In 2017 I was working full time as a Personal
Executive Assistant for a person who was the
President of several corporations. I loved working
for him because the tasks were so different and
varied AND I could use my vast array of skills,
knowledge and experience to make a significant
difference in contributing to him and the forward
momentum of these companies.
In August 2017, I completed my work with him and
for the last quarter of 2017, was grappling with how
to duplicate the same type of experience elsewhere.
It really was my dream job!
And then it hit me! I should do what I am good at,
administrative assistant and structures for entrepreneurs.
But that wasn’t quite it as I really wanted to duplicate
last year’s experience.
I had to distinguish the difference between a virtual
assistant (VA) and what I want to offer.
Here is what I came up with.
“A virtual assistant (VA) is generally self-employed and
provides professional administrative, technical, or creative
assistance to clients remotely from a home office.” They
are primarily a doer. Give them a task and they do it.
A personal assistant, (PA) describes a person who assists
a specific person with their daily business or personal tasks.
Personal assistants are people who provide services that
relieve his or her employer from the stress of tasks that are
associated with the managing one’s personal and/or business
So, what’s the difference you might be asking yourself?
The difference is that the Personal Assistant doesn’t just DO,
they THINK. A PA when given a task, might suggest a new
or better way to accomplish the task in a shorter amount of
time or for a reduced cost. A PA will also have their employers
back. For example, Sandy took a 1-week vacation 3-weeks
before a planned event. I, as the PA, created the
Eventbrite page, FB event, Newsletter announcement, even
though she didn’t ask me too, before she left. All she had to
do when she returned and went into panic mode was approve
the work that was done in her absence. So a good PA has
their colleague’s back.
This is what I do best. I look into the future and see what is
needed and bring suggestions or comments that elevate
performance and enhance the experience of life for the people I work with……AND execute the work to make it so.
More about me
How I Can help you
I work with entrepreneurs and small business owners to give them the tools to create time freedom. Together, we define goals and execute a collaborative plan of action that achieves unprecedented results.
Areas of expertise
o Time Management
o Team Productivity & Coordination
o Speaker Concierge
o Event Management
o Graphic Design
o Wix - Web Design
Examples of key deliverables
o Eventbrite Management
o Facebook Management-events and posting
o Web development
o Creation of Forms (sponsor/vendor/speaker agreements, photo/video
waivers, FAQ’s etc)
o Designing and maintaining office systems
o Arranging travel & accommodation
o Calendar management
o Making Appointments
o Background research
o Liaison with clients, suppliers and staff
o Meeting preparation
o Event Management
o Plan of action and execution to support your goals
o Online summits and challenges
o 1 on 1 sessions with Leader
o Step off the “hamster wheel”
o Reduce job stress
o Culture of “we”
o Accelerated productivity
o More done in less time
o Time freedom
o Increased vitality/better health
o Improved performance results