I am a former personal assistant, admin manager, auditor and English teacher now working as a freelance virtual assistant. I’m based in my office at home in the beautiful French countryside where I live with my husband and two rescue dogs.
Early in my PA career, I was invited to join a start-up company which gave me my first taste of accountability and an appreciation of the amount of time and effort that’s involved in keeping on top of day-to-day admin as well as growing a business.
Fast forward a few years. Although I had always had the security of a regular salary, I had reached a point where I felt compelled to take a risk for once in my life. And so, I left my job in a respected accountancy firm and spent a ski season in the French Alps.
I had already fallen in love with France during many holidays there and knew I had to stay. And so, I qualified to teach English and moved to Lyon.
Fast forward another few years and I moved again, this time to rural France where I rediscovered my passion for PA work but in the virtual world this time. In the real world, I also deal with paperwork and make phone calls etc for local English-speakers who struggle with the French language.