Greetings! I'm Chantell Riches, the proud owner of Your Private PA. Thank you for visiting my website.
Whilst you now know about my professional background and skills, it's always good to know a little personal info about the VA you're planning to work with. So with that in mind, here goes...
Back in 2001, I made the leap from South Africa to the UK, just after my less-than-stellar performance on the Gladiators TV show. Despite that mortifying defeat, I embarked on a successful PA career in various industries, spanning across the globe.
In 2009, I took the plunge and transformed my wealth of experience and skills into a thriving professional business.
Fuelled by my love for planning, budgeting, organising, creating, designing, and my peculiar fondness for all things stationery, lists, bullet points, and colour-coding, I embarked on this fulfilling journey.
Randomly, one day I decided to challenge myself personally to write an adult novel and a children's book, although they will more than likely never be published. These ventures allowed me to tap into my creative side and really push my boundaries, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I am an incurable romantic. I just love love! So, I pursued training as a Professional Independent Wedding & Funeral Celebrant. And now I get to work closely with wonderful couples, crafting and officiating their personalised wedding ceremonies that reflect their unique love stories, values, and cherished memories. Additionally, I also work closely with families designing and officiating funerals.
Another fun tidbit: My wife and I braved the storm of Couples Come Dine With Me in 2019, which turned out to be the most nerve-racking week of our lives! We did not win! haha
I hope this glimpse into my personal journey instills confidence in your decision to entrust your business tasks to me.