As an entrepreneur starting up a new business in a new field, life can at times feel overwhelmingly busy and fast. So many ideas, so many details and priorities, new structures to set up… That’s where Beatrice, my trusted VA comes in: I’ve been working with her for about 18 months now, and she has been such a blessing to me. She has been a solid, calm, and grounding energy, my go-to person who I know will show up and get things done, and my sounding board for new ideas (and she then helps me fit them into my priorities… It’s magic). Whether it’s researching or implementing a new business tool, keeping projects moving forward on track and on time, or herding cats – if Beatrice takes it on, she will get it done (and if it’s not within her scope, she usually has or finds a solution or two for me…)
In our first conversation she told me that she stands for creating long lasting, professional yet personable relationships that are built on integrity, trust and excellence – and she truly walks her talk. She continues to impress me with every project that we create together, and with the mindset and attitude with which she approaches every new challenge that comes up. I’ve been told in the past that I have very high standards – I guess that’s something Beatrice and I have in common, and that’s why we work so well together: we both thrive on exceeding standards, and creating even more trust between each other and for our clients – and still, even after 18 months, Beatrice still manages to surprise me in the way she continues to consistently exceed expectations. She is a rare gem whom I appreciate very much – and if you get a chance to work with her, take it. You won’t be disappointed!
Martina H. Meyer, Certified Conscious Uncoupling™ and Calling in “The One”™ Coach, Certified Grief Recovery Method® Specialist
Beatrice has been an integral part of my brand. She is a top-notch Virtual Assistant, who puts relationships first and foremost in everything she does. Because of this single quality, her work is always stellar. She’s intuitive and perceptive, as well as strategic and a go-getter. If you are looking for a Virtual Assistant to become part of your team and brand, consider Beatrice to be your top choice. You won’t be disappointed!
M. Shannon Hernandez, Content Branding Strategist, Speaker ,Author
From September 2014 to March 2018, Beatrice supported me, as an entrepreneur and through the transition to becoming the Co-President of CTI, a global Leadership Development company, as my Virtual Assistant. She has been an invaluable part of my business team. If you’re looking for a Virtual Assistant and partner who demonstrates initiative, resilience, superior client/customer relations and problem-solving, she’s your ticket. From IT projects to blog reviews to customer interactions, Beatrice has taken ownership for my work and business as if it were her own. And if required she has great referrals and resources in her back pocket if you need help beyond her skill set along the way. Over the years, Beatrice’s commitment to partnership and finding creative solutions to support my needs without compromising her value proposition has resulted in a dynamic relationship that has helped me take bold leaps in my career and life. Thanks Beatrice!
Carlo Bos, M.Ed., PCC, CPCC, Founder, Bos & Company Leadership Inc.,
Beatrice gets it! She gets it researched. She gets it learned if it is something she doesn’t know however rare. And she gets it DONE!
Beatrice is a gifted VA for anyone looking for whole-hearted, whole-minded and whole partnership. From the beginning of our work together I found Beatrice was able to listen to and hear my needs. We quickly became a team and it was the kind of partnership I was looking for.
I hired Beatrice to assist me with team engagements. From the moment she arrives and starts to introduce herself to the participants as they entered the room, takes the copious notes required, Beatrice is professional yet completely present. An enviable combination of creative thinking, intuition and ability to execute, Beatrice is not your typical VA.
In my books Beatrice is beyond capable, she is extraordinaire and REAL at the same time. She is my kind of authentic!
Kat (Kathy) Hay, ORSCC, CPCC, PCC, TeamsWork
Beatrice’s administrative support was professional and reliable. She could be counted on to follow through with commitments, was diligent and genuinely cared about the quality of her work. When faced with an obstacle, she was creative in coming up with solutions. My experience working with Beatrice was positive and I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with her.
Liza Provenzano, MIR, CHRP, Human Resources Executive and Principal at SparkHR”
Beatrice is very professional and knows her ‘stuff’; she is also very personable and easy to get along with. She made it a priority for me to be comfortable with our partnership right from the start; especially since I have been working on my own for the past 10 years as a solopreneur. Beatrice quickly became my partner in creating and developing business practices that have enhanced the growth of my business.
I would recommend Beatrice to anyone looking for help from a keen individual who takes pride in her work and in her relationships. Not only have I learned from her on a professional level, I have also developed a new friendship!
With appreciation for all you do!
Mandi Neiser, Reverend at “Married by Mandi”
Beatrice traveled by boat for several weeks and it was a learning adventure for us both to be able to connect via Skype, and for her to have Internet access – she managed admirably! Bea always listens closely and offers her thoughts and feedback with an open mind and heart, which were much appreciated. She is a joy to work with; her enthusiasm and excitement for what she does is contagious. Her “can do” attitude is inviting and combined with her refreshing style of ‘shooting straight from the hip’ made her an extraordinary partner to have at my side. She is creative and always ready to think outside the box. I could depend on her 110%.
Laura Allen, Works of Wonder Virtual Assistance
Early on I told Beatrice it would be difficult to get started due to my belief that I was the person who could best manage every aspect of my leadership development practice. About a month after we agreed to work together, I received a message from Beatrice, asserting that if I really wanted my dream to come true, I would need to begin letting go of the things that she, as my virtual assistant, could do for me. I had the feeling I was about to be “fired” as a client, so quickly began to hand work over to Beatrice. A few days later I asked her which dream she was referring to. She quoted me something I had said when we first spoke: that I simply wanted to show up and do my work, knowing that someone else had handled everything required up to that point.
More than a year has passed since that conversation, and I have three things to say about Beatrice, in addition to giving her very high praise for her professionalism and expertise:
– She is a godsend
– I hold her as a true partner in creating success
– I feel blessed to have met her and to have engaged her services
As it turned out, the past year (2011) has been my busiest since starting my business. I would not have been able to deliver all of the work I was engaged for, had Beatrice not supported me so competently.
Shahmeen Sadiq, Leadership Development Professional, Anjali Leadership Inc.
Working with SMART Virtual Assistance is a dream come true. Running a business has many challenges, and Beatrice keeps me on track to meet deadlines, boost productivity and accomplish goals every week. She’s my secret weapon!
Eryn Willard, Studio 22
Beatrice was exceptionally dedicated to complete all job requirements. She asks questions when she is unsure what to do and tries to anticipate what is required. Beatrice knows how to communicate!
Beatrice provided an excellent quality of work, and went over and beyond my expectations.
Petra Boucher, My Virtual Ally
Recently, I was referred to Beatrice Ten-Thye. She helped me by providing excellent service in preparing an email campaign to send to my contacts. Beatrice is a pleasure to work with. I would like to pass on my good fortune to others. If you are looking for a short-term or a long-term Assistant, contact Beatrice Ten-Thye; you will be glad that you did.
Brian Epstein B.Comm., B.Ed. Coach and Career Consultant
Beatrice worked in my law office for two and a half years from 2006 to 2009 dealing with fast-paced financial accounting and legal transactions in situations, at times, involving a great deal of stress. Beatrice has the qualities of trustworthiness, discretion, attentiveness. adaptability and the urge to continually learn that are essential to working in this field and it was a pleasure to work with her. In addition Beatrice’s capacities for kindness, understanding and compassion were great assets in assisting clients through situations that were entirely new to them and at times difficult. I highly recommend Beatrice for all of these qualities as well as her excellent administrative, planning and organizational abilities.
Beatrice and I have kept in touch over the years and I continue to treasure our relationship which has become a friendship.
Anise Docherty, Barrister & Solicitor