I'm Meg, originally from South Africa but now living in Oxford, United Kingdom.
I am currently Chief of Staff and have deep roots in being an Executive Assistant. In my years of experience I have worked across many industries, with the Engineering and BioTech sectors being my absolute favourites. Connected Assistants is huge passion project that came to life in 2019 and look forward to what else comes as we develop furher.
To me, the role of Executive Operations and Project Management is an incredibly rewarding one as it allows for so much growth and learning. In addition to my professional career, my passion for the EA role has translated into giving back to others; through writing my blog, creating training programs and mentoring/coaching initiatives.
Nothing brings me more joy than meeting new people or hearing their stories - it's why I strive to make a small difference in the lives of others every day.
My Executive Operations and Project Management background has given me the opportunity to learn so much from my Executive Assistant role, enabling me to grow both professionally and personally.
When I'm not at work, I'm blessed to have two amazing daughters and a loving husband who are the center of my world. We also have far too many animals running around our house – for which we wouldn't want it any other way! As someone who is driven by values, I make decisions that are focused on making a difference in the lives of others. This passion has led me to take part in various training programs and share my knowledge whenever possible.
My values are firmly entrenched within me: integrity, transparency, respect and authenticity are just some of the traits that guide me when making decisions on a daily basis. I have been able to hone my skills as an Executive Assistant over the years due to the immense responsibility and trust that I was given in each job role. I feel very lucky that I've had a chance to work with some amazing people while developing strategies that allowed organizations achieve their goals and objectives more efficiently. Through this experience, I’ve been able to further understand how important delegation is, along with being able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without compromising on quality or deadlines. This has allowed me to develop strong problem solving capabilities as well as excellent communication skills which are highly valued when dealing with stakeholders from different backgrounds.
I'm always looking to meet new people and hear their stories. Let's connect.