Katie

Virtual Assistant at Virtalent

Katie provides proactive PA and Executive Assistance to an independent interior designer and an advertising company at Virtalent.

With a degree in Music Industry Management and Popular Music, Katie has spent much of her London-based career supporting directors of media and advertising companies. Her combination of media expertise and a proactive, “can do” attitude means she is a real asset to our clients.

Katie tells us her story:

About me

Having mainly started previous jobs on an OM/PA basis, I quickly developed each role to include broader office and people management. Several people in my career have told me I’ve been an invaluable and irreplaceable part of their team/company, one even stating ‘everyone needs a Katie’! My roles have involved working with directors, senior management, employees, freelancers and clients, all with very different personalities; and as part of teams which are creative and deadline driven. Some projects I worked to support were for particularly high profile, well-known clients in which confidentiality was paramount. My career before Virtalent involved working for an international events production company, as well as in advertising, interior design, recruitment and for a boutique law firm specialising in Sports, Fashion and Media Law. There aren’t too many industry stones left unturned!

Why did you want to work as a Virtalent Virtual Assistant?

I decided to work as a Virtual Assistant not only to have work that works around my own time and passions in life to some extent (i.e. not a rigid “9-5”), but in order to help support a variety of individuals in different industries, as opposed being in full-time employment for one single company.

I get a huge amount of job satisfaction in saving people time, and making the impossible, possible!

How do you support your clients at Virtalent?

I truly love helping busy individuals, saving them as much time as possible, so that they can better spend their time focusing on the tasks that they thrive on.  I am very self-motivated. I also have an eye for detail and perfection and therefore like to ensure work is completed to a high standard, but without spending too much time on the required tasks.  I like to work the way that clients choose; whether it’s updates over the phone or emails, I support them in the way they prefer me to!

Why do you enjoy working at Virtalent?

Virtalent are a very “slick machine”. They really do care about their clients and their VAs, but also offer useful tools such as a great, user-friendly portal!  They also make sure to finetune the matches they make between clients and VAs, and vice versa, so that each client-VA relationship is as successful as possible. This is not always an easy feat!