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Work/Life Balance for Jade Hand and her clients

Self care and a good work/life balance is important to Jade Hand not only for herself but also for her clients. And with her admin and business support experience she can offer all the services her clients need to get and maintain that balance. Read more about Jade and her business Jade Hand Consulting:

Name: Jade Hand

Business Name: Jade Hand Consulting

Phone Number: 0408 165 483

Website address: www.jadehand.com.au (under construction)

Email address: jade.hand@outlook.com

Physical address: Riverland

What does your business do? I provide Virtual Assistant support including administrative and business support, creation of digital marketing products, social media management, development of marketing material, project management, auditing, mentoring and coaching. My goal is to be able to help as many people as possible. I have extensive experience within the Aged Care both Residential and Community, Disability and Retirement Living industries. My experience includes working with local, national and international organisations to provide support for them to move forward. I am big on work/life balance and would like to extend the opportunity to enable others to have a great work/life balance of their own.

What area do you serve? South Australia – Although based in the Riverland I am happy to travel.

How long have you been in business? 2 years

Did you found the business? Yes

Please tell us about your business journey:

  • Worked within the human service sector in Australia for the past 12 years and more recently internationally regarding several projects. An accomplished project manager with across sector experience in aged care, health, and disability.
  • Passionate about supporting organisations within the human service sector to be the best they can be and to ensure they can provide outstanding services to their consumers.
  • Experience working with government, the private sector and not for profit organisations and has worked in various leadership, quality, community health care and project management roles.
  • Hold voluntary roles with the Leading Aged Services Association (LASA) Next Gen Committee as an Ambassador and has been committed in assisting the End of Life Direction for Aged Care (ELDAC) committee with the development of Self Care tools for Aged Care Workers.

Name two things you’ve learned from your business journey?

  • There are many ups and downs. Business can be quiet (especially through a pandemic) but it is important to focus on the end goal and stay motivated.
  • Self Care. Running your own business can be quite time consuming and stressful. It is important to ensure you practice self care and have a work/life balance that works for you (and your family).

Why did you join the Women in Business Network? To network and collaborate with like minded people. Working from home and being in a regional area can be quite isolating. I see this as a great opportunity to be able to meet new people and extend my network.