Meet the VA: Charmaine Mill

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’s 60 seconds with our VA Charmaine Mill

Name:  Charmaine Mill

Area of expertise:  General admin

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: 

I realised that the current lockdown situation would be ongoing and it was time to change how I did things.  My passion to support businesses with their admin obviously led me towards being a VA so I joined the Get Ahead VA team in March 2021 to fulfil that goal.

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA: 

In my 30+ years of work experience, I have worked in many industries and enjoyed many diverse roles (from PA to C Suite board at 25yo to teaching English in China).  Probably easier to say I have not worked in Advertising or Social Media Marketing industries but I have some experience in most others.  Most of my experience has been in admin support type roles where I could adapt my existing skills.  I’ve worked as sales support, office manager, PA and temp relief for small business and large corporates.

Career highlight to date:

Wow, that’s a tough one.  I have had many highlights as I try to make the most out of each place I work and add as much value as possible.  When I worked in travel industry, I created a system to track commissions that were owed to our agency by hotels and that resulted in huge revenue for the business.  I worked for a small manufacturing company that was in desperate need of systems and processes which resulted in happier staff and increased production.  Creating an events management company and realising that I actually could be the frontline person, the organised person and the creative person were great motivators.  So many more I could mention.

Plans for the future: 

Establish myself as a reliable and responsible VA with a small groups of clients.  Potentially move out of London and buy my own place.  Definitely travel again once this lockdown malarkey sorts itself out!  Maybe start with a trip to Disneyland to work out all the pent up energy!

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