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.

Testimonials

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.”

Qualifications

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 Shelley@tomorrowsva.com.

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

The session was well structured and the explanation was very clear. It was amazing how Shelley managed to squeeze so much info in just one hour and a half! Colin’s support and contributions were also very valuable, and so were “Virtual Veronica”‘s. Thank you for a most interesting and useful training session at the Miss Jones Virtual Summit!

Laura Carizzo- Royal Norwegian Embassy in Argentina

I haven’t used PowerPoint in 20 years, this has really boosted my confidence.

Lyn Parker

Course is packed with so much valuable information in a easy-to-understand and follow language, even for a complete beginner. I can respect the fact that sometimes it’s very hard for an expert to break the information down to basics. but Shelley has done it brilliantly. I was sure that I knew quite a bit but Shelley has proven me wrong even at the very beginning of the basics of PowerPoint. Lessons are short and precise which allowed me to easily transfer the new skill into practice without being overwhelmed and to carry on adding on more with each lesson. I had so many ‘Aha!’ moments and for most of them I couldn’t believe I used to pay graphic designer to do it for me, now, thanks to Shelley, I am looking forward to creating, designing, converting my presentations all by myself!

Iva Freeman – Vertex Human Capital

Shelley was very thorough and knew a lot of tip’s for using Teams, thank you 🙂

James O’Connor – Cavannah Homes

Very informative, constantly getting everyone in the meeting involved, loved every bit of it!

Dylan Teal Hopkins – Cavannah Homes
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