I’ve been an Executive Assistant since I was 20 years old. I was the youngest person hired in an executive support capacity at what was then one of the world’s largest investment banks (Credit Suisse First Boston). Even then, I described my role the same way I do now: To facilitate and amplify the efforts of my executive counterpart to further the business objectives of the organization at large. Of course, I’ve added a lot of things to that description since then - to do so with kindness and a smile, to be a waymaker who always finds the path to yes, to function as a strategic thought partner and project manager - but those fundamentals of facilitation and amplification remain the same these 20 years later. In a review given by one of my favorite past CEOs, he called me a, “creative, scrappy problem solver and force multiplier!” I’d like to think that’s a fairly apt summation of what I do, if not at least of what I try to do.
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