Podcast: Karina de-Bourne, Executive Assistant at FTI Consulting

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In the final episode of series 1 of The Assistant Room podcast we interview Karina de-Bourne, The Assistant Room Ambassador and Executive Assistant at FTI Consulting. With our Founder Jessica Gardiner, they both talk through:

  • The transferrable skills Personal and Executive Assistants posses making a change of career into the industry easier than most might expect
  • How to keep your head above water managing a successful career during times of difficulty in your personal life
  • Why honesty is the best policy and the reality (and benefits) of being vulnerable!
  • The importance of working for a supportive business who are willing to discuss new ideas whether that’s from training to supporting your passion for charity work

About The Assistant Room Podcast

Join us for season 1 of The Assistant Room podcast as we uncover what goes on behind the scenes of successful Personal and Executive Assistants at some of the biggest brands in the world.

Throughout each episode our Founder Jess, an ex EA of over ten years sits down to chat to experienced assistants from different industries, at different stages in their career, to uncover the secrets to their success, the challenges they have overcome and the passion they have for their role.

Season 1 guests have included Google, Tribal Worldwide, L’Oreal, FTI Consulting, Facebook, American Express Global Business Travel, Knight Frank, Egon Zehnder, Salesforce and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.