How Wellness Is The Key To Thriving Not Surviving As An Executive Assistant – Interview with Sonia PetersenFeb 6, 2017
Sonia Petersen has over 15 year’s experience as an Executive Assistant working with successful leaders within the construction industry. She is passionate about operations and driving efficiency and really enjoys the collaborative nature of the Executive Assistant role. Amongst her fellow EA’s she is known for her dedication to support and inspire others which she has done by informally mentoring and coaching other Executive Assistants. This is such a passion for her that she has recently began a side hustle business offering individual and group coaching around Wellbeing at Work. Sonia truly believes that if we focus on our wellbeing we will see improvements not just in our health but also in our ability to build relationships as well as increased productivity and even greater success.
For those of us that are working on being indispensable these outcomes are what we’re looking for. As I have shared with you, when your wellbeing and wellness is challenged everything else is affected and your ability to show up as indispensable is compromised…and we don’t want that!
As Sonia describes on her website
“My goal is to create a movement for Executive Assistants and Corporate Women to be respected and recognised, to be united and empowered in what we do as a profession”
Key Takeaways from our discussion:
- Importance of understanding your Exec’s temperament
- Needs to be aligned and working as a team (like a marriage)
- Trusting yourself, being able to back yourself up
- ‘You are the right hand man to the boss’
- Being the ears and eyes of the company
Dowload a free copy of Sonia’s eBook ‘Unstick The Stuck’ A Woman’s Guide to Finding Career Clarity, Creating a Life You Love and Taking Care of Your Well-being’ at soniapetersen.com.au
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I work with executive assistants and administrative assistants to equip them with the skills and confidence they need to influence more effectively and demonstrate the leadership and interpersonal skills to make them a 'linchpin' to their boss and organisation.