The Biggest Lesson Stephanie Shepherd Learned While Working For The Kardashians Is Key For Ambitious People
If you're a fan of the Kardashians, then you're probably already familiar with Stephanie Shepherd, who has been working with Kim Kardashian since 2013, when she was hired as her personal assistant. These days she's the COO of Kardashian West Brands and is in charge of Kardashian's brands and products outside of her reality show — think Kimojis, her new children's clothing line, etc. In a new interview with Refinery 29, Shepherd spilled the deets on what it's like working for, and alongside, Kardashian and her famous family, including the lessons she learned from matriarch Kris Jenner.
"Kris Jenner is a f*cking G," Shepherd explained to Refinery 29. "The biggest lesson she's taught me is to not procrastinate. When you want something done, get it done." Talk about great advice, and it totally sounds like the type of lesson a go-getter like Jenner would teach someone.
"If you're a procrastinator, this is not the world for you. If someone tells her no, she has no problem standing her ground and saying, 'We're not accepting that, get someone on the phone and make it happen.' That woman can literally get on the phone and change the world. And somehow, she juggles all of these kids, all of their careers, and still makes sure that every assistant, every staff member, has a Christmas present, delivered to us by Christmas, with a thoughtful card. And it’s a nice ass Christmas present. That’s the kind of person I aspire to be one day."
Awesome holiday presents and quality advice. Working for the Kardashians sounds pretty epic, if you ask me!
It seems as though Shepherd has followed Jenner's advice, as she rose from being Kardashian's assistant to being an executive at Kardashian West Brands. Speaking of her new role, Shepherd explained,
"I'm basically Kim's liaison at this point. Every time she launches a product or makes a move to own her brand, it's essentially like launching a startup. Even just right now, there's fragrances and Kylie's Lip Kit collaboration and the website, and more fun stuff coming. Kimoji has been my favorite, because I’m not really that much of a beauty girl, but I have an eye for the packaging and fonts and details."
Hard to imagine that Shepherd doesn't consider herself much of a "beauty girl," as her Instagrams alongside Kardashian and various other members of the family are glamorous AF.
At this point, Shepherd almost seems like an extended member of the Kardashian family. If you aspire for similar, be sure to heed the advice of Jenner and don't procrastinate.