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After 5 with Capital EA

After 5 with Capital EA

By Capital EA
With over 40 years combined experience in executive assistance, Capital EA's team of senior EAs know what it takes to deliver, succeed and thrive. Managing Director, Ursula Kohler interviews Executive Assistants from all walks of life and includes a few invited guests for intriguing value along the way. Join the conversation today!
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After 5 with Capital EA - Extra Considerate, Extra Calm and Extra Change is what keeps Nikki-Lee Prismall from KPMG going!
Extra is actually a great word to sum up Nikki-Lee, she provides extra to everything she applies her hand to. Developing a passion for people, Nikki-Lee shares her transition points merging from receptionist to working for 7 years with Deceased Estates at Tasmanian Perpetual Trustee  dealing with grief, anger and sadness! Nikki-Lee has gained so much insight by working with people at all emotional stages in their lives. Nikki-Lee has been a Volunteer in an interesting field, doing an incredible job as it was here that Nikki-Lee was introduced to the world of the Executive Assistant and through this opportunity took her  Nikki-Lee has been the Office Manager, EA to the COO and now Manager of Business Support working at KPMG Tasmania.  I encourage you to connect with Nikki-Lee, she's the absolute bomb and is so happy to share her ideas, mentorship and network. Nikki-Lee can be contacted via LinkedIn here -
September 3, 2021
After 5 with Capital EA - Having a clear vision towards your goal, is what sets you apart from the rest! Ms Michelle Oliver
I was first introduced to Michelle at an EA networking event and I found her instantly engaging due to her 'what you see, is what you get' down to earth demeanour. I've come to learn over the years that being YOU for who YOU are is a learned experience, in that the very things that occur in your life can drawer you closer each day to being okay with how you came out the other side! Michelle is open, real and I particularly enjoyed hearing about her team and how her senior executive works. Mr David Fredericks PSM, Secretary to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has an in-depth understanding of how his team works, which makes the world of difference in each of them working so well together. They are essentially a very high-functioning team and work so hard to maintain it, I have so much respect for their diligence to keep it moving all so well. So my question is, how do we teach our bosses to understand exactly what we do? Why not ask Michelle? She can be contacted via LinkedIn here or make a comment and I'll ensure she gets it! If you like our podcasts, please remember to rate it and share it with your peers :-) Enjoy this, it's a real insight at it's best!! Keep up the good work!
July 28, 2021
After 5 with Capital EA - From Personal Assistant to 'Laughing Coach' this month we get to learn all about what it takes to laugh more often with special guest Ms Annie Harvey
When I was first introduced to the idea of chatting with Annie, it was mostly the fact that she had the wondrous title of 'Laughing Coach' that drew me in! I mean who doesn't want to know how to laugh more…right?  What did surprise me was Annie's work background including Personal Assistant support, PR & Marketing for Guinness Beer and Gordon's Gin, working as a primary school teacher, a tutor, being made redundant, enduring three corporate burnouts and designing a Ted X training session!  Annie's story is simply remarkable and incredibly interesting. I encourage you to listen in and hear why laughter can really help eliminate stress, overwhelm and general unhappiness!  I am on board completely, and can say quite confidently she got me laughing! Annie is a proud South Australian and can be contacted via web or LinkedIn Let us know your thought and whether she got you laughing! Enjoy…xx
March 22, 2021
After 5 with Capital EA - It's time to lean on yourself in order to create the life you dreamed of: Ms Adele Selby
Listening to Adele Selby share her experiences as an EA and why she made the decisions she did in her career, is why I love producing these podcasts. For any EAs thinking of embarking on a sideline hustle or even venturing into something they've always wanted to do, then you will enjoy this chat. Adele is an EA working with Lander & Rogers (Law Firm based in Melbourne), she commenced with them more than 17 years ago! Adele talks about the critical guidance she received early in her career, and how it essentially set her up for the success she has accomplished. Adele has dyslexia and found a way to embrace it all whilst managing a role that required a distinct eye fo detail. Along with her EA role, Adele is Co-Founder of Sorelle Events, Co-Chair of Trib Australia   I thoroughly enjoyed our chat and Adele's authentic open approach to life, she speaks of the 'Generosity of Spirit' and that is exactly the words I think of when you meet Adele. Enjoy and please comment, follow and connect with Adele if you would like to know/learn more about her and what she's done to be successful.
