Leveraging Leadership

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Emily Sander

29 April 2024

39m 8s

Ask a Chief of Staff Founder & CEO, Clara Ma: Job Search Tips, Workshops, and Summits



In this episode of Leveraging Leadership, I sat down with Clara Ma, the founder of Ask a Chief of Staff. We chatted about landing that game-changing Chief of Staff role, goldmine of tips on networking, crafting a standout resume, and making a successful pitch to executives. Clara outlines the various tiers of Chief of Staff membership and what you get in each and shares the details of the upcoming Ask a Chief of Staff Summit later this year.

Links Mentioned:

Ask A Chief of Staff Website: https://askachiefofstaff.com/

Time Stamps:

00:17 Meeting Clara Ma: Former Chief of Staff to Founder
01:16 The Genesis of Ask a Chief of Staff
02:56 Building a Community for Chiefs of Staff
07:00 Navigating the Job Market as a Chief of Staff
09:57 The Role of Networking in Your Career
13:06 Leveraging the Ask a Chief of Staff Community for Job Searches
17:13 Differentiating Between Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant Roles
19:26 Unlocking the Chief of Staff Role: Insights and Resources
20:25 Workshop Webinars: Free Resources for Aspiring Chiefs of Staff
22:11 Crafting the Perfect Chief of Staff Resume
26:05 Pitching the Chief of Staff Role Internally
32:46 Announcing the first Chief of Staff Summit
36:50 The Future of Ask a Chief of Staff


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If we haven’t yet before - Hi👋 I’m Emily, Chief of Staff turned Executive Leadership Coach. After a thrilling ride up the corporate ladder, I’m focusing on what I love - working with people to realize their professional and personal goals. Through my videos here on this channel, books, podcast guest spots, and newsletter, I share new ideas and practical and tactical tools to help you be more productive and build the career and life you want.