How Important Is To Trust Your Executive Assistant

Why Trust Matters More Than You Think

When you’ve got an Executive Assistant (EA), building solid trust isn’t just nice to have—it’s essential. Trust is what makes the relationship work smoothly, making you both more effective and way less stressed.

The Real Deal About Trust

Here’s the scoop: when you trust your EA, everything speeds up. Decisions are quicker, meetings are fewer, and your day just flows better. It’s like having a turbo button for your workday.

How to Build That Trust

Building trust doesn’t happen overnight. It’s like planting a garden; it needs time, care, and a bit of patience:

  1. Talk it Out: Keep the lines open. Regular check-ins help you stay on the same page and nip any issues in the bud.
  2. Start Small: Give your EA smaller tasks at first. As they nail those, ramp up to the bigger stuff. It’s about seeing them in action and feeling good about handing off more.
  3. Feedback is Key: Keep the feedback coming. Say what’s working and what’s not—this helps your EA tune into your style and needs.
  4. Check the Pulse: Every now and then, take a step back and see how things are going. Is the trust growing? Are you feeling more at ease? Adjust as needed.
  5. Let Go a Little: As trust builds, start delegating more significant tasks. It’s liberating for you and empowering for them.

Trust Goes a Long Way

When you and your EA click on the trust front, it’s a game changer. Your EA can take the reins on more activities, and you can focus on the big picture—strategy, growth, and leadership. Plus, the whole team feels the positive vibes, boosting morale and efficiency.


Bottom line: any great relationship requires trust. It’s what transforms a good exec-EA duo into a great one (and the opposite is true in the absence of trust). Invest in building and maintaining trust, and you’ll see just how much it amps up your productivity and success.

Remember, at Base, we specialize in matching leaders with strategic, tech-enabled EAs who are not just skilled but also perfectly aligned with your unique business needs.

Reach out to us to find your ideal Executive Assistant partner.

Written by Luis Sousa

Luis collaborates with Base's team, utilizing his skills in digital marketing to support their mission of equipping leaders with exceptional, scalable executive support. Drawing from the largest pool of EA talent in the world and the innovative platform built for EAs, he helps in communicating the company's commitment to matching leaders with strategic, tech-enabled assistants.