This week we wanted to introduce you to another member of the team! Lise is one of our PAs who has been here for quite some time now and we can’t wait to share with you the experiences she has had. All of our PAs make up an amazing team that we are highly proud of. Each PA is chosen to ensure that the team works effectively and provides work that can only be praised. Having a virtual PA brings about an easier way of life and we hope you love them just as much as we do!
Name: Lise Morgan
Location: Cape Town
EA to: an incredible group of people who are passionate about their business.
What is the best thing about being a PA for AVirtual?
I get to work with people who are really passionate about their businesses. From Photography to Coaches, the tasks are always varied and you are always challenged.
How long have you worked with AVirtual for?
Since the end of November 2016.
What are your key strengths that your pride yourself in?
Happy to learn new skills; Flexible; Well-rounded skill set (constantly developing)
When delegating, what do you think is the most important thing to remember?
Clarity is Key! Make sure you have looked at the task from all possible angles and handed over as much information as possible. Always make a point of checking in to see whether the other person has a good grasp of the task. Never assume anything,
What are some of the challenges you have faced as a PA?
Feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Sometimes your clients all want things urgently and it can be a challenge to balance the work and get things done.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Being able to delegate tasks out to other colleagues is brilliant and can really make your deliverables seem manageable.
What is the best part of your day?
Catching up with awesome colleagues!
What is the best advice you can give to any other PA?
Don’t be afraid to put your hand up if things feel like they are getting on top of you. Your team really is here to help.
How do you keep track of all of your work?
Usually one of the many Asana boards that my clients use.
What is your favourite meal of the day, and why?
Definitely dinner – usually accompanied by a glass of wine?