Jo and Shelley are both in London as Shelley was supposed to be getting ready for The PA Show which has now been postponed until September 1st and 2nd. Don’t worry Jo – Shelley will be back!
This week we’re in conversation with Sarah Szekir-Papasavva, founder of Apt Virtual Assistance. Sarah started Apt three years ago after a successful career in the city as an Executive PA. Before starting her career, Sarah studied for an MA in fine art and she now uses her creative skill to help her clients with design and branding services as well as taking on more traditional VA tasks to meet the varying needs of her clients. In this episode we talk to Sarah about the importance of finding a balance between billable work and working ‘on’ your own business, and how creating healthy boundaries and expectations with clients is the key for a happy life as business owner. We also share our experiences and learnings about how outsourcing to people with the correct skillset can save you time and energy in the long run.
Our Guest - Sarah Szekir-Papasavva
Sarah Szekir-Papasavva is an award-winning virtual assistant and the founder of Apt Virtual Assistance. She works with small business owners from diverse industries, providing bespoke administrative and creative support in a range of services, including Executive Assistance, Proofreading, Online Presence, Design Assistance and Bilingual Executive Assistance in Brazilian Portuguese. Sarah is a highly organised and experienced Executive VA with exceptional attention to detail and a background in Fine Art. Her commitment is to provide consistent and valuable assistance to enable small business owners to better spend their time on what they are best at or enjoy the most.
You will learn
Find out how Sarah went from a degree in Fine Art to running a successful VA Business.