From our Founder
Hi, this is Jonathan. I'm the Founder of Athena. Over the last decade, I helped build Thumbtack from an idea into a team of more than 1,000 people and $1B in marketplace volume.
Having been through every stage of a startup, I can tell you the people who appear most successful are the ones best at leveraging the talents of an extraordinary team.
Athena is yours.
My secret weapon in growing Thumbtack was developing a deep partnership with Marni, my Philippines-based Executive Assistant. Marni doesn't just save me time; she gives me massive leverage. She helps me recruit talent, manages my inbox, helps me build deeper relationships with my friends, and she helps me achieve my professional and personal goals. In short, my EA helps me win – both work and life.
Athena is the result of a decade’s worth of learning how to delegate for more leverage. We offer:
1) Recruiting: We run a search process personalized to your exact needs. We find people with raw potential rather than people who simply have experience. We source EAs who are excited to build long term relationships, and we only want clients who are equally long-term focused.
2) Training: Your EA will be trained by Athena’s incredible Learning Experience team and will work exclusively for you, completely dedicated to understanding you and no one else. My EA and I have been working together for almost a decade. Every month the relationship gets more powerful.
3) Delegating: Many people can't even imagine all the things that can be accomplished with a Philippines-based EA. We have imagined it for you, and made it real. We'll share delegation training that we honed over the last decade to train you to work better, live better, and be better.
Want all your contacts organized and updated? We have a playbook for that. Wish you could finish a day of meetings and find your inbox organized and email responses pre-drafted? Ditto. Want to send gifts to your friends on their birthdays, get custom bios of everyone you meet with, never book a flight or fill out a form online again, organize entrepreneur dinners wherever you travel, hit more of your professional goals, have more time for your life? You get the point.
Many people buy clothes or cars or carats but the most successful people buy time. The highest performers continually invest in increasing their productivity. If you don't have an assistant, you are the assistant. Imagine what level you could perform at if you had a team pushing you to delegate more and more and more.
Athena is not for everybody. If you are looking for help short-term, think an AI assistant can offer you what you need, aren't willing to put the hard work in to increase your productivity, or don’t think our pricing is a completely obvious investment, we recommend looking elsewhere.
If you’re excited to learn how to delegate more, gain leverage in all areas of your life and build a relationship with an EA that grows more valuable over the course of time, we would be thrilled to partner with you.