We have interviewed many high-performing Assistants over the last decade. They all share with our community the importance of building a strong relationship with your Executive.
In one of our most popular interviews, Bethany Burns, Former EA to the Co-Founder of BrewDog, spoke about how she has developed a close and symbiotic relationship with her Executive, which made her critical to the overall business.
In this article, we will share her strategies for building a strong relationship with your Executive.
Knowing your Executive inside out
Bethany emphasised the importance of truly knowing your Executive in and out. This requires hard work, intuition, and being one step ahead. It means understanding their interests, reading their emails or articles in advance, and be prepared to discuss relevant topics. By staying informed and being proactive, you can position yourself as a valuable resource for your Executive.