How to Push Back on the Boss, Like a Boss!

Being able to say “no” and push back when you are your boss’s right-hand woman (or man!), responsible for making sure everything is in order and that their workflow is seamless, can be challenging to say the least – no one enjoys it. At one point in my career, I felt that saying ‘no’ equalled failing and that I was…
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The PA Diaries Live – from the perspective of a Virtual Assistant

I was due to attend the Assistant Room’s PA Diaries Live event in London in March, but sadly my childcare fell through that day so I had to miss it (boo). However, Jess Gardiner kindly gave me access to the recordings of the talks, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to review joining the event virtually. I’ve…
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PA Diaries: Danielle Francis, EA to Chairman at the Financial Conduct Authority

In this PA Diaries interview we chat with Danielle Francis, EA to the Chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority. Working her way up the ladder from Administrator to the most senior EA in the business, we find out how she manages expectations, her advice on embracing your role in the support industry and how she has used networking to excel…
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7 Deadly Sins of the Summer Office Party

The sun has finally made an appearance and it’s time for the annual Summer party which you have most likely organised after months of planning and budget management with the finance team. Everyone from your boss to the 19 year old intern is scratching the walls to leave early but will it be one to remember or to quickly forget?…
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PA Diaries: Jeremy Burrows, EA to CEO at Jane.ai

Introducing Jeremy Burrows, EA to CEO at Jane.ai, Founder of online training resource GoBurrows.com and creator of newly launched Leader Assistant podcast. With 13 years of experience as an Assistant under his belt, we chat about his experience with burn out, his advice to men when considering the role of an Assistant and likewise his comments to Execs on how…
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PA Diaries: Chloe Isaacs, EA to CEO & CSO at Mudano

In this PA Diaries interview we chat with Chloe Isaacs, EA to CEO & CSO at data and machine learning company Mudano. We find out how she balances the demands of two C-Suite Execs, her transition across industries and how she uses AI to make her job easier. –  The Assistant Room: Your role at Mudano is intense! Looking after…
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