More About Me and How I Can Help Your Business
Before you hire someone, you probably want to know a bit about them, right?
The way I approach life is with a healthy portion of laughter, lots of coffee, hard work, ambition and respect for everyone I meet and their dog. I'm happiest when I get to spend the day working in a coffee shop, traveling or cooking. I can't get enough of learning new things, so it's a good thing the world never runs out of things to teach.
I was born and raised in Switzerland and after High School, I was lucky enough to spend one year in the USA as an exchange student.
After my exchange year, I started my career in working as a Receptionist and was soon promoted to Assistant Front Office Manager at a Business Hotel, all while getting my degree in Business, Hospitality, and Tourism. So with my very first job I was already in the middle of caring for people, assisting them, giving them the best possible experience and doing paperwork, data entry and back-office work in between.
After four years at the Hotel and in Lucerne, Switzerland, I decided to move to London, UK where I got a job offer from INK - Travel Media. This was one of the coolest jobs I have ever had and the one that made me decide I wanted to be a VA. It was a sales position, I was sourcing my own leads, cold calling them and selling advertising space in any in-flight magazine you can think of.
I now live in Tampa, Florida, USA as I married my Exchange Student Highschool Sweetheart. But thanks to my work being remote, I work with clients from all around the world.
Why I am a Virtual Assistant and why you need one in your life!
Becoming a VA has been a thought I've had for a while. It was always my dream to be my own boss and work with ambitious people that are proud of their product and look to bring their business to the next level.
Thanks to my job at INK in London I got familiar with startups and young companies in general and following their journey to becoming a successful business. What prompted me to think more closely about becoming a VA was the fact that a lot of the small businesses I worked with were just so busy, so... worn out. They'd already pick up the phone sounding stressed and often struggled to meet given deadlines - even sending back a signed contract could take a few weeks.
Simple tasks, right? Easy tasks. But if you are a business owner yourself you probably know that it's 'just one of those things'. Something you know you have to do eventually but there are just a thousand more important things that need to get done right now, so it can wait... But your business partners all have one thing in common: they don't like to wait and may go find their business partner elsewhere. Or buy some other companies' products or services, that replied to their email immediately.
The world is fast-moving and there are a lot of demands. It's not possible for one person to meet all of those demands and still do a good job at what they deliver. Yes, they want to advertise in an in-flight magazine, of course, they do, but they don't have time for all the work that comes with it. It may not be an ad for you, but I'm sure that you have certain things that you just don't get to in your busy entrepreneur life!
That's where your VA comes in. It is so important that you have the headspace to focus on growing your company, on networking and building, producing, inventing... But you can't just forget about the mundane tasks, someone needs to do those, too, as they are part of your business and part of the journey to the top. Let me help you take some work off your shoulders and give you back the time you need for the things you enjoy doing.
The Part of Things
Next to being a Virtual Assistant, I am also passionate about supporting women in their unique walks of life. There is something so incredibly powerful about women lifting up women! Standing together and helping each other, do life together. In my bi-weekly Facebook and Instagram lives, I mostly target all of you incredible ladies with a dream out there. Even though I will talk business practices, lead sourcing, it will mostly be all about how to identify your dreams and make them become reality!
So girl, if you have this burning feeling inside of you that just won't let you go... that feeling of wanting to start something new, starting your own thing, expressing yourself... You're amongst friends here.
Trust that feeling. Identify it. Write it down. Talk about it. Share it with the world!
It doesn't matter if you don't own a million-dollar company, it doesn't matter if you're not the top seller on Etsy. Don't hide your talents or, even worse, be ashamed of them! And by God, don't you ever think you're not enough!
Taking the leap and becoming an entrepreneur has been the most freeing experience for me! Waking up in the morning knowing that I'm the one making my daily schedule, I'm the one deciding what I want to work on today - or if I want to work at all today, still brings a smile to my face.
I want you to feel the same way! I want you to find your stride and create the life you want for yourself.
Stop dreaming and start doing! I can't wait to connect with you, girl!