It's all happening
Running a business takes a lot of time, energy and effort. There always seems so much to do. And as you grow, your list just gets bigger. (More admin, marketing, and client support anyone?!)
You often feel overwhelmed and snowed under with the constant drain of most things being left up to you (and it is hard to switch off).You may also feel frustrated about putting off things you've been meaning to do, but don't have the time (and so the days turn into months...).
Maybe you have been meaning to create more systems, do videos, develop an intranet or develop new marketing strategies to bring in more business... but the urgent always overtakes the important.
This can really stunt the growth of the business and become frustrating for you as you are not using your time, expertise and passion to get results (and life can sometimes be filled with the repetitive, mundane tasks).
This is where we come in. We help you take stock of what you are currently doing, what you SHOULD be doing and what you can get off your plate (both now and in the future).
And believe me (from someone who held on to too many things), it’s amazing what you can hand over to someone else.
Our process is not totally directive, it’s also an exploration of what’s going to work for you and YOUR business (and one size does not fit all). We really do look at what’s going to work best for you…
Maybe you need to get your email sorted (so it's more manageable) or start marketing on LinkedIN or Facebook (so you are not missing opportunities). Maybe you need your database cleaned or need help with invoicing.
You may want someone to build or update your website, write blogs, produce videos, or set up sales funnels...
Or is it that you want someone to get on the phone for you and call past clients or prospects?I’m exhausted just mentioning it all.
We help you work out EXACTLY what you need help with, and then we find a great virtual assistant (VA) to help you do these things.
And we know it's important to get a good fit, so we find someone who not only works well with you and your current team, but someone who fits in well with the culture of your business (and is EXCITED about becoming part of your team).
Then we support you and your VA to work together well. (So you get your own dream team happening).
We help you make the relationship work so it becomes a well-oiled machine. Phew!
So, if you know you need help (even if you still aren’t exactly clear about how it will work) and want to explore what it may look like for you and your business, get in touch.
Meet Maureen & Carmen, The Dynamic Duo Behind Global Teams
Now, most company bios are quite formal, but we like to do things differently (if you haven’t already noticed).
So…Carmen and I have chosen to write each other’s bios (warts and all).
We challenge each other to be better, and are not afraid to disagree, but ultimately, we make a pretty darn good business partnership.
Joining forces in business with Maureen was a whirlwind decision. One day we were doing videos together (to support our LinkedIn marketing) and we had so much fun we decided to become business partners starting the very next day!
(Now, I am a scientist and not known for making decisions with my gut, but it just felt right.)
And through all the ups and downs and round abouts I have never doubted the decision.
Maureen has helped me see possibilities in business and life. Her power to think big and identify opportunities is contagious. Our clients and staff benefit from this too.
She knows what to say and how to say it in every situation to achieve the desired outcome (business, dating, the lot…), which comes in VERY handy.
She is also one of the bravest people I know. She jumped from the corporate world into her first business 17 years ago, had sperm-donor kids on her own and bought three investment properties (one during the uncertainty of the GFC).
After studying maths and science at school and even doing a course in computer programming at one stage (and being pretty ordinary at it) she decided she would never again try to be someone she wasn’t.
She is a master communicator, wordsmith and people-lover. (She has quals in English, Journalism and Coaching and has won several public speaking comps...)
She just loves supporting others to use their brilliance.(And gets frustrated when people waste their time and energy doing things they hate doing or aren’t good at when there’s always someone out there who does love it and wants to help).
She does annoy me sometimes when I just want to get things done and ticked off, and she wants to explore the bigger picture. But she is the ying to my yang (or whatever the saying is) and together we make a pretty awesome team.
Carmen Williams is a machine. She is actually not happy unless she has a list of things to smash.
However, the difference between Carmen and a lot of other people is that she is a mastermind at getting others to do stuff for her. She just realises the power in it; the power of support to propel a business forward.
Even when she was a self-proclaimed “baby business owner”, she employed Noe in the Philippines to work part-time for her.
She may have been doing it tough (as a single mum with a business less than six months old), but she knew she couldn’t grow if she tried to do everything herself.
And spending 4 hours a day marketing herself on LinkedIN, looking after her clients and handling the admin ALL herself was not her idea of fun (or very clever). So she invested in her first VA.
Fast forward a few years, and with Carmen often leading the way, Global Teams has built a team of 14 superstars in the Philippines and is helping other businesses do the same. (Carmen is always finding new things we can get support with. Video editing, social media marketing anyone? :)).
Carmen and I are very different but have always liked and respected each other. She’s brave and funny and annoying at times (please can’t we look at the bigger picture and just dream?! :)).
She was a gifted child, was fast-tracked through school and ended up at uni at 16, on her way to becoming a scientist (and getting top marks of course!)
In her 20s she was co-ordinating enterprise-wise change in the healthcare sector (again getting people to do stuff for the greater good).
She has been instrumental in helping business owners get support and in doing so in creating the success of Global Teams.
We butt heads occasionally but we choose to see each other’s brilliance.
She’s one in a million. I’d have her on my team any day...