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If you're ready to be more proactive and be the "little hinge that can swing big doors" then this is a must-listen podcast. Join your host Liz Van Vliet and learn practical tips, strategies and insights that will help you move beyond being simply an order-taker.
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May 23, 2022

Lauren Calvert is a Strategic Business Partner and career EA with over 15 years experience working with CEOs of multi-national and blue chip organisations.

In 2019 Lauren launched The Well-Suited Group -  a ‘go to’ agency for businesses and individuals in need of premium administrative support, creating opportunities for women in senior executive support roles seeking more flexibility and partnering with CEO’s and companies who value good support and champion flexibility that works for all.

Listen to this interview to hear Lauren describe her own experience navigating the career spider frame (as I like to call it). 

Lauren shares how she developed the combination of project management skills and commercial acumen led to her moving out of the Executive Assistant role and how she intentionally returned to the role of EA because of the opportunity to partner with her business leader to deliver strategic business support.

You can connect with Lauren at The Well Suited Group:

https://www.well-suited.com.au/

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-calvert-5772534/

Instagram:

@thewellsuitedgroup

 

May 10, 2022
In Episode 152 I'm sharing the outcome of a 'laser' coaching session I had recently with an Executive Assistant earlier this year. Listen to this episode to hear:

1. The situation/context

2. The gaps we identified and the steps I suggested to help this assistant reset and re energise the relationship and build trust and confidence

3. The five challenges that I present to all assistants who seek out my assistance and why these five challenges are built on intentional communication with your manager

4. Five simple actions you can take RIGHT now if you are looking to assist with impact.

 

Apr 28, 2022

I'm sharing some exciting news in this episode of the podcast that I hope you will be excited about too.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on my news so feel free to email me at liz@myeacareer.com or send me a message on LinkedIn or Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/lizveevee/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizvanvliettrainerspeakercoach/

 

 

Apr 10, 2022

Episode 150 is the third in my series on the three biggest challenges I hear from Executive Assistants.

In this episode I share my own struggles with this topic and how I strive every day to overcome lack of confidence.

I share three resources to help you continue to make progress with building and maintaining your confidence.

I also celebrate that I've reached the milestone of 150 episodes. How this topic is so close to my heart, so it seems serendipitous (you know I love that word) that in this milestone episode I can reach out to you, my lovely listeners, and give you some ideas for lifting yourself up.

Resource 1 - The Confidence Spiral

My Instagram carousel where I shared how it works:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZQkgTyp1T4/

Resource 2

Blog Post - 5 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Boost Their Confidence at Work

https://fairygodboss.com/career-topics/low-confidence-at-work

Resource 3

Book - Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person (Shonda Rimes)

https://www.amazon.com.au/Year-Yes-Dance-Stand-Person/dp/1476777128

Mar 27, 2022

The second episode in my trio of episodes focusing on the top three challenges I hear from Executive Assistants.

This one is all about how to manage priorities. 

I share three concepts and approaches to managing the shifting sands that EAs deal with on a continual basis.

Resources discussed in this episode:

Resource #1

Book - Managing Up by Mary Abajay

https://www.amazon.com.au/Managing-Up-Move-Work-Succeed-ebook/dp/B07BB4QFDF

Resource #2

Blog post -

An Administrative Assistant’s Guide To Coping With Conflicting Priorities

https://officedynamics.com/coping-conflicting-priorities/

Resource #3

Priority Matrix

Urgent vs Important - Stephen Covey

Also look at the Eisenhower Matrix 

Mar 15, 2022
Feeling unable to say no is one of the biggest challenges that I hear from Executive Assistants. In this episode and in coming episodes I will be sharing with you the top three challenges I hear from EAs when I survey them prior to delivering my training programs.  In each episode I will share three tools, tactics or resources to help you meet this challenge.

Resources discussed in this episode:

https://fs.blog/steve-jobs-saying-no/

https://fs.blog/saying-no/

Tim Ferriss Podcast - How to Say “No” Gracefully and Uncommit (#328)

Book - Ury, William. The Power of A Positive No

Jan 5, 2022

A solo episode kicking off 2022 with a book recommendation. 

- What defines a 'giver', a 'taker' and a 'matcher'

- Why this applies particularly to Executive Assistants

- How I relate to being a failing giver and the cost it takes on me

- How it applies to my word of 2022

- My wish for you, my lovely listener

Watch the TEDx talk where Adam Grant talks about these concepts here

https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_grant_are_you_a_giver_or_a_taker?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

Read more about the book here:

https://www.adamgrant.net/book/give-and-take/

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