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The Home Service Business Owner Podcast


Jan 30, 2018

Maddy 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.

Maddy spent 5 years as a Chief of Staff at Teach For America, working virtually with a member of the organization’s leadership team. She discovered she loved the fast-paced, ever-changing nature of the work, and the ability to truly leverage a leader’s time so they could be more productive and successful. She knew many leaders could benefit from this service on a part-time basis, which inspired her to launch vChief.

vChief’s network of chiefs of staff are seasoned leaders with a depth of experience in strategy and operations, who can help visionary leaders maximize their time. Maddy has more than 20 years of professional experience, including 8 as a chief of staff, and has her MBA from Columbia Business School and Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University.

On a personal note, Maddy travelled with her family for 8 months internationally in Central and South America while running her own company from the road. She discovered great tips for working remotely internationally, travel with family and “world-schooling” kids.

One day before she headed off to Asia for six months with her family, Maddy stopped by to discuss the growing need for a Chief of Staff. It's basically one of those things that every leader needs, they just might not know it yet. I thought only the President was the person with a Chief of Staff! We dig into the importance of putting systems & processes in place so that leaders can do what they do best, LEAD a team!