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Working Virtually Isn’t Going Anywhere

Like the author of this article, our team has been working remotely since the start of our company, almost five years ago. Working from home is a benefit and advantage for our contractors. Our team of virtual Executive Assistants stay connected via bi-weekly strategy...

What does it take to manage people remotely?

What does it take to manage people remotely? As the founder and CEO of Athena, that’s all I’ve ever done. We didn’t “transition” our business to a “work from home” business. That’s been the primary benefit for our staff right from the beginning. With the pandemic came...

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...

Failure isn’t the opposite of success

Yes, Bill Gates, I agree. “Success isn’t binary.”  Is the opposite of Success, Failure? No. Success is incremental. Are you learning lessons along the way? This is key. And this has been the key for our company. Certain clauses in our...

Compensation and the High-Level Executive Assistant

For many, the conversation about compensation can be uncomfortable or even daunting. What is a high level Executive Assistant actually worth? Who decides that amount and assigns a number value? This excellent article, featuring several thought leaders in the EA space,...

Who Moved My Cheese? Who Moved My Life!?

This 22-year-old book is still so relevant! On the back cover, you’ll see the names of companies that reveal its age and era. This book is about the different ways we respond to life’s changes. Here in 2020 we might call a new edition of this book “Who Moved My...