Project management (PM) is an essential skill for executive assistants. Not only does PM education/certification help you get a seat at the table, it also allows you to step up as a leader and grow within your career. We rounded up the vital answers every EA wants.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum Seattle contributor, Ilana Segura, Executive Assistant to Scott Maw, EVP & Global Chief Financial Officer at Starbucks Coffee Company.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum: Minneapolis contributor Meredith Cuda, Executive Assistant to President, Insurance & Annuities and Chief Strategy Officer at Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
The Harvard business review recently published a study on time management for CEOs. Some may be wondering where executive assistants fit into the mix. Here, we uncover the role an executive assistant plays in managing executive’s time.
Building a resume can be a daunting task. To make for a seamless resume reboot, we’ve put together a dos and don’ts list tailored to the executive assistant role.
Whether you are looking to step into leadership and grow within your role, or are looking to pursue new career ventures, personal branding is a must-have in today’s dynamic workforce. This begs us to ask if you are using the interface as effectively as you think.
For executive assistants (EAs) and others, note taking can seem like a tedious activity that doesn’t differ far from the Power Point or company hand out. Here we uncover some of the best ways to take notes and the benefits of each.
In offices across the world, there are currently three generations working side-by-side. As executive assistants are exposed to numerous facets of a business, they will need to collaborate with multigenerational teams. We’ve put together a guide to help EAs better understand the key characteristics and preferred work styles of each generation.
Don’t we all want to be excited to go to work? Where do we find that high-level of satisfaction? Patrick Healy, President of New York Celebrity Assistants, has it all figured out and he’s sharing how you can find passion in your career too.
Deesha Dyer is a speaker, writer, Creative Event and Strategy consultant, and most notably known as the former Obama Administration Social Secretary. Dyer shares how she got to where she is and all of the lessons learned along the way.
The trend has started, and it’s not stopping. Catherine Groswird, Sr. Executive Assistant at Mozilla shares her advice for executive assistants who are supporting more than one executive.
Trish Stevens Stadler, Executive Assistant/Manager Tata Communications, retraces the steps of her career that led her to her true calling – the career of an executive assistant.
How does one take their career to the next level? Although there isn’t a tried and true roadmap that guides a professional through their executive assistant career, Debbie shares her career journey to help set others up for success, too. Through an interview, she revealed with us how she got to where she is today and how you too can reach your full potential and find your passion.
95-98% of assistants are female, and in general, highly underpaid. Workplace expert, Bonnie Low-Kramen, shares a step-by-step guide on how to negotiate your compensation package to more accurately reflect the value you bring to your company
Looking to start managing up today? Learn through this simple infographic by managing up expert and author, Mary Abbajay.
It’s 2018, and secretary is still the top job for women. The job description has drastically changed, but, it begs us to ask, how did we get here? Why is the executive leadership support role still dominated by one gender? What has truly changed?
Facilitating a collaborative relationship with an emphasis on a shared purpose is key to being a successful strategic assistant. Melba Duncan enlightens on what it truly means to be accountable as an executive assistant.
Speaker interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: Atlanta contributor, Jennifer Peck, Executive Assistant to CMO & VP of Marketing at MailChimp.
Speaker interview with ELS Forum: Mississauga contributor, Charmaine Francis, Manager, Admin Support at BMO Financial Group.
Assistants make up the backbone of all industries – industries that don’t have award shows to verbalize or visualize their stance in the #Timesup campaign. It begs many industries to ask, okay time’s up, but now what? Together, we work with Bonnie Low-Kramen to peel away at these detrimental issues within the executive assistant career and how we can all work together to take next steps.
Speaker interview with ELS Forum Atlanta contributor Adrienne Christie, Executive Assistant to President at Equifax.
Our leaders and executives all possess strong critical thinking skills. Isn’t it just as important that we sharpen these skills, too? Al-Husein Madhany dives into how to hone your critical thinking skills to succeed in your career.
What’s truly the difference between being a strategic business partner to your executive and being an influential leader? Rhonda Scharf helps uncover the answers EAs are looking for.
Speaker Interview with Raquel Clarke. Clarke is an Executive Assistant that currently supports the CFO and SVP of one of the largest ATM processing companies in the US & Canada, Cardtronics. She will be one of the contributors at the ELS Forum Toronto.
Speaker interview with Rhonda Scharf, Trainer, Consultant and Author for On The Right Track Training & Consulting Inc.
Speaker interview with Melodie Kent, Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Indianapolis.
Speaker Interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum Speaker, Al-Husein Madhany, Senior Consultant Coach for The Duncan Group.
Speaker Interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: Indianapolis trainer, Steve Hanes is the president of Strategies 4 Success, Inc.
