Ali Roff - Digital Editor - Psychologies Magazine
Emma Coxon is a professional, hardworking and vital member of my team. From day one she has shown incredible initiative to lead projects, as well as astonishing speed and accuracy in her work. She has an amazingly varied skillset, from writing and editing, to a wide range of digital skills such as CMS, social media, video editing and newsletter creation. She finds it easy to pick up new digital and editing skills and is always willing to put her hand to and learn new creative and digital skills. Emma is also an incredibly kind person and is a true team player, with no ego and always with the greater project goals set as her priority. She is always ready to help and find ways to solve problems. She strives each day to get her own work and the team’s larger projects completed with ease and professionality. She is a true asset to any team.
Suzy Walker - Former Editor-in-Chief Psychologies Magazine
Emma Coxon has worked with me for over ten years. When I ran my own coaching business, Emma project managed the whole back end of my coaching business - from loading content on to my website to invoicing to booking clients in my diary and managing my coaching associates and their appointments. When I moved over to Psychologies magazine, Emma came with me, enabling me to run my coaching practice for one day a week, while editing Psychologies for four days a week. All I had to do was show up to my coaching sessions as Emma ran my company for me in the background.
When Big Leap Life Ltd, my company, started producing all the content for Psychologies magazine, Emma became one of our freelance writing team and Living and Food Editor. She is a brilliant curator of books, products and ideas for Psychologies and always delivers on time and to budget. She was one of the powers behind our Real Eco-Awards and project managed the whole thing alongside our Eco-Editor. Emma is kind, supportive, positive and a joy to work alongside. She's a key player in my team and I doubt whether I could have done what I've done without her steady, hard-working presence.
Caroline Goyder - Voice Coach
Emma’s support is fundamental to the growth of my business. She has a uniquely brilliant combination of skills. She is a highly organised, flexible, collaborative project manager with an eagle-eye for the detail. This, combined with her talent for marketing and PR skills, and her ability to tackle complex projects with vision, verve and creative thinking makes her a huge asset to any SME. She has made a massive difference since she started supporting me and I wholeheartedly recommend her work.
Charlie Guy - Chief Executive Officer, LettUs Grow
Emma helped me enormously during our time working together. She used her exceptional organisational skills to help sort through the chaos in my inbox (and my head!) and worked proactively to set-up new systems/workflows to streamline different elements of my day-to-day work. She has an extremely professional and personable manner when dealing with clients and was always a joy to work alongside. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is feeling a bit snowed under!
Leanne Spencer & Antonia Bannasch - Founders Bodyshot Performance Limited®
Deciding to take Emma on as our VA has been one of the best decisions we’ve made for a while. It has freed us both up to focus on running our business, not getting involved in the detail of it. We can make the most of our time, confident that Emma is handling the other aspects of our business which are very important, but don’t require us as Founders to be involved. Initially, I didn't think I'd have much for her to do but within two months we’d doubled our hours, and I can see that growing again soon. I think any serious business owner or entrepreneur should be using the services of a VA, otherwise you’re just responding to the next thing that comes through the door, and not operating strategically. Talk to Emma!
Louise Presley-Turner - Business Coach
I absolutely love working with Emma, her support is invaluable. Having Emma’s help over the last year has enabled me to take my business to the next level and also allows me far more quality time with my family. Thank you Emma, you really are a star!
Kate Dimbleby - Singer & Performer
Emma came along at a perfect time for me, allowing me to analyse the areas of admin and organisation that were taking time away from the creative side of my work. By taking that on with such a proactive and super efficient spirit, I was able to concentrate on what I do best. Having worked alone for many years, it has been a great boost to have her working away quietly on side, always ready with suggestions to make things work better or move forward.
Stephanie Harrison - Personal Growth Entrepreneur
I am so grateful that I found Emma. She has made an amazing difference to my business - and dramatically reduced my stress levels and work load. She has made it possible for me to concentrate on the things that I enjoy doing and leaving the multitude of administrative tasks to her. I had never had a VA before and am not a technically minded person so was not sure how it would all work out. But having worked with Emma for almost 3 years I cannot imagine how I would manage without her. What she can achieve in half hour would take me all day! She is incredibly efficient and multi skilled. She deals directly with my clients, over sees the various routine weekly and monthly tasks involved in running my business and also happily takes on specific projects from PR for promoting my app to helping me run my on-line training courses.
