YOU CRAVE FREEDOM. YOU CRAVE FLEXIBILITY.
YOU CRAVE A LIFE BUILT ON YOUR OWN TERMS.
You want to launch a business of your own; perhaps you already have a business that you're determined to grow.
You're ready to take this beyond your wildest dreams and now you need support.
Not another course. Not another workshop or webinar.
But a real-live person to help take you to the next level.
Well, you're in the right place.
Hey there! I'm Maria and I am passionate about two things:
1) Helping individuals launch their own location-independent business as virtual assistants
2) Helping business owners find the perfect virtual assistant that will support them in managing and growing their business
So, you see?
I mentor and coach passion-driven individuals on how to become a sought-after VA through my programs and courses and then I match them with business owners who desperately need their support through my free VA matchmaking service.
With over 800+ virtual assistants in my free Facebook group and dozens of successful matches, I'd like to think I know what (or who) it takes to help you grow your business.
And, how do I know all of this?
I've been a hugely successful virtual assistant to creative entrepreneurs for over 6 years.
I've worked with fashion start ups, photographers, wedding planners & photographers, Saas companies, web designers, virtual stylists, interior designers, calligraphers, business coaches -- you name it!
And in the last two years, I've grown a team into a successful VA agency.
Having a team means my time has been freed up to do what I've always dreamt of doing, and that is teaching and coaching.
I've never felt more fulfilled in my career & life, and I want to help you achieve the same.
HOW TO WORK WITH ME
If you're a business owner looking for a virtual assistant, go here.
If you're a virtual assistant (or an aspiring virtual assistant) who wants to launch and grow their business, go here.
If you'd like help with your content creation and content marketing, go here.
THE FINER DETAILS
- I live in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK with my filmmaker husband and two rambunctious little boys
- My favourite social media platform is Instagram
- The film that always makes me cry is Forrest Gump
THE LIFE STORY
How did I end up here, you ask?
Great question (take a seat; I'm starting at the beginning.)
Born and raised in NYC, my family moved us back to the homeland (aka Athens, Greece) when I was but a mere pre-teen. At that age, I had (Hollywood) stars in my eyes.
I loved movies. I'm talking LOVED everything and anything that had to do with movies. I wanted to watch them, make them, write about them... at one point, I even wanted to BE in them. I was convinced that this was my destined path in life.
I enrolled in the New York Film Academy Summer Program in Paris when I was 16, I made movies in high school (a shot-by-shot remake of "The Breakfast Club" was my crowning achievement), and I studied Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, graduating with a First Class Honours degree. I then went on to complete an MA in European Business. Before I knew it, I was released out into the big wide world with big time movie goals on my mind.
I interned at a couple of movie distributors in London before finally landing my dream job as a publicist at European movie giant, STUDIOCANAL. During my time there, I rubbed shoulders with some pretty big names, I tread red carpets a-plenty and landed many a-proud press breaks (national covers, lengthy magazine editorials, all that jazz).
In 2011, after two and a half wonderful years as a member of an award-winning publicity team at STUDIOCANAL, I decided to move back to Greece. My team was sad to see me go, so I was offered the amazing opportunity to continue doing part of my job remotely.
Since 2011, I've been virtually managing film awards campaigns - BAFTA mainly - for some of the biggest Hollywood movies. Some of the more recent films I've worked on are The Imitation Game (BAFTA and Oscar Best Film nominee), Paddington, Inside Llewelyn Davis and Rush, just to name a few. I've helped our films earn countless nominations and win numerous awards over the years.
I haven't had a "job" job in over 7 years. The entrepreneurial bug just took hold and the rest is history.
AS FEATURED ON
I've been featured on a number of amazing blogs and podcasts, and here are just some of them:
'10 Hires Your Business Needs, Like Yesterday- by Christina Scalera at ChristinaScalera.com
'How Sharing Other People's Content Has Helped Me Rock My Biz - by Yours Truly at MeghanMaydel.com
How Should You Describe Your Services as a New Virtual Assistant? - by Danielle Greason, VALifestyledesign.com
11 Ways to Celebrate the Digital Nomad Revolution in Style - by Danielle Greason, VALifestyledesign.com
Do I need a VA and How Do I Hire One - The Focus(ed) Podcast
How to Write a Killer About Me Page - Mums With Hustle Podcast
Consistent Social Media, Consistent Quality, Consistent Content - Enthead Podcast
How to Build Meaningful Relationships with Your Email List - Learn to Love Email Podcast
Write As You Would Speak - Blissful Bites Podcast with Nicole Culver
'Eat Dessert First! - This Makes Me Happy Podcast, July 18 2016
Interested in having me on as a guest on your podcast?
View my media kit