Katie Fichtenbauer definitely knows her game. Being a virtual assistant gives you the financial stability you need, and the freedom to work at your own comfort. Her vast experiences have helped her to master her own business, and she is doing very well!
Katie Fichtenbauer is a virtual assistant with over seven years experience in the customer service, sales, and the administrative industry. Katie is currently working as a Executive Virtual Assistant with clients in California and Colorado.
Before founding KT Virtual Solutions, LLC, Katie worked in hospitality and sales, where she was assisting clients, customers, and co-workers with phone calls, bookings, filing, organizing events, and assisting in day to day tasks. Before her career in customer service, sales, and administrative assistance, Katie attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where she took general education courses as well as co-running an on-campus tv and radio show. She hosted, filmed, directed, edited, and marketed for the shows. Katie also has experience with leading and organizing events throughout the UW Green Bay campus.
Feeling stretched? No wonder, your business is growing and so is your to-do list. You are overwhelmed with emails, planning, and connecting with others, but you don’t want the growth trajectory to all of a sudden drop off! Have you ever thought how wonderful it would be to have an extra pair of hands helping you to accomplish those ‘never seem to get done, but still fairly important tasks?’ If so, Katie is here to help simplify your life, take those tedious tasks off of your plate, and free up your time to work on the next big thing.
What made you decide to venture into Virtual Assistant career? How does this help you with your long-term goals?
I decided to venture into Virtual Assistance to gain control of my life. I have gained financial stability, freedom to travel, connecting with new people everyday, and simply living my own life. Being a virtual assistant has helped with my long-term goals because I am able to spend more time volunteering and learning about, and pursuing the goals I want to accomplish in this lifetime.
What is a typical day like for you?
A typical work day for myself, still runs between 9am-5pm, although I do have the luxury of being home, the library, a cafe, or anywhere with WiFi access. My day is filled with scheduling, calendaring, emails, travel arrangements, organizing documents, and connecting with others.
As someone who has experienced a leadership role, what do you think are the most important attributes of a leader? Why?
I believe the most important attributes of a leader are listening, adapting, and taking action. All three of these qualities create a well rounded team member, with the ability to take control, yet also assist others.
What kind of branding do you usually develop for your clients?
The type of branding I enjoy creating for my clients is tangible growth.
What do you think is the impact of social media to your generation, and the way people communicate and would do business in the future?
Social media has a large impact on our generation. When used correctly, social media gives us all the ability to network faster, and further than ever before. Using social media can expand city wide organizations into global organizations, through the process of sharing and communicating.
What key lesson have you learned from a client that you would like to impart to your fellow VAs?Click To Tweet
One key lesson I have learned from my clients is prioritization. Prioritization is key when “being your own boss”. You are still working for, and with, other individuals, therefore you need to always be on top of your, and their, game.