Wealthy Woman Lawyer Podcast, Helping you create a profitable, sustainable law firm you love

Hiring help in your law firm business can be a game changer, but how do you know when you need an executive assistant instead of a virtual assistant? It can be tricky, but there are some definite differences in the capabilities between the two roles.

In this episode of Wealthy Woman Lawyer®, Davina speaks with Gina Cotner, founder and CEO of Athena Executive Services, which pairs virtual executive assistants around the United States with swamped and successful entrepreneurs and executives. Athena’s team of high-caliber executive assistants work part-time from home, taking many tasks and projects off the plates of successful people, leaving them free to spend their time where they are needed most.

Join us as Gina explains the differences between executive and virtual assistants, the most valuable traits an EA should have, why you may want a U.S.-based EA instead of someone overseas, and Gina’s tips for finding a great EA match. 

Show Highlights:
  • Gina’s company focus and the services it offers, and how to differentiate between an executive assistant (EA) and a virtual assistant (VA)
  • Why you may need a mindset shift when it comes to hiring help
  • The most valuable traits an EA should have
  • Who Gina’s EAs are, her vetting process, and what they can do for your business
  • The differences between U.S.-based EAs and overseas EAs
  • The steps you can take to prepare mentally for hiring someone to help you
  • What to look for in a good executive assistant and what you should expect to pay
  • Gina’s advice for finding a great EA match

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What is Wealthy Woman Lawyer Podcast, Helping you create a profitable, sustainable law firm you love?

What if you could hang out with successful women lawyers, ask them about growing their firms, managing resources like time, team and systems, mastering money issues, and more; then take an insight or two to help you build a wealth-generating law firm? That’s what we do each week on the Wealthy Woman Lawyer podcast. Hosted by Davina Frederick, founder and CEO of Wealthy Woman Lawyer –– every episode is an in-depth look at how to think like a CEO, attract clients who you love to serve (and will pay you on time), and create a profitable, sustainable firm you love. The goal is to give you the information you need to scale your law firm business from 6 to 7 figures in gross annual revenue so you can fully fund, and still have time to enjoy, the lifestyle of your dreams.