Partnership: A Remedy for Control Freaks
February 24, 2014
Hosted by Shahmeen Sadiq, PCC
Are you certain that if something is to be done right, it needs to be done by you? Do you find yourself working late into the night, tackling the mountain of administrative tasks that you didn't have time for during the day? Do you feel left out during those few times when you're home, as your spouse and kids seem to have no need for you, other than to gladly accept and spend the money you bring in? If you answered YES to any of these questions, it might be time to consider getting a Virtual Assistant. Join host Shahmeen Sadiq and her guest, Beatrice Ten-Thye, Virtual Assistant extraordinaire and learn how partnering with a VA can transform not only your work life, but your entire life. Control freaks will be especially intrigued; all are welcome! Beatrice Ten-Thye, SmartVA I love people! I need to be with them, talk, meet, laugh, joke; I need connections like my body needs food. In 2009, I had been working as an administrative assistant in the corporate world more than 20+ years; I was so disillusioned. When I heard about AssistU, a training academy for virtual assistants, I decided to take its program. What a change in my life this made! Now, I support business- and leadership coaches in their quest for success, and love what I do! I thrive working in close and trusting client relationships. I create that client relationship that turns into a partnership, a bond! I want to make every client feel special. I am with them all the way, and care deeply not only about their business success but about them as persons. I am active in my AssistU VA community, and feel very honored to have been chosen as its most supportive member for two years. Being able to create my life, to choose my clients, and to create awesome relationships with them makes me feel whole.
Stories from the Heart of Leadership
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Over my years as a leadership consultant and executive coach, I’ve been fascinated by the stories that lie underneath the surface of our human façade. I’m noticing a theme: We think we are alone in our experience and we have learned that it’s not OK to talk about it.
Things happen in life: wonderful, terrible and sad things. It appears safer, especially at work, to put a neutral face on it all and carry on. Better to look like we have it all together than to let them see the joy, shame or dread we might be feeling on the inside.
My hope is for us to become more resilient and effective by connecting at the level of our shared humanity. When someone courageously gives voice to their yearning, fear or uncertainty, the potential for creating extraordinary results at work, at home and elsewhere is exponentially increased.
Learn more about this, how it works and how you can put it into service in your life.
Shahmeen Sadiq, PCC
Shahmeen Sadiq is the CEO of Anjali Leadership Inc., a company that has been serving organizational leaders since 2005. She serves as Executive Education Program Faculty and Executive Coach for the University of Notre Dame and as a Senior Consultant and Executive Coach with The Full Circle Group. As a Master Facilitator with The Leadership Circle(tm), she teaches and mentors leadership development professionals.
Shahmeen is passionate about supporting her clients to create sustainable business performance with ease, grace and elegance. She engages them in deeper conversations about what really matters and the passion that underlies their commitment. She is renowned for her fiercely loving authenticity and her ability to help leaders uncover and, if required, change the stories they are telling about themselves, others and how things work, so they can become more purposeful, inspiring and effective.
A graduate of the coach certification program of the Coaches Training Institute and the ORSC program of CRR Global, Shahmeen was honored in 2009 by the International Coach Federation with a Prism Award for leadership culture change with a not-for-profit organization.
Shahmeen is committed to raising her two children mindfully and intentionally. She has an adventurous spirit and spent a good part of her life enjoying and teaching the sport of skydiving, is passionate about the art of Egyptian dance, and enjoys running in her hometown of Toronto, Canada.