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CEO Assistant – Kate Putnam

CEOs need assisting  but too many consultants have never been CEOs. That is why I have started my business – to be a CEO Assistant and counsellor. For years,  I have enjoyed learning about other people’s businesses.  I think it was why I went into banking in the first place –  so I could see how lots of businesses do things. For 18 years I ran a manufacturing business and sat on countless boards. I realized how little people who were on the outside knew about running a business. I got lots of advice from people who had never managed another soul, but found it easy to tell me how to do it. My peers on various boards loved my insights and what I brought to them. People who worked with me told me that I helped them with their business, so I am finally formalizing what I have been doing for years. My method is this.

  1. Tell me what you see your problem to be.
  2. Let me ask you clarifying questions that we can discuss.
  3. Let’s agree on what the root cause of the problem is.
  4. We come up with a structure and plan to solve it that works for you and improves your business’s performance.

If I tell you what to do or what I would do, it might not work for you.  But you need someone to ask you those questions that you might not ask yourself. That is why it needs to be collaborative.

The good news is that, as your CEO assistant and councillor, I can help you implement your idea or process or guide you to resources that can. Here is a link to the kinds of things I can do for you.

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