Ever met our Founder and CEO Jess Gardiner? Interviewed by Billy Hussein, Founder of Notion Magazine and The Promising Creative they deep dive into the ins and outs of what it means to be a CEO, how to creatively start a business, the bullsh*t myths of the PA/EA industry and the future of The Assistant Room.
PA Diaries: 5 Minutes with Executive Assistant Emily Jepson
Meet Emily Jepson, EA to CEO and Founder at GWI, a leading audience targeting company.
10 Ways To Avoid Office Politics And Drama
When it comes to navigating office gossip and drama you can find yourself in a sticky situation with your boss. Read our ten ways to avoid office politics.
How To Start 2023 As The Best Version Of Yourself
Instead of getting caught up in the hype of how to transform into something or someone completely different (wave goodbye to the self inflicted January blues), we want you to focus your energy into developing your existing skillset and use tools already out there not to ‘change’ you but help you to feel more confident in who you are right now.
Unsure where to start? Here are two easy ways that we can help you develop your existing self…
How To Switch Off During The Festive Break
Many of us look forward to the festive break and all that comes along with it; the socializing, parties, spending time with family and of course the food! However, it is important that we also strike that balance of the fun alongside taking time to switch off and recharge; that begins by recharging from work!
How To Save Yourself From Self-Sabotage
It is heard when tackling career development, interpersonal challenges, even personal growth in an existing role – “I need to work on my confidence” or, in the worst cases, “I have no confidence”. So how do people remedy this?
How To Lead Global Teams As A PA
Businesses today are relying on a geographically diverse workforce to flourish within the global economy. They can cherry-pick talent from a competitive global pool – bringing together the greatest experience as well as local market knowledge. Thus, enabling them to successfully function and compete in today’s global economic market. As a PA or EA consider taking some of the following actions to help bridge the gaps that come with leading a team that is both geographically and culturally diverse.
Quiet Quitting: An Impossible Concept for the Admin Industry?￼
‘Quiet Quitting’ is the new buzz phrase, coming out of a lockdown world where people have started to reevaluate their priorities and work/life balance. Gathering speed on social media, it essentially means simply ‘just staying within the parameters of your job description’ – doing no more, and no less, than what is required by your contract.
How to Build your Self Esteem at Work
You’ve probably heard it before: your self esteem impacts every part of your life. The truth is, if you want to be successful at work, you need to feel confident in yourself and the value that you bring. Building self esteem isn’t easy—but it is possible!
Does Teamwork Truly Exist Between Boss & PA?
The value of teamwork, is it really understood by Executives within the EA/PA – Exec relationship? Do they really see the role as a key partnership or will administrative professionals around the world always be fighting to be seen and heard for the impact they can make only IF they are given the opportunity to do so?
How to Negotiate a Pay Rise as an Assistant
If asking for a promotion or pay rise has been on your mind lately (or even over the last few months…) take a look at our guide below to give your confidence a boost and kickstart the process of receiving exactly what you know you are worthy of!
How to Build Your Confidence According to 5 Assistants
So if you’re looking to build your confidence, where should you focus your time, effort and energy for the best outcome? We spoke to 5 members of the business support community to understand how they have developed and how they maintain their confidence and their top tips for you to begin your own journey into being a more confident version of yourself.