Kathy Carrington, CAP-OM
The first decade of my career, I served in administrative roles in the business office of industries such as education, manufacturing, healthcare, printing distribution, advertising specialties, human resources software development, and information technology. Because of this diversity, I acquired a wide-ranging skill set from which I built upon and serve my clients today.
While I worked closely with executives and business owners in corporate America, I knew business ownership would be in my future. The path appeared when I found AssistU. This course was the on-ramp to self-employment. I am a huge fan and maintain a connection with this elite community of virtual assistants.
In June 2001, I launched my VA practice. Within six months I replaced the income from my corporate job. I provided c-level administrative support to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals throughout the United States and internationally. I have never experienced a shortage of business and I am grateful for rave reviews from my clients.
At the end of year 13, I realized it had been a long time since I enjoyed going to my desk to work. Through self-introspection, I knew my burnout was caused by bad habits of overworking and an imbalance between what really mattered to me and how I was living my life. I hired a high-performance coach, from Brendan Burchard’s group, and I learned to master high performance without burnout.
My joy is back and my passion renewed. I thrive on the collaboration and opportunities presented in business ownership so this is where I’ll stay. Self-employment is where I have the most freedom to shine the brightest. As a virtual assistant, being of service creates synchronicity with what I value most…helping others. My strong reputation for executive-level support has allowed me to rebuild my practice with ease and I’m delighted to be securing my ideal clients. Openings will occur from time to time, so be in touch if you’d like more information about working together.
On the personal side, I live in a small town having the neighborly feel of the TV town of Mayberry. My grown children live nearby and I love that we can visit anytime. When I’m not working, you’ll find me at home chilling by reading to learn something new, watching an action movie, tending to my dozen or so indoor plants, or outdoor flower gardens, or at the park enjoying nature. To express my creativity, I like to cook, sing, write, draw/sketch, and I recently tried my hand at oil painting.
My favorite activity is our monthly family game night. My family gathers for a big dinner (did I mention, I love to cook) and an evening of laughter and friendly competition. Life doesn’t get any better than having fun with the people I love most.
If I had a bucket list, it would be never-ending. There’s too much I want to do so my list consists of 3 goals and that is to stay open to change, say yes more than I say no, and embrace life fully every day.