January 27, 2021
After 5 with Capital EA - This month we're talking Mental Health and what we learned during this COVID19 year with special guest and psychologist Ms Lacey Clews
Have you struggled during this 'unusually different' year? It has not been easy for so many, particularly for EAs in having to juggle it all! Lacey Clews is a registered psychologist with over 20 years experience and shares with us what is typically happening on the ground for people during this time. She shares insights and ideas that could help your general wellbeing, whether it be to remember to simply 'just breathe' to checking in and taking stock on how you're actually feeling. If you're wanting to get in touch with Lacey, you can reach her via her website
November 24, 2020
After 5 with Capital EA - If there is a way to add joy to your all means add it! :-) Mr Nick Ginsburg
Our EA guest this month is larger than life, Nick Ginsburg. He has jumped into the online world this year with lots of gusto to share with EAs everything he knows about how to become successful, remain successful and true to yourself along the way! Nick is the EA to the Provost and Senior Vice President at Monash University. Nick shares his story about pivotal steps he took to push himself out of his comfort zone, how being vulnerable played a big part and people he sought advice from to help guide him along the way. We share some deep and meaningfuls about surviving and thriving in the EA role! You'll be sure to pick up a few ideas from this one......let us know what you think and don't forget to subscribe! x
September 16, 2020
After 5 with Capital EA - Starting out in the EA Career can be daunting, but if you're anything like Harry, the role of EA provides many opportunities: Mr Harry Burgess
Harry is 21 years old, he is bright and has an incredibly open mindset to seize the moment! He continues to trial opportunities that present themselves and as his workplace engages regularly with parliamentarians and tight turnaround times, Harry has a calmness about him that resonates in all that he does! Harry shares the importance of connection with the team and why choosing the best channel to be yourself, take advice from your Mum and give the app Couch to 5K a go to get you moving again. Enjoy this really lovely chat!
September 8, 2020
After 5 with Capital EA - The Supportive Partnership: Ms Bev Sims
Bev is the Executive Assistant to Dr Martin Parkinson, current Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Bev shares some real insights into working within the executive team to deliver frontline outcomes! Bev's EA experience spans over 30 years and it is clearly displayed here in her very fine words of wisdom.
September 8, 2020
After 5 with Capital EA - Looking back to the future providing private sector EA support in 2020: Ms Nadene Smith
Nadene is an Executive Assistant with Leidos, she has over 20 years experience working in the private sector. Nadene talks on her past opportunities, working with the Australian Medical Association, Booz and Company, HP and Leidos Australia now from her home office during COVID-19. Nadene shares some great insights on what she's discovered to work well whilst at home and with various personalities working to a direct lead and four managers within her team at Leidos.
September 8, 2020
After 5 with Capital EA - We're talking big topics, real life, and why sweating the small stuff is history!: Invited Guest Ms Bin Barnier
We all get caught up in the small stuff, but when a life threatening event hits you, a whole new perspective when does the big stuff become your priority? Bin shares her 'present reality' and how being too busy can really be a serious issue! Bin is a mentor and coach and incredibly motivational woman that everyone needs to connect with!
September 8, 2020
After 5 with Capital EA - What keeps us going: Ms Narelle Mamic
Our conversation with Narelle was simply inspiring! Resilience is the first word that comes to mind, and when working as an EA for over 25 years, resilience can be a learned skill and one that Narelle describes beautifully. This is essentially what keeps us going after 25 years as an Executive Assistant! Enjoy!
September 8, 2020
After 5 with Capital EA - Working as a Virtual EA with Capital EA: Ms Sarah Walter
Sarah is one of the VA super stars within the Capital EA family! Sarah talks experiences working with a virtual executive assistant business over the past 4 years and shares her tips and tricks in working remote with a young family in tow!
September 8, 2020
After 5 with Capital EA - Transitioning in your EA career: Ms Geraldine Rossiter
Geraldine chats with me about transitioning in the EA career, by moving into a completely new role and being promoted to an EO. Gerry shares her steps taken on moving, which was actually quite methodical including gaining some coaching to help with the succession plan!
September 8, 2020
After 5 with Capital EA - The EA Career: Ms Cathryn Rodriguez
We welcome the wonderful Cathryn Rodriguez to After 5 this afternoon. Cathryn is the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Hon Dr. Brendan Nelson AO BMBS FRACP (Hon) FAMA. Today we chat about her career to date, personal experiences and why she loves being an EA!
September 8, 2020
With over 30 years combined experience in executive assistance, Capital EA's Ursula Kohler and Carly Hartas know what it takes to deliver, succeed and thrive. Join the conversation!
September 8, 2020