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A Freelance PA and Research Assistant

Freelance EA & Research Assistant

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I’m Sarah Richards and I’ve been an Executive Assistant for over 15 years working in both the retail and media industries. Last year I became a freelance EA. The type of projects I can undertake are: Diary Management Managing Invoicing… Continue reading →

Control your fears using sports psycology

How do you handle pressure at work and at home? Are there lessons you can learn from elite sport athletes to harness pressure and nerves and convert it into positive energy? I was glued to my TV screen on Saturday… Continue reading →

The LaLiT: Indian Charm in London Bridge

Calling all Londoners who desire to be transported to Asia during their lunch hour: New London hotel The LaLiT feels like an Indian adventure a few short steps away from the hustle and bustle of Tooley Street. It’s Baluchi restaurant… Continue reading →

Your Christmas Party: 5 Reasons to Book Early

I know, I know you think it is too early to even mention the ‘C’ word. However, if you are in charge of planning your company or team’s Christmas party then it really is best to plan ahead. 5 reasons… Continue reading →

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Three Movies Every Exec PA Should Watch

‘Coffee, tea, me?‘ A colleague used to say to me in a fake American accent when she was making tea for her boss. I would chuckle and our younger colleague would look at us inquisitively, wondering what the joke was…. Continue reading →

How to get that first class feeling when travelling in economy

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have booked countless international business trips during my time as an Executive Assistant. The CEOs I worked for always travelled in business class and more often than not I would manage to get them… Continue reading →

V&A Museum of Childhood: Board Game Exhibition

Today, 31st March, is National Board Game Day in aid of children’s charity NSPCC and it inspired me to visit the V&A Museum of Childhood’s board game exhibition titled Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered. The museum dedicates a large space… Continue reading →

How to Get Your Hands on Harry Potter The Play Tickets 

Want to get tickets to Harry Potter the Play in London this summer? I bought tickets 18 months before I saw the show but there are ways to see the show at short notice. I give you top tips on how to get tickets here…

Healthy Chocolate Cookies

Healthy Snack Recipe: Working in a busy office, it is very difficult to say no to the constant stream of sugary snacks brought in by well meaning colleagues. I’d say no until 3pm when I would be hunting for a… Continue reading →

My Top 5 Books by Emma King

Sometimes it is just too easy to get distracted by emails and social media notifications to really settle down with a good book. I am guilty of this and if I do pick up a book my phone starts pinging… Continue reading →

Women in Leadership

According to The World Economic Forum, we won’t reach gender equality for 170 years. This is far too long to wait and it is the driving force of this year’s International Women’s Day. The campaign encourages us all to make… Continue reading →

How to Network in 7 Top Tips

Networking is something many of us are not very comfortable with; Do I really have to walk into a room full of people I don’t know and start a conversation with someone? What if they don’t want to talk to… Continue reading →

How to Influence People and Get What You Want

A constant stream of emails into our inbox seems to be a growing problem of the 21st century. Have you heard your colleagues complaining that they have had a day off and come back to 200 plus emails? you have… Continue reading →

Changing Communities

Earlier this month I’d spent a frosty Tuesday in the docks of East London keeping warm and toasty in the University of East London’s archive library. The area used to be the hub of London’s Docklands up until the middle… Continue reading →

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