Why did you decide to be a part of the 2019 London PA Awards?
Having been a finalist in previous years, I've seen first hand the recognition PAs have been given in a world where we are constantly doing things for other people. I think it's a fantastic opportunity to support and raise up those that are forever supporting others.
Which attributes do you feel make PA’s so fundamental in 2019?
I think PAs are always willing to go above and beyond for their boss, team and colleagues. We work in a world where 'I'm too busy' or 'Sorry I can't help right now' are not really phrases you'll ever hear as we want to support and provide to the best of our ability.
I think doing everything with a smile on your face not only makes you feel better, it projects onto others.
Which skills do PA’s need, now more than ever?
Personally, I think you need a thick skin which is a skill in itself! I think having the ability to stand up for yourself but whilst always being professional is so important.
I also think know your worth and push harder for that pay-rise, promotion or recognition. I think a skill all PAs need is the ability to think on ones feet and be proactive. Don't wait to be told to do something you know needs doing.
If you could change or further support the PA community in any way, what would you do?
I'm already a PA Ambassador for my company and have joined several PA groups to have my say and become more involved in the PA community, being a champion for the PA Awards is the next step for me and I'm super excited about it!
What is your proudest career moment so far?
Probably when I got my first PA job with an extremely successful businessman. I didn't have the experience the other candidates had but I was confident and believed I could do the job just as well as anyone else.
So I gave it my all with the interview prep and doing my research on him personally and got the job over many other candidates he'd seen before me.
What is your personal goal for 2019?
I'd like to train new PAs that come through the door at my company, especially those that are junior and have less experience.