Virtual Strategies and Support
We provide a wide variety of strategies and support through Breath of Hope, a virtual oasis of encouragement and refreshment. Creative resources encompassing micro-learning, self-paced exercises and videos, fun downloads and more help overwhelmed professionals craft a unique balance between excelling and exhaling, to thrive in their professional life.
Committed To Helping You Excel (& Exhale)
Your professional life is demanding. We help you stand out ... but also breathe easier.
Beth Beutler has over 30 years of administrative, office management and leadership experience. Her solid network and creative communication skills bring you a unique collective of people and resources to ease your professional pain points.
Executive Virtual Assistant & Administrative Strategist / Managing Director of H.O.P.E. Unlimited
Unique Options to Help You Excel and Exhale
Virtual Executive Assistance with a Teamwork Approach
An Executive Assistant with widespread competencies, Beth Beutler is always the primary VA for our clients. When the timing is right, and with a strategy that fits you, she will incorporate and oversee independent contractor VAs to help ensure all your tasks are done in a timely way. We offer 10 & 20 hour pre-paid packages with generous "shelf life" to provide you this collaborative, at-the-ready approach, or you can select our monthly membership program.
Virtual Specialized Services as you need them.
Our team of independent contracting virtual specialists bring focused competencies to your business keeping HOPE as your central hub for support. These services are invoiced conveniently, as needed. Available services currently include graphic design, social media strategy/engagement, bookkeeping, copy writing, transcription, audio/video formatting, and website auditing, plus a referral network for needs not covered here.
Virtual Encouragement and Refreshment
Breath of Hope is a (primarily) virtual oasis of encouragement and refreshment. There are a lot of training resources in the business world, so instead of competing with those, we offer a framework of encouragement and refreshment like a friend coming alongside you. We use a variety of resources and approaches to help you craft a unique balance between excelling and exhaling so you can thrive in your professional life.
Resources include courses, books, slide presentations, downloadables and more.
In order to serve professionals of all income levels, many of these resources are offered with an "pay what you can" pricing model, and some can be accessed free. Breath of Hope is also supported by our Friends of Hope program.
Dynamic Workshops and Keynotes Customized for You
An experienced speaker and business soft skills trainer, Beth's creative, audience-involved, fun-focused approach brings a breath of fresh air to professional events held live or online. She has spoken for Michelin, CCT Business Training (various clients), LeadX, the Kevin Eikenberry Group, the National Association of Church Business Administration and others. Webinars, live feed training, conference keynotes or workshops can all be customized for your audience or team.
Contact Beth for details.
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Breath of Hope
Breath of Hope is a virtual oasis of refreshment and encouragement for overwhelmed professionals. Our practical, multi-format resources (including weekly blog posts) are built around four key topic areas. Our "Pay what you can" pricing model guarantees that professionals of any income level, or those unemployed or underemployed, can benefit from our assistance in crafting a balance between excelling and exhaling so you can thrive in your professional life!
With Special Thanks to Our Friends of Hope for 2018
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We’re getting close to the deadline (May 25) for which I’ll be using my NEW LIST for future blog posts, resource announcements, tips and more. (Have you subscribed to the new list yet? If not, click here.) And if you are undecided, here’s preview of some things coming up and ideas I’ve been considering: Things …
Hello Followers, Friends, and Family: I’m doing something important. HOPE Unlimited has been in existence since 2005 and it’s been quite a journey! Thank you to those of you who have “been around” since early on! Along the way, I’ve gained subscribers, and I’ve decided to take a big step. I am conducting a major …
You’ve sent an email to that client or customer multiple times, and you haven’t received an answer. Or you’ve called someone, and left more than one message (or found their voice mail box to be full.) You may have even resorted to sending snail mail, to no avail.What do you do now? The fact remains, that …
Do you have a book inside you? I’ve self-published a handful of books, all of which are available on Amazon and provide me some monthly income (click on the links in the sidebar to learn more.) From time to time, when people realize I have self-published, they become intrigued because they have a book inside of them, too. …
It’s time for Work Wisdom, a random collection of tips and thoughts to encourage you to excel and exhale at work! Click on the video to watch a slide show, or read the list that follows. Plan ahead, but stay present. When setting up a project, break it into small pieces, and be more …
(Our thanks to Quid Corner for this guest post.) It’s the beginning of the week. The weekend is a distant memory. Your ‘to do’ list is growing, but motivation is shrinking. Rebooting your drive is not as difficult as it might feel — it just requires a bit of self-knowledge. Productivity expert Gretchen Rubin identified four types of …
Do you like to have the last word? Let’s consider that concept.
