“The best part of having an Executive Assistant from Athena Executive Services is the certainty of handing off work to another professional. A professional that I trust, one that I know will operate my business as their own.
I get a level of communication and responsiveness that is above and beyond what I would receive from someone I could hire off Craigslist for $20/hour. Athena Executive Assistants ensure the job gets done professionally and with quality, versus just doing tasks and logging time.
Athena Executive Services charges more than I was planning to pay, but it makes up for the cost of the real estate, taxes, and benefits I would pay an employee. Everything is done virtually, so I don’t have to worry about having a desk or equipment for my EA. One less headache to have.
Another selling point for me, about hiring an Athena Executive Assistant, was the possibility and permission to say “no” to clients and requests that I normally wouldn’t decline. I don’t have to be the bad guy anymore. Alison is the guard of my calendar. She looks at my schedule and says yes or no based on whether I actually do have the time and space to take a phone call, a meeting or that coffee date. She designs a schedule for me that is way more sane that I had before.
After only just a few months, I experience less stress and anxiety and more peace of mind. I’m now able spend more time on the parts of my business and career that I love the most, which at the end of the day, leaves me fulfilled. Thanks Athena!” –Roxanne Eberle, Attorney at Law, Wild Sky Law Group, PLLC
“I have gotten so much out of having a part time virtual EA. I accomplish more. I have more time for the things that I want and I am way more reliable in my follow through and communication. I’ve been amazed at what just a part-time resource has made possible in my life as a whole.” –Darren Billings, President, Atlas Inspection Technologies
“Using Athena’s services has been like a burst of sunlight through the clouds! From feeling overworked and overloaded much of the time, I now have the ease and brain space to be so much more productive, focused, and less stressed. Gina matched me up with one of her top-notch executive assistants, pre-vetted, skilled, and ready to jump in, help me get the chaos under control, and convert my business administration intentions in to action. Dorian is more than an executive assistant – she’s an asset!” –Anne Corning, President, CorningWorks
Athena Executive Services is exactly what our company needed. Professional, detailed, collaborative and truly critical partnership are just a few ways I’d describe this company. From the very first day that I worked with Athena, my time was freed up, my schedule was more manageable and I felt like I had the perfect partner in my corner. The quality of support that I receive has made me 5x more effective as an executive because of my partnership with Athena. In my line of work, I manage four departments and speak to people in multiple time zones regularly. I have to have quick, reliable, high performing people on my team. I can’t imagine ever working with anyone else. I would and do recommend Athena to all of my colleagues. The value they provide us is incredible.” –Tiffany French, Director of Business Administration, Atlas Inspection Technologies
It’s an awfully good sign of the great fit of your part-time EA when you and your team have entertained several conversations about wishing we could make him a permanent part of the company. It speaks to the great culture fit and wisdom of Athena Executive Assistants in their matchmaking ability. I would have predicted having to explore working with several before finding the right fit, but we found great synergy right away.
His presence and agility in contributing to our organization quickly became our new normal, and helped with my ability to deepen connection to our customers, vendors, and colleagues in a fast-paced start up world critically dependent on professionalism and communication. -Xav Dubois, CEO and founder evox OmniMedia, PBC
“I was struggling with two key things. I was needing to make my deadlines without the stress. I was also needing to reduce the number of times I touched open items (such as an email) where a) I was waiting on a reply or information from others, or b) others were waiting on a reply from me.
Gina was the PERFECT virtual assistant for me. Nearly 600 people count on me to keep things moving. Among other things, Gina tracked my critical open items and literally prompted me at times we agreed upon. Ontime, professional capable and an expert in her field!” –Amy Goodman, B2B Business Development