Virtual Assistants with Michele Ibbs and Chris Cooper

Having a team in the background to help you with time consuming tasks can make the difference between business success and failure. With more and more people now working from home, it has perhaps never been a better time to work with or even become a virtual assistant! This week’s guest Michele Ibbs originally trained as a nurse before moving into a very successful career in medical sales. In 2000 Michele joined her husband in his business in the steel industry and over the following seven years they took the business from a £360k a year business to a group of businesses turning over £1.6M, unfortunately after seven years the couple split. Armed with the knowledge of sales and setting up businesses, Michele decided to create ‘I’m Your P.A. Ltd’ a virtual assistant business which now manages workloads for 180 businesses. Join us as we discuss how to find or be the ideal VA and how to work with VA’s to gain the most value from the relationship.

This episode will be airing live on 30th October 2020 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/3pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959

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Michele originally trained as a nurse in the 1980s before moving into a very successful career in medical sales. In 2000 Michele joined her second husband in his business in the steel industry and over the following seven years they took the business from a £360k a year business to a group of businesses turning over £1.6M, unfortunately after seven years the couple split.

Armed with the knowledge of sales and setting up businesses, Michele decided to create I’m Your P.A. Ltd a virtual assistant business which currently employs a team of ten and manages 180 businesses. Michele is known as “The Networking Queen”, she networks nationally with BNI, UKNC and 4 Networking. Previously she has held the roles of Managing Area Director with BNI, Area Leader with 4N and a team member of the PIN.

Michele’s philosophy in life is to have fun and remember you have two choices: sit down, give up and lose everything, or pull your knickers up and box on! She always chooses the latter!

This episode will be airing live on 30th October 2020 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/3pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959

More about host Chris Cooper:

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Chris has 25 years of multi-functional business experience, working with global brands such as Mars inc to board level as well as supporting and founding entrepreneurial ventures. Chris elevates business performance and engagement by acting as a catalyst to support the transition of businesses, leaders and teams to higher levels of performance. He has hosted the ‘Business Elevation Show’ on Voice America since 2011, building a massive network of global connections and audience in over 50 countries. He speaks on topics such as ’Elevating Leadership’ ‘Engagement Starts With You’ and his book ‘The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House USA’. Chris is a fellow and former Regional President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK. To contact Chris : chris@chriscooper.co.uk

This episode will be airing live on 30th October 2020 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/3pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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