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Assistants Together launched at the beginning of the pandemic. Created as an outlet for Assistants and industry leaders to share truly inspiring stories of survival and success.

Hosted by Henrietta Barker, a London based Recruiter for Administrative Talent.

New episodes drop every Wednesday. We'd love to hear from you - drop us a line at hen@henriettabarker.com

The Assistants Together Podcast Henrietta Barker

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Assistants Together launched at the beginning of the pandemic. Created as an outlet for Assistants and industry leaders to share truly inspiring stories of survival and success.

Hosted by Henrietta Barker, a London based Recruiter for Administrative Talent.

New episodes drop every Wednesday. We'd love to hear from you - drop us a line at hen@henriettabarker.com

    Assistants Together Live at The PA Show 2022

    Assistants Together Live at The PA Show 2022

    Two years ago I launched Assistants Together at the beginning of the first lockdown, who would have thought that two years later we would be doing a live episode at the PA Show in London. 

    PA Show

    If you'd like to take advantage of the 10% discount from entry to The PA Show then use our code at checkout PA2272 and click this link to buy tickets -

    https://rfg.circdata.com/publish/PAS22/?source=HenriettaBarker

    Thank you to everyone who has listened and supported the podcast so far and hope to see you there. 


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    • 2 min
    Ruth Kilah - Founder & CEO of Hoxton Hyde

    Ruth Kilah - Founder & CEO of Hoxton Hyde

    This week I am welcoming Ruth Kilah, a Productivity & Wellbeing Strategist and Founder of Hoxton Hyde.

    During Ruth’s career as a Senior EA and Project Manager she lived in London and worked in the City. After years of not prioritising her health ruth had to make a big change. I absolutely love the fact that Ruth decided to take such a bold step in prioritising herself and she shares exactly how she decided to do that.

    Ruth launched Hoxton Hyde because she wanted to help EAs and PAs to become highly productive and strategic business partners by increasing their productivity by helping them focus on their wellbeing. I love Ruth’s approach to her work and I am so pleased to be able to share our conversation with you today.

    Get in touch with Ruth today: 

    https://hoxtonhyde.com.au/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-kilah/

    Get in touch with Hen today: 

    @assistantstogether 

    www.workklife.com

    PA Show 

    If you'd like to take advantage of the 10% discount from entry to The PA Show then use our code at checkout PA2272 and click this link to buy tickets - 

    https://rfg.circdata.com/publish/PAS22/?source=HenriettaBarker


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    • 45 min
    Debra Coleman - Executive Assistant & Host of Have a Seat

    Debra Coleman - Executive Assistant & Host of Have a Seat

    I had the pleasure of speaking with Debra Coleman this week. It was tremendous fun having this conversation. She had actually interviewed me for her own podcast, Have a Seat which was terrifying but really fun too. You can check the episode out if you click here.

    Some of the things we speak about: 

    - Launching her podcast, what she's learnt and why she started it

    - Confidence and how our perception of ourselves influence the choices we make 

    - The importance of keeping going regardless of how you feel 

    - Pivoting in her role during the pandemic 

    - Creating a remote work environment and how to navigate our new landscape 

    - Should you fake it until you make it? 

    Get in touch with Debra 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/debra-coleman1/

    Listen to Debra interviewing me here

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1495661306?mt=2&ls=1






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    • 36 min
    Suzie Flynn - Starting the Year Strong

    Suzie Flynn - Starting the Year Strong

    I'm excited to welcome Suzie Flynn back to the podcast this week. Suzie is a Mindset & Business Coach and she works with Executive Assistants who want to start a Virtual Assistant business as well.

    The new year brings a barrage of information about how we have to reinvent ourselves, have loads of New Years resolutions and get into a new space mentally and emotionally.

    So much of this is flawed and we can find ourselves falling short a few days or weeks into the process.

    When we are thinking about doing anything new in our lives we need tools to help us because things aren’t going to always go to plan. We can self sabotage, feel imposter syndrome and not know how to move forward so we go back to what felt more comfortable and easy for us to cope with. Even if that thing was really uncomfortable in reality.

    That’s why we’re having this conversation because wherever you are, you can take steps to make the changes that you want.

    In this episode we talk about:

    - bringing positivity into the present moment

    - Self sabotage, why we have it and what purpose it is trying to serve in our lives

    - Why unconscious patterns run

    - How to chose a different path

    - Setting goals and how you can connect with them more deeply

    If you’d like to connect with Suzie then head to

    https://suzieflynn.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/growyourvirtualassistantbusinesswithconfidence

    https://linkedin.com/in/suzieflynn

    https://suzieflynn.com/va-startup-guide

    https://suzieflynn.ac-page.com/hidden-money-block

    Or search Suzie Flynn on LinkedIn


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    • 42 min
    Assistants Together X The Office Management Award Winners 2021

    Assistants Together X The Office Management Award Winners 2021

    This week is a really special episode for any office managers out there or if you’re in a hybrid role where you do some office management because I’m speaking with some of the winners from the first UK based office management awards.

