Enter: BELAYJoining a startup during the recession was risky, but I took a leap of faith. As BELAY’s first employee and virtual assistant – and then onto serve as Director, Vice President, President, COO, and now CEO – I’ve spent the last nearly 10 years ‘walking the walk’ of what we call the Third Option: the ability to cultivate a balanced life with a successful career while making family and personal relationships a priority.
As a leader, I’m passionate about each of us owning and forging our own paths, careers, and professional development, putting each of our valued employees and contractors in the driver’s seat to cultivate the balance of work and life that best suits them.
I’m so committed to helping people realize this that in 2020 I launched a podcast, One Next Step, to show leaders that they can not only grow their business but also help them create more margin so that they can enjoy their life.
Together with guests and my co-host, Lisa Zeeveld, BELAY CFO, we share real-world business knowledge that will help real-life leaders.
It’s been said that ‘time is money,’ I couldn’t disagree more because unlike money, time is finite so I am passionate about boundaries, saying ‘no’ and knowing my limits – knowing where I add value, where I can step aside and where I need to show up, both personally and professionally.
I live in Charlotte, NC with my husband, two daughters and stepson and am grateful – seriously grateful – for the opportunity to live out my third option every day as a hands-on mom while supporting those I lead in living out theirs.
One Next Step Podcast
097: How Solopreneurs Succeed
Harris III is a professional illusionist, speaker, storyteller and entrepreneur. He is passionate about helping solopreneurs move out of their old life and old ways of thinking and find the new life they want to live. His transformation map and concept of the Wonder Switch are life-changing tools for entrepreneurs. If you are an entrepreneur or leader who feels stuck and possibly unmotivated, this episode is just for you.
096: 90 Days to Financial Clarity in your Business
Some business owners don’t understand the value of having a bookkeeper. They might not even realize how beneficial bookkeepers are until they have one in place. In this episode, Catherine Bowman will talk about her first-hand experience as a BELAY bookkeeper, and how bookkeepers help their clients save time and money. She’ll also talk about how they help entrepreneurs wisely manage and spend their hard-earned dollars.
095: How to Build a Culture of Resilience, Belonging & Success
In this episode, we are joined by Mohammad Anwar, the President and CEO of Softway. He’s authored a Wall Street Journal best-selling book called Love as a Business Strategy, and he’s going to talk to us about how to implement this transformational idea all around building a culture of resilience, belonging and success. Listeners will leave this episode feeling hopeful and ready to at least begin thinking about making some changes in their business and culture after listening to Mohammad.
Recent Press Releases
BELAY Makes Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000—For the 7th Consecutive Year
August 17, 2021
BELAY Continues to Find Opportunities to Serve Remote Workforce With Launch of New Management Course
June 1, 2021
BELAY Wins Category Among Highest-Scoring Businesses on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces 2021
May 12, 2021
BELAY Continues to Earn Awards & Recognition for Growth Year Over Year
April 20, 2021
Don’t Fear, Plan. Top 2021 Trends For Business Leaders
October 14, 2020
BELAY Lives Up to ‘Fast-Growing Company’ Recognition With Meteoric Growth in Q1
March 16, 2021
National Workforce Development Month: What Lies Ahead
September 7, 2021
Inspecting What You Expect: The Importance Of Year-End Reviews
October 15, 2021
Overcoming the 4 Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make When Managing a Remote Team
November 30, 2020
Doing More With Less: How to Grow Your Business With the Staff You Already Have
November 2, 2020
Extroverts: Here’s How to Survive Remote Work
September 18, 2020
Lessons from a Remote CEO: How to Create Boundaries When WFH
July 30, 2020
Elevate Keynote 2021
September 30, 2021
Shark Tank’s Daymond John and other leaders on what working through a pandemic taught them (CNBC)
May 11, 2021
How Hiring a Virtual Assistant Can Help Your Business (Smart Hustle for Small Business Podcast)
March 24, 2021
How to Accomplish More, Juggle Less (The Sales Podcast with Wes Schaeffer)
May 21, 2020
The 3 Secrets to Remote Work (Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast)
April 6, 2020
Recent Podcast Interviews
The Value of Hiring High Quality Virtual Assistants (Marketing School podcast)
March 31, 2021
4 Ways An Executive Assistant Can Simplify Your Life (Focus On This podcast)
March 25, 2021
Leading Things You Didn’t Start (The Life-Giving Leader Podcast)
March 16, 2021
Why All Leaders Need an Assistant (The EntreLeadership Podcast)
October 19, 2020
Virtual Team, Incredible Culture (The Jenni Catron Leadership Podcast)
October 19, 2020
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