Kathy Carrington, CAP-OM
Thank you for visiting my website. Please allow me to introduce myself.
My life circumstances created the perfect storm for victimization. However, instead of becoming a statistic, I would learn valuable lessons and create a life that defies the odds and one that is representative of the true meaning of success. As such, my career began when I was a young mother with the responsibility of raising two precious daughters.
My business career started after I passed the GED test with not so much as one day of study and 10 years since I’d been in school. I say this only to point out that, while higher learning and having a degree has value, it is not the only measure of intelligence. After getting a GED, I set my sights on office work because I didn’t want to go the blue collar route like most in the small town I was from. I enrolled in an adult education class for business office specialists, and as they say, the rest is history.
The first decade of my career, I served in administrative roles in the business office of industries such as education, manufacturing, healthcare, printing distribution and ad specialties, software development, and information technology. During this time, my objective was to develop a wide variety of masterful administrative skills. I also learned the good, bad, and the ugly of business from C-level executives as I worked closely with them on a daily basis. I instinctively knew business ownership would be in my future. Through focus, hard work, and absorbing everything I could to learn effective business management…I made it happen.
The second decade of my career I launched my first business, Executive Virtual Assistance (EVA). This was a work-from-home business providing c-level administrative support to executives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs throughout the United States and Internationally. I am often asked what I believe is the key to the success of this business endeavor. My response is, I didn’t run my business like a hobby. Instead I ran it with an executive mindset that produced phenomenal results.
I replaced my corporate income within 6 months of the business launch and never had a shortage of business during the 13 years I operated this business. At the end of year 13, it was time to take my career to the another level. After careful planning and a transition period to ensure consistent income, I closed the doors to EVA and started Carrington Business Services (CBS).
CBS was born as a result of seeing brilliant small business owners and entrepreneurs struggle with operating their businesses. I often see patterns, in various areas, negatively impacting their success. Out of this, and other observations, grew my passion to serve in a capacity in which I can be a positive contribution via business management consulting.
Because of my 25 years of experience, two successful business launches, and a wide-ranging skill set, I am exceedingly qualified to serve you.
Please make this an opportunity to learn more by scheduling a no-obligation consultation.