
#163: AmyJo Short - Executive Assistant at Rodney Strong Wine Estates
AmyJo Short – or “AJ” – as her colleagues know her, has been an executive assistant in Northern California for over twenty years. She is currently the executive assistant to Carmen Castaldi, president of Rodney Strong Wine Estates.In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, AJ talks about how she became an assistant, tips for new assistants, and advice on event planning and coordination. AJ is also a member of the Leader Assistant Premium Membership Community. I trust you'll enjoy our conversation!Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/163Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#162: Lo Rauen - Executive Assistant to Co-Founders and Entire C-Suite at SUPER73
Apr 10 2022
#162: Lo Rauen - Executive Assistant to Co-Founders and Entire C-Suite at SUPER73
Lauren Rauen, better known as "Lo," hangs with the three co-founders of SUPER73 and the entire C-Suite to make sure they’ve got the low-down on all projects, processes, and people.In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Lo talks about what it truly means to be an executive assistant, changing the perception of the role, shifting from one industry or position to an EA position (and the pros and cons to such a move), and more!Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/162Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#161: Alicia Fairclough - Executive Assistant to Co-Founder at Uncapped and Founder of EA How To
Apr 3 2022
#161: Alicia Fairclough - Executive Assistant to Co-Founder at Uncapped and Founder of EA How To
Alicia Fairclough is Executive Assistant to Asher Ismail, Co-Founder of Uncapped. She is also the Founder of EA How To.In this episode, Alicia shares her story of becoming an executive assistant, why she started EA How To, the power of community, and how to remain productive while working from home.Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/161Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#160: Jennifer Lopez - Executive Assistant to CEO and Author of Chief Executive Mom
Mar 27 2022
#160: Jennifer Lopez - Executive Assistant to CEO and Author of Chief Executive Mom
Jennifer Lopez is an author, executive assistant and executive office liaison, and mom to 4 kids. In this episode, Jennifer talks about work/life balance, writing a book, growing a personal brand, what it means to be an executive office liaison, and much more!Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/160Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#159: Nellie Jacob - Longtime Executive Assistant and Strengths Coach
Mar 20 2022
#159: Nellie Jacob - Longtime Executive Assistant and Strengths Coach
Nellie Jacob is a certified Strengthsfinder coach and longtime executive assistant in Toronto, Canada.In this episode, Nellie talks about the evolution of the role, how to take the pulse of your executive, organization and team, leading with empathy, and becoming aware of your strengths. Enjoy the conversation and don't forget to checkout the Assistants LEAD animation video here.Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/159Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#158: Candice Bozarth on How to Know When It's Time to Move On
Mar 13 2022
#158: Candice Bozarth on How to Know When It's Time to Move On
Candice Bozarth is a career executive assistant and has experience in the arts administration, space-tech, private asset management, and construction industries.In this episode, Candice talks about how to know when it's time to move on, how to overcome imposter syndrome, and how to leverage the Leader Assistant Community to help you advance in your career.RESOURCE - Candice mentions The Assistant's Guide to Crafting the Perfect Resume online course, and you can sign up for the course at resume.assistantsguide.com.Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/158Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#157: Jacqueline Delarue - CEO of Worry Wart
Mar 6 2022
#157: Jacqueline Delarue - CEO of Worry Wart
Jacqueline Delarue is the #1 best-selling author of WORRY, A Worry Warts guide to Self Mastery and enjoys guest speaking at EA, PA, and VA conferences and networking events.In this episode, Jacqueline shares advice from her 20 years of EA experience. She talks about managing our worried minds, slowing down, training and development, and more!Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/157Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#156: Freya Robertson - Executive Assistant to the CEO at Progeny
Feb 27 2022
#156: Freya Robertson - Executive Assistant to the CEO at Progeny
Freya Robertson graduated University at 21 and has worked as a Team Assistant, PA and EA in various large corporations and smaller boutique/start up businesses.In this episode, Freya talks about emotional intelligence, the importance of professional relationships, minute taking, working with executives that aren't used to working with an assistant, and finding your voice at the table. Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/156Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#155: Erin Sizer - Executive Assistant to the CSO
Feb 20 2022
#155: Erin Sizer - Executive Assistant to the CSO
Erin Sizer has over 20 years of experience in the administrative field – mostly in small companies and startups across several industries. She's worked in the biotech industry for the last five years.In this episode, Erin talks about networking, being picky when job searching, and how she's grown personally and professionally through her experience as a Leader Assistant Membership subscriber.Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/155Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community
#154: Crafting the Perfect Resume for Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals
Feb 13 2022
#154: Crafting the Perfect Resume for Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals
This episode features an excerpt from my audiobook, The Leader Assistant: Four Pillars of a Confident, Game-Changing Assistant. In this practical and game-changing chapter, my friend Al-Husein Madhany walks through proven methods for crafting the perfect resume for executive assistants and administrative professionals. Sponsor -> leaderassistant.com/goodyShow Notes -> leaderassistant.com/154Book -> leaderassistantbook.comPremium Membership -> leaderassistant.com/membershipEvents -> leaderassistantlive.comFree Community -> leaderassistant.com/community