Meet the expert: Elesha Williams

Meet the expert: Elesha Williams

Administration | Project Management | Business Support

Elesha is an adaptable, hardworking, and well-organised executive assistant with over 5+ years of experience working alongside executives in a variety of industries. Elesha specialises in executive administration, project management support as well as general business support services.  

She is very passionate about helping businesses grow by taking care of the administration so that business leaders can focus networking and on the managing their company.   

Elesha’s interests include travelling, trying out new cuisines and continues self development.  

Certifications: 

  • Diploma of Financial Planning 
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning 

She is also in her final year of her Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Financial Planning and Accounting). 

Digital marketing – what are “listeners” and why are they important?

In these days of digital marketing, it’s easy to get bogged down in numbers. How many impressions, likes, comments and shares did you get on social media? How many people read your blog, and how long did they spend on the page? And did you get the stats you hoped from your email marketing campaign?

However, there are a lot of people out there who are listening, but only quietly. Their journey to conversion is different, and not as easy to measure, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

In this blog, we explore “listening” and why marketers should be aware of it.

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Seven great ideas for email marketing

Email marketing is a great tool. If you’re on the Get Ahead mailing list, you’ll be used to receiving our monthly messages. But you might not know how much effort has gone into refining our emails over the years! We love our current structure, but we know it’s always good to be open to different ways of communicating.

In this blog, we share seven of our favourite ideas for email marketing.

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Meet the expert: Simone Deveney

Meet the expert: Simone Deveney

Administration | Business Support | Marketing

Hi my name is Simone. 

I help businesses manage their overwhelming workload by offering high end support with administrative, marketing and creative responsibilities allowing business owners to focus on the big picture to scale their business.

With 10+ years of administrative and creative experience across a range of industries in customer service, office management and marketing this will enable me to provide you and your business with the ultimate support.

I have a passion for all things health and wellness and in my spare time you will either find meat the beach, making art or singing.

Meet the expert: Miranda Innis

Meet the expert: Miranda Innis

Administration | Websites | Social Media 

I am 34 and live in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

I have over 15 years of experience in the admin world and started working as a junior receptionist in 2006. I’ve completed the 90-Day VA Course, where I upskilled and fine-tuned my administration skills.

I have a positive and energetic personality. I love a challenge, and my ‘can do’ attitude supports any situation or task. I love being outdoors and energising under the sun. I am passionate, positive, and live life to the fullest.

When I am not being creative, designing websites, or managing socials, you’ll find me hiking, running around a netball court, or enjoying a coffee by the beach with friends.

How to recognise burnout and protect ourselves against it

Burnout is a word we’re hearing more and more. It is usually associated with being under pressure at work, but it can be brought on by any area of your life where you’re under pressure, like being a carer. Burnout is more than just a bad day, and it’s more than getting a bit stressed because of a deadline. It’s important to remember that burnout is a physical and/or mental breakdown which can cause permanent damage.


What are the signs that we are heading towards burnout?
We all have bad days from time to time, but in general, we should enjoy our jobs. Even if we’re not in our dream role, we can still feel fulfilled knowing we’re playing our part in the world, or providing for our families.
But when work turns sour, we always feel under pressure and it’s affecting our self-esteem, we might be on the road to burnout. Here are some signs to look out for:

  • Doubting ourselves and feeling the need to prove that we’re the best
  • Working harder because we think we’re not doing enough, but actually being unproductive
  • Neglecting ourselves, our relationships and our interests
  • Imagining problems have been created by us because we’re not working hard enough
  • Losing perspective and feeling helpless
  • Behaving uncharacteristically
  • Not feeling fulfilled by work, and feeling empty, detached and isolated instead
  • Developing depression

How can we protect ourselves against burnout?

Fortunately, there are ways we can progress in a fulfilling career without burning out. At Get Ahead, we’ve seen for ourselves how working flexibly has created career opportunities balanced with fulfilling family life, and how this turns into high productivity and achievement of business goals.


Here are some pro-productivity, anti-burnout mindsets we’ve learned:

  • Make time for your physical and mental health
  • Taking breaks increases productivity
  • Enjoying life outside work helps you maintain perspective and build resilience
  • Making time for relationships, with yourself, your partner, family and friends helps you look outwards while also maintaining your support network.

Let Get Ahead help!
If you’re worried you’re heading towards burnout because you’ve got too much on your plate, Get Ahead can help. Your local regional director can meet you and do a time audit, working out how much time you’re spending on different responsibilities and helping you manage your time more effectively. Our diary management service means you can concentrate on the task in hand, confident that the others are not forgotten. And if you’ve got a list of tasks that you could delegate, our virtual experts are ready and waiting.

Find a life or business coach
Get Ahead has many life coaches and business coaches in our network of clients – many of them support us too! If you think you might benefit from talking to a coach about the problems you’re experiencing, we’d love to put you in touch with the right person.
However overwhelmed you’re feeling, Get Ahead can help you get things under control. Get in touch today – we’re here for you.

5 tips to beat procrastination

Procrastination is the thief of time. So many of us sit down at our desks with the best of intentions, then put off doing the important jobs that will drive our businesses forward.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can beat procrastination and spend our working time productively. For this blog, we’ve gathered together some of our favourite tips for beating procrastination.

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Meet the expert: Jennefer Roy

Meet the expert: Jennefer Roy

Marketing, Web Design, WordPress

Jennefer has 7 years’ experience working in a Holistic Medical Clinic as a Marketing Assistant and Senior Administration Officer.  

She is very passionate about helping Health & Wellness Businesses build, maintain & grow their web presence by creating user-friendly, conversion-based websites.  

She exclusively uses WordPress and Elementor, and ensures websites are not only visually appealing but are strategically designed, customer-focused and mobile responsive. 

Are you really being productive? Three ways to work smarter, not harder.

One of the biggest working trends during the pandemic was the 50-hour week, with homeworkers not knowing when to stop, or not feeling confident that they’d “done enough.”

But working a fifty-hour week should be a warning sign. No matter how determined you are, you cannot be productive for fifty hours of your week. It’s not good for you, and it puts pressure on your colleagues and family too.

Another lesson to come out of the pandemic is that life is precious. Flexibility is important to us at Get Ahead – most of the team have families, interests, pets and more and we don’t inefficient working to rob us of our time with them.

It’s time to work smarter, not harder.

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