Claire, Dominic & Ben - Temple Field Property
Emma has been an absolute godsend for Temple Field Property. She picked up our systems quickly and without fuss, and has taken over many important admin jobs, leaving us free to find and refurbish investment properties for our clients and generate all-important new business. Emma just gets on with it - she is professional, friendly, and reliable, and invariably achieves a huge amount in a short space of time. We definitely think of Emma as a part of the team - we don’t know what we’d do without her!
Anna Keeble - Founder of Gazelle Partners
Emma is an absolute star and has been a huge support to Gazelle Partners as we move from a start up to a more established business. Her organisation, efficiency and initiative has had a significant impact on easing our admin burden at a critical time in our development. We initially thought Emma could just help us on a short term project but we have been so impressed and have such trust in her that we are not going to want to let her go! Emma is a delight to work with and I cannot recommend her more highly.
Lizzie Edwards - Personal Stylist
Emma is a brilliant VA. She is super organised and efficient with her time, I just don’t know how she accomplishes so much! She is also such fun, a really lovely person to deal with, and with very high integrity; so important when finding someone to work with closely in your own small business.I have recommended Emma to friends, clients and contacts who were looking for admin and project management help, with great success, and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Tamsin Wigley - Founder Itch Agency Ltd
Emma has been a god send over the last couple of years. The efficiency, ease and friendly manner she carries everything out with was brilliant. It is such a treat to know that she is behind you, supporting you, catching some balls and reminding you of what you should be doing, which for me personally was invaluable amid a hectic work and home life. I highly recommend Emma and the fact that I have never met her face to face doesn’t matter a jot!
Robert Fallon - Founder of Wildnature & Mentor
I couldn’t recommend Emma more highly. I have thoroughly appreciated her input and efforts into my business. She is always there if I really need it, and always has a positive can do attitude. Professional service with passion and creativity!
Jemima Carter, Connection Coach
It has been such a relief to be working with someone who understands the way a heart-led business works and can balance that with superb organisation and efficiency. From excel accounts to social media, Emma has it all under control with a light touch and is an absolute pleasure to work with – which has given me more time to work on my businesses instead of getting waylaid with admin. For conscious entrepreneurs Assistant Guru has the perfect combination of skill, professionalism and heart to guarantee excellent results for your business.
Sarah Gilfillan - Personal Shopper and Stylist
I used Emma to help me with some marketing work that I'd been putting off forever. She did it enthusiastically, and was super organised, fast and efficient. She always did things when she said she would and kept me updated on everything she'd done. It was such a relief to be able to cross all those things off my to do list and if I have any other projects In future I will definitely use her again. She was recommended to me, and I would definitely recommend her to others.
Hilary Lewis Ruttley - Yoga Teacher, Creative Director & Barrister
Emma is someone I feel privileged to have working with me. Multi-talented, she is a superb organiser, writer and techno-whizz. With a lovely, warm, sunny personality, she also understands, fundamentally, both the business angle and the ethos of my yoga practice. Emma has extensive professional experience of businesses in the holistic, complementary and natural products field. She also embraces personally and with considerable knowledge, connected interests and activities. It is a joy to have this unusual combination and someone who understands the strictures and opportunities of a small business. My business is not a desk job and it is vital that someone is at “base camp” to handle administration, preparation, follow-up and the running of events as well as enquiries and the multitude of tasks, social media etc. I simply do not have the time to do – nor frankly, am I any good at. Emma has my total trust. I know she will pay great attention to detail, manage her time well and provide excellent suggestions for efficient working. She has also produced excellent and attractive documentation when creative presentations and images are needed. Altogether? Quite fabulous (and fun!)
Isla Baliszewska - Business Growth Coach Mentor and Facilitator
Emma crossed my path just when we needed someone to soothe our growing admin headaches. With her perspicacity and deft understanding of what we needed we were able to devolve tasks to her quickly, meaning we can now spend our time on doing what we should be doing, focusing on our clients. Taking Emma on has been a straightforward, cost saving move. She treats us with care, dedication and attention, is not just supportive but also creative, bringing suggestions and ideas to make things work even better in our business. She is part our team, a delightful person to work with, focused, efficient and great to share a coffee with!
Jacqui Lofthouse - Novelist, Publisher, Writing Coach, Literary Consultant and Creative Writing teacher
I've worked with Emma as my VA for five years now and she's made a real impact on my business. Emma has been particularly helpful in setting me up with an online database to help me manage my large client base and keep track of everything we do. She is so good at setting up systems to ensure that everything runs smoothly and has helped me with a multitude of tasks including regular liaison with my freelancers, sourcing images for my online writer's club, chasing leads and researching the market. The best thing about working with Emma is knowing that I can always trust her to do a superb job and that leaves me more freedom to focus on developing and growing the business.