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Inspiring Conversations with Lisa Assetta of Office Assistance Plus

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Assetta. 

Hi Lisa, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Most recently, I was a senior-level Executive Assistant where my role was to support the CEO and his office at a major airport. Yes, the same girl who begged for her first job as a secretary 30 years ago to support her daughter when she was a single Mom, was in a position to contribute to the success of the CEO, the airport, and her community. It was a proud moment for me to acknowledge that my perseverance and dedication to becoming the best career executive administrative professional I could be, had paid off. I was ready to move beyond this goal, dream bigger, and make a difference here and in the world! I thought I was in the right place to do this but it turned out I wasn’t. I resigned and moved on to find a new path that would lead me there. And then it hit. First cancer, then COVID. My path to a new job was on hold because I was going to have to fight cancer first. Again. I already survived cancer twice in my life. This time, I would be in treatment for one year, and immunocompromised for much of that time. While I was battling cancer, I still wanted to find a way to make a difference by helping others. I started an online blog to share my experiences with cancer and my expertise in organizing and productivity to inspire and motivate people, especially work from home professionals, to find peace from productivity in their lives in the midst of the pandemic. I wanted to build a community of colleagues and business owners to share my “sunny thoughts” and passion with. My blog turned into a business when colleagues began approaching me to use my expertise to help them and their businesses. That’s when Office Assistance Plus, Tampa’s Premier Office Organizing service and Work from Home Office Experts, was born! Finally, I found a path to make a meaningful contribution to the world and leave a legacy – and do it my way! 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, it hasn’t been a smooth road. Ha! I laugh because none of the paths I’ve taken in my life have been smooth sailing! Staying on track to create a business while dealing with a major personal health crisis is not easy. I had to give most of my time and energy to my treatment and rest and recover as much as needed to achieve the best outcome. I was determined to follow my mantra “the best way out is always through” and adopt a “slow and steady” approach and move forward despite any challenges I would face. I started doing executive virtual assistant work for an income as I strategized and executed my vision for my office organizing and personal productivity business. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Office Assistance Plus?
At Office Assistance Plus, we help businesses and work from home professionals declutter and organize their offices and create ideal workspaces with virtual and onsite services. We help our clients streamline work processes and implement systems that create efficient physical and digital workspaces. We provide customized organizing plans to boost business and personal organization to achieve greater productivity and peace in work life.  

We offer packages for our organizing services and feature packages for organizing projects, such as Create a “Cloffice” (an office in a closet!), Joy at Work Tidying (I am trained in Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method) and Building a Work from Home Cart, a valuable organizing tool for work from home professionals. 

What sets us apart from others is our laser focus on organizing offices and workspaces in the workplace and at home. Our clients receive the benefit of the organizing and productivity expertise I learned from years of hands-on experience, training, and my know-how to keep executives and CEOs in the C-Suite organized. 

I’m most proud of the passion my company brings to the table to organize our clients and add peace and joy to a workspace and work life from greater productivity. #peacefromproductivity 

Speaking of passion, as a three-time cancer Survivor, my passion project is to help cancer patients and Survivors organize their cancer life. The struggle is real and I know that because I’ve been there. This unique and customized personal organizing service empowers these fighters to stay organized during their treatment and beyond.

So maybe we end on discussing what matters most to you and why?
What matters most to me is to make that difference to help others work and live – in peace.  

Why? Because having peace has been the driving force for everything I’ve done in my life. I always say that I am a “hippie chick inside.” I’ve always cared about peace, love, and happiness for all. You know, Kumbaya. Peace and harmony on earth. 

I care about leaving a legacy. I created cancer life organizing services to support and stand with my sisters and brothers who are living a cancer life. This is one of the most meaningful things I can think of to do with my time and talent. It’s about fighting and thriving together! 

I strive to make life easier, simpler, more productive and peaceful for myself and others and I believe I can do that with Office Assistance Plus. 

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