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A-List Assistants is committed to establishing the foundation to preparing professional personal assistants through training, field experience and job placements with high profile clientele.

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The Assistant's Handbook (e-book)

A beginner’s guide and first look into the world of being a celebrity assistant. This handbook highlights the 7 Pillars of the assistant industry. You will learn how to get in the industry, how to last, and how to create a successful career as an A-List Assistant.
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*Please Note:  The e-book is a downloadable .pdf file (not a physical book).




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Johanna Desrosiers


Johanna Desrosiers is a distinguished Arts enthusiast. A fashion mogul, visual creative, and photography connoisseur, Johanna has managed to style an expanding career in the entertainment and fashion industry. Most recently, she worked as a personal assistant to Angela Simmons, celebrity fashion powerhouse and daughter of legendary rap artist, Reverend Run of Run-DMC. Prior to her work with Angela, Johanna worked hands-on with Kenson Noel, an Emmy Award-winning photography studio based in New York City. She also worked as an assistant stylist to Stacy Armand, and has participated in New York Fashion Week for numerous years. Johanna has been featured on national publications such as L’Union Suite, and has also made several guest appearances on the hit WeTV show series, ``Growing Up Hip Hop``.

When Desrosiers is not helping fashion designers, photographers, and celebrities execute their goals, she is using her entrepreneurship skills to manage her own businesses, including her personal website, jojosayz.com. Johanna’s website serves as her platform to visually inspire readers and also to showcase her eclectic style. She is also the founder and CEO of A-list Assistants, an agency that trains aspiring celebrity assistants in professionalism, etiquette, scheduling management, resume writing and more. She is also working to launch her own fashion line in the near future. Johanna has been able to use her natural fashion sense to trail blaze through the industry. She is renowned for her authenticity and eye for details. Desrosiers is currently working to build a styling expertise portfolio that she can eventually use to work on shows, films, companies and photo-shoots as a Creative Director.

Johanna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Services with a minor in Art/Design from Montclair University. She was born in Queens, New York to Haitian parents and currently lives in East Orange, NJ.


A-List Assistants

Many people when they hear “assistant” they picture someone running around looking a mess to get their boss some coffee. A-List Assistants is the one stop shop where you can get a better idea of what assistants do. For assistants’ to be able to get access to resources and get help with anything. A community for assistants to gather together and help each other out.