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Dare to dream, says Hilary Stoddart, Designated PA’s client development manager and former office-based senior PA…   If you’re considering taking the leap from office-based employment to the world of flexible, home based, virtual work and feel (understandably) daunted, Hilary’s story is sure to reassure and motivate you! It was…(Read More)

The Christmas Juggle

The Christmas Juggle

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When I first became a Virtual PA, my work life balance instantly took a turn for the better. Working from home in a #flexibleworking role meant that I could easily juggle the kids around my workload without any need for childcare. I sailed through June half term on Granny time, garden play and maybe the…(Read More)

Reduce your hours

One of the biggest problems that business entrepreneurs face these days is that they are wearing ‘all the hats’; from admin to travel booking to invoicing to diary management, they do it ALL.  The ‘work hard, work long hours, never have a weekend off’ culture is openly encouraged and the integration of technology into business…(Read More)

5-Business-Travel-Hacks-For-The-Frequent-Flyer

Having an all expenses paid business trip to another country is always a buzz for the new executive. However, delays, exhaustion, hours on a congested train for a conference that will only last a morning at best and issues claiming back your expenses tended to make me groan when I was reminded of my looming…(Read More)

A great manager can attract exceptional staff, likewise, a great leader can CREATE exceptional staff. But what are the differences between the two? A manager’s job is to plan and organise, whilst a leaders characteristics help to inspire and motivate. Other notable differences are a manager has employees working for him, where as a…(Read More)

How To Work When You're Tired

Couldn’t get to sleep, or woke up just to stare at the ceiling for hours in the middle of the night? Wondering how to get through work when you are so tired? We all have days when we just don’t feel energetic and with it. But when you’’ve got work to do…(Read More)

Amazing things that happen. When you spend time alone....

We live in a world of constant contact—a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone… but amazing things happen when you spend time alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their desks working independently, school children are…(Read More)

Our clients rely on us to take full responsibility for their professional/personal tasks and business management to ensure efficient organisation so that they can concentrate on their core business.  Therefore my working day always starts with listing the day’s priorities, in order to fulfil my role as an executive Virtual PA. Due to…(Read More)

HOW TO WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER…. Ever found yourself with a million things to do and no idea where to start?  Or perhaps you just keep putting off that big black deadline that’s hovering over you? Either way, getting your work space organised is a sure fire way to help get your head space…(Read More)

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