Here at Get Ahead VA our people are everything. Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgrounds, expertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right VA to match our customers' requirements.
Here is 60 seconds with one of our virtual assistants Starr who is a public relations and branding specialist as well as a published author:
Area of expertise: PR, Marketing and Editorial
When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: I joined Get Ahead VA in February 2017. I am excited to have the opportunity to work on creative projects both, whilst working with a fun team and also having such great flexibility. I am passionate about marketing and PR, and love the chance to work on creative design projects. There is so much that can be accomplished with inspired design and marketing. I really enjoy watching an idea take form and grow in this way.
What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA: I edited and published an independent print magazine called The Mother magazine. Throughout my time as editor, I focused heavily on building our audience both online and ‘in real life’. The title had a vast reach, with our Facebook page alone reaching 1.5 million people in one particular week. The Mother magazine was a challenging and rewarding project that allowed me to work with influential writers and professionals around the world. It definitely helped shape my career in an extraordinary way.
Career highlight to date: I have had several exciting highlights throughout my career. Not long after I graduated I started a music school which grew into two full-time studios. In 2013 I had a children’s book published called What a Lovely Sound which was endorsed by Howard Goodall. I have had writing included in The Story of Us Anthology and Oh Comely magazine and last year I joined Womancraft Publishing. They publish my yearly Moon Dreams Diary. And of course, for three years I edited and published The Mother magazine which was, without contrast, a life changing experience. I have used my Marketing and PR skills at every step of my career and I never grow tired of seeing how an idea or a dream comes to life, and the audience that grows along with it.
Plans for the future: I am excited to be growing my PR and Marketing projects, working with brands to create effective and engaging strategies. I am also working on my first novel and have in-the-near-future plans to earn a Phd in Philosophy. Outside of work my four children keep me busy. They have certainly helped me become an excellent multitasker!
If your business could benefit from help from Starr or any of our other virtual assistants in the UK please get in touch on 01483 332220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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