Meet the VA: Michelle Avery

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 Michelle

Name:  Michelle Avery

Area of expertise:  Account Management and Customer Service

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: 

Having been made redundant in October 2020, I decided now was the time to fulfil my dream of becoming a freelance VA.  As part of my marketing plan, I created a few posts on various Facebook group pages looking to start co-working with experienced VAs.  Kristy Roff responded to one of my posts.  We had a chat, got to know each other, and agreed that it would be mutually beneficial for me to join the Get Ahead team. 

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA: 

I have been lucky enough to work in lots of industries, carrying out various roles.  The majority of my career has been in Sales or Account Management.  I love the relationship building and nurturing side of business and love problem solving.

Career highlight to date:

After initially thinking I was a ‘victim’ of the Covid-19 pandemic, losing a job that I loved, it dawned on me that this was, in fact, an opportunity to do something that I had been dreaming of for some time.  Never quite brave enough to take the plunge and give up a full-time salary, company car and pension, that decision was taken out of my hands.  It was now or never.   And I’m delighted to say that it was the best decision I never had to make!  I love my new life as a VA and it’s been great helping small business owners take back their time and concentrate on running their business or spending more time with their families and friends. 

Plans for the future: 

It’s still very early days for me working as a freelancer.  I’m happy with my work/life balance right now.  I do aim to grow my business and be able to give other aspiring VAs the opportunity to start their businesses by working with me in the future but, right now, I’m right where I want to be.

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