Suzy Sanders has many years of experience as an executive assistant, including at the board level within a global recruitment company. She’s currently founder of Alchemy Virtual Assistance, an award winning VA firm.
Suzy shares a bit about her experience with burnout, what it’s like running a remote business with her husband (with kiddos at home), how to stay connected and engaged as a remote team, tips on hiring an assistant, and what it takes to be a rockstar virtual assistant.
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I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.
– Brene Brown
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Before she embarked on the roller-coaster ride of self-employment Suzy was an Executive Assistant at Board Level within a Global Recruitment Company. Her diplomacy and discretion coupled with her innovative and proactive approach enabled her to flourish within such a demanding, fast paced environment.
In addition to many years as an Executive Assistant, Suzy has over a decade of practical hands on experience within Office Management and Administration. She’s operated as an integral part of HR, Projects, Events, Marketing, Sales and Hospitality teams. Spanning across several industries including Recruitment, Service Delivery and Technology.
Suzy’s life, outlook, mind-set and focus shifted dramatically when she became a mother.
She came to realize that her true passion lies in helping people, that she’s driven by making a difference. This thinking, combined with the new-found strength and determination motherhood bought, caused Suzy to rethink her career. In 2016 she founded Alchemy VA and hasn’t looked back.
About Alchemy Virtual Assistance: Alchemy Virtual Assistance is a multi-award winning VA business based in Northamptonshire, UK. Alchemy has grown organically with virtually all its clients coming from word of mouth or personal recommendations.
Flexibility, fun and a strong work ethic are all at the heart of the business. Because Alchemy is a truly ‘virtual’ business they’re not restricted by location and proudly support a diverse range of businesses both locally and nationally.
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