Do you need a Virtual Assistant?
▪ Need more time in your life or more support with your business?
▪ Struggling to stay on top of your emails, diary or to-do list?
▪ Is all the general admin becoming the bane of your life?
▪ Maybe you just need someone a couple of hours per month to help you stay on top of everything?
▪ Have a project you really want time to focus on but need someone to take care of the day-to-day while you do it?
▪ Or maybe there is a project you’d like someone else to manage for you?
If any of these questions resonate with you then partnering up with a Virtual Assistant could be the solution!
ABOUT... Alicja Teagle
I offer freelance and flexible administrative, operational and project support to busy entrepreneurs and small business owners.
By shifting tasks off your to-do list I aim to relieve your stress and create time for you to focus more on what’s important to you, be it in life or business.
With over 15 years’ experience of coordinating projects, managing operations, providing professional administrative, project and multilingual customer support as well as streamlining processes to increase efficiency, I can help you do the same within your life and business!
In a previous life, my husband and I setup and ran a specialist ski shop in the beautiful French Alp town of Morzine (hence the hat! We love skiing ❄). I can assure you, it was no easy task! With a limited budget, big fires to fight (including an actual real fire & supplier bankruptcy amongst others) and long lists of red tape, our problem solving and negotiation skills were tested to the max! The learning curve was a vertical one but the skills gained and lessons learned were eye-opening and fostered all kinds of wisdom.
Having this first-hand experience of running a business, and wearing all the hats that that entails as well as comprehending that feeling of overwhelm that comes with entrepreneurship, means I understand only too well how difficult it can be to find trustworthy, competent and reliable people to whom you can delegate tasks.
As a result, the decision to setup as a Virtual Assistant was an easy one for me because I knew I wanted to be able to support and empower business owners in a flexible and affordable way – an option I wish we’d had and been open to with our first business.
My Core Values
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY!
It's so cringe-worthy I know, however I have always lived and continue to live by these words. This means that if you ask me to do something that I have never done before or that I don't know how to do, I will not be shy about making you aware of that inexperience. However, I am flexible and will be up front with you about whether I'm prepared to give that task a try and negotiate with you in order to find a solution, even if it means recommending someone else.
It's important to me that I carry out work for you in the way you would like it to be done!
To this end, I welcome feedback from you and will do my best to accommodate it. If I think there are more efficient ways of carrying out the work, I’ll suggest them as they could be of interest. But...it doesn’t mean my suggestions have to be taken into account. I find that it’s always good to be aware of all the options – it costs nothing to talk about something!! Equally, if I don’t hear from you I’ll assume that you are happy with my work.
Not to be confused with being unprofessional, I am running a serious business after all!
So...there will be a contract to sign before we work together, likewise my communication will be clear and professional, and I’ll be as efficient as possible in my work. But...I’ll be doing it from the comfort of jeans and a hoodie (and my beloved hats ) even on a video call with you. For me, one of the great things about being self-employed is that I can avoid office politics and the general corporate environment if I want to! That doesn't mean I don't take my job seriously, just that I believe there's a limit to how far the 'serious' needs to go - I was never one for a work wardrobe anyway!