    Launched by Hana Gray, the Founder of The Office Management Group to create a space where Office Managers can be recognised and celebrated for their work. After finding that all office management awards were given as part of an award ceremony for Assistants, Hana decided to create a unique event specifically for office managers.

    They’re the first people to be awarded recognition for their contributions to businesses, which, after the last couple of years especially, is so well deserved.

    I know that office managers have had an incredibly challenging time managing, not only the practical elements of the role but also helping people cope. That’s why it was so great to hear their experiences, not only of this, but also about the future of the office management role.

    It was great to have the chance to have these conversations and in a way mark a moment in time for the profession and community.

    Details of how to enter the 2022 awards are included in the episode and of the The Office Management Group Course is included as well.

    If you want to get in touch with any of the winners, all the details are available below as well as all the links to previous episodes with Hana Gray and details of the course too.

    Previous Episodes with Hana Gray:

    Launching The Office Management Group

    https://anchor.fm/assistantstogether/episodes/Hana-Gray--Founder-of-The-Office-Management-Portal-and-Black-and-White-Consultancy-eec43p

    Launching the Office Management Course, Awards and Show

    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/hana-gray-the-office-management-course-awards-and-show/id1488624619?i=1000515231974

    Launching the Office Management Awards
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/hana-gray-launching-the-office-management-awards/id1488624619?i=1000502636870

    The Office Management Group & Portal

    https://www.theofficemanagementgroup.com

    The Office Management Course

    https://www.theofficemanagementgroup.com/the-course

    The Office Management Awards

    https://www.theofficemanagementgroup.com/the-awards

    Guests in order:

    Hana Gray - Founder of The Office Management Group & Awards
    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hana-gray-theomg/

    Zaharin Jabir - Winner of The Office Management Awards 2021 in two categories (Office Management Project Of The Year and Procurement Project Of The Year)

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zaharin-jabir-ab809520/

    Tracey-Anne Green - Winner of the Start-up Office Manager of the Year 2021

    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracey-anne-green-497b4940/

    Nicola Ward, Co-Founder, Cake Drop - Winner of Supplier of the Year

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-ward-30404427/
    Website - www.cakedroplondon.com

    Kate Turgoose - Winner of Office Manager of the Year

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kateturgoose/

    Megan O'Connell - Winner of Hybrid Office Manager of the Year

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/meganoconnell-s10/

    Wade Taylor - Winner of Manager of the Year

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/wade-taylor-7a9652155/

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    • 41 min
    Victoria Wratten - Founder and CEO of Executive & Personal Assistant Association

    Victoria Wratten - Founder and CEO of Executive & Personal Assistant Association

    Victoria Wratten is the CEO and Founder of the Executive & Personal Assistants Association. A legally registered, government approved, not for profit professional body for Executive and Business Support Professionals in the UK.

    Victoria is a former award-winning EA with over 15 years experience across the public, third and corporate sectors. She is extremely passionate about the roles within Executive and Business Support and she actively encourages it as a truly fantastic career choice.

    For nearly two decades, Victoria has been actively involved in the Executive and Business Support industry and have worked with EAs and PAs from across the world. Victoria regularly presents at events/conferences and mentor/coach Assistants and help them to truly excel in their role.

    Our conversation today is not only about how Victoria started out in her career, the roles that have shaped and changed her but how life’s twists and turns can take you in unexpected but incredibly rewarding directions.

    Victoria is so frank and open about her life and experiences, not just her mentors and the people that she’s worked with but also about Not Just A Girl’s Job which is a campaign that was launched to bring awareness to the men who worked in our profession. Every single man I have interviewed on the podcast has mentioned it and Victoria and speak about it.

    It was a real pleasure to speak with her about her career and EPAA and I know that you’ll enjoy hearing about her experiences.

    Some of the things we speak about:

    💥 Victoria starting her career

    💥 Networking and leading

    💥 How important mentors are in your career

    💥 The importance of realising your values in your career

    💥 Being strategic in your career

    💥 How opportunities find you

    💥 Launching EPAA

    💥 Working as a Key Worker throughout the pandemic

    Victoria Wratten

    💥 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/victoria.wratten/?hl=en-gb

    🔗 LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-wratten-0893b017/?originalSubdomain=uk

    🌏 Website - https://epaa.org.uk/

    Henrietta Barker

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    Assistants Together

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    • 57 min

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