In 2017, I became ill and per doctors’ orders was not allowed to physically go to the office. I was able to work from home but my former 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.
Part of being an executive/administrative assistant is ensuring that the day-to-day tasks are completed on time. It’s anticipating the needs of the people you work with before they know what their needs are. It’s 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 realized I could work as a virtual assistant I knew I had found my passion.
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 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 and working 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 November 2020, during the COVID-9 pandemic, I quit my day job to devote my time and attention to my business. Because I’ve been a notary for 15 years, I decided to expand my skills and become a certified notary signing agent. I now offer general notary services in addition to working as a notary signing agent.
In my personal life, I am married to the love of my life. We met later in life and I am truly blessed to be married to my best friend. 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 taking road trips, paddle boarding, and riding our tricycles around our neighborhood with our little dogs “Trouble Bubble” and “Rocco Taco”, who ride in the rear basket.
I have a passion for cooking and most weekends you’ll find me in the kitchen creating a new dish or making one 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!