If you are reading this you have either stumbled across my page or you have sought me out and either way, you may be a little curious about who I am, what I do and why I do this so get comfy and let me introduce myself.
First things first, my name is spelt S T E F A N I E, for some reason my parents thought it would be a good idea for me to be a little different. I am one of those people who can only find stuff with my name on in foreign countries. It is also a major cause of confusion whenever I try to explain it over the phone (that could be the way I am telling it; I am a Geordie…. but it does seem REALLY difficult at times). I have a gorgeous partner David, who is hugely supportive and the calm to my storm. Where I am like a whirlwind, he is very laid back and takes everything in his stride. We have baby boy who is the cheekiest little terror tot that I have ever come across but the two of them are my absolute world. They are also the reason that this business is here, but I will get to that later. I have an 11-year-old collie who is a cuddle monster and a 15-year-old moggy who is feisty and getting a little cantankerous in her old age. I would turn our little house by the seaside into a zoo if the Mr would give in, but it seems that for now, he is happy as a family of 5.
I started my working life working in pubs and shops and even moved to Germany for a while to run a café over there. I fell into admin 16 years ago. I was looking for a real “grown up” job (it was far too much fun working in bars to be considered a grown up job) and I found an admin role close to home which didn’t need any experience and I discovered that I had a real knack for it. Over the next few years I gained experience in a Jobcentre, Medical centre, a military HQ, MOD Police and then the NHS and have gained a huge amount of experience working with people from all walks of life and have learned to adapt my skills to the situation at hand. My last couple of roles have been as a PA at Executive level and I have LOVED it. The more chaotic and challenging, the better!
I have waited a very long time for my little boy and now that I have him, I want to continue to build our life whilst being around when he needs me. The other side of this is, I LOVE helping people to organise the chaos that usually comes with busy people and their admin. One of the things that I learned very early on is that the busier you are as a person, the less time you get to do the background work. I enjoy working out the puzzle of a hectic diary and prioritising urgent situations. I also LOVE working with the wide variety of people that I come across. This business gives me the opportunity to do both.
I am still in the process of finding my feet, finding which areas will work around my current schedule and trying to absorb as much information about running a business as I can but this is who I am right now.
I always find this bit quite difficult. As I have already said I am like a whirlwind. If something needs doing, I HAVE to get it done or at least have an action plan on how I am going to progress with the challenge. This is for every part of my life. I am also quite a bouncy human and have earned the nickname “tigger” from friends and family because I have a huge amount of energy and am usually extra cheerful. I do not see the point in being miserable, all it does is bring everybody around you down and if I am being completely honest, I have an 11-month-old baby…I don’t have the extra energy it takes to be grumpy. I also see it as a challenge to get people to smile back at me. I am stubborn and determined (traits that I have passed onto my little man…..eek). I do not hold grudges and I would rather figure out how to fix a problem than find someone to blame. I believe in being honest and accepting responsibility but more importantly learning from your mistakes.
What do I do?
I give you time.
So, you know all those teeny tiny tasks that take forever. You know the ones typing up reports, collating information, researching locations for meetings, looking for amazing presents, sorting through receipts and submitting expenses, booking appointments, sending out letters, maintaining spreadsheets…. that is just a tiny insight into some of the things that I do.
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Give yourself a few minutes to think about all of the jobs that you have been putting off, the things that you just never seem to have time for or even worse, the jobs that are getting in the way of what you need to get done. Think about the cost of YOU doing those things. Your time, energy and the fact that you are unable to get on with other things because you are spending hours on admin. This is where I come in. What may seem drawn out and tedious to you is what I enjoy doing. Calming the admin chaos that often comes with busy professionals.
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