Introducing Shelley Fishel - The MS Office Maestro
I was so excited when the 3 computers arrived. I was finally going to be able to get rid of all the bits of paper, linking one piece of information to another. Now I could build a database.
The only problem was, I had no idea how. So, I bought a book about Access and taught myself.
And that’s what I’ve been doing ever since.
I didn’t get the education I wanted when I was younger. By the time I was 17, I had to leave school to take over running my father’s business. I’ve always had a head for organizing. Give me a list and I’m happy. Done √ Next!
Because I didn’t finish my education, it was logical that I would stay at home when I got married and had children. And I loved so much of it. My family is at the heart of my life, and I love it when people feel comfortable and cared for. I’ve even become a bit famous for my Friday Shabbat baking photos (join me on Instagram for those).
But even back then I knew I could do much more (I’d already run one company and done admin for another) and I wanted to earn my own money too.
The kids grew and I moved back into the workforce over 20 years ago, eventually finding a wonderful training company where I learned my trade.
Being fiercely independent, my next step was starting my own company. I discovered I loved working with PAs and EAs. I get how they think and what they do. They have lots of different responsibilities and contacts; they’re the lynchpin, sorting everything and everybody out. And above all, their goal is helping their manager perform at their best.
I can relate to that, because I want nothing more than to help YOU perform at your best.
Over the years I’ve realized that I love to break down complex activities into simple steps that I can explain in a step-by-step practical way. #loveroflists
I never call myself a Microsoft expert. I just help you get things done quicker, easier, and more elegantly (and without drowning in Google first).
I can’t put it better than what a long-term client said about me recently: “Shelley’s like the angel on my shoulder”. I love that!