Amanda Lopes has been the answer to YEARS of substandard virtual assistants. She took over as someone quit literally overnight, not only setting up systems and organization to make all pieces of client care seamless and reliable, but also bailing out water as she went from an assistant who just stopped responding to my clients.
While I DID expect Amanda to do the job I outlined, I didn't expect her to show up as completely as she has. I didn't expect her to love and care for my clients as if they were her own, always thinking about what she's doing and how she can be doing it even better. In the beginning, I'd wake up in the middle of the night in a panic, remembering something that needed to be done. Upon checking with her frantically in the morning, I always got the news that she'd already done it- often the week before.
Amanda is responsible, reliable, and VERY conscious of being a cheerful, supportive, considerate assistant. Her ability to fully take care of my clients has enabled me to focus fully on MY work, thus making space and energy to take in more clients, make more money, and yet STILL feel peaceful and joyful as I grow my business- I honestly couldn't have gotten to the successful place I am today without her amazing support.
I am incredibly relieved that she's starting a training program to help other women be the kind of virtual assistant that she is. This is such an amazing field for women who want to stay home and be with their kids, but there are so many women out there hanging out a shingle without REALLY having what it takes to run the inner workings of a business, and it's giving the field a shady name. More women like Amanda, who are taking time to really GIVE other women the tools and skills they need to be a valuable asset to any virtual team-- it's priceless work. I can't wait to have some of her trainees to refer out to the many women who ask me for VA referrals!
- Britt Bolnick - www.inarmscoaching.com | Business Coach
Hiring Amanda as my virtual assistant was the best thing I ever did for my business and for myself personally. As an entrepreneur, single mother and small business owner of 12 years, I always did everything on my own. Taking the leap and hiring Amanda, created a new alignment in my business that brought in more clients, more money and more free time. I handed over all of the administrative pieces that I did not enjoy or want to be doing, which freed me up to be focusing on the things that I truly love personally and professionally.
Amanda is dependable, efficient and organized and has been a key component to helping me grow my business over the past year. I am deeply grateful for her continued support and enthusiasm for the work that she does. Efficiently tracking and organizing information as well as creating systems is Amanda's genius zone.....thank Goddess because it's not mine."
- Kara Seymour - www.karaseymourinspires.com | Visionary Leader & Yoga Teacher
I cannot say enough words about Amanda's awesomeness and the skills she has. She is able to see what you need before you see or feel it. Amanda connected me with my VA before it was even a flicker in my mind. She continued to urge me towards making the commitment to myself, biz and clients before I was in need! I hired my VA strictly on Amanda's recommendation and expertise in her field and by doing so my business has already grown and my VA has changed my personal and professional life for the better.
Amanda is a strong woman committed to her work as well as the women she works with and for. Whenever I have had a question or need she is quick to reply with a full response and some other yummy tidbits to help me further along.
- Nicole Draft - www.vivaciouscoaching.com | Life Coach
I cannot recommend Amanda highly enough. She combines professionalism with a dose of compassion and tenderness when communicating with me and with my clients. When looking for the right VA, I knew I needed someone who could be streamlined and organized when working so closely with all of my clients for scheduling, payment, policy and procedure details, etc. It also felt important to find the right person who welcomes my clients and helps them feel cared for.
In addition, as a small business entrepreneur, I also feel cared for by Amanda. She makes sure my business is running smoothly and even helps hold me accountable in business and even personal matters (like making sure I take days off and don't get over-booked/worked!) Her expertise will help you relax in your business so you can go down all the creative avenues you crave while building a business you love. "
- Charlotte Blake - http://www.charlotteblakepilates.com | Pilates Teacher