I've been fortunate enough to work with Laura in a couple of ways. As the
Admissions Director for AssistU, I find her to be a loving presence when
interacting with our applicants, while absolutely holding to our standards. She
gets everything handled that she's agreed to, and on time–every time…and that
includes some special requests I've made to help me process things on my end of
the admissions process. She's always delightfully smiling, even when something
changes, and I love her can-do attitude.
As the coordinator for the '08
AssistU Community Recognition Awards which were held in Las Vegas, again, she
was always cheerful and super willing to do whatever needed to be done to assure
the success of our event. She handled everything–from finding a place for our
award ceremony, to collecting fees, to communicating with our community, to
making group meal reservations, to building the blog we used to communicate with
participants, to enquiring about a bill I didn't think was quite fair and
arranging an equitable solution. Quite literally, she handled it all, and the
event was absolutely perfect.
Laura's absolutely the person to
work with if you want a caring, competent, committed, and cheerful partner for
your business' success. I simply can't say enough good things about her. Some
things (and people like Laura) have to be experienced to really be understood
AssistU Founder and CVO
Coach & Retreat Leader
The day I "met" Laura Allen was surely a landmark in my history. In the same way that many important events tend to happen, it was through a confluence of "coincidences" that we discovered each other, and our oddly similar backgrounds. Who could imagine a homeschooling mom (like me)aspiring writer (me again), who inhales books faster than I do, who lives from a mindset of "Yes! I can do that!" and then gets to work figuring out how she can do this thing she's never done before? (That's definitely me!)
When I decided it was time for a VA, I composed a happy little list describing "my ideal assistant" with things like "attention to details, pleasant phone manner" etc. It never occurred to me to want someone who chooses to live debt-free (as I do).
These serendipitous elements are now a part of what helps us collaborate easily, and in fact Laura is such a Renaissance Woman that your list of shared qualities is likely to be totally different from mine. Just know this: you have found a rare gem here, and if you resonate with her vibe on these pages, trust that gut instinct and check it out.