Bio & Recommendations:
Dublin-based entrepreneur, Margaret Young founded her virtual assistance and training business, Margaret Young Business Services, (originally called Train MY Admin) in early 2017 by identifying a niche for providing specific training to Personal and Executive Assistants.
Her productivity-oriented 1 to 1 and small group bespoke training continues to up-skill and empower her clients, and indeed her social media followers via her blog posts.
In Summer 2017 Margaret expanded her services to include providing virtual assistance to companies and individuals for ongoing and once-off projects such as event planning and social media management. This led to the company being rebranded as Margaret Young Business Services in June 2018.
Margaret started her career as an administrator before moving to the healthcare industry where she spent over a decade in roles including PA/EA to C-suite Executives and various management roles. Her qualifications include Diplomas in Business, Public Relations, Human Resources, Sports Nutrition, and Digital Marketing.
As well as blogging regularly on her website www.margaretyoung.ie, she is regular blog contributor to Eventopedia.com and The PA Way. She has been featured in print and digital media including The Herald, The Irish Times, and Evoke.ie.
In her spare time, Margaret is into running, reading, yoga and travel.
Guest blog posts:
The PA Way - Incorporating exercise into the 9-5
Eventopedia.com - Setting objectives for your conference or event
Eventopedia.com - How to choose speakers for your conference or event
Eventopedia.com - How nail your conference site visit
Eventopedia.com - The difference between a PA and EA
Practically Perfect PA.com - Why personal development is your own responsibility
Practically Perfect PA.com - The 5 questions you need to ask before you minute a meeting
Practically Perfect PA.com - Event Management for PAs - how to create the basic plan
"Margaret is a highly skilled administrator who has an ability to think strategically and logically. She can provide a great insight into the operations of an office environment and would be a huge asset to someone who needs a fresh approach to their personal or office workload. She is a very focused individual and is always dedicated to the task in hand. Margaret has an ability to work on her own initiative, and is an asset to any team!" - Anne Brennan, Director Nursing & Midwifery Planning & Development (HSE)
"I am in the process of a career change. I commissioned Margaret to do a “CV Review & Revamp” for me. She not only helped in the practicalities of updating my CV and ensuring correct formatting etc, but she helped me see how many of my skills were transferable and gave me the confidence to take the necessary next steps in my new career. She helps you see and appreciate your abilities in a whole new light. I recommend Margaret's CV Review & Revamp as a first step in looking for a new job." - private client
"So helpful ! Margaret is really easy to chat with and supportive. She helped me with a project that needed fresh eyes. (It had been driving me bonkers to be honest!) Her honest, straightforward advice and guidance was exactly what I needed ! Thank you so much Margaret!" - private client
"Margaret has a number of strengths including a very personable manner, the ability to remain calm under pressure, highly developed organisation skills, attention to detail and the vision to trouble shoot problems before they happen."
Sinead Fitzpatrick, National Programme Manager, Health Service Executive (HSE)
On capability to communicate and maintain relationships with key individuals or group of people “to a high degree, this is a key strength for Margaret. She is very effective in communicating the message she wants to deliver.” On importance of the highest quality standard and enthusiasm towards continuous improvement "very focused on quality and proposed a number of solutions/improvements within the division to bring about improvements to the work/function of the division”
Tim Carey, Assistant National Director, Health Service Executive (HSE)
"Margaret was an excellent colleague. She would go the extra mile and always used her initiative to be of help to others. Margaret was always friendly and was an asset to the team." Grace Turner, National Programme Manager, Health Service Executive (HSE)
Contact me for a no obligation chat about how I can help you and your business. I can be reached via 0877027445 or the contact form.