Hi there I'm Annie!
I help administrative professionals & executive assistants uplevel their lives and productivity. I’ve been an assistant for over 17 years and I have seen it all. I’ve worked 60+ hour workweeks and single-handedly managed a workload that should have been distributed among three employees (can I get an amen!).
Most jobs I’ve worked have been in fast-paced, sink or swim environments where constant interruptions and fire drills are the norm.
I love it! I love all of it!
I love the fast pace of keeping up with my executive and coordinating multiple projects. I love all the people I have an opportunity to work with and I love learning new things! Sure, it can be absolutely crazy pants sometimes, but you know what makes it worth it to me? The fact that I’m respected and my contributions are truly valued.
...But this hasn’t always been the case.
In a former position I had an interim CEO who made life a living hell for all of us. His actions were, on a consistent basis, borderline abusive. One day after a particularly hard run in, I came home and melted into a ball of tears...
I had been looking for a new position for a while, and was hoping to find something in non-profit. I had even received a couple of job offers but nothing that could pay a living wage.
Enter my boyfriend (now husband) Jose, who sat me down and had a “Come to Jesus” talk with me...
“Annie, you can volunteer anytime you want, with any organization you want, will you please look for an employer who values you? Please?!”
As hard as it was to hear, this was just the advice I needed. I wasn’t being valued! I broadened my job search and within a month was pleased to be awarded a great position that truly opened up doors for me. A position where I was able to maximize my potential and leverage my skill to support a wonderful executive who truly invested in me. This gave me a whole new purpose, one of strategic partnering, value, and contribution.
"Okay, so what's the secret to finding your value," you ask?
The truth is, we all need a little help from time to time. Whether it’s with figuring out the next step in your career, navigating office dynamics, or being your most productive, bad-ass self!
You have been and administrative professional for a while now and want to take your career to the next level, but aren’t sure how to get there or what “there” would even look like for you.
All you know is you want more! More trust from your executive, increased buy in from your colleagues, and higher pay.
With my private consulting packages we sit down and pin-point your FOCUS, and work to create a system that works for YOU to increase your productivity and uplevel your career with my proven strategies to give you the freedom and success you are looking for as an assistant.
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✔️ Strategic career goal planning? ✔️ Upleveling or reimagining your career? ✔️ Getting paid what your worth? ✔️ How to look at and pursue your next position?
✔️ Getting more done in less time? ✔️ Keeping all the balls up in the air without losing your everloving mind? ✔️ Creating a productivity plan that is designed for you and your unique situation? ✔️ Organizing your life and workspace for optimal productivity?
❝ My workload is 70% emergent tasks and only 30% recurring tasks; however, these recurrent duties are no less important. In the past, I have found it difficult to prioritize my day to day tasks and my emergent tasks simultaneously, making me feel scattered and inefficient. But then I read Annie's blog on "batching," which is what she describes as "grouping like tasks" to save time.
I implemented this strategy at work, so when an emergent task appeared that was similar to a day to day task, I would do them one after the other. This allowed me to focus on one subject area and eliminated time jumping back and forth between unrelated resources. It has really shifted the way I get through my day.
I feel much more balanced at 5 p.m., and actually feel I have accomplished what needed to be done. Annie is an absolute vault of helpful tips and suggestions that make this very unique career even more rewarding. I really appreciate that she takes the time on her blogs to back her suggestions up with scientific research, adding a level of integrity to her material that I have not often seen on the blogosphere. I am hooked on Whole Assistant and recommend it highly! ❞
❝ Annie is great to work with! I hit a ceiling in my career and knew I needed to seek a new position but was having a difficult time trying to figure out what my next step should be. Annie evaluated my skill-set and encouraged me to seek higher pay. She even worked with me on my resume and pointed out skills I should highlight. I cannot recommend her enough! ❞
I'm so excited to meet you and see how I can help you reach your career goals. Your first 30 minute consultation is completely free.