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MONTEREY ASSISTANCE

Personal, Professional and Virtual Assistance

Monterey Assistance offers a wide range of services to assist businesses, families and individuals. I am based in Auckland, New Zealand, but work virtually, so wherever you are, I can help.

 

MONTEREY ASSISTANCE SERVICES

Getting "All The Things" Done for You

Monterey Assistance exists to provide clients with support wherever they may need it. We provide a broad range of services so that you can focus on what is most important for you, either at the office, or at home.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANCE AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

Need a Hand with Your Office Admin?

With many years experience in Executive Assistant roles, I provide clients with professional support across email and diary management, client relations and managing all your day to day admin for you, so you can focus on what you do best.

I can also support you virtually with a variety of general Office Administrative tasks from basic data entry to proofing and formatting documents, from Zoom call minute taking to implementing systems to streamline your working day. I work virtually so can be flexible around when you need me most.

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PERSONAL ASSISTANCE/LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT

Free Up Your Time

I can turn my hand to pretty much anything!


Needing a holiday? Don't waste your time finding the perfect holiday. I will do the research based on your timeframes, wish lists, locations and budgets and source your best options. I have extensive experience with planning travel. 


Need Gifts? Birthdays? Anniversaries? For yourself? I will research and source gift ideas for your whole family based on your budget and guidelines. All the gifts will be beautifully wrapped and ready for the special day! I like to support Local and New Zealand businesses, especially small businesses, for these gift ideas (and always try to go ethical, organic, natural and always animal cruelty free!).


Have a bunch of errands? Need your shoes reheeled? Dry cleaning dropped off or picked up? I am able to undertake errands in the Auckland area. 

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PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT

Free Up Your Time at Home

Everyone is busy with their lives, and sometimes you need an extra pair of hands. I have experience in running private households including staff management and recruitment, childcare, housekeeping and cleaning, de-cluttering and organisation, shopping (home and grocery) and project management including organising and directing tradespeople. This service is available in Auckland.

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SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION

Help Setting Up Your Air BnB 

Want to be an Air bnb host? Looking at setting up a short term accommodation in your apartment or house? I have hands on experience with all aspects of setting your property up to elevate your offering to guests. I will facilitate inventory checks and purchasing, styling and design, booking and directing photoshoots, sourcing and training Housekeeping and creating a great listing on Air BnB. I can make it easy for you to get started, and show you how to make the most of your property. 

Already a Host? I can audit your property and recommend ways to improve your listing to attract more guests. 

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SMALL EVENT PLANNING

Creating a Memorable Event

I can plan and manage any small event you may need assistance with, whether it be arranging an intimate dinner party, anniversary surprise, children's birthday or fun team building event.

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DIGITAL MARKETING AND CREATIVE STRATEGY

Optimise Your Online Offerings with Mistress of Digital

Thrilled to be collaborating with Jennifer Corbett, Mistress of Digital New Zealand! Jen provides her clients with Digital Marketing Strategy and Creative Services, giving small teams a digital lift. See Jen's profile below for more information and contact me today to see how she can help your Digital world flourish.

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WHO WE ARE

AMBER KNOWSLEY

Committed to Excellence

I have worked across a variety of industries in roles encompassing Personal Assistance, Executive Assistance, Front of House Reception, Lifestyle Management, Office Management, Hospitality, Nannying, Teaching, and was the Lead House Attendant for Microsoft's Paul Allen in his London residence.


I have previously run my own Private Assistance company as well as worked for another Auckland based Lifestyle Management company. I was also the General Manager for a Boutique Short Term Accommodation Property Management company based in Auckland CBD.


I have a Bachelor of Arts (Education) from Victoria University of Wellington, and I graduated with a Master of International Hospitality Management (Hons) from Auckland University of Technology in 2017. I am currently based in Auckland. 

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JENNIFER CORBETT
MISTRESS OF DIGITAL

A unique perspective on all things digital

Never short of a fresh solution or good idea, Jen enjoys helping people find and develop creative solutions to make sure they are keeping up with the challenges of a constantly evolving digital world.


Jen's professional background spans 15 years. In this time Jen has gained skills, training and hands-on experience from working in a range of creative and digital communication areas. This includes marketing strategy and advertising campaign planning, web and content writing, content design and distribution. She has been involved in hundreds, if not thousands, of brand executions and campaigns in social media, email and website content.

Jen is a graduate of Media Design School’s Creative Advertising programme and has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Media Studies from Victoria University of Wellington. She also has experience and training in acting and theatre - which informs her unique approach to problem solving, based on her understanding of what is required to connect effectively with audiences - be it on stage, or in social and digital media! 


Jen is based in Whangarei, but she works with clients locally and Virtually. Jen is also employed full-time at the Northland Regional Council. Mistress of Digital enables her to keep challenging herself with new and exciting projects, while also supporting old friends and clients - who keep coming back to her!  

 

CONTACT US

Amber Knowsley

Auckland, New Zealand and Virtual

+64 27 514 4545

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HAPPY CLIENTS SAY...

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Amber has all the qualities you need in a Virtual Assistant. Her work is always high quality and she delivers things quickly and efficiently. In addition, she is a wonderfully warm and friendly person. Her background in hospitality means that she excels in customer service. She increased sales for my events by 50% with her positive and proactive communication and follow up. In addition, Amber is full of helpful ideas and has the ability to fine tune and upgrade a range of admin processes. She is adaptable and can apply her skills to any type of business and make a brilliant contribution.

Jools Sampson, Founder of Reclaim Your Self Yoga and Wellness Retreats

When I hire Amber to work on a shoot she is true asset, she has a natural ability to connect with people and puts people at ease before the camera starts rolling. She is quick thinker, using her initiative to think on her feet. She will be a great asset to your team.

John Lacey, Click Clack Video