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Online Courses

Is there a minimum commitment for Trainer in Your Pocket?

No. You can subscribe for a month, stop and re-subscribe via the website again whenever you need the support. If you want the service every month, simply stay subscribed. 

If you pay for the month you get the service. If you don’t pay, you don’t get access. It’s as straightforward as that. 

What is The Hub?

The Tomorrow’s VA Hub, affectionately known as ‘The Full Monty’, is the complete box set of my online courses.

All the training in Microsoft 365 applications in one place with LIFETIME access. Pay once and never pay another penny again… even when new courses or updated versions are added.

You can pay in Pounds sterling, US Dollars or Australian Dollars. The Hub gives you a 40 percent saving compared to buying the courses one by one.

Do you do any discounts or bundle deals?

There are usually no discounts with my individual online courses as they already represent great value for money. Sometimes, there may be a launch promotion price with a new course.

The HUB of course is a great bundle deal as it includes all of my courses (including any new ones) and gives you a 40% reduction on buying them individually.

Can I pay in a different currency?

Yes. You can choose to pay for your course in pounds sterling, US dollars or Australian dollars. 

How much are your online courses?

My online course prices start from £75 (if paying in US or Australian dollars, that is from $95USD or $150 AUD, respectively).

What if I can’t decide which course is best for me?

Obviously, I want you to have the course (or courses) which will help you most. If, having explored my range of courses, you’re still unsure what to go for, let me help you. Simply book a free Discovery Call and we can talk it through.

Can I see a course before I buy it?

It’s not possible to view a whole course. However, if you want to get an idea of my training style, delivery and pacing you will find ‘Preview’ videos on some of the course pages. An example can be found here.

You’re also welcome to book a free Discovery Call to discuss courses before you decide to go ahead.

What are your courses like for me, the learner?

Each course comprises a series of short step-by-step videos. You see what I see on the screen as I go through each task. Every mouse move, every click. It’s like having a trainer right by your side as you work through the stages.

Clear instruction is matched by excellent sound quality. I take you through things at a good easy pace. You can pause or rewind any time, to take notes or embed the learning.

The courses are for your learning and enjoyment. I want you to learn loads and have fun.

When you get the course it’s yours. You use it the way that works best for you. You can follow the logical order of the course structure provided – or just jump into the bit you want to start with and go for it. 

You can learn where you want, when you want. Return to the course or a specific video whenever you need a refresher.

There is also a community element to the training. With each course you can add comments or questions in the system. You can also ask to join our closed Facebook group.

Do you do courses for Mac?

Yes. My online courses have versions for Windows users and for Mac users. Simply select the right version of the course for your computer’s operating system.

What online courses do you offer?

My online courses cover you for applications in Microsoft 365, whether you use Windows or Mac. That means Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams.

The courses are task-based, designed to show you how to complete the most likely tasks a VA, EA or PA might be asked to do. Practical, step-by-step training with no waffle or padding.

Explore my range of courses or visit The Hub.

Trainer in Your Pocket

How do I sign up?

To access monthly support from Trainer in Your Pocket, subscribe here.

How much is Trainer in Your Pocket?

The monthly subscription fee is £47 per month.

Can I rollover unused support to the next month?

There is no rollover of service. Whatever is unused is ‘lost’. 

If you only send 3 email questions one month, you cannot carry seven over to the following month. If the 1:1 live training support totals 22 minutes, for example, you don’t get an extra 8 minutes the following month.

What is included with my monthly subscription?

Each month you subscribe to the ‘Trainer in Your Pocket’ service, you can access Shelley for help with a task or application in Microsoft 365 as follows:

  • Up to 10 questions by email
  • Up to 30 minutes of live 1:1 online training
  • No rollover of unused portions of the service

What is ‘Trainer in Your Pocket’?

Trainer in Your Pocket is a simple way for VA’s, EA’s and PA’s to access help from Shelley Fishel ‘on demand’ each month. As a subscriber, if you get stuck or have a question about any Microsoft 365 application, you just ask.

Each month you subscribe, you can ask up to 10 questions by email and have up to 30 minutes of live 1:1 training with Shelley.  

Learning Online 1:1 with Shelley

Do you offer sessions or workshops for groups?

Yes, online learning sessions or workshops can be arranged for small groups of 2 to 8 people. Book a Discovery Call to discuss your requirements.

For groups of more than 8 people, please get in touch for more information.

How long is the Online Learning Session with you?

The session is 90-minutes. You can book your online session with Shelley here.

What do you cover during the Session?

The session or workshop is personalised to whatever you need help with. 

You can focus on one application or course. Or you can learn bits from one and bits from another. It’s all about helping you get clear and confident about using Microsoft 365. 

Expert Speaker

How do I book you as a speaker?

Please contact me to talk about your specific requirements.

Where have you spoken before?

Organisers have booked me for speaking engagements at events such as

  • The PA Show
  • ExecSecTech
  • Practically Perfect PA online summit
  • Miss Jones PA Virtual Showcase
  • Hemsley Fraser – PA and Administrator Conference
  • Office – the show for PA’s and Executive Assistants
  • European Management Assistants (EUMA) 40th Anniversary Conference in Paris
  • PA Life training day
  • IMA

What are your speaker fees?

Please contact me to talk about what you need. We can take it from there.

What types of talk can you do?

You can book me as a keynote speaker, to deliver focussed sessions or present workshops, typically of 30 to 90 minutes. In person and online.

Engaging, informative and entertaining talks and training – for events, presentations, seminars, training days, webinars and workshops

What topics can you speak about?

