Doing the work to be on a real vacation

My trip to Hawaii is looming. Looming? I mean, “Yea! I’m traveling again!” but it’s all coming back to me now, the work it takes to have a real vacation. It’s really worth it and it takes work. It’s now June 9. I leave June 29. I’ll be gone for 10 days. If I want a...

The Art of Productivity

Being productive takes planning, and energy. We have all put off those things that we really wanted or needed to do! We recently read a fantastic blog post about how time, energy and attention are all at the core of being more productive, and the importance of daily...

Effective Delegation with Gina Cotner

Athena Executive Services CEO Gina Cotner was recently interviewed by Gabe Nelson on his podcast, “Solopreneur Money”. The two discussed the art of delegation, Gina’s path to becoming an entrepreneur and how to strike a balance between demanding and...

Delegating the “Heavy Lifting”

The art of delegating can be tricky, but worth it!  How do you develop the people around you to really rise up and take on more of the ‘heavy lifting’ of your company? Giving things ‘away’ can seem daunting but once you do the real work of...

The Accountable Leader

Our CEO Gina Cotner frequently speaks to other Admin and Executive organizations on successfully managing expectations what accountability really looks like. Our own team of high-performing Executive Assistants are continuously trained and mentored on setting and...