How we've helped overwhelmed professionals excel and exhale.
I highly recommend Beth Beutler, if you are looking for someone to help take your business to the next level. We used Beth for two years to plan and coordinate client appreciation dinners and events for our company. She was in charge of all planning details and always did a fantastic job for us. Her attention to detail and follow up was great and freed up the staff to concentrate on their specific areas of work. She also took on the responsibility of developing a systematized contact schedule that has allowed us to stay in touch with our clients and set up yearly review meetings. One final task that she helped us develop was social media. Before Beth, we had no social media presence besides a static web page. She helped us set up Facebook, Twitter, and worked with our staff to develop a more interactive web site.
Beth is well organized and task oriented, plus always took the initiative to do the “extra” things around the office that others often put off doing. She has the heart of a servant and was a great complement to our Team!
Roger C. Sims
Sims & Karr Financial Solutions
Beth’s presentation was beyond what I was expecting. Not only did she give us great organizational tips for the work place, but for our home and daily lives, too....I strongly recommend Beth as a presenter at your workshop or conference. We can all use a little peace and calmness in our lives! ~Carol F., Office Adminstrator
I would have to say that I feel your company really has "us" in your best interest...when I receive news from you, it is always uplifting and useful...it is relevant to our jobs...with a touch of "real life"...I enjoy knowing that it's not just a job for you, but a ministry and blessing to us. Shelly, Lanesville, IN
Beth has provided me with efficient and excellent virtual assistant services. So, I decided her step-by-step instructions for cleaning out my email in-box were worth a shot.
The directions were simple and easy-to-follow, resulting in a remarkable change to my overwhelming email in-box. It’s finally manageable. I plan to keep these instructions handy to incorporate this process into my regular weekly review to help keep my email in-box under control. – Jon Verbeck, JonVerbeck.com
I have known Beth as a friend and a partner in several endeavors for the past several years. She has invested in my growth as she has recognized strengths in me that she was willing to bring to light in projects of her own. She has also encouraged me to use those strengths with my own projects and has introduced me to people that have had an impact on my working toward certain goals. In doing that, it brings to light one of her gifts. She helps people understand that they have something important to offer, and she is willing to use her vast knowledge of many subjects and her connections with many in different areas of expertise to help someone realize their own goals. It is my privilege to know someone that is eager to see me succeed and brings her gifts to bear to be part of that success. Karina Whisnant, Michelin / Certified Christian Life Coach
We booked Beth Beutler to conduct a five-session lunch and learn series over the summer for our employees and were very pleased with the outcome. Beth was professional, always prepared, flexible and easy to work with to achieve our goal of providing an educational and fun learning experience. Our employees not only enjoyed the fun approach Beth took, including games and prize drawings, but also benefited from the common sense, practical tips for conquering challenges related to email, calendar, task, work space and other productivity issues. We would highly recommend other companies book Beth for one or more of her energetic sessions to help you improve the management of your day-to-day work life and increase employee productivity. Director of Legal Administration, Accord Financial, Inc.
Remember that meeting that was hard to schedule with the head of the program? You (appropriately) stayed after them. Looking back, it was that one conversation that made the difference in our son's choice to go to that college. So sometimes it's the little things, that in the end, turn into the big things.
