Testimonials

Andy01Kiri made an immediate and unmistakable impact on my business, an impact that continues to grow in an incredibly positive fashion. She established an astonishing degree of trust out of the gate thanks to her skillful, proactive and thoughtful help. Bringing Kiri on board is one of the best business decisions I’ve made yet, hands down.

Andrew Pray
Founder, Praytell Agency

 

I am Sara Den Besten and I own and operate Den Besten Group, a firm that specializes in Sara headshotleadership and executive coaching for individuals and large groups at corporations.

Before Kiri came onboard, I was overwhelmed with the little administrative details that are necessary for running a business. I was taking too much time scheduling my own client meetings, preparing and sending invoices, and setting up systems that keeps the business flowing.

When Kiri began working with me, her support freed up a lot of my time so that I can now focus on strategizing and running my business more efficiently. The time I have gained back is invaluable. Whenever I think of something that needs to be done, usually she is already two steps ahead of me.

My advice for those thinking of working with Kiri would be that you won’t regret it. Though we work in separate locations, she has become a fundamental part of my team and is so easy to work with – plus very organized!

Sara Den Besten
President, Den Besten Group

 

I am the founder and CEO of DEPLOY/US  a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to pragmatic, bipartisan national action on climate change and clean energy. 
 
Before Kiri began working as my virtual assistant, our team was struggling to take care of daily administrative tasks, while building the programmatic and fundraising momentum to take our work from early-stAndrea Yodsampaage startup to impact at scale. 
 
Hiring Kiri was one of the best decisions I made during this process. Kiri immediately took responsibility for almost all administrative tasks, freeing me and other members of our team to do the work we needed to be doing. She quickly learned DEPLOY/US’ systems and processes and interacted skillfully with the entire team. I was repeatedly struck by how quickly and efficiently she moved through work that without her would have taken much longer.
 
One of Kiri’s greatest strengths is her willingness to ask questions and proactively raise any issues of concern. As we worked together, I increasingly relied on her for important and sensitive tasks. I also entrusted her with confidential legal and financial information. 
 
I recommend Kiri for anyone seeking professional, efficient, part-time executive assistance. I have already recommended her to several colleagues and family members, one of whom has recently hired her. 
 
Andrea Strimling Yodsampa, PhD
Founder and CEO, DEPLOY/US

 

My name is Marcy Cole and I have a Holistic Psychotherapy practice, Produce First Tuesday Live events and Dr. Marcy Colefacilitate it’s on-line network, and am Founder and Executive Director of a Non-Profit called CMomA.

I have been working with Kiri on all 3 parts of my business.  Her services thus far have helped manage the overwhelming administrative details, and we are now strategizing together on how to better systematize my platform moving forward.

Kiri is a very clear communicator, totally reliable and resourceful, and a pleasure to work with.  I am excited to continue to work with her moving forward…exploring how her expansive and growing skill set can help manage and grow my platform.

I would absolutely recommend Kiri to anyone interested in delegating assistance with their business.  Hire her…you’ll be glad you did!

Marcy Cole
Psychotherapist
Founder, First Tuesday
Founder & Executive Director, CMomA

 

Kiri has totally changed my life.

Like many people, I want to live a wonderful life and do everything! I want a career, a fulfilling personal life, volunteer for causes I care about, and make the most of my travels while on vacation. Kiri help me do all of these things and more. (I tell all my friends about her!)

To help juggle tons of details in my life, I’ve hired Kiri to keep me organized, on track, and manage some of the IMG_6488annoying day to day tasks of life. She will make dinner reservations for me, make travel arrangements, research things to do while on vacation (or even research different countries to visit, complete with pros and cons lists!), keep personal accounts up to date (including my bank accounts), dispute bills, and even helped me get a visa to go on vacation to Brazil.

Recently, while coordinating a large-scale charity event, Kiri made me look and feel like a total rock star. Behind the scenes she created and managed all social media and marketing material for the event, created meeting agendas and emailed them to me while I ran to the meetings, and communicated with vendors on my behalf leading up to the event. While I was still behind the steering wheel, Kiri kept things moving and aided in details I could delegate to someone else.

Regarding hiring a remote personal assistant, I believe Kiri is for everyone. I am a totally normal person, living a totally normal life. Instead of spending my money on a monthly car payment, I spend it on someone to help make my life more manageable and full. I especially tell all my friends who are moms about Kiri. I say “skip grocery shopping and meal planning for the family! Let Kiri do it and have the groceries delivered to your house when you get home from work!”.

