Hi, I'm Lyn! I provide executive assistant services remotely. I am based out of Oak Park, Illinois, a near suburb of Chicago. I have an English degree from a Big Ten University, so in addition to standard services such as scheduling/appointment setting and organizing information, I specialize in editing and writing reports. Because the US workforce has become very politically polarized in the 21st century, I should probably state upfront that I care passionately about the environment (including mitigating the effects of human-driven climate change) and electronic privacy rights; I also take strong stances on human rights issues and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I generally take clients by referral. I hope you will take a look at my blog and follow me on LinkedIn. How can I be of service to you today?
Well, personality goes a long way.
I'm a deep thinker. I like to work from home so that I can control my environment and use my free time to introspect. If you have a complex problem, give me some time and I will puzzle you out a thorough solution using whatever parameters you gave me.
I'm also a wild brainstormer. A lot of deep thinkers have trouble improvising and thinking on their feet. Not me. While I prefer to take my time, when the heat is on, I will not only think outside the box, I will throw the box out the window. This makes me extremely useful at the start of projects.
I have an encyclopedic mental archive and can recall details uncannily. I will be the person you can depend on to remember how to pronounce the vendor's unfamiliar ethnic name, just because twenty-five years ago I found the difference between Sanskrit and Pali fascinating. Trust me, you never know when this stuff is useful. Especially when it's spreadsheet data sequences.
I get very enthusiastic about learning new things. This will include learning about your company and projects! The more quickly I am challenged to learn, the better. You will find my enthusiasm great for your morale.
I make deliberate, careful decisions. If you are looking for a confidential sounding board who is a discreet active listener that can help you think strategically about next steps and angles you haven't previously considered, hands down, I am that person.
I have a conscience and I bring it to my work. I love to live on the frontiers of social justice, stretching myself to bring more people into the open society of the future.