What does an administrative assistant do?
It’s probably way more than you’d expect. Today’s administrative professional’s to-do list is long. Much of the ‘magic’ that it takes to pull off a productive day is invisible to the eye. The most effective assistants are intuitive, resilient and excellent communicators. They serve as strategic business partners to the C-suite.
I helped the CEO of one of the largest technology companies in the world increase his productivity by 40%. I want to show you how to do the same and maintain your sanity at the same time. Whether you are new in the administrative role, a seasoned executive assistant, or an executive, my new book, The Office Rockstar Playbook will give you all the skills, techniques, tips, and strategies I developed over my twenty-six years of working for the most amazing, highly energized, passionate CEO in the world.
Go from overwhelmed task
manager to office rockstar.
Part memoir, part how-to guide, The Office Rockstar Playbook offers practical advice on how to achieve administrative excellence. You will learn from my more than 30 years of experience but fair warning you will laugh too. There are plenty of administrative assistant books on the shelves, but this isn’t your regular professional development book that reads like a manual. Who has time for that? I intentionally included life lessons, simple executive assistant tips and tricks that will help you tap into your inner office rockstar.
This engaging and entertaining read is for administrative support staff AND executives pursuing excellence. Leaders can learn how to better maximize their time and empower assistants.
The Office Rockstar Playbook is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Get your copy today!
Here’s what readers have to say about
“The Office Rockstar Playbook.”
“Debbie has written a remarkably insightful book that reveals the secrets of becoming a true business partner to any leader who manages teams or companies. Her lessons shared throughout the book will help administrative professionals and their managers think more strategically. This book should be 101 in every company where a senior leader is looking to hire an EA who can think strategically and tactically, connect with people, think three steps ahead, and be caring.”
-Pamela Shore, former Executive Manager to Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board and CEO at Novell and Google
“The Office Rockstar Playbook is a page-turner. Debbie gives the reader an inside look at the world of CEO support, including the good, the bad, and the ugly of a stellar 26-year career. Debbie’s writing made me feel as if she was talking to me one-on-one. The book is a wealth of information that can be beneficial to executive assistants (EAs), whether new or experienced. Debbie condensed this information into sixteen chapters, yet it speaks volumes. This book would also be beneficial to CEOs in gaining a better understanding of the day-to-day duties of their EA.”
-Angela Moore, Senior Executive Assistant, eSilicon Corporation
“The Office Rockstar Playbook is an incredibly well-written book for all levels of administrative professionals. This book is a Bible we all need to have at our desk. Debbie talks in detail about extending far and beyond being an administrative professional; she focuses on being a true business partner. She’s holding our hands on this journey which is so close to her heart! The book is hilarious, and the tricks and tips Debbie has openly shared are simply amazing. Besides the book, I highly recommend Debbie as a mentor. She is MAGICAL!”
-Deepika Jain, Executive Assistant to the Head of People, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
“After reading The Office Rockstar Playbook, I sat down with my CEO and showed him the book. Not only did it validate my working style, it also validated my value as a leader on his executive team. Administrative professionals and executives alike will gain insights, knowledge, and a new perspective of the value of a true strategic partnership when both choose to rise to the occasion. Whether you’re an administrative veteran or have just landed your first support role, do yourself a favor and read this book. Run – don’t walk – your fingers to your keyboard and order your copy today!”
-Jonelle L. Burke, Executive Business Partner and Chief Administrator, Kountable
“I was floored by all that Debbie juggled and accomplished over her career. I had no idea how much CEOs rely on their executive assistants to make sure they can do an amazing job, and it was clear that she played a significant role in her CEO’s success. Even more, I was blown away by her passion for developing other people in her field. The skills and tools she developed over the years aren’t just valuable for other EAs. They’re essential success skills for anyone who has a demanding corporate job or a business to run.”
-Candice Davis, Breakthrough Success Coach
“I could not put this book down. Debbie shares so many great strategies and stories that are relevant, inspiring, and showcase what a true leader should do. Every executive and administrative professional should read it, as it maps out how to perform at the highest level while being a true strategic partner to our leader. Her book will become a go-to manual for assistants around the world.”
-Paula Thibodeau, Executive Assistant, Government of Canada
“The Office Rockstar Playbook is a story of administrative excellence at its best! Debbie shares her story of stepping out of her comfort zone as she weaves in critical tips on how she succeeded by being all in. Her statement, “You won’t know the outcome if you don’t try” is spot on! This book is not just for the administrative professional; it is saturated with insights to help anyone transform and grow, professionally or personally. Rich in wisdom and courage with hints of laughter, this book inspires and leaves you ready to challenge yourself.”