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As we mentioned in our previous blog post every movie, project, or company is only as good as the individuals behind it! Through our “Meet the Team” articles you get a peek behind the curtain; to see who is making the magic happen at AdminAssist, what makes them qualified, and most importantly, what makes them different!

Up next in this series is Este Grove. Este, who was born and raised in Rustenburg, is currently living her best life in Pretoria with her husband, son and 2 dogs. Este joined our team as a Virtual Assistant (she also serves as an onsite assistant in Pretoria) in 2018 and currently supports clients in creative and marketing industries, consulting firms (based in the USA) and the security sector.

Este is known for being our Excel Guru as she sure knows how to get data organised in a way that is simple and easy to understand! To further her already diverse admin capabilities, Este has recently completed a Sage One Accounting Course and passed with a whopping 92.97% average.

We asked Este these 5 questions so you can learn more about her too!

Tell us about your career background?

I am a registered dietitian and started out as a commserve in a very small rural hospital in the Eastern Free State and even though the plan was to only stay there for a year and then move back to the city, I ended up working there for four years. It was a great opportunity to learn how to work with people from all social and cultural backgrounds. The work, because I was the only dietician in the area, was very challenging and rewarding as well.

After that I moved to Gauteng and decided to build my skills in a more corporate environment (the complete opposite from where I was) and ended up working in a call centre for a few years! Again, very challenging but I learned a lot! I was eventually promoted to the quality control department at the same company and after my son was born, I joined AdminAssist in order to have a more flexible schedule and more time at home.

Through AdminAssist I have worked with various companies, and with every client I learn something else and improve my skills. It is really exciting to meet a new client and figure out how we can help each other to both reach our end goal. (For me it is all about building on my existing skills and finding new ways to challenge myself in my career.)

What would you say are your strength/s?

  • Logical problem solving
  • Self motivation
  • Integrity

Describe the coolest project you have had as a Virtual Assistant?
It is difficult to choose one, but the coolest project was when one of my clients sent me a voice recording of a meeting, they had with all the board members and asked me to summarize the meeting into “mind map” which they could send to all the attendees.

If you could steal credit for any great piece of art, song, film, book etc which one would you claim?
The Harry Potter books by JK Rowling. Her books inspired me to read – as a ten-year-old, I wasn’t really interested in reading that much and it created a whole new fantasy world for me and so many others out there.

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

It is a total pleasure having you on our team, Este. We look forward to seeing how you grow as a Virtual Assistant and as a person. Thank you for making the lives of our clients simpler! You really are appreciated!