Arguably, a leader’s best-kept secret is their executive assistant. Join us for this unique and captivating episode as we speak with Jenny Heal about how the Something Extra podcast persevered through the COVID-19 pandemic. We also get a glimpse behind the curtain to learn about her unique journey from the world of professional theatre to the corporate world. You’ll see what makes Jenny an indispensable asset to the CEO at Technology Partners.
Bio: Jenny brings a unique blend of creativity and organizational skills to her role as an Executive Assistant to the CEO of Technology Partners. But Jenny’s journey to the corporate world was anything but conventional.
Before joining the Technology Partners family, Jenny immersed herself in the captivating world of professional theatre for over 13 years. Her passion for the stage led her to spend four seasons at The Muny, a renowned theatre in St. Louis. Seeking further growth, she ventured to New York after earning a technical theatre degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
In the bustling theatre scene of New York City, Jenny eagerly delved into various productions, leaving her mark along the way. She served as a production assistant during rehearsals for the national tour of The Producers, showcasing her dedication and attention to detail. As a house manager for the Off-Broadway show called Streakin’!: A Musical Flashback to the 1970s, Jenny honed her organizational prowess, ensuring smooth operations behind the scenes. Her talent and commitment also earned her a role in the final two seasons of A Christmas Carol at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, where she worked tirelessly and eventually became the assistant to the producer.
After her exhilarating time in New York, Jenny decided to return to her roots in St. Louis. There, she took on the role of company manager at STAGES ST. LOUIS, a prestigious musical theatre company. This position allowed her to combine her love for theatre with her newfound management skills, creating unforgettable experiences for audiences.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Jenny finds joy in her personal life as well. She resides in St. Louis with her husband and daughter, indulging in her passion for travel and sailing whenever possible.
Jenny’s Something Extra:“What I think every leader needs is empathy. They need to be able to go into the shoes of the people they lead and understand where they are coming from.”
– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Scott Crosby, Executive Producer
– Jenny Heal, Podcast Coordinator
– Joe Szynkowski, Marketing Support
– Kendall Brewer, Director of Leadership Programs