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Meet Rachael Davila

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachael Davila.

Rachael, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I was fortunate to realize my gifts at an early age. I’ve always been the organizer and planner in any group. Becoming a Virtual Assistant and Professional Organizer combines my innate talents with skills many people need.

My journey started in college when I found stage management. While I admit it may not appeal to everyone, I came alive with the opportunity to be the hub of the wheel behind the scenes, making sure everything went according to plan. Seeing a production come to life because I was able to set the stage for the actors and actresses to do their thing… it was absolutely thrilling for me.

And when it was done really well, everything seemed seamless, and the audience never had a clue of all the work done backstage. They simply enjoyed the show. Now I manage the production that is my client’s business. It may sound strange, but the challenge of making sure all systems are operational so others can be seen in their gifts is my talent. I partner with and support entrepreneurs to achieve their vision for themselves and their business.

As things usually do, my client’s needs have evolved. They still need my help with time-stealing admin tasks, but before we even get to their hand-off list, I turn their overwhelm into calm by helping them organize their thoughts, physical spaces and to-do lists. Mental clutter and physical clutter can clog creativity. I thrive on helping overwhelmed, busy people create clarity out of their chaos, clear the clutter and guide their newfound creative energy down the most productive path.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
No, it hasn’t been a smooth road. When I started my VA business in 2005, no one knew what a virtual assistant was. Now, the term VA is used interchangeably with Ai chatbots, $5 overseas VAs, and every version of virtual support in between. Staying relevant in the noise has been eye-opening and sometimes discouraging.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a virtual assistant and virtual organizer. I support overwhelmed entrepreneurs and coaches by clarifying what their main goals and priorities are and managing the baby steps to reach them. I specialize in organizing the swirling chaos that comes from overwhelm, whether that’s helping to clear a physical space or wade through the dozens of thoughts and dreams that clutter my client’s mind. Once we gain some clarity, I take over the tasks they don’t need to handle, leaving them time and space to do what they love to do.

I love using my graphic design skills to take a brand and apply it to marketing materials, course handouts, social media graphics, newsletters, and more. I’m most proud of my collaboration and brainstorming skills to make my client’s programs better than they imagine. My innate organizing skills sets me apart from others. Taking the big picture and making it manageable is something I’ve been doing since my theater days.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
Cassandra Aarssen with Clutterbug on YouTube and her private Facebook group for Organizing Experts. Yoga by Adrienne for strength, flexibility and mental clarity. Kindle app- I love romance books.

Pricing:

  • Virtual Assistant Hourly rate $60
  • Virtual Organizing Hourly rate $60
  • In Person Organizing Hourly rate $70

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Headshot photos by Janet Bark Photography.

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