Five steps towards becoming a respected member of the leadership team for executive assistants.
What ethical responsibilities need to be upheld by executive assistants? Does the landscape of responsibility change when held to a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement? Workplace expert Bonnie Low-Kramen helps shed light on ethics for executive assistants.
Speaker interview with Amy Castro, MA, CSP, Performance Communication Expert for The Performance Communication Group.
Patrick Healy, President of New York Celebrity Assistants, provides his advice, tips and tricks for navigating out of the loop scenarios in an assistant career.
Hilani Ellis, Founder of Exceptional Admins, LLC, provides insight on how to build a strategic business partnership between and executive and an executive assistant.
Sarah Chase, COO of Alda Communication Training, provides insight on how to nourish and guide conversation to get the outcome you are looking for.
Speaker interview with Susan Palmgren, Executive Assistant to VP-CTO, Tenet Healthcare.
With Administrative Professionals’ Day this week, it urges the question, what’s a gift that reflects the multi-faceted and difficult job of an executive assistant? How can executives truly show appreciation this week?
Fluency of Thought and Flexibility of Action: The Assistant’s Guide to Developing a Plan C During Travel
Patrick Healy, President of New York Celebrity Assistants, shares his insight, advice, and technology must-haves for the top 6 scenarios assistants navigate. In this installment, Patrick shares his insight on planning travel.
Fluency of Thought and Flexibility of Action: The Assistant’s Guide to Developing a Plan C When Scheduling Executive assistants are business game changers, always making the impossible possible for their executive. When organizing solutions for leading assistants’...
Patrick Healy, President of New York Celebrity Assistants, provides his advice, tips and tricks for navigating project management in an assistant career.
Patrick Healy, President of New York Celebrity Assistants, provides his advice, tips and tricks for navigating event planning in an assistant career.
The Assistant’s Role in Building a Winning Company Culture: Perspective from an Administrative Business Partner at Google
The role of executive assistants have dynamically expanded over the last several years, and now more than ever, EAs are taking on a more prominent role with emulating company culture. Nicole Pillatch, Administrative Business Partner at Google, shares her role in developing an uplifted culture.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Jolene Bleistein, Executive Assistant to Amy Bohutinsky, COO of Zillow Group.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum: Dallas contributor, Lisa Hall, CAP, OM, MOS, Executive Assistant to President & CEO at Hoblitzelle Foundation.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum contributor Cindy Jeska, Team Leader, Administrative Services Center of Excellence for General Mills.
As assistants, more often than not, we don’t take into consideration at the interview stage the importance of ensuring that you and your future manger “hit it off” and “click” on an intellectual and professional level. We need to be asking the right questions on whether we will fit with each other.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum contributor, Janine Akins, Executive Assistant to the EVP/CTO at lululemon athletica.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum: Silicon Valley contributor, Rosemary Butler, Sr. Executive Assistant at SAP.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Carmen Cayer, Sr. Executive Assistant to CEO at TRILOGY METALS INC.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum: New York City contributor, Sue Grant, Executive Assistant to SVP, Controller & SVP, Global Treasurer at TIME Inc., acquired by Meredith Corporation.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum: Washington, DC contributor, Nan Kruzik, Project Manager & Senior Executive Assistant to the President at Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Executive Assistant of the Week biography with ELS Forum: New York City contributor, Mary Alaniz, CAP-OM, CPS, OGAP, Executive Assistant to VP of Global Operations at Baker Hughes a GE Company.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with ELS Forum: Silicon Valley contributor, April Balderrama, Executive Assistant, Facebook.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: Washington, DC contributor, Ashley-Dior Thomas, Former Executive Assistant to Retired Senator Barbara A. Mikulski formerly at Capitol Hill.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum contributor, Kristal Holmes, Executive Assistant to the CEO at BBDO.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: Boston contributor, Ann Veronelli, Executive Assistant to the President & Chief Executive Officer at InterGen.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: San Francisco contributor, Amy Sherman, Sr. Executive Assistant to the President & CPO of Salesforce.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: Boston contributor, Vanessa A. Farino, Founder and President of Boston Executive Assistants.
Instructor interview with Bonnie Low-Kramen, Founder of Ultimate Assistant Training & Consulting Inc. Bonnie will be one of the distinguished instructors at the Executive Leadership Support Forum: Boston, May 2-3.
Executive Assistant of the Week interview with Executive Leadership Support Forum: Detroit contributor, Anne Sloney, Executive Assistant to President at National Food Group.
Interview with the ELS Forum: San Francisco professional speaker, Erin McConlogue, Account Executive & Trainer for Dale Carnegie San Francisco.