Regional Director for Ireland
I’m delighted to be on board and be bringing Get Ahead, Virtual Agency to Ireland! After 20 years working in the hospitality and technical sectors, I moved on to open my own small business employing upto 9 staff at one stage. I always wanted to bring in ‘help’ but couldn’t define the role I needed so continued to do everything myself. I’ve been there and I get it. The good news is, I can help you identify what kind of expert you need. With current economic uncertainty in everyones minds, you cannot afford to let staffing issues hold you back. That’s where virtual experts can really help grow your business without the commitment needed to hire. I really enjoy connecting people and matching personalities aswell as skills and I would be delighted to talk to you to see how our panel of experts can help you succeed and grow your business.
Here’s 60 seconds with our Regional Director for Ireland, Linda McCormick
Area of expertise
Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Data Analysis, Sales & Marketing, CRM, Reputation Management.
When and why did you join Get Ahead?
I’m the newbie in town, having just joined in Autumn 2022! I had done alot of work on my own values and really wanted to take on a role that I would enjoy. I thrive on digging deep and achieving success for myself and my clients but as a mum to 3 children, I needed something that could allow me the flexibility to do that outside of the 9-5. I came across a video on LinkedIn of Rebecca talking about flexible working and it really resonated with me. This was what I had been looking for without even knowing it.
What did you do before you joined Get Ahead?
I spent 18 years working for hotels, in both operational and administrative roles before moving on to work as a digital account manager for hotels. Essentially advising on all aspects of digital marketing, social media, branding, reputation management, UX and web design. My companies reaction to me taking a day off to deal with a visit to A&E with my 9 month old spurred me on to start my own business which I successfully did for 3 years in the roles of HR, purchasing, accountant, sales, marketing and all of the tasks that come with opening a business as a solo operator – I wish I’d known about virtual experts back then!
Career highlight to date
Some of my proudest moments in business have been seeing recruits that I have made, moving up the ladder and managing departments and hotels themselves. It’s a great honour to be the shoulder someone feels they can lean on to help reach their stars. Oh, and the Awards, who doesn’t love a nice bit of recognition for getting the job done and done well!
Plans for the future
Spend more time building relationships both personally and in business. Enjoy the outdoors more, get back to cooking (I trained to be a chef way back when!) Grow the Get Ahead Brand in Ireland. Encourage business owners to lean on our team of virtual experts without the commitment of a new hire in uncertain times. To encourage more people like myself to join the world of flexible working and enjoy what they do every day.