This article is all about me.

Well, that might not be so helpful. It’s really about how you can work with me, to be exact. And that could be of assistance to you.

If you’ve been reading my blogs or following me online, you will know that I have an academy online with courses for all topics around using and making the most of Microsoft Office, or Microsoft 365 as it is now.

You could hop over to the course directory
and get instant access to that learning by signing up for one of those courses.

But that’s not the only way that you can work with me. It’s all Me, Me, Me (not)

You can work with me one-to-one. I offer live, coaching-type, training sessions where we hop on a Teams meeting or a Zoom meeting and we work together. We can share our screens with each other, do all sorts of activities around a specific topic and get you exactly the learning that you need. And I really love that.

You can subscribe to my monthly Trainer in Your Pocket service and get 30 minutes a month with me live plus up to 10 email questions answered.

You can also book me to run a series of webinars for your organisation.

I recently did this for a jewellery company in the UK, just pre COVID. We have a couple more left to schedule once they’re all back at work, but we ran a very successful webinar style training on making the most of your inbox and taking back control. The feedback was phenomenal.

I also provide live interactive training. We can run a live interactive session where you get stuff done, with me (virtually) alongside you.

And there you have it, all the different ways that you can work with me.


Of course, it’s easy for me to say that I’m an excellent trainer. So, I thought it would be useful to let you hear from some of my students and see what they have to say about me and my training.

I received some fantastic feedback for my How to Use Microsoft Teams as a Trainer, Speaker or Coach course.

Colin Tomlinson said: “This straightforward and comprehensive course has enhanced my knowledge of Microsoft Teams, and the benefits the software can bring to how I manage collaboration with my team in the future. Well worth the money and the time.”

Alex Hughes, of Auxilium Admin, who says: “Shelley Fishel of Tomorrow’s VA has a wealth of experience with Microsoft Office. Her courses are a must. And if you’re a VA on a mission, she will catapult you to dizzying heights.”

Well, I don’t know about ‘dizzying heights’, I don’t really have a head for heights. But I’ll take the compliment with grateful thanks.

Melissa Marshall said of a one-to-one training session with me: “Shelley was approachable, easy to work with and agile when answering questions to apply the session to my needs.”

One of my first learners was Jacqueline Leake, a Virtual Assistant. She said: “A course on Outlook was on the top of my list when Shelley asked VA’s what they’d like 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 learned so many great tips. It’s definitely improved the way that I work in Outlook, and my inbox is now colourful and organised… I can’t wait to share this knowledge with my clients.”


Now, with me as a trainer, you are not just getting someone with 20-plus years in the business. I also hold some qualifications. I don’t believe in just popping up and saying, “I can teach you anything because I know how to do it”.

I am a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI), and I hold the COLF and CDOL qualifications. COLF means I’m a Certified Online Learning Facilitator and CDOL means that I’m a Certified Designer of Online Learning.

These are not letters shared to impress. They are practical qualifications designed to ensure that the training I deliver is practical, keeps people’s interest and meets the needs of the modern learner.

There is good training, excellent training and not-so-good training. I know which end of the scale I firmly believe I am at.

It’s all Me, Me, Me (not)I just love the online world and having that independent assessment of my abilities and processes is great.

You may be thinking at this point that you would like to work with me or have some questions to help you make a decision. If so, there are a number of ways to get in touch with me.

You can visit my website, check out my course directory and use the contact form. There’s a wealth of information there.

You can email me at

You can find me on LinkedIn or at Tomorrow’s VA on Facebook.

What you may not know, is I also have a podcast. It’s called Virtually Amazing.

Each week, myself and my podcast co-host Jo Brianti interview guest experts in the Virtual Assistant community. We learn things that will help our VA’s to improve and expand their own businesses. We also talk to individual VA’s about what they’re up to, to find out more about them.

So, if that takes your fancy, you can also follow @virtuallyamazing and get to hear me talk on the podcast, too.

Have a think about where the gaps are in your Microsoft 365 learning. What tasks or applications always have you scrambling online to find a ‘How To Do That’ solution?

Do you prefer taking an online course or do you have specific Office tasks or software you want to get to grips with?

How will you catch up, keep up or stay ahead of the game?

If I can help, you know where to find me.

Shelley Fishel



P. S see the video that this article is based on over on my YouTube Channel