About Us

Hi! I’m Amy Shaffer Crawley. While I hate labels, I identify with the following descriptions: basset hound lover, spousal caregiver, and practitioner of the healing arts. Now, I’ve added another description: Virtual Assistant.

My long and sometimes winding career history made me realize one thing: I am a great assistant. When I help people get organized, or tackle a writing project, or enable them to do a “brain dump,” I am doing what I love.

June 30, 2015, I was laid off from my job of 20 years at a national training company. While there, I was fully immersed in the language and dynamics of the business world and I learned a great deal. As a result, I grew as a person and now I’m spreading my wings. I may just write my former company a thank you note for letting me go for I never would have had the courage and taken the risk to start a business.

Via a meme that was circulating on social media, I also realized that I am somewhat of a control freak. My mother calls me bossy but in the best way possible since, as she says, I always know the right thing to do. My friends call me to “run something by me,” seeking my sage advice. Hence, I’m not bossy, I’m Aggressively Helpful. And with a suggestion from career coach Mac Munro (munrotn.com) that’s how my new career as a Virtual Assistant was born.

Now, instead of being holed up in a stifling cubicle, exhausted from an arduous trip on the NYC subway system, you’ll find me happily working from home, or the library, or Panera’s. Being independent nurtures my preference for introversion and need to be in the driver’s seat.

So, hop in the car and let’s support one another’s success. I’ll even let you drive from time to time.

 

 

Yes, I really will get back to you

I hate websites through which the only way to contact them is by filling out these forms. However, it's the only way to greatly reduce the amount of spam and I figure if you're going to the trouble to contact me this way, you're interested in my services. Win-win!

Why hire me?

I live in the U.S. I will be within 3 hours of your time zone. I have 20 years in the business world and I speak the lingo. I have interfaced with people at all levels and believe in treating the janitor with the same respect as the president. I have a great sense of humor and excellent interpersonal skills. I believe in personal growth and I'm a work in progress.