Name: Catherine Gladwyn
Business Founded: Delegate VA – Virtual Assistant
Biography: Catherine had spent 20 years as an admin manager, PA and senior secretary for international companies, government organisations and a national charity. After neurosurgery in 2012 and radiotherapy in 2014 Catherine was left with chronic health problems and Addisons disease, which came with various symptoms, including fatigue. Working 9-5 in a stressful, busy office environment wasn’t great for her health or work/life balance. Catherine’s family was taking a back seat too and life felt like an uphill struggle.
Determined to continue doing what she loved, what she’d spent her whole career doing well, Catherine read and researched how to transition from Personal Assistant to Virtual Assistant, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Catherine now has a constant manageable portfolio of clients and has developed her skills to offer a range of services, all while working the hours she wants to manage a harmonious home and work life.
As well as maintaining and growing her own business, Catherine also supports other VA’s on their journey to success and has recently written a book titled, How To Be A Virtual Assistant. The book became a #1 Amazon Bestseller in May 2018. As Catherine says: ‘work isn’t supposed to be depressing, hard work and stressful so we shouldn’t accept that as the norm’.