Martha ChristieCEO, Online Business Manager and Savvy Virtual Assistant
This is Martha’s Story
Martha is an experienced Business Manager, Project Manager and Virtual Assistant who supports businesses with productively achieving their goals through effective, efficient business services. Prior to establishing Martha’s SOS (Savvy Online Solutions), Martha spent 15 years in office management and PA roles. Specialising in online administrative solutions, Martha’s services are offered with confidence to all her clients. Having worked alongside CEO’s, Directors, Entrepreneurs and corporate organisations, Martha is familiar with managing an increased workload within tight deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy.
Let’s Get A Bit More Personal
I started as a part-time virtual assistant in 2006 from my home office in the UK only working evening and weekends. It was in 2007 that I found out that I was about to be laid off from Corporate job which left me with the decision to either return to a Monday to Friday 9 til 5 job or to take a leap of faith and become a full time virtual assistant. The latter was perfect for me because I absolutely loved being a VA and it was truly something that I wanted to do. However, I was scared! It meant that I wouldn’t have a secure source of income and could I ‘really’ support my family. The answer to that was Hell Yeah! So that’s exactly what I did. I started my own ’boutique’ virtual assistant business and I’ve never looked back.
In 2013, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Like a bolt out of the blue, my whole world came crashing down. How was I going to keep my business going? Support my clients? My family? With some ‘wise words’ from my mentor, I found the strength to have my treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and run my business at the same time. Every three weeks I would have 2 days downtime so that I could recover. It was business as usual for me and most importantly, my clients.
I’ve always had a passion for travel but there was always something that took priority. I have 2 children and a husband: they always came first. But…. We all decided as a family in 2014 that we would sell everything in our home and move to Spain. It was one of the most terrifying things I have ever experienced (yes even more terrifying that cancer). We sold all our non-personal possessions, booked a ferry and drove all the way to Spain.
The one thing that I have learnt through my experience of being a virtual assistant is that I am unique, I love my clients, I love what I do and my clients love me!