Athena Executive Services pairs part-time, virtual, Executive Assistants with entrepreneurs, executives, and leadership teams throughout the United States.
Benefits clients report:
- They are happy that they are spending more time on what they are needed for most in their company and wasting less time on things that can be delegated.
- They have a new-found peace of mind and life balance (they are getting to the gym; ending the workday at a reasonable time; attending more family events; having time to do critical thinking on their business; etc.)
- They find it convenient and economical to only pay for the hours their assistant works (not paying for benefits, office space, equipment, payroll tax, etc.)
- They feel that they have a partner who has their back.
What people get from having an Athena Virtual Executive Assistant:
- Our Executive Assistants are experienced being on virtual/ remote teams and how to perform well in that environment.
- We work with our clients to establish effective communication structures so that you are clear about what work is being done and what has been accomplished.
- Executive Assistance is available anywhere from 10 to 40 hours/week. It’s amazing the difference that just 10 hours/week of support can make in the life of a business executive. Our clients don’t pay for more hours than they really need.
- The President of Athena provides coaching at no additional charge for clients who may have never had an assistant before or want support on how to work most effectively with their assistant.
- The Executive Assistants are independent contractors who work from home, with their own equipment. Our clients save money, not providing office space, equipment, benefits, etc.
Software Used by Our Executive Assistants
Project Management Software
Client Relationship Management (Crm)
basic video editing
What Clients are Saying
It’s been really spectacular working with Ali. She works for me 20 hours a week and gets just amazing things done. I can never believe that it’s only 20 hours; it feels like it’s 30 or 40 hours’ worth of work. I’ll put my personal endorsement on the work that gets done with the Executive Assistants at Athena Executive Services. I have worked with them for a little over a year now and what feels like a lot of years. I can’t say enough about the difference it has made with my time and productivity. I recently sent a list out to my coaching program, of all the things I had delegated to Ali over the last nine months, and it was a pretty exhaustive list. I even surprised myself. Ali has covered everything from planning a large birthday party for my Grandmother out of state, to scheduling my monthly travel, to finding and hiring professional PowerPoint designers, videographers, podcast gurus and graphic designers. Like Gina says, there is no request too crazy.Matthew Jarvis
I’ve never done time at a corporate gig, my work experience is 100% business owner, so what I know about running a business is learned from hard-knocks, books, and great coaches. When my business starts expanding, my go-to reaction is to hunker down, handle the extra work and get it done… which is stupid, and enjoyable for no one, including my family. During this year’s busy season, I worked with Gina to bring on a VA. Guys, hiring a VA is seriously boss-level but on training wheels. Alison was able to get onboard quickly and identify the tasks that I hated doing and did them for me. I am certain that hiring an employee would have been a disaster, this is the best way to scale my time, and I recommend Athena to everyone now. They are awesome.Lacey Jayne
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
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 startup world critically dependent on professionalism and communication.Xav Dubois
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 into action. Dorian is more than an executive assistant – she’s an asset!Anne Corning
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
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!Roxanna Eberle
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
Our high-quality executive assistants bill at an hourly rate on average of $45 – $50. There is a minimum of 10 hours a week.