Managing Expectations

Recently, Gina delivered a workshop at the amazing Empower 2020 Summit for Assistants, put on by our friends at Base. Here is an excerpt from the discussion on what it takes to truly be a high-caliber executive assistant:   Managing Expectations of those around...

Taking time off during the pandemic? But how?

“But business is slow. I’m not as busy as I once was. How can I justify Time Off?” Time Off is for your overall wellness. And you have been taxed during the pandemic.  You have been taxed mentally, emotionally and perhaps financially and physically. It has been a...

Tips for Effective Delegation

Coaching our clients and Executive Assistants on effective delegation is one of the most important things we continue to do. Delegating with intention keeps a partnership strong and productive. We like this article that outlines 7 tips the author finds effective....

The Leader Assistant

We’ve been looking forward to the launch of this book! Our CEO, Gina Cotner, had the honor of writing a recommendation for The Leader Assistant, that is included on the inside pages. She was also interviewed by author Jeremy Burrows on his podcast last year, The...

Managing people remotely

Athena has always been a work-from-home company. 100% virtual, from Day 1.     But what does it take to manage your staff from home? There’s a lot that has come out in the last week or two on tips for working from home. But how do you manage your team, while sitting...