I honestly cannot say enough good things about Kiri, her talents, and her intuitive nature to just jump in and help out are incredible. While we live on opposite ends of the country, and I’ve never met her face to face, I feel like I know her as a friend and colleague. I bought a house this year, and she even took the time to make sure I had a “welcome home” letter in the mailbox waiting for me.

Please ask Kiri to put us in contact if you’d like to ask me any questions at all. And I hope you make the right choice and hire her!

Cheers!

Evan Heath

My name is Michael Blumental and I am the CEO of Health Data Decisions, a firm that helps health plans and providers use their data to improve the cost and quality of care.

Before Kiri began working as my Virtual Assistant, I was treading water with the administrativehdd-2015-portrait-mike-1024x731 side of my business.  After 8 years in business I turned to Kiri to help me raise the bar on this critical aspect of our business.

When Kiri came onboard, she helped me assess our current processes, procedures and administrative workflows, and provided meaningful suggestions and actions to move us forward.  Kiri worked with us for a year to take us to the next level.  I got hours back in my week, felt like we had a backup plan, and in general feel more in control of this aspect of our business.

My advice for those thinking of working with Kiri would be give her a shot, take back hours in your work week, and focus on other aspects of your business while she takes care of the administrative side of things.

Michael Blumental
CEO, Health Data Decisions

 

I’m Christina Divigard, Managing Director of Valvespring, a business and communications consulting firm specializing in advertising, marketing and public relations strategies that help companies achieve their business goals.  The very heart of our business model is making sure our team members can focus what they are best at – not just what they are sort-of good at. While we Christina headshotthought, at first, that we could manage the day-to-day administration of the business, it didn’t take long for us to realize that every minute spent on administrative tasks (tracking down information, managing data bases, desktop research and minding details) was time that was taking us away from our clients – and from our best work.

Kiri helped us make sense of our systems and our processes. She is a master of details and getting things done. For our business, she operates more like a chief of staff – making sure progress is being made on projects, that details don’t fall through the cracks, and that our clients have everything that they need. Kiri is quick to step up and say, “how about if I do “x” for you, so you can focus on that “y” project that’s due to the client next week.” She loves a good challenge and is not afraid to try something new.

When Kiri came on board, she quickly became a partner in our success. She is amazing at what she does – and an integral part of a team that thrives on excellence.  Being able to hand-off things to Kiri, frees up our brainpower to focus on the things that matter most for our clients. But more importantly, Kiri doesn’t just wait for things to be assigned to her – she helps figure out what needs to be done, and comes up with the right strategies for making things happen. She is a natural leader at planning, organizing, and building (and keeping) important momentum on our clients’ projects, as well as our own business initiatives. Kiri’s abilities have been a critical success factor in the impactful and effective work we have done for our clients. 

Christina Divigard
Founder, Valvespring360

 

My name is Beth Hanes, and I’m a freelance writer and the founder of RN2WRITER, a site that teaches nursElizabethHaneses how to transition into freelancing. Before Kiri began working as my Virtual Assistant, I was completely overwhelmed with administrative tasks. I needed an assistant who could manage all the pesky details of my work life, keep me on track and provide creative feedback. I found all of that and much more in Kiri.

Since I’ve been working with Kiri, I’ve been able to focus on money-making activities instead of administrative tasks. I feel like I have twice as many productive hours every day now that I no longer have to spend time posting my own blogs, creating interesting graphics or designing and uploading my weekly newsletter. Not only do I not have to physically perform these tasks, but I don’t worry about them getting done (and done correctly) because Kiri handles everything with such professionalism. I can pour my creative energies into doing what I do best while knowing Kiri has everything else covered.

If you need a creative, intelligent, dependable Virtual Assistant, you should stop looking right now and hire Kiri. That’s all there is to it!

Beth Hanes
Founder, RN2WRITER

 

As an executive responsible for client services within a national healthcare analytics company, I have an JimBogdanaggressive travel schedule, which includes managing and attending meetings, making presentations, as well as a sporadic schedule of clients meetings and calls.

Kiri had been an indispensable resource handling all of my administrative responsibilities.  With her help, I was always prepared for daily challenges.  We had only been working together for a short while when she started to know my habits, and anticipate support needs.  Meetings were well-coordinated with clear agendas, all logistical support arranged (maps, directions, attendees/titles, transportation), and presentations were well-formatted.

James B.
SVP, Healthcare IT Company