In January 2017, I became ill and was not allowed to physically go to the office. I could work from home but my employer did not allow that as an option so I was forced to take FMLA. That was the defining moment in my life as I realized I needed to do something different, and, after doing some online research I decided to start my virtual assistant business.
Part of being an executive/administrative assistant is ensuring that the day-to-day tasks are completed on time. It is anticipating the needs of the people you work with before they know what their needs are. It is working as a team and doing your part to ensure their success as well as the growth of the business. This is what I love about being an executive/administrative assistant, and when I found out that I could be a virtual assistant I knew it’s what I wanted to do.
I had no idea how to start a virtual assistant business but being the resourceful person I am, and by doing the research, Executive VA Solutions was born. For two years, I worked a full-time job and focused on my virtual assistant business in the evenings and on weekends. I had a few part-time clients over the course of the first two years, which met my needs and provided me with some extra income.
In December 2019, I decided to rename and rebrand my business. I wanted to incorporate my last name in my business name, and I wanted it to portray a specific message, which is collaborating. Thus, King Collaborations was born. Collaborating with my clients is necessary because working and collaborating as a team is important to the success of my clients and their business.
Being a virtual assistant has allowed me to utilize all my skills including some I did not realize I had. I have and continue to do research, train, and educate myself on the many different aspects of being a virtual assistant. I continue to learn the software, programs, and skills necessary to perform my job as a virtual assistant to provide my clients with the services and skills they require to ensure their needs are being met.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients and learning about their different businesses, and the ins and outs of how they operate. My passion is helping others, which is why I loved being an executive/administrative assistant. Owning a virtual assistant business provides me with the opportunity to continue helping others while also allowing me the flexibility that I want and need in my life.
In my personal life, I am married to the love of my life. We met later in life and I am truly blessed to have him in my life. I have 3 beautiful and amazingly talented daughters, and 5 of the most precious grandchildren a “Grammy” could ever ask for.
My husband and I love to take road trips and ride our tricycles around our neighborhood with our little dog “Trouble Bubble”, who rides in the rear basket.
I have a passion for cooking and most weekends you will find me in my kitchen creating a new dish or making a dish that is tried and true. During the summer months, I love to smoke brisket, ribs, and other meats and have family and friends over. My husband loves to garden and every year we grow different types of tomatoes and peppers that I use to make my homemade salsa. And, around the time fall starts to make an appearance, I make and sell a variety of homemade goods including different variations of brittle, chicken pot pies, green chili, and homemade salsa.
I hope learning a little bit about me helps you with your decision in choosing me as your virtual assistant!
Always remember to make it a beautiful day!