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Is it time to hire an Executive Assistant? Best practices on finding, hiring, and retaining one. - Shared screen with speaker view
Phoebe Lo (she/her) VCET
14:24
I’m Phoebe Lo, the Dir of Operations and Culture at VCET!
Phoebe Lo (she/her) VCET
14:38
Not needing an assistant per se, very interested to learn more!
Peter Cole
14:44
Biz dev and organizational dev consultant; have had them b4, ready for another one
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
14:46
I want to be able to help entrepreneurs find an EA
Eve Dubois (she/her)
15:17
My name is Eve Dubois. My business is NumberWorks, and we provide bookkeeping services to small businesses and nonprofits. Some of our challenges are around scheduling and billing.
Meghan Dewald
15:18
I’ve been an Executive Assistant to a CEO in VT for the majority of my career to date, and am attending because I’m interested to know what the climate, interest and discussion level is here in VT for the EA field.
Kathleen Ramsay
16:06
Kathleen Ramsay, Town of Middlebury, eager to learn more.... there may be a transition coming of our staff.
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
17:48
Thanks to our sponsor for today’s L&L, CWE! Check ‘em out: https://cweonline.org/About-CWE/CWE-Vermont
Scott Carroll
18:32
what was #3 again?
Meghan Dewald
20:28
(#3: You get frustrated having to tell someone a detailed task list and follow up on each one to assure completion.)
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
20:56
Thanks Meghan! Love a good note taker :)
Scott Carroll
22:22
Thanks Meaghan
Meghan Dewald
24:26
››You’re welcome. Compulsive note-taker over here. :)
Scott Carroll
26:31
@ Meaghan, Distracted over here…I need an EA!
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
27:01
Haha so relevant Scott!!
Phoebe Lo (she/her) VCET
27:41
It also makes sense that Megan has been an EA in the past!! It all comes together :)
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
27:51
Attention to detail is so important!
Eve Dubois (she/her)
28:14
Will the slide presentation and/or a recording be available after the webinar?
Phoebe Lo (she/her) VCET
28:51
@Eve - Yes! We will send them to you after
Amie Irwin
29:38
We will share the slides!!
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
31:03
No computer…the ultimate EA challenge!
Phoebe Lo (she/her) VCET
31:19
Terrifying!!
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
37:02
How do you prefer to communicate?
Madeline Brumberg (she/her) CWE
37:21
How the potential EA would approach certain situations that you would want them to take over?
Peter Cole
38:06
yes, Madeline, especially ones that are conflict related
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
38:47
Oooo someone who doesn’t ask questions! Such a red flag!!
Madeline Brumberg (she/her) CWE
40:16
scheduling classes & events!
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
40:43
Question: What’s the best way to get to know your EA?
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
41:11
Any ideas to speed up the process?
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
43:58
Another related question! If it feels like it’s not a great fit or not working out in the beginning…should you give it time? If so, when do you know to make a change?
Madeline Brumberg (she/her) CWE
44:13
+1 Sam - That was my q too!
Phoebe Lo (she/her) VCET
48:37
On that note, was is a “typical” amount of onboarding time?
Phoebe Lo (she/her) VCET
49:24
*what
Meghan Dewald
51:08
Can you offer thoughts on the pros and cons of a remote EA, and forming an EA relationship from scratch remotely vs. in person? We’ve all been more remote this year than previously, but oftentimes building on professional relationships and connections that were originally formed in person. Just wondering about the time to develop implicit trust, and what Worxbee recommends for how to do that with the EA/exec relationship in a remote environment, particularly.
Peter Cole
52:15
great ? Megan!
Madeline Brumberg (she/her) CWE
59:08
I have to jump off for another meeting but thanks to VCET & Worxbee for this session!
Sam Roach-Gerber - VCET - (She/Her)
59:21
Thank YOU, and CWE!
Amie Irwin
59:28
Thanks for joining Madeline!
Peter Cole
01:00:26
I have to jump off too, thanks so much
Angela Wynn (she/her)
01:00:31
Thanks Peter!
Amie Irwin
01:02:23
Thanks Peter!
Meghan Dewald
01:03:09
Is the per-hour cost to the client standard & set, or variable based on the skill set of the paired EA?
Phoebe Lo (she/her) VCET
01:05:10
No other questions but this was great!!
Phoebe Lo (she/her) VCET
01:05:22
Thank you Angela and Amie, super helpful info today.
Eve Dubois (she/her)
01:05:28
Thank you. This was very informative--lots of great information to consider.
Meghan Dewald
01:05:50
Thanks very much! This was very helpful.
Scott Carroll
01:05:51
Thanks for this - good conversation!
Melissa Douillard
01:05:57
Thank you!