A Guide for Hiring an Executive Assistant

A Guide for Hiring an Executive Assistant


I have talked about the importance of hiring an Executive Assistant throughout the past seasons of the Encourager Podcast and I honestly can’t emphasize it enough… hiring this position is seriously a GAME CHANGER! In this episode, I talk with my Executive Assistant, Angie Sattler, about her position, some of the personal qualities and skills you need to look for when hiring this position, and what tasks should be included in the job description.

Helpful Links: 

  • Agenda Sheet (for more on this and to view a blank Agenda Sheet that Angie and I both use, check out Episode 142).
  • Angie's favorite Rebekah Scott Designs products: a Jovie laptop sleeve (named after her daughter) and Charcoal Wax Canvas Philip Tote bag!
  • Know each candidates Enneagram type (For more on this, listen to Episode 9-144.)
  • CliftonStrengths is a paid personality test that offers an online assessment you can take. There are similar tests available online that are offered for free. For more on this, listen to Episode 9-144.
  • The 5 Love Languages is a book by Gary Chapman that talks about how we all give and receive love. You can take a free quiz here to find out your love language! For more, listen to Episode 3-84 (while this episode is geared toward spousal relationships, it applies to everyone in your life and how you can best show them love and appreciation).
  • Once hired, discover your assistant's Super Skill. For more, listen to Episode 5-113. Super skills are very individualized and take time to uncover!