Meet the VA: Saphia Amer

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 Saphia Amer:

Name: Saphia

Area of expertise:  Administration, email and diary management, project work, report writing, copywriting, proofreading and editing.

When & why did you join Get Ahead VA: 

I joined Get Ahead in April 2022. I had been working as a Virtual Assistant for just over a year and I wanted to expand my client base and skill set. As much as I enjoy working independently, I also value the support and inspiration that being part of a team brings, which is why I joined the Get Ahead team.

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead VA: 

For about 5 years I had been working full-time as a Music Therapist in care and educational settings. Although I found this work very rewarding, it was also emotionally challenging, particularly during the pandemic. I most enjoyed therapist roles which required me to take on non-clinical duties such as organising working parties and meetings and engaging in research and writing.

Career highlight to date:

I am really pleased to have supported education charities by developing educational and therapeutic projects to support marginalised children and young people. I also successfully raised funds for these projects through grant application writing, which has allowed these projects to become a reality.

Plans for the future: 

To continue expanding my work as a VA and to continue learning! I love learning new things for work and for my personal development. I am currently training to be a vocal psychotherapist and aiming to achieve fluency in Spanish.

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