Here at Get Ahead our people are everything. Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with different backgroundsexpertise and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right Expert to match our clients’ requirements.

Here’s 60 seconds with our expert Holly:

Name: Holly

Area of expertise:  

Finance admin is where I spent my employed life before becoming a VA. Since being a VA I have developed skills in organisation of GSuite, OneDrive & Email inboxes, CRM set up, and diary management.

When & why did you join Get Ahead: 

I was introduced to Sarah Yandell through a mutual friend/connection, we first spoke in December 2020 but then had a more detailed conversation in May 2021. 

I liked the sound of Get Ahead VA and the feeling of being part of a team, as working on my own can get lonely at times. Having support and others to share knowledge and experience with is a good structure to have.

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead: 

I have been a VA for two and half years, working with my own clients and other VA’s as an associate. I began by focusing on finance admin but have grown my skills to more PA style tasks (inbox & diary management, travel arrangements, organisation of files etc). Before becoming a VA I worked in various finance departments (lastly spending 13 years with a university finance team), I worked in purchase ledger and procurement.

Career highlight to date:

I helped a client bring her hairdressing salon from a paper based booking and client record system to an online CRM giving clients the option to book online. She went from having 631 client details on paper and over 900 appointments added with detail of products used & styles for client history records.

Plans for the future: 

I want to grow my own client base and learn new skills. I also want to branch out to mentoring new business owners to help them with time management and organisation. I also want to be part of a team keeping my VA skills up to date and relevant, this is what I hope to achieve by being part of Get Ahead VA.