Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”:
In this episode, Gwendolyn Young is the featured guest. She is the founder of Your Virtual Admin Expert, a results-driven agency quite fittingly named, as it solves administrative problems for other businesses.
Throughout the episode, Gwendolyn shares her story and experiences. With over 15 years advising corporate executives and a distinguished reputation for significantly increasing profitability, she brings widespread expertise in business management, operations, and administration to the table.
Gwendolyn's journey was not without its challenges. In 2013, she was diagnosed with lupus, leading her to rekindle her administration role and take it online. This ultimately lead to the creation of Your Virtual Admin Expert, allowing her the freedom to replace her corporate income while also taking care of her health.
Your Virtual Admin Expert provides online business management, general administration, and operation support for professional service providers. Given her experience as both an admin professional and a CEO herself, Gwendolyn possesses unique insights into what a CEO needs.
Gwendolyn's “Secret Sauce” combines two decades of experience supporting high-level CEOs and her personal understanding of a CEO's needs.
Apart from discussing her successful business journey, she also shares several valuable recommendations. Her business hack is a community network and an accelerator for black women entrepreneurs, attributing her success to maintaining accountability. Gwendolyn also encourages investment in oneself and the business, recommending taking assistance and not isolating oneself.
Gwendolyn sees the role of a CEO as a servant-leader, who helps the team see the collective value they bring to the client with their diverse personalities, tasks, and gifts.
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Gwendolyn Young Teaser 00:00
And I spent 2 decades of my career supporting high-level CEOs. And I think that's what makes me so very unique is because I can see it from both spectrums. I understand what a CEO needs because I am a CEO and I sit in that seat, but then I've supported them for decades. So I also can anticipate.
What they need and know how to support them in the best way and I think that is what makes me so unique.
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Gresham Harkless 00:51
Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the IAMCEO podcast. And I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know, that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year.
And we're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, the business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, and what I like to call the CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.
This month, we are focusing on operations. These systems will set you free. So think about systems, think about flow, sustainability, potentially working out in your morning routine, waking up, early e-commerce, and different business models.
Think of the operations in the. Models that basically set up the foundation to allow the creativity within organizations, but also to make sure the trains are running on time and things are going as they should.
Now, this is extremely important because we often turn to the sexy parts of business and forget about the operations and how important that is.
So I really want to focus this month on this specific topic. So sit back and enjoy this special episode at the IAMCEO podcast.
Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the IAMCEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Gwendolyn Young of your Virtual Admin Expert. Gwendolyn, it's great to have you on the show.
Gwendolyn Young 02:11
I am so glad to be here Gresham. Thank you so much for having me.
Gresham Harkless 02:16
Yes, I'm super excited to have you on. You're doing so many awesome things. So what I want to do is just jump into some of what Gwendolyn has been doing that's awesome before we jump into the interview.
And Gwendolyn is the go-to business and operations management consultant for six-figure CEOs who are ready to greet their next level of growth gift with both strategic and tactical acumen.
Gwendolyn has rightfully earned her stellar reputation as exactly what she is an indispensable strategic partner who invests every organization that she steps into. The brilliant brain behind several successful companies, Gwendolyn spent 15-plus years advising corporate executives who implicitly trusted her to devise the systems and solutions that significantly increase their profitability.
And as the founder of your Virtual Admin Expert, a multi-six figure results-driven agency, professional and administrative problem solvers. She brings her full spectrum of expertise to lead the companies and client success.
Backed by know-how her high level of education and organizational leadership in business information systems, along with a pure passion for people Gwendolyn is a recognized authority in her industry and a champion who lifts others as she climbs.
Gwendolyn, super excited to have you on the show to touch on a little bit of all the awesome expertise and knowledge that you have. Are you ready to speak to the IAMCEO community?
Gwendolyn Young 03:37
Oh, my gosh, I am and I am recommending that everybody has their bio with them because. That sounds pretty amazing.