The Tales and Travels of Taylor Made PA VA Training

The Tales and Travels of Taylor Made PA – VA Training

 

Published 11.03.2022

 

Hello!

 

VA Training

 

Many Virtual Assistants offer similar services. But not all Virtual Assistants take the same stance on training.

And a survey in 2020 by the Association of Professional Virtual Assistants showed that only 65.2% have done VA specific training.

 

 

Why did I choose to undertake training?

 

I spent 12 years working in London as a Corporate PA. Many of the skills I used in my role as a PA were transferable from my decade as a High Street Travel Agent.

 

– Administration paperwork

– Attention to detail

– Organising people

– Booking travel arrangements

 

I took every opportunity to develop my skills further over the years, but always found the development opportunities lacking for support staff.

 

I always made sure I went to the PA Show every year and attended a few different workshops over the years.

– Minute-taking

– Report writing

– Managing multiple-bosses

 

And it was a chance conversation with a Virtual Assistant at the show in 2018 that started my VA journey.

 

After making the decision to set up as a VA. The first thing I did was sign up to a course about the transition from PA to VA.

 

I knew how to be a good Personal Assistant. And was confident in my abilities and how I could support my potential clients. But I wanted to ensure that I became a good Business Owner and Virtual (Personal) Assistant.

 

 

On-going Training

 

After launching my business in 2019 I continued to embrace self-development. From undertaking technical skills training enhancing my Microsoft skills, developing my PA skills, including Critical Thinking, Negotiating & Influencing Skills and Project Management.

 

And I am a Fellow of EPAA – the Executive Personal Assistant Association, working towards Fellow Practitioner status. This means I must have continuous CPD throughout the year to enhance my knowledge and skills.

I also work with a Business Coach and Mentor and have weekly coaching calls, monthly training and quarterly work days known as “Get Sh*t Done days”. She challenges me to stay on track and push myself to achieve more. I have achieved what I have achieved with thanks to her support.

 

Do you continuously challenge yourself to be a better version of yourself tomorrow than you are today?

 

Would you like to work with a Virtual Assistant that does?

 

Are you ready to find the 25th hour in the day?

 

BOOK in a Chemistry Call today and and let me help you find the 25th hour in day. BOOK HERE

 

Until next time!

 

Jules x