Jeff M. (Executive VA Client)
I’ve worked with Beth and her team for more than a year. They’re great! Beth handles all my social media – posting to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and she manages my newsletter. She’s a top notch professional and gets my work out even when her power was out during the hurricane! I highly recommend Beth to anyone who needs help juggling your business. - Shelley Row, CEO ShelleyRow.com
Thank you for providing me with the email tips to clear out my email inbox. I’ve struggled for years to maintain my multiple email addresses especially with the large volume of spam and articles sent to me that one day I think I’m going to read. I’ve used many of the tips you provided in the past but learned several new ideas as well. I did delete thousands and thousands of emails that I will never read or never asked for that ultimately get in the way of emails that I really want to get or should be responding to and I didn’t. That’s not how I like to be personally and or professionally. My Gmail account had over 14,000 emails in it when I started in which I was able to get that down to 5,000 and also opt out to many ads and newsletters I will never read. I also started clearing out the daily emails each day so they don’t continue to stack up and I’m reviewing and deleting the other 5,000 so it will take me a few months to get to a good starting point and create a system going forward. I would also consider myself to be a big email abuser and with 5 different email addresses so most people that take the course and do as you advise, should feel much better that week upon completion.
Thanks for sharing and caring about others.
Patrick Van Every, WOMGreenville
My Gmail inbox currently has 465 emails in it. That's down from over 26,000.
I've translated what I've learned to my work email which is a smaller project since I've only been at this particular job since August. I'm being ruthless with the delete button and think "Is this me or is this not me?" to determine whether I need to read or save emails that are sent out to a large mailing list.
I'm sticking to the good mailbox habits that you taught me. Leigh H.
Beth is a rock star… she takes the time to deeply understand our company mission and goals, and proactively finds ways to streamline our operations and serve our clients. - Karin Hurt, CEO Let's Grow Leaders
I would highly recommend Beth Beutler for all of your clerical and personal assistant needs! She worked for me for many years and was very professional, helpful, and thoughtful. She is also very creative and will be attentive to any and all of your special needs. I’ve had lots of helpers over the years and she’s at the “top of my list”! – Steve Keyes, Founding Pastor, City Church / Company Pastor, Jeff Lynch Appliances.
Beth’s expert knowledge of different personality types allows her to communicate effectively to a varied audience. Additionally, she possesses the skill sets necessary to share her knowledge with others in a way that helps them enhance their personal or professional lives through better overall communication. – Stephanie Baker, Counselor and Master Christian Life Coach, CEO of Life In Abundance
In all sincerity, thank you for your willingness to speak during “Family First” yesterday. As always, you were full of helpful tips, practical information, and–of course–able to fully engage the group. We couldn’t ask for more! ~ LS, volunteer, First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
Beth’s an excellent quick tip source and encourager on a variety of topics including health and fitness, finances, organization, business etiquette, and more. I’m amazed at her ability to network with such keen diversity due to her friendly and welcoming communicative style. ~ Barbara Seibel, Ministry Assistant, First Presbyterian Church, Greenville.
Beth Beutler was a delight to work with. She was very informative, thorough, and was a wonderful liasion between our business and the businesses who hired us for photography needs. She was able to properly communicate the needs and wants of her clients to our studio which made our job easier during the entire process. We would highly recommend Beth in the future.” – Phil Hyman Photography, Greenville, SC
The most inspiring, well-organized life management workshop I’ve ever experienced! ~ Kit A., Ninety Six, SC
Best workshop of the conference!” “Beth Beutler runs an excellent class that helped me look at myself in a whole new way!” ~NACBA Conference Attendees, Seattle
I have been meaning to tell you how much I am enjoying your book…it’s a perfect size to take to the gym. So many points have hit dead-on for me I find I lI have been meaning to tell you how much I am enjoying your book…it’s a perfect size to take to the gym. So many points have hit dead-on for me I find I leave the gym uplifted after my reading! ~ Sally C., lawyer, South Carolina
Beth has a practical good sense born in spiritual discernment that helps people do the right thing for the right reason. ~ Larry K. Wood, Retired Attorney
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