Bio & Recommendations:
Dublin-based entrepreneur, Margaret Young founded her company in early 2017 by identifying a niche for providing specific training for Personal and Executive Assistants.
Her productivity-oriented 1 to 1/small group bespoke training continues to up-skill and empower her clients across the PA/EA industry in Ireland.
In Summer 2017 Margaret expanded her services to include providing virtual assistance to companies and individuals for ongoing and once-off projects such as conference planning and social media management.
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 in 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 has contributed to Eventopedia.com, The PA Way.com and Practically Perfect PA.com. She has been featured extensively 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. She plans to launch a second business Wild Soul in Summer 2020.
"Margaret provides a highly professional and effective VA service. She is organised, efficient and quickly assimilated to our branch of medicine. She brought new ideas, new ways of working and streamlined our processes to be more effective and cost-efficient. She has been an incredible asset to our service and I happily recommend her for yours." Dr Linda O'Rourke, Consultant Psychiatrist, Core Clinical & Senior Clinical Lecturer at RCSI
"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)
Margaret Young Business Services is registered with the Companies Registration Office and with The Office of the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland.
- Provide virtual assistance services, including event planning and social media management, to the public and private sectors.
- Upskill and empower administrative professionals to manage their workloads and increase productivity in the public and private sectors.
We conduct our business in accordance with the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity, we are transparent, honest and ethical in all our interactions with clients, vendors and the public.
We aim to exceed expectations, continuously educate ourselves and stay on top of relevant developments so that we can train others to the highest standard.
We convey our utmost professionalism by the way we act, the way we dress, the way we interact with others and by our attitudes.
We are committed to delivering value for money, knowledge and empowerment to our clients.
We are ideas people, we dream big, we come up with solutions, we solve problems.
“we are what we repeatedly do” – Aristotle
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.