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What to Expect.

One of our passions is elevating the role of an Executive Assistant to that of a strategic partner. Our coaching program has been created with this in mind.

While taking a deep dive into your personal values and brand as an individual and as an Executive Assistant, we will also bring awareness to the soft skills needed to really bring about a partnership with your leader. We will work together to create ways to implement these in real time, in addition to polishing hard skills.

You will walk away with a new understanding of what it means to be a strategic partner and manager of the executive office.

Executive Assistant Coaching Outline

Stage 1: Alignment and Discovery
  • Assessments and Intake Forms
  • Alignment conversation with Leader and EA
  • Goal setting and desired outcomes
Stage 2: Eight weeks of weekly, one-on-one coaching
Stage 3: Coaching Closure
  • KPI’s developed and implemented into a system to track
  • Re-alignment conversation with Leader and EA
  • Newly written/edited job descriptions

Stage 4: Three, monthly one-on-one coaching sessions

Coaching Session Breakdown

Session 1: Building the Foundation

  • What is an Executive Assistant?
  • Strategic Partner and Executive Office Manager
  • Shared Expectations and Intent Exercise
  • Executive Presence
  • Drama Triangle and office politics

Session 2: Values

  • Personal Values Assessment
  • Value alignment between personal and organizational values
  • Review company strategic plan, mission, vision and values
  • Accountability and belief loop explained and implemented

 

Session 3: Personal and Professional Brand

  • Personal Branding Excercise A & B
  • Write and adopt a personal mission statement
  • Write and adopt your personal branding statement
  • Exercise on strengths, weaknesses, goals and passions

Session 4: Best Practices

  • Email and Inbox Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Screen shares with coach to show current state
  • Working sessions with EA, Coach and Leader as needed

Session 5: Communication Rhythm and Priorities

  • Check-in frequency, length, and channels
  • Agenda for weekly check-ins and daily check-ins
  • Getting answers from your Leader
  • Time management and pushing back
  • What are “The Regulars”

Session 6: Staying Organized

  • Information Flow and Access
  • PM/Accountability Tools
  • Friday Checklist
  • Password Keeper
  • Executive Assistant Manual
  • EA tips for daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly organization

Session 7: KPI's, Job Description and Org Chart

  • Develop KPI’s
  • Develop system to track and review KPI’s with Leader
  • Fully refreshed and updated Job Description
  • Review org chart placement
  • Develop and implement review rhythm

Session 8: Closing Session With Leader

  • What we heard in the beginning
  • Overview of coaching experience
  • Review steps taken 
  • Outcome
  • Wins and Successes

This was an amazing experience and it really helped me become a better partner to the teams and leaders I support. We took a deep dive into my personal values and brand as an individual as well as an Executive Assistant.  We also discussed soft skills and the need to really bring about a partnership with a leader. It was honestly the best thing I’ve done for myself professionally — and the best thing I’ve done for me personally in a long time.

Sarah Wolff

Owner, Sarah Wolff Virtual Executive Solutions

“Mackenzie‘s program was a fantastic tool to help my EA and myself work together in a productive way right at the beginning of our relationship.”

Chris Gulbrandson

President, Apple Autos

“Mackenzie is fantastic and I am beyond grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with her. She was instrumental in helping me to be more productive in my role, guided and aided me to have a better understanding of what I should be taking care, and she was incredibly flexible and available to me. Thank-you Mack!”

Denise Tully

Executive Operations Manager at Paster Properties

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