My talks and presentations can cover any aspect or application of Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams and more.

Delivered to share practical know-how, time-saving tips and learning for audiences to take away and implement straight away. 

Expert Author – Microsoft Books by Shelley Fishel

Where can I buy your books?

You can find my training books and manuals on Bookboon

My other book is ‘Business Barista – Essential Excel Skills to Streamline Your Business’. It tells the journey of a fictitious coffee shop owner called Matt, and how he’s able to use the Microsoft application to grow his business. You can find it on Amazon.

What books have you written?

On Bookboon, you’ll see 48 books and manuals for sale. They are my ‘How to’ guides for Microsoft 365 and ‘Office’ applications – including Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and PowerPoint. Different publications cover different versions, eg 2013, 2016 and 2019.

I also wrote a book called ‘Business Barista – Essential Excel Skills to Streamline Your Business’. It tells the journey of a fictitious coffee shop owner called Matt, and how he’s able to use the Microsoft application to grow his business.

Virtually Amazing – The Podcast

Can I give you feedback on the podcast?

Yes, we welcome constructive feedback. We’re always looking at ways to improve what we do and love to hear how what we share has helped.

You can send in your comment on a specific episode via the relevant podcast page on the Tomorrow’s VA website.

Can I be a guest on your podcast?

The podcast is always looking for relevant high-quality guest experts. If you think you, or someone you know, might make a great guest please get in touch.

What topics does your podcast cover?

Each episode, we share practical tips and interview a guest expert. 

Topics we have covered include setting up a VA business, GDPR, contracts, content writing, websites, coaching and training, tech security, using LinkedIn, blogging, copywriting and productivity.

Is the podcast only for VA’s?

The podcast is aimed at Virtual Assistants. If you are an Executive Assistant, PA, or someone starting or running a business on your own, you’ll also find the content really interesting and valuable.

How frequent are your episodes?

The podcast currently has a new episode every week. Subscribe, follow and enjoy. 

How can I find your podcast?

Shelley’s podcast is called ‘Virtually Amazing – The Podcast for Virtual Assistants’. It is co-hosted by Jo Brianti. You can find all episodes on this website.

You can also listen to the podcast on the popular platforms, including iTunes and Spotify. 

Fantastic and informative training and great to see all of the exciting functions with Microsoft Teams.
Laura Rigby – The Apprenticeship College
Shelley was really clear in her teaching and went at a pace that was helpful to us. We covered all we needed to know to get us started, as a small team, using MS Teams. She was also very helpful in the run up to the session, with check in calls and ensuring our platform was set up correctly. I would highly recommend Shelley to anyone wanting to learn to navigate their way around MS Teams.
Leigh Dowling – Innuous

Microsoft Teams One to One Training Session

Shelley was approachable, easy to work with, and agile with answering questions to apply the session to my specific needs

Melissa Marshall – Present Your Science

A course on Outlook had been on the top of my list when Shelley asked VA’s what they wanted to learn.

It was a real case of ‘so that’s how you do it’ or ‘I never knew that’. I have to say that I learnt so many great tips it has definitely improved the way I work in Outlook and my inbox is looking colourful and organised and I can’t wait to share this knowledge with my clients.

Jacqueline Leake – JLeake VA Services – Outlook

A great course with lots of examples and step by step instructions. I can now confidently create infographics and as a bonus, I learnt a lot of new PowerPoint functionality that will enhance all my PowerPoint work and save me so much time.

Jessica Bailey – Integral Resource

I really like Shelley’s courses. She has a clear and easy to follow teaching style. In ‘How to Create Fillable Forms’ I’ve learned about the functions of the Developer ribbon which will mean I’ll be able to create a bespoke Returns Form for a client who has an online shop

Freya Henderson – Virtual Office Orkney

Shelley was really clear in her teaching and went at a pace that was helpful to us. We covered all we needed to know to get us started, as a small team, using MS Teams. She was also very helpful in the run up to the session, with check in calls and ensuring our platform was set up correctly. I would highly recommend Shelley to anyone wanting to learn to navigate their way around MS Teams.

Sarah Clements – Inuous

Absolutely superb course, easy to follow and to refer back whilst putting it all into practice! I was unaware of the extent you can customise a presentation and it’s just made me want to know more – what’s next Shelley?

Denise Williams

I thought I had a pretty good grasp of Outlook until I did this course! In her videos, Shelley is clear and concise, and the language she uses is straightforward and jargon-free. Each module is broken down into manageable chunks, which helps keep your attention and means the course is easy to fit in around other commitments. I’ve created email templates and implemented rules that are already saving me time, and as all the other things I’ve learnt start to become second nature, the positive impact on my efficiency is fast becoming clear. This course has been incredibly beneficial and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to strengthen their skills and boost productivity.

Pip Doleman VA

I thought I knew Powerpoint really well, but I wanted to specifically learn how to use Powerpoint to create better infographics, easily and quickly. Shelley explains everything in a very logical and clear way, so I understood everything the first time I heard it. The most useful thing I learnt was that Powerpoint can do so much more than I thought it could. By also using the short cuts that Shelley showed me I am much quicker than I have ever been and I thought I was already quick!

Susan Marot

Shelley Fishel of Tomorrow’s VA has a wealth of experience in Microsoft Office. I met her in person 2 years ago at the PA Show in London. I also saw her in action in a fab workshop and knew she was the whizz that everyone had told me she was. I have since bought a lifetime access to her HUB and all the courses in there are a MUST if you are a VA on a mission. The courses will give you confidence in all the Office 365 components and will catapult you to dizzy heights

Alex Hughes