Virtual Executive Assistant
The collaborative support partner you need to accelerate your business!
A Little Bit About Me (okay, maybe more than a little bit…🤔)
The journey to becoming a solopreneur as a Virtual Executive Assistant began when I completed a two-year Executive Secretary program and worked for some prestigious downtown Cincinnati firms (i.e., Scripps-Howard Broadcasting/WCPO-TV). A few years into my secretarial career, I decided to pursue an opportunity that promised to be “not just a job, but an adventure.” And it was! Following eight weeks of intense boot camp and four weeks of radio communications training, I was assigned to the NAS Pensacola grounds maintenance crew, driving 2-1/2 ton flatbed trucks, and herding goats! I was completely out of my element when I traded office dress, high heels, and pushing paper for dungarees, combat boots, and hard labor. But I did the “grunt work” that first year with the same enthusiasm, commitment, and can-do attitude that was my nature. It paid off with subsequent assignments (after informing them that I could type 80wpm) supporting the base Commander and Executive Officer and the Staff Judge Advocate General.
I left the military to support my military spouse and raise our two children in rural Pennsylvania. I went on to work in administrative roles in various sectors that included advertising, legal, and even a local Internet provider. I also juggled multiple roles at a multi-physician healthcare practice, and managed all the business aspects for a swimming pool plumbing contractor before assisting the owner of several financial news industry entities for nearly 15 years. Writing about banking, fintech, and cybersecurity has fueled my passion for online and data security!
As I did in the military, in the course of my career as an administrative support professional, I’ve done the grunt work while acquiring a broad range of expertise in various sectors. I have taken advantage of those opportunities to expand my skill set and expertise beyond administrative tasks to include publishing online newsletters, learning basic HTML and website content management, editing, writing, and social media management.
𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴.
That’s where I come in. I help keep you and your team on task by coordinating meetings, ensuring important emails aren’t missed, communicating updates between teams, and more!
𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴
An email inbox with hundreds of messages, multiple voicemails that require callbacks, online chat messages popping up, and social media comments and inquiries can be overwhelming! Add to all of that the list of prospects you need to be chasing down, and a growing to-do list, can leave you feeling like you’re running around in circles.
That’s why you need someone who is skilled in herding!
Whether I’m assisting a CEO with calendar and email management or travel arrangements, providing customer support, managing social media, preparing presentations, sending out emails campaigns, or editing and writing blogs or articles, I tackle each task with the same diligence, professionalism, and 110% effort I gave to herding goats in the Navy!
👁🗨 Fun Fact:
Herd [ hurd ]
noun: a herdsman (usually used in combination): a cowherd; a goatherd; a shepherd.
verb (used with object) to tend, drive, or lead (cattle, sheep, etc.).to conduct or drive (a group of people) to a destination.