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Roadblocks That Keep Us From Achieving Our Goals

Kristin Burke's mission is to help others maximize their potential and achieve their definitions of success. As a goal achievement coach, Kristin collaborates with women, entrepreneurs and leaders to...

What It's Like to Recruit Virtual Assistants During the Great Resignation

What’s it like to recruit for flexible, remote jobs during the great resignation?

Busy.

Busy as in we’ve added extra steps to our hiring process to weed out applicants early on. Busy as in it’s not...

How Smart Leaders Onboard (and Retain) Virtual Assistants

If you're looking to onboard with a new virtual assistant, you're likely also looking for ways to make sure you do it right the first time. Maybe you've already done it "wrong" before and had a...

How Women-Led, Values-Based Companies are Transforming Remote Work

When I started my virtual assistant business in 2015, the remote-work revolution was in its early stages. I was looking for something more and dreaming of a business supporting ambitious people doing...

This Coaching Software Helps Us Work Better Remotely

When I started working remotely as a virtual assistant, I’ll admit I wasn’t an instant success. 

Introverts: 4 Healthy Habits to Cultivate Your Work-From-Home Skills

As we near the end of 2020 during COVID-19, some companies have moved all of their positions to remote, whether permanently, temporarily, or until further notice. We are all reacting differently to...

5 Tips for Building Your Author Brand

There’s just something about earning the title of “author” that is extraordinarily satisfying. Writing a book is undoubtedly a huge accomplishment that takes a great amount of time and dedication,...

Personality Tests: Are They Really Useful?

There are many different personality tests out there and you may have even taken some but...how useful are they really?  

Recommended Reading List for Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Leadership development should be a continuous, ongoing process. As a leader, it is important to understand that you will always need to work on improving your skills. 

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