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How a Chief of Staff Can Help You Scale with Madeleine Niebauer

How a Chief of Staff Can Help You Scale with Madeleine Niebauer

Madeleine Niebauer, CEO and Founder of vChief, helps overwhelmed leaders get on top of their to-do list and spend their time where they can have the most impact. The virtual chief of staff service supports leaders from all sectors and domains, who are looking for high-level strategic support on a part-time basis.


We discuss:

  • How to create focus for yourself
  • When to hire an executive assistant, a chief operating officer or a chief of staff
  • How virtual work boosts your access to talent
  • Ideal skills for a chief of staff
  • How you should address your personal vs. your company’s strategic priorities

Prior to founding vChief, Maddy spent 5 years as a Chief of Staff at Teach For America. She enjoyed being a strategic thought partner and project manager who could truly leverage a leader’s time so they could be more productive and successful. She knew many leaders could benefit from this type of support on a part-time basis, which inspired her to launch vChief. Maddy has more than 20 years of professional experience, including eight as a chief of staff, and has her MBA from Columbia Business School and Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University.

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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