Getting to know Louise

Louise is a professional and dedicated PA with vast experience across the public and private sector. Here she shares a typical day in her world, now she’s The Passionate PA for Bristol.

Louise joined The Passionate PA in May 2019 after deciding this was her year to fulfil her ambition of becoming her own boss. Louise’s key skills lie in Business Administration, Organisation and Travel Planning, she has a real passion for business and enjoys working with ambitious leaders of smaller companies who are on a mission to grow quickly and efficiently.

Getting to know Louise

Alarm goes off at: 6am, I’m an early bird!

Start the day with: A huge cup of tea and email checking, then extracting my teenage boys from their beds to get them out the door for school.

Where do you do most of your work? At the moment it’s my home office which has a great view over Portishead. But also, as my business grows, in clients’ offices around Bristol.

What sectors do your clients operate withinI currently have clients in the fundraising and bid writing sector, working with charities and social enterprises, and business coaching too. I’d love a few more from the summer I’m as a very new Passionate PA and looking to build a great client base.

Best part of your work: Dealing with a variety of clients and helping them develop their businesses using my skill set. It’s so rewarding.

Worst part of your work: Finding a happy balance between creating a successful business and being the greatest mum to my boys.

Clients you add most value to: I have a wealth of business experience with my last senior PA roles being to a Director of Nursing and a Head Teacher. So, the sectors I know I can add huge value in are Health and Social Care, Well-being, Charity and Fundraising. I also love doing lifestyle PA work, usually HNW clients that need assistance to make the most of their time.

After work you’ll be: Walking my gorgeous sausage dog, chilling out with my boys watching a film or catching up with friends.

Why a franchise with The Passionate PA and not go it alone? It is the best of both worlds – I get to fulfil my dream of being a business owner doing what I love to do, but also having the knowledge that Kate and the other Passionate PAs are there for me for guidance, support and lots of fun along the way.

What did you do before: I was a senior PA to a Director of Nursing and, most recently, PA to the Headteacher at a SEN school in North Somerset. Before that, I galavanted around the world in a sales role with British Steel (it sounds way more glamorous than it actually was!!) ☺

Favourite drink: A lovely G&T…

Favourite location for a business meeting: Somewhere light, airy and preferably with a view!

What are you reading? The Girl On The Train. Awesome book!

Your guilty pleasure: Chocolate, and more chocolate.

Favourite hobby/past time: Walking, baking and cycling (but only if the sun is shining).

Most inspirational/influential person in your career: My dad, he has always supported and encouraged me to take opportunities that arise and make the most of them!

Favourite animal and why: Dogs, particularly mine! Because he’s so loyal and oh he gives the best cuddles. So much character for such a little thing!

Greatest contact/supplier that deserves a plug: Ummm, I’m so new to this and I’m still expanding my network. I’d have to say Marsha and Jane at Miles Phillips Consulting though – they are my first client and I’m so impressed with the work they do for charities and social enterprises. In just over two years they have raised over £1.7 million for their clients – AMAZING!

Your business plan (in one sentence!) for the coming year… To create a rewarding business for myself, offering my varied skill set to ambitious business owners in and around Bristol.

You can find out more about Louise by clicking here! Or, pop her an email and make a date to get together for coffee.

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