Welcome to another episode of Candid Convos! Our show, where amazing business leaders share their valuable insights and experiences with our host, Joe Bravo (GSU’s Senior Community Coordinator). We welcome Melissa Barry, a law firm owner, and attorney who specializes in Criminal and Family Law. Melissa’s criminal experience has made her an excellent trial attorney, and she has been able to help people outside of the criminal law to protect their rights.
Becoming the Boss You’ve Always Wanted To Have
She opened her firm in the middle of Covid after working at jobs she felt underappreciated and decided to start a business where she could be the leader she always wanted to have. She values a great working environment where everyone is treated with respect and appreciation. Constantly nurturing her virtual and in-house team equally and building a strong machine to provide the best service to her clients.
Melissa’s team works remotely, except if absolutely necessary or if clients request to meet in person, but it’s not very common. Melissa understands how efficient remote work can provide great results without the need to be in the office. Video meetings with her staff are constant, and she also schedules time for her team to have one-on-one conversations to ask her questions, resolve any issues, and celebrate achievements.
Solutions With Virtual Staffers
Building her offshore team was difficult at first when she found out about Get Staffed Up and got herself a VA; Melissa was impressed by the capabilities and commitment. Gradually adding more virtual muscle to her practice and delegating more and more tasks so Melissa can focus on the billable work in her practice. Treating the virtual team with respect and always being in communication allows her firm to operate in a smooth and effective manner.
Melissa states: “There’s no reason why somebody offshore can’t do everything that anybody in-office could do.” After having experienced firsthand the incredible talent she gained and how it continues to impress her with her hard work and dedication. Finding the right vetted talent, it’s hard; that’s why we take care of the vetting process and provide only the Top 1% of virtual talent. Like Melissa, you too can hire an extraordinary Virtual Assistant HERE.
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