by Anna Salisbury, founder of Salisbury Concierge
I am Anna, founder of Salisbury Concierge and Salisbury Virtual Assistance, ex social worker and mum of 2! I started my business after discovering my passion for working with amazing women in business who were slaying it at work but falling into an overwhelmed heap at home.
Women come under so much pressure to have a career, look after the children, coordinate all the children’s clubs, clean and maintain an organised home, ensure dinner is on the table each evening and somehow still have time for self-care and time out for themselves!
We can’t be superwoman all the time, something has to give and often it is our ability to have our personal lives as organised as our work ones.
At Salisbury Concierge we provide an on-call service meaning whatever unexpected drama arises someone has got your back.
Why is the role of lifestyle manager so important?
High-powered women often face the challenge of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Balancing demanding careers with personal responsibilities can lead to burnout and decreased overall satisfaction. By organising their personal lives, they can regain control over their time and energy, allowing them to allocate more quality time to themselves, their families, and their personal interests. A disorganised and chaotic personal life, can spill over into professional life, leading to decreased productivity and effectiveness.
Lifestyle managers can help streamline personal tasks and responsibilities, freeing up time and mental space to focus on work when in the workplace. This can lead to better job performance and increased opportunities for advancement.
Often when women struggle with chaotic personal lives this can turn into high levels of overwhelm, stress and anxiety. This can have detrimental effects on both physical and mental health. Once we have regained control we can reduce this sense of overwhelm into a much improved sense of wellbeing, meaning women are able to be fully present both at work and at home.
High-powered women serve as role models for their families, particularly their children. By demonstrating the importance of balancing work and family life, they inspire their loved ones to strive for a harmonious and fulfilling life.
What does the role of a lifestyle manager entail?
As a lifestyle manager I provide my clients with a highly personal and discreet service. I work with women primarily but I also work with their families and in some cases other staff (Nanny, housekeeper etc).
I build a relationship with everyone involved and work as a project manager for family life. This could mean one day I am managing the family diary and ensuring everyone knows the families’ movements and who is collecting the children and from where. Or it could be purchasing gifts for upcoming birthdays or celebrations. It could be as simple as sitting down (in person or virtually) and asking my client to go through all the things that she needs to get done that are taking up all the mental space in her head and stopping her from just relaxing with her family in the evening.
What I love most about this role is that every client is different and every day is different. I am available to my clients on an on-call basis during set hours and my clients are able to choose from different membership packages depending on the level of support they require.
How did I get where I am today?
I originally launched a business offering business administration support to small businesses as I felt this matched my skill set. What I discovered whilst doing this was female business owners were often having to ask if they could hand over personal tasks alongside the business support. There is a massive space in the market and a massive need for this service in the world we live in today. What I have also discovered is it's very much an unknown concept in regards that a lot of these women don’t know such a thing exists!
If you are passionate about organising and reducing overwhelm by restoring calm amongst the chaos then this is the perfect role for you.
If you want tips on organising your life and creating calm out of the chaos check us out at www.salisburyconcierge.co.uk
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This blog was prepared or accomplished by Anna Salisbury in their personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this blog are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Kayleigh Johnstone or COZ PR.