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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, 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, how to avoid 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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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, 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, how to avoid 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?

    #125: Ask Me Anything - Working with an Unresponsive Executive

    #125: Ask Me Anything - Working with an Unresponsive Executive

    In this Ask Me Anything episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, I do my best to help with a listener's scenario and question about working with an unresponsive executive.

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    • 9 min
    #124: Ask Me Anything - Burnout, Balance, Career Advice, and Dreams

    #124: Ask Me Anything - Burnout, Balance, Career Advice, and Dreams

    The interviewer (me) gets a chance to be interviewed by you!

    In this Ask Me Anything episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, I do my best to answer the following questions from assistants all over the world:
    If you didn’t have to worry about money and paying your bills, what passion would you pursue?If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self at the beginning of your career, what would it be?What is your best piece of advice for maintaining a good work/life balance? Especially while working partially from home?How do you avoid burnout when you are in a high capacity role and the expectations are very high?Show Notes -> leaderassistant.com/124

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    • 10 min
    #123: Ann Hiatt - Former Executive Business Partner for Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Chief of Staff for Eric Schmidt (Google)

    #123: Ann Hiatt - Former Executive Business Partner for Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Chief of Staff for Eric Schmidt (Google)

    Ann Hiatt is a Silicon Valley veteran with 15 years of experience as the Executive Business Partner for Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon, and as Chief of Staff for Eric Schmidt, CEO/Executive Chairman of Google.

    In this episode, Ann shares the story of how she landed the job supporting Jeff Bezos at Amazon (after a 9 month interview process), the time she booked a helicopter for Bezos that ended up crashing, and what it was like growing in her career while working at Amazon in the “early” days.

    But Ann’s story doesn’t end at Amazon, and neither does our conversation. We chat about Ann’s time working closely with Marissa Mayer and Eric Schmidt at Google – and what she learned about leadership, goal setting (OKRs and KPIs), and managing a team.

    Lastly, Ann talks about why she wrote her book Bet on Yourself: Recognize, Own, and Implement Breakthrough Opportunities, in which she shares insights on what she learned from her time supporting tech titans.

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    • 43 min
    #122: Stephanie Slagle - Executive Operations Director at MountainSeed

    #122: Stephanie Slagle - Executive Operations Director at MountainSeed

    Stephanie Slagle is the Executive Operations Director at MountainSeed, a commercial real estate services company in Atlanta, GA. 
    In this episode, Stephanie walks through a game-changing process she and her team use to lead productive and efficient meetings with the c-suite and leadership teams at her company. 
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    • 33 min
    #121: Emily Claver - Executive Assistant to Brooke Castillo at The Life Coach School

    #121: Emily Claver - Executive Assistant to Brooke Castillo at The Life Coach School

    Emily Claver has been an assistant in some capacity for 33 years. She supported the c-suite at a $40m ad agency, the president of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL franchise (for 8 seasons), and now as executive and personal assistant to Brooke Castillo, the founder of The Life Coach School.

    In this episode, Emily and I had a great time chatting about her career, especially the part where she worked for my favorite NFL team. :-)

    Emily currently makes $225,000 a year as an executive and personal assistant. She talks about assistant pay and what it's like working for an organization and executive that empowers and entrusts assistants as key leaders and business partners.

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    • 32 min
    #120: Conor Sweeney - Chief of Staff at Box

    #120: Conor Sweeney - Chief of Staff at Box

    Conor Sweeney is Principal and Chief of Staff to the Cofounder and CFO at Box, Inc. (BOX) where he oversees business operations, executive communications, and strategic program management across the Global Finance & Operations organization.

    In this episode, Conor shares one of the best overviews I've ever heard on what a Chief of Staff actually does. He also shares a bit of his story on how he ended up as a CoS, how he partners with c-suite assistants, and how assistants who aspire to be a CoS someday can prepare for the role.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

BarbEMG ,

Great podcast

I always find Jeremy’s podcasts both interesting and relevant to what I’m doing. His guests are interesting and well spoken and most time provide a nugget of information which I can apply to my situation.

Thanks Jeremy! Keep up the good work😁

MarineCorps2002 ,

Great content

This podcast is absolutely wonderful! Jeremy is very knowledgeable and his guests are influential leaders in the executive assistant space. The topics he covers are relevant, helpful, and inspiring. It’s a great tool for anyone wanting to make positive change and go beyond the status quo. I highly recommend.

stephet ,

I look forward to each new episode!

I discovered this podcast after reading Jeremy’s book and joining his online Leader Assistant community. I love hearing from other EAs/chiefs of staff from different companies all over the country - and all different sizes! There’s so much helpful content and I look forward to the new episodes.

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