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The Power of The PA Podcast – Honest conversations with PAs, EAs and VAs about their journeys and how they have got to where they are today, brought to you by Lily Shippen.

The Power Of The PA Podcas‪t‬ Lily Shippen

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The Power of The PA Podcast – Honest conversations with PAs, EAs and VAs about their journeys and how they have got to where they are today, brought to you by Lily Shippen.

    Lindsay Taylor, Co-Founder at Your Excellency Ltd

    Lindsay Taylor, Co-Founder at Your Excellency Ltd

    In this bonus episode, I am joined by Lindsay Taylor, Co-Founder at Your Excellency Ltd.

    We delve into all manner of PA related topics including what being a strategic PA really means, how to gain sign-off for your learning and development requests and Lindsay shares her views on the exciting evolution of the profession.

    We also announce an exciting initiative that combines our experience and expertise to fully support the EA and PA community. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Rosilyn Southgate: EA to CEO at National Residential Landlords Association

    Rosilyn Southgate: EA to CEO at National Residential Landlords Association

    In the eighth episode, I am joined by Rosilyn Southgate. Roz has worked her way up from being an Administrative Assistant to an Executive Assistant, after changing careers from acting in 2014.

    Roz was unfortunately made redundant during the pandemic, and what particularly impressed me was her determined and positive outlook that led her to secure a new role, within a matter of weeks.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Freya Robertson, EA to CEO at Progeny

    Freya Robertson, EA to CEO at Progeny

    In the seventh episode, I am joined by Freya Robertson, EA to CEO at Progeny, based in Leeds.

    Prior to joining Progeny, Freya worked at Grant Thornton for over three and a half years. She openly spoke to me about feeling the fear of taking a brave step up, but it is an opportunity that she has relished and one that she talks so passionately about... 

    • 58 min
    Matthew Maney, PA to Co-Founders at Pinch Of Nom

    Matthew Maney, PA to Co-Founders at Pinch Of Nom

    In the sixth episode, I am joined by Matthew Maney, PA to Co-Founders at Pinch Of Nom. 

    Prior to supporting Kay and Kate, Matthew worked as a Corporate Jet Flight Attendant where he provided in-flight services for ultra-high net worth VIP clients, covering everything from catering to transportation, hotels, and specific PA duties. He also had his own cake company for over 11 years. Matthew is a shining example of someone who has worked his way up the ranks with hard work and determination.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Sarah Carr, Executive Assistant to CEO at Manchester Pride

    Sarah Carr, Executive Assistant to CEO at Manchester Pride

    In the fifth episode, I am joined by Sarah Carr, Executive Assistant to Mark Fletcher, CEO at Manchester Pride.

    Sarah joined Manchester Pride shortly before the festival in 2019, after working within recruitment and investment banking. Sarah speaks about the power of networking and how she has always been keen to learn new skills, throughout her career. Her episode is full of useful tips, enthusiasm, and passion...

    • 55 min
    Melanie Sheehy, Executive Assistant to CEO at Citation & Co-Founder of the Manchester PA Network

    Melanie Sheehy, Executive Assistant to CEO at Citation & Co-Founder of the Manchester PA Network

    In the fourth episode, I am joined by Mel Sheehy, Executive Assistant to the CEO at Citation Group, based in Cheshire. 

    We discuss Mel's career as a PA and EA, working for companies such as AstraZeneca, Co-operative Bank, and LateRooms. Mel has made some brave moves throughout her career and it's evident that her positive attitude and determination have got her to where she is today. 

    We also discuss the Manchester PA Network, which Mel co-founded in 2011. alongside Amanda Hargreaves... 

    • 47 min

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