Below are some testimonials from some of the wonderful small business owners I have helped and trained in various areas of their business from WordPress & blogging to Mailchimp and from Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest and LinkedIn.
I would like to make an enormous testimonial to Hazel Theocharous from Learn Grow Transform. Hazel has been an exceptional help to myself and my other team members through out our new website and business transition. Not only is Hazel incredibly patient and knowledgable, she offers so much more than just training services.
With her extensive wealth of business office management (yes this lady has gone into 6 million dollar companies and turned them completely around!), Hazel provides a very niche and stand out service where she enters into your work environment and carries out a complete analysis of what you may be missing or need training on, both office and technical wise. Thereafter forming a complete strategical plan as to how to best approach it to improve overall business unity, knowledge and therefore financial growth. It is then she can assist you with training in particular areas if you wish.
This is something that every business should use whether small or large. Like me you get stuck in a rut and think you are doing everything right but actually fresh eyes will always look at it from a different dimension. Anyway I could go on and on about this particular service but mostly I would just like to say Hazels experience is absolutely astonishing and something we could all take a piece of for our businesses!
Thank you Hazel – Team DVCaroline Williams
“There is nothing I dislike more than getting down to admin and learning about new systems. What I have loved and appreciated is the expertise of Hazel Theocharous in getting me to understand these systems. She is extremely knowledgeable and patient in a 1 to 1 setting.
I would highly recommend Hazel for all your business needs, training and help when it seems overwhelming. Thank you Hazel – I wish you great success.”Shelley Whitehead
“Hazel helped me to transfer my existing website over to WordPress. She advised me on which theme would suit my needs and helped to show me the ropes. She was flexible in her approach and when my needs changed, she was happy to change the way she was going to work to suit. She struck the right balance between helping me out and letting me figure out things for myself so I can do things now more confidently on my own.
The transfer process was more complicated than expected, but she was able to complete it for me and now I’m very pleased with my new site. Thanks Hazel!”Laura Roberts
“Having a Facebook page and posting, that was my limit on that subject, I never worried as to what else you could accomplish having a fan page – when you know better you do better. I attended a training course on Facebook at a networking event where Hazel was the Trainer. She was very knowledgeable on the subject and seemed to be very confident as a trainer. In the short time allotted to her, she had to pack so much relevant information in that you were in no doubt that you would be able to implement them. After the class, not only did Hazel provide a pdf of her training but I was able to optimise my fan page and finish my profile. I feel much more confident using Facebook now and would highly recommend Hazel to any small business owner that is struggling to implement Facebook.”Merle Wilson
Today’s session with Hazel Theocharous of Learn Grow Transform was great – the no-nonsense nuts & bolts information & learning I needed to hone & sharpen my wordpress & blogging skills. Hazel is calm and patient and keeps right on track, even when under fire from a gazillion questions. I thoroughly recommend this lady and this service to anyone running a SME or as a sole trader like me who easily gets overwhelm with the important commitment to social media & associated activities.
She takes the anxiety out of stuff with the simple hands-on teaching & strategic nuggets which are so helpful. Thanks Hazel Theocharous!!Skye Holland
“Oh Hazel how did I manage without you, right from that first newsletter you put together for me I knew I was in safe hands. You understood how I wanted to communicate with my groups and made it easy and effortless for me. Your knowledge about everything back of house seems limitless and you have rapidly become my go to girl with all things admin for my business. Thank you!”Sam Lawton
“Hazel’s extensive knowledge of FaceBook and Twitter were exactly what I needed. She showed me how to reconfigure my FaceBook page and what I can do with it. Thanks to her explanations and assistance, I feel a lot more confident about using FaceBook as a business tool. I can also call on her with any questions and support.
Capable, clear and consistently reliable, I highly recommend Hazel.”Danielle Abramov
“Hazel visited me at my home and spent two hours training me on Mailchimp which I wanted to put in place to make my business more professional. She spent time explaining the process step by step and under her guidance I sent my first newsletter. She also was available for back up when I had problems when working alone – a quick call and she clearly refreshed my memory and took me through the process until I fully understood how to sort any problems that arose.
I feel that I can call on Hazel if I have that little question I need to ask and the fact she visited me at my home and we worked on my computer was a great bonus. Highly recommended.”Emma De Sousa
“Thanks so much Hazel for your patient and professional prompting in trying to train me in social media. I now have Facebook on my mobile and hopefully can upload photos and comments to email and websites……
We will definitely need some more sessions and I look forward to arranging that with you shortly.”
“Recently, I used the services of Hazel at Small Business Trainer as I was wanting to set up a Newsletter and needed to make some changes to my WordPress Website. I found Hazel a knowledgable trainer and she put me instantly at ease as she expertly guided me around these tasks. I would highly recommend Hazel and the service she provides to small businesses – it makes life that little bit easier.”Jo Tocher
“I asked Hazel to run a short Facebook for business training seminar for one of the London networking groups I manage…. We had to stick to a very tight schedule and it was challenging in that the attendees all had different levels of knowledge. I was so pleased with the amount of information she was able to share in a short time without overwhelming the attendees. Hazel has a lovely manner about her when training ,striking the right balance of knowledge sharing, hands on tasks and fun too! I highly recommend her.”Samantha Lawton
Hazel Theocharous is a leader when it comes to virtual assistants. Not only is her work of high quality and multi skilled, she is a mentor and consultant for other virtual assistants on ways to grow and also in developing new products/services. Hazel doesn’t settle for what is, she is always looking for ways to improve the world for virtual assistants and frequently connects with a range of businesses and community representatives. I can highly recommend Hazel for this award as it will not only represent the work done to date in the
work of VA’s, but it will catapult her to conquering even more amazing things.” Amanda Rose
Hazel has provided us with Virtual Assistant services for 5 years. Hazel provides book-keeping services for our business.
Hazel has always provided excellent service to our business. She is very efficient and knowledgeable in her field. On many occasions she has gone beyond what others would consider her job description. She often comes to help us outside normal business hours, at short notice or with services that go beyond the original job description. Hazel has a wonderful presence and is always positive and professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services and to put her forward as a candidate for this award.
Hazel and I work as partnership bookkeepers for a few clients. The reason for this is that within a few months
of meeting her and working with her I was thrilled to recommend her to other clients of mine who needed
additional services. I feel very comfortable vouching for her competence and efficiency to anyone who asks.
Hazel is accurate and pays close attention to detail. These are qualities essential in a good assistant and
bookkeeper. She can find a proper home for each cent of a business’s multi-million dollar turnover, while
keeping her focus on the big picture and making it all translatable for her clients. Hazel takes complete
responsibility for the tasks assigned her and ensures her good name is connected with every completed effort.
Hazel has a “can-do” attitude that gets the job done no matter what. She is organised and works with the
intention to do her part to ensure the forward progress of any project. Hazel is precisely the kind of V.A. that
deserves recognition in order to set the bar very high for others to aspire to.