“A person who [reaches] out to BELAY and contracts with them to find someone to help them out has to start with trusting that BELAY can find somebody who can work with them that they can trust,” Stephan explains.
“Having a VA is more than just having someone in your business email. For it to be effective, that person [can also be solicited to help with] some personal email and calendar arrangements as well.”
Stephan learned how much of a help it was having a rock star VA on his team that even after he bought Debbie after her contract, he contracted another BELAY VA to help with more of the tasks that they now had the capacity to add.
The biggest win for Stephan with having both Debbie and Danielle on his team has been learning to delegate.
“Being a business owner who felt as though I needed to do it all, [I started to understand] that people sincerely want to help,” Stephan says.
“Once I delegate something, whether it’s [to] Debbie or Danielle, it’s a huge relief. When I hear with enthusiasm that somebody is willing to take it on — whatever the ask is — it just makes me feel so much better.”
“It’s not always that you have two VAs together, and it’s so refreshing to have that support,” Danielle notes. “Not only is that not bringing another ‘to do’ to the client, but it’s strengthening our work relationship as well.”
Within this multifaceted team, Stephan, Debbie and Danielle each note their biggest personal wins with this engagement.
“For me, it’s brought some calmness to my life and peace of mind,” Stephan says. “Getting home and knowing that I have two kids that I’m trying to make dinner for and balancing that while knowing that certain things are taken care of at work is a huge relief.”
“In my wildest dreams, I [never] thought that I would find locational freedom and some fulfillment in a job well done, but little did I know that I would find across the country a workplace that felt so meant to be,” Debbie says.
”The work that I’m doing now and the people that I work with are so inspiring, and the work is so fulfilling.”
“I’m super grateful for BELAY and for Debbie and Stephan and the team,” Danielle says. “It’s given me the opportunity to focus on family and health and realize what is important.
“I could have never imagined that this many states away I would find such a team where it just clicks, and it just clicked from the beginning and I’m grateful for that.”