Kathy Carrington, CAP-OM
The first decade of my career, I served in administrative roles in education, manufacturing, healthcare, printing distribution, advertising specialties, human resources software development, and technology. Because of this diversity, I acquired a wide-ranging skill set I have taken to advanced levels and from which I serve my clients.
In June 2001, after careful planning, I launched Executive Virtual Assistance. Within six months I replaced the income from my corporate job and within three years doubled my income. I provided c-level support to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals throughout the United States and Internationally.
At the end of year 13, I realized it had been a long time since I enjoyed going to my desk. I hired a high-performance coach from Brendan Burchard’s group. I learned to master high performance without burnout and how achievement with alignment is what creates the passion necessary for longevity.
I relaunched as Carrington Business Services with a slightly different business model. My joy is back and my passion renewed. I thrive on the collaboration and the opportunities presented in administrative work so this is where I’ll stay. Being of service creates synchronicity with what I value most…helping others…but I do this now with more clarity, tighter boundaries around my ideal client, and practicing good self-care.
My reputation goes beyond the c-level support I provide in administration. It extends to bringing my whole self into this work. That’s when work is no longer work.
On the personal note, I live in a small town in Ohio having the neighborly feel of the TV Mayberry. I love that my grown children (and grand-children) live nearby. When I’m not working, you’ll find me at home relaxing with a good book (probably learning something new), watching an exciting movie, tending to indoor plants, weeding my outdoor flower gardens, or at the park enjoying nature. To express my creativity (an important part of balance), I love to cook, sing, write, draw/sketch, and I recently tried my hand at oil painting.
My favorite event is our family game night. We gather 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 – to stay open to change, say yes more than I say no, and live more mindfully every day.