Becoming a Chief of Staff

In this week’s bite-sized 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re looking at a role which has gained increasing popularity within the Startup and Scaleup world over the last 12 months – the Chief of Staff role. 

To help us explore more of the day to day and the skills any aspiring CoS needs, we’re joined by: 

📌 Emily Good, Chief of Staff at Lantum

📌 Libby Dangoor, Chief of Staff at Multiverse

📌 Simon Rodrigues, former Chief of Staff at Curio, now Founder & CEO at Saber Works. 

They share tons of advice in this episode, including: 

➡️ How Libby, Emily and Simon became a Chief of Staff [01:25] 

➡️ How varied the day to day as a CoS is [07:02] 

➡️ The skills any aspiring Chief of Staff should work on [12:48] 

Helpful links:

➡️ Check out our Chief of Staff Secrets series: 

➡️ Download the Chief of Staff Guide: 

➡️ More about Emily Good: 

➡️ More about Libby Dangoor: 

➡️ More about Simon Rodrigues: 

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