Emerging Chief of Staff Career Trends

As of the publication of this blog, there were 697 Chief of Staff jobs listed on Indeed.com. For context, there were 1,593 COO jobs posted and 427 for CEO. Of those almost 700 Chief of Staff job postings, the scope of work, leadership responsibilities, projects, and even the team with which these Chiefs of Staff […]

The Next Evolution of The Founder & The Force Multiplier

working with an executive assistant

Late last week, I became the proud owner of The Founder & The Force Multiplier.  It feels incredibly appropriate, poetic even, to be making this announcement during Administrative Professionals Week. I’ve been an assistant and force multiplier since my first job fresh out of college as a non-profit public relations assistant until my recent departure from […]

Top 3 Challenges Executive Assistants Face 

A woman sits at a desk looking distraught.

If a job was meant to be easy, it wouldn’t be called “work.” Everyone faces challenges of varying degrees in their career, and Executive Assistants (EAs) are certainly not without their fair share of struggles! Most EAs face managing high workloads and demands, balancing priorities, maintaining confidentiality, and having seamlessly effective and responsive interpersonal communication. […]

How to Take the Reins From a Seasoned Force Multiplier

Two people shake hands in front of two of their peers in an office setting.

Starting a new job is always intimidating. But starting a job where the outgoing Force Multiplier (in my case Hallie Warner, former Chief of Staff to Adam Hergenrother) has been working alongside the CEO for over a decade is downright scary! Hi! My name is Jenna Stewart. I’m the new kid on the block here […]

7 Myths About Being a Chief of Staff

Myths about Chiefs of Staff

There are all sorts of myths and misperceptions about being a Chief of Staff (COS). Most of them come from our knowledge of Chiefs of Staff to the President of the United States (whether real – James A. Baker III and Dick Cheney or fictional – Doug Stamper and Olivia Pope). The Chief of Staff […]

The Loneliness Epidemic of Executive Assistants and Chiefs of Staff

The Loneliness Epidemic of Force Multipliers

“It’s Lonely at the Top” I’ve never really liked the phrase, “It’s lonely at the top.” Perhaps its just the context from which it’s usually said – from a place of privilege, as an excuse, or as a subtle request for pity. I swear I’m not cynical! Just bear with me here. “At the top” […]