Been Around The Block: I’ve been in the administrative field for over 20 years and discovered what I am not only good at but what I simply love to do: assist you and your business! From my days doing secretarial work for a non-profit (a mega church) to being the Executive Assistant to the CEO of a financial company (even assisting the HR Manager!)…I found the common thread that lights my fire: it’s administrative support!
Ever Learning: I’m a lifetime learner and truly enjoy learning. Google and I are BFFs. No really, I’m not kidding. We have a special relationship; don’t judge.
On another note, I always had a desire to go to college, so I did and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (in Biblical Studies), and also a Masters Degree (in Church Administration).
Then, in 2013, while surfing the net, I found AssistU. I graduated from The Virtual Mentoring Program, an intense 16-week course, and learned invaluable things that enhanced who I am and what I was always meant to do.
Since then, I have had the honor of participating in two AssistU’s Internships, where I learned additional hard and soft skills to improve my contribution to the world.
And, to put icing on the ever-learning cake (preferably a homemade 14-layer chocolate cake), I have on my team a fabulous business coach, Anastacia Brice! She is phenomenal, full of love, and keeps this girl on track with what I want to do in and with my business!
The mind of the prudent is ever getting knowledge, and the ear of the wise is ever seeking (inquiring for and craving) knowledge. Proverbs 18:15
Relationships: I live graciously because I’ve experienced God’s grace therefore I truly value relationships. I believe trust, communication, and grace are important pieces and my goal is to build solid relationships with those I work with. How can there be true collaboration without these key pieces? That, and laughter too.
Focused Communicator: I’ve been known as a focused communicator which means I’m strong in the language of listening and I’m usually very aware of all facets of a situation. I’ve taken a few personality tests and have a separate page if you’d like to read more about that.
On A Personal Note
Reading: When I have the time, I love to read. I like motivational and devotional books but I also like mystery and suspense books too ’cause I’m a crime-solving sleuth at heart!
Family: I’ve been married for over 20 years and have 3 beautiful children who we officially adopted in 2007. They keep us very busy! We also have two miniature schnauzers, Max and Molly. Needless to say there’s always something going on and I wouldn’t change it for anything! I love to spend time with them anywhere!
Traveling: A desire for going places, near and far, has always run deep in my veins. I think that’s why I’ve had a love of reading and writing since I was young; it takes you anywhere you want to go. One of my favorite places to go is to the world’s most beautiful beaches! Since we live so close, we spend a lot of time there – I call it “nature’s therapy”! Other locations I have been blessed to visit are Germany, Mexico, and several U.S. states, but there are still a lot of places I want to go! I have just begun making a realistic list–beginning with New York City! Broadway here I come!
“Not all those who wander are lost” J.R.R Tolkien
I’m that mom: Yep, I’m that taxi, or in my case, mini–van-driving-going-from-one-activity-to-another Mom! With three kids there’s a fine line between bliss and insanity. We are always on the go. You can usually find us these days on the soccer field or basketball court, and the tennis court too! Let’s not forget there’s also volleyball, archery…feel me yet?!
Helping Others: Helping others is a desire of mine. Whether it’s spending time with my family at a homeless shelter, helping raise food for our local food bank with our neighbors, or encouraging my friend who’s having a rough day, I enjoy making someone’s day a little better.
Parking Lot, I Mean Driveway Parties: I enjoy hanging out with several of our neighbors who have become great friends–we have street block parties with our families all year long in someone’s driveway and it’s so much fun (except when it turns cold; and by cold here in the deep South, that means below 60 degrees – then we hibernate inside one another’s homes)!
More Fun Things About Me:
- I really enjoy a clean, organized space. It can be dusty, just not cluttered!
- I am directionally challenged—just take a ride with me in a car! Somehow even with GPS I still have issues but it’s much better now!
- I would secretly love to be a real life Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew.
- I love, love, love (did I mention LOVE?) pizza!
- I also love a nice glass of wine or a great margarita on the rocks.
- I don’t play well with pessimists.
- I listen to all kinds of music: from Billboard top ten to country to hip-hop to oldies to classical; it just depends on what I’m in the mood for at the moment.
- I do *not* have a green thumb. Believe me, the times I’ve tried…except for a Christmas Cactus that I’ve had for three years now—wait, I hope I haven’t just jinxed it!
- I love Alabama College football! RTR!
- I recently tried false eyelashes for the first time and for the first 10 minutes thought I would never be able to open my eyes again! After that, though, I truly loved them!!! Who knew?!
Listen to my interview with Anastacia Brice, Founder of AssistU:
Like what you see? Here’s how I help those I work with!