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Katie Murphy

Chief of Staff & Head of Strategy at HackerU

Columbus, Ohio

Build trust among your leadership by finding ways to help them, put their needs before your own to start. How can you make their day to day a bit easier to build that bridge.

Daphne Shen

Chief of Staff at Baraja

Sydney

Automate everything - Microsoft Flow, Zapier... makes you look awesome + superpowers efficiency!

Aditi Bhatia

Chief of Staff at Capitalize

New York

Schedule 1-1s with everyone on the team early on, it goes a long way towards building trust.

Angela Gray

Chief of Staff at MMA Global

Glasgow / New York

Be your own boss. Hold yourself accountable for delivering excellence and defining your standards.

Shirley Wu

Chief of Staff at Thayer Street Partners

NYC

Draft a plan for your first 30/60/90 days and make sure your team is aligned with your plan

Genevieve Owen

Chief of Staff to the Founders at Let's Do This

London

Prioritise important over urgent work for greater impact (and hire to elevate not delegate)

Audrey Krezmer

Chief of Staff at Kindbody

New York

Never let them see you sweat, maintain a smile and calm/positive demeanor

Lindsay Colbus

Executive Operations at Splice

New York City

Context is king. Make sure to create a communication loop that allows you to connect the dots.

Kelly-Ann Corrigan

Chief of Staff & Head of Operations at Heat Watch

Remote (Denver)

Lead through buy-in creation instead of authority.

Tanushree Sharma

Chief of Staff at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Houston

Make friends with Or executives admin early on, and learn about your exec’s work style

Kate Panawek

Business Strategy & Operations Manager (CoS to CRO) at Dialpad

San Francisco

regularly chat w/ management, whether formally or informally, to get to know all pain points

Lucie Ondraschkova

Vice President, Chief of Staff at Ardea Partners

New York

Leverage your network to seek input on projects from various people to get to the best solution

Maggie Mullooly

Chief of Staff at Arcadia

Washington DC

Important: good relationships w your execs. Even more important: good relationship w their deputies

Adrianne Paulsen

Chief of Staff at Outside Inc.

SF Bay Area

Process, process, process. Organization and agility are key.

Lynn Cespedes

Chief of Staff to the CHRO at Autodesk

San Rafael

Remain courageous through all interactions - this can mean being vulnerable

Brandon Lewis

Chief of Staff at Grove Collaborative

San Francisco

Send out an agenda to every meeting, no matter how small

Philip Sorensen

Chief of Staff at Nova Credit

San Francisco

Get good at "farming"! You need to build scale by learning how to farm work from the organization.

Allison Miller

Chief of Staff at AccessHealthcare

Dallas

Be the most nimble, flexible and open to change leader in the room.

Ernesto Freire

Chief of Staff and Senior Lead, Communications and Internal Management at Bloomberg Associates

New York City

Use objective criteria/data to explain actions and manage negotiations with clients/staff

Laura Leatherman

Chief of Staff at Moveworks

San Franciscoo

When joining a new company, meet with employees to understand the org before making any changes.

Katherine Walters

Chief of Staff at American Express

New York

I have a daily pipeline email with my leader and highlight updates accordingly

Austin Murtland

Chief of Staff at Kasa Living

Austin, TX

Be willing to adjust your style & responsibilities to help your CEO in whatever way possible!

Jacob Chai

Chief of Staff at Common

New York City

Be organized AF. Monitor the emotional level of the conversation and use that to ask good questions.

Sibi Murugesan

Chief of Staff (also Head of Platform) at Earnest Capital

Minneapolis

Only a few weeks in but have the team build their "User Manuals!" Very insightful!

Susan Packal

Chief of Staff / Head of Legal Operations at Twilio

San Francisco

Never stop being curious - dig into how every single thing works - in order to build the credibility and knowledge you need to advise.

Amy Boyle

Transformation Director (Office of the CEO) (formerly CoS to the CEO of Snapfish, acquired by Shutterfly) at Shutterly

San Francisco

Connect with all levels of leadership through the organization on a constant basis

Charles Graham

Chief of Staff at Serco

London

Build trust fast through being humble and fast in your work ethic.

Anna Gilliatt

Manager, Office of the CEO at Canadian Business Growth Fund

Toronto

Build a rapport with everyone on your team, or with someone at each level in your company.

Tyler Young

Senior Director, Business Operations & Chief of Staff to the CFO at Braze

NEW YORK

The To-Do List/Waiting List combination provides me with the security of knowing what I need to do and what I need others to do for me.

Cameron Huber

Chief of Staff at Made Renovation

San Francisco

Be the source of truth - Know every important company metric daily, and watch your influence rise.

Ali Rohde

Chief of Staff at Sourceress

San Francisco

Speak up, give your opinion, and become a sounding board for your CEO.

Sophie Kaye

Chief of Staff at Frame.io

New York City

I’ll have more insight soon enough, but for now I’ll say: be open-minded, direct, and learn fast

carla zerriny

Chief of Staff at Jopwell

New York

Create, maintain, refine: create a system, maintain your system, refine your system.

Yasir Motiwala

Chief of Staff, EMEA Sales at Twilio Inc.

London

Only 1 month in so still trying to figure it out, but having a task list with the following has been extremely helpful for me thus far: 1. item 2. description 3. notes 4. hyperlinks 5. next follow up dates 6. next follow up step

David Burt

Chief of Staff at Atlantic Media

Washington

Patience... has been useful for me. Observing opportunities and letting them emerge organically.

Mike Maseda

Chief of Staff at Prompt

New York

Be as transparent as possible and ruthless in prioritization.