Life is far too short for a career you don’t love.
Too many people stay in employed positions because they think it’s the safe thing to do. In reality, the bravest thing you can do is invest in yourself and become a sought-after freelancer. This puts you in charge of your earning potential, working schedule and ultimately, career success.
Welcome to our world.
Joining us as a Passionate PA gives you the opportunity to create a flexible, rewarding business you love, following our successful business model, with all the training and support you need to fulfil your professional ambition and financial goals – and have a lot of fun along the way!
Watch this video from our franchisor, Kate Chastey, to discover more.
It’s time for you to fulfil your true potential.
This opportunity is for you if you are a dedicated, enthusiastic, highly skilled and commercially savvy individual with a solid yet varied career history. If you are always the ‘go-to’ person in any business, love being part of a team and have an incredible can-do approach… keep reading!
As a brilliant communicator that builds rapport quickly, you’ll have exceptional skills in organisation and time management, plus the ability to prioritise and complete any To Do List no matter what challenges you face. Passionate PAs thrive on business and entrepreneurship so usually have experience way beyond what you’d except of a traditional PA. You’ll be no stranger to technology and a whizz with the Microsoft Office suite, plus you’ll have an insatiable thirst for learning and knowledge.
You’ll also have a little fire burning inside that says “I can do more, be more, live more”.
Run your own business, be part of an amazing team.
Each member of #TeamPassionatePA is self-employed as a franchisee under our brand. As a team we offer business support services to entrepreneurs and ambitious business owners who value our time and experience. Individually, each Passionate PA manages their own set of clients, choosing their working schedules, service areas and criteria for success.
We will teach you how to make the most of your skills and experience in your available working time. Unlike other business opportunities, or indeed ‘going-it-alone’, our franchisees spend the majority of their time delivering client work and building relationships. This means they do not need to spend oodles of time, money or effort on any other aspect of business such as developing a successful business model, brand, strategy, target market knowledge, marketing or reputation management.
Joining us means all the hard work has been done for you.
Let’s set you up for success.
Your initial investment will secure your unique log in to our online learning platform PLUS up to 10 days intensive business training with Kate Chastey – our franchisor and a seasoned freelancer in her own right. You will learn all there is to know about how to become a successful Passionate PA and how to build a client base that is both rewarding and profitable. Your training is accompanied by an extensive Operations Manual on the e-learning platform and follow-up tutorials delivered via video or webinar.
As part of your launch, we provide business stationery and a promotional starter kit, plus proven marketing campaigns to get your first clients secured as quickly as possible.
You will also be guided through the first 12 weeks in business with a fully tested ‘Business Development’ training programme that puts you in the driving seat of your business. As Passionate PAs we don’t wait for the perfect clients to come to us… we teach you how to win the clients you truly desire from day 1.
Kate also personally mentors every new Passionate PA through their first 6 months (and beyond), ensuring you take strategic, positive steps towards building a freelance business that suits your personal goals. Kate has over a decade of experience to share so there is no business challenge you can’t conquer together.
This is your chance to be part of something different.
This is a truly unique opportunity to build a business where you work from home yet still see clients and professional connections face-to-face on a weekly basis. You will also become part of a powerful team who are all committed to supporting and nurturing each other for the greater good of all. We have an incredibly valuable approach to marketing as a team, and at least three times a year we physically get together for masterclasses and away days… oh the fun!
This business is different. There is no CEO in an ivory tower or competitiveness with each other – if you want to build yourself a successful lifestyle business under a trusted and respected brand, Kate will hold your hand every step of the way and the rest of the franchisees will be right by your side.
Having the determination and ambition to become self-employed is awesome. Having the foresight, courage and commitment to do so with a franchise like ours gives you an unrivalled safety net and support structure.
Meet two of our successful franchisees…
Laurey is The Passionate PA based in Peterborough, she joined us in March 2019.
Laurey has a varied career history as a journalist, English teacher and Client Liaison Manager. When she was made redundant in December 2018 she knew it was time to make some very bold choices – ones that put her in the driving seat for her own success.
In this video, Laurey shares her personal story of why The Passionate PA is right for her, how it’s helped her become the business owner she’s always wanted to be, and how important it is to her that she’s running her own business but with a knowledgable team right by her side when needed.
Director & Franchisor
Kate became a Passionate PA in 2009, and after a successful 5 years as a freelance PA making significant income, decided the legacy of the business she’d inherited needed to go further.
She franchised the business in 2015, and now spends the majority of her time recruiting, training, mentoring and supporting our franchisees to fulfil their individual goals. Kate also still works with a few clients.
When she’s not being a franchisor, or a Passionate PA, she can be found on her gorgeous little farm on Dartmoor where she lives with her family, two labradors and two rescue ponies!
Kate’s Business Mentor
Ian is an award-winning franchisor with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He has held positions on the Board of the British Franchise Association and, is currently Franchise Director of www.mywindowcleanerfranchise.co.uk. Ian met Kate in 2016 and has been advisor and mentor in the management and growth of The Passionate PA ever since.
When Ian is not working he can be found on the sea somewhere, or enjoying family life in the West Country with his wife and young daughter.
Kate’s Personal Assistant
Emma has been Kate’s PA since 2019 and is now responsible for much of the organisation in the business. Emma loves talking to people interested in becoming a Passionate PA and she also does a little client work too as she supports all of #TeamPassionatePA in their work when needed.
Emma is a true foodie so when she’s not supporting the growth of the business, she’s often enjoying eating out with her husband and two children, or at ‘pudding club’ with friends.