The better you know yourself, the better you know who you need working beside you.

This philosophy has served my client Vanessa Marin, licensed psychotherapist who specializes in sex therapy, find her ideal Executive Assistant.

Vanessa said that while she excels with big-picture creativity and ideas, she struggles with the “nuts and bolts” of the daily grind and struggles to keep track of details. 

She knew an EA could fill this void, but due to the nature of her online business, worried about finding the right fit.

“They were going to get some weird…interesting emails. Someone would have to be OK with that,” said Vanessa.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The lightbulb moment that Vanessa knew she was connected with the right EA for her sex therapy business.
  • How Vanessa’s idea of leadership has changed over the years and how that has affected her communication with her EA.
  • Her perspective on running a lean operation with both her spouse and her sister.
  • The challenge of rapid growth in business.
  • How Vanessa used transparency to increase customer engagement and combat stigma when talking about sex. 

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Supporting Resources:

Business Ownership Does NOT Equal Leadership (Episode 40)
Tales from the Couch of a Sex Therapist: The Birds, Bees & Business with Dr. Cheryl Fraser (Episode 33)
What the Right EA Can Do For You: Behind the Scenes with our Client Lauren Pawell (Episode 57)
Setting Expectations with your Executive Virtual Assistant (Episode 56)


Episode Credits

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