April 23-25, 2024 • Nashville, TN


Spring Schedule Session

Taking the Leap to Chief of Staff: Is This Path Right for You?

Apr 23 2024

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Grand Ballroom 3

PresentationPresentations are short lectures that provide quick, actionable tips and tricks.

Join Jillian Hufnagel, former CoS and multi-time EA to CEOs, as well as the moderator of a private LinkedIn group for over 4,000 Chiefs of Staff, where she will share her experience of making the jump to CoS and the speed bumps along the way.

You will learn how the operating rhythm and mindset of a CoS truly is different than that of an EA. We will dive into the reality of the job market and home in on executives misunderstanding and miscategorizing the CoS role due to lack of exposure and experience in this type of partnership. We will discuss how to reposition EAs to succeed as a CoS despite common challenges.

Key Takeaways:

  • Navigating the CoS Mindset Shift: Understand the distinct operating rhythm and mindset differences between an EA and a Chief of Staff.
  • Market Realities for CoS Roles: Gain insights into the job market realities and challenges, addressing common misconceptions executives have about the Chief of Staff role.
  • Strategic Repositioning for Success: Learn practical strategies to reposition yourself from an EA to a successful Chief of Staff, overcoming common hurdles in the transition.

The audience will participate in this session through live Q&A.


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