REACH - A Podcast for Executive Assistants

By Maven Recruiting Group

REACH is for the Executive Assistant who hustles hard, strives for excellence and is committed to seeking out life’s “aha moments” to help you reach the next stage in your development and career. In each episode, expect to gain invaluable insight from our personal network of Executive Assistants whose careers span the Fortune 500, Silicon Valley Venture Capital firms and your favorite tech companies and start-ups. Hosted by Maven Recruiting Group’s Founder and CEO, Jessica Vann, this is your opportunity to participate in the solidarity of listening to people who “get it.” REACH is designed to inspire your workday, guide you through pivotal moments in your career and transform you into the Executive Assistant you’ve always wanted to be. REACH is brought to you by Maven Recruiting Group who specializes in placing Executive Assistants and support staff to the Bay Area’s most prominent Executives and companies. You can learn more about Maven at www.mavenrec.com.

  1. 1.
    From Working at the Bio-Pharma Behemoth Genentech to Scrappy Startup Grail: Everything You Need to Know About Being an Executive Assistant in Biotech
    41:59
  2. 2.
    From Facebook to Roblox: When to Take the Leap to a New Role
    38:48
  3. 3.
    How to Pivot from Personal Support to the Corporate World: Advice from PA Turned Airbnb EA
    38:30
  4. 4.
    Part Two: How to Navigate Stress in the Workplace: Advice from Miraval Resort’s Wellness Counselor
    25:44
  5. 5.
    Part One: How to Navigate Stress in the Workplace: Advice from Miraval Resort’s Wellness Counselor
    26:51
  6. 6.
    Advice from a Fellow Executive Assistant on Job Searching during a Global Pandemic
    36:33
  7. 7.
    A Fresh Perspective on the Inherent Challenges of Being a Sole Executive Assistant
    35:46
  8. 8.
    Part Two: Learning Executive Coaching Techniques to Become More Effective as an Executive Assistant
    23:08
  1. 9.
    Part One: Learning Executive Coaching Techniques to Become More Effective as an Executive Assistant
    24:41
  2. 10.
    How to Break Down Barriers and Find the Common Ground Between You and Your Colleagues
    34:53
  3. 11.
    How to Take Care of Yourself When Working in a Stressful Environment
    43:41
  4. 12.
    Chief of Staff Turned Marketing Manager
    36:21
  5. 13.
    How to Set-up and Run an Office of the CEO
    40:08
  6. 14.
    Temp Glory Story: How One EA Turned a Contract Role into a Career Opportunity
    40:38
  7. 15.
    From Ticketfly to Eventbrite: What It’s Like to Go Through an Acquisition (Or Two!)
    43:25
  8. 16.
    The Role an Executive Assistant Plays in a Crisis
    38:52
  9. 17.
    Board Relations: The Invaluable Skill Every EA Needs in their Toolkit
    34:41
  10. 18.
    Making It: How Jordan Sugar-Carlsgaard Became the EA to the CEO of Airbnb
    41:32
  11. 19.
    How to Best Leverage an Executive Assistant: An Episode You’ll Want to Share with Your Executive
    42:02
  12. 20.
    Pulling off a Virtual Event: Advice from an Event Planning Expert
    26:53
  13. 21.
    What It Means to be a Tenacious EA and How to Combat Workplace Challenges
    43:39
  14. 22.
    How to Stay Relevant as an EA during COVID-19 (Plus Tips on Job Searching)
    39:56
  15. 23.
    Part Two: The Ins and Outs of Remote Support and How to Get it Right
    24:20
  16. 24.
    Part One: The Ins and Outs of Remote Support and How to Get it Right
    26:33
  17. 25.
    Growth Through Adversity
    36:41
  18. 26.
    From the Streets of Los Angeles to Capitol Hill: Hear One EA’s Personal Story of Making It
    34:15
  19. 27.
    Best Practices for Getting Off on the Right Foot with Your Executive
    37:10
  20. 28.
    The Art of Finding Your Voice and Pushing Back (with Finesse)
    33:55
  21. 29.
    The Change-Maker: How One Admin Manager Evolved the EA Role Within Okta
    37:26
  22. 30.
    Executive Assistants vs Robots: How Technology is Changing the Landscape of Support
    35:21
  23. 31.
    Setting Your Executive up for Success When You’re on Maternity Leave
    34:31
  24. 32.
    From Tactical Assistant to Strategic Partner: How to Provide Transformative Support to Your Executive
    38:10
  25. 33.
    Journeys from the Executive Assistant Role and Beyond
    37:11
  26. 34.
    So You Work for a Pre-IPO Startup: How to Budget for the Marathon, Not the Sprint
    41:45
  27. 35.
    Diversity and Inclusion Within the Executive Assistant Role
    33:19

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