UK-Based Ghanaian corporate trainer Annabel Mensah-Brown is of the opinion that university education is not meant for everyone.
According to her, individuals can become successful based on talent and work experience over time, once they have set their career targets.
Her comment comes as there is an increased conversation on entrepreneurship from the government and the business world.
Speaking on Starr FM, the former Discovery Channel and Fox News Executive Assistant cited herself as an example of being successful without a university education.
She said “I think university isn’t everything and it is not for everybody, but you have to understand the route you are going to take. If you do not go to the university, I would always say get some work experience.”
According to her, education is great but at times what one wants to do is not related to going to the university.
She used the opportunity to admonish the youth to do a lot of research to know if there is a need to go to the university for what they want to do or not.
Ms Mensah-Brown noted, “you should do your research and find out the subject you are willing to learn, find out if the university is that route, if not sometimes, the practical experience can actually be better for somebody depending on the learning skills.”
According to Miss Brown, she is set to assist business owners and corporate workers to reach success through her Virtual Assistant Consultancy. She will train business executives and equip them with the needed services to help grow their businesses.
Launching her Virtual Assistant Consultancy, Miss Brown is readying with the Personal Assistant training for personnel who are working as business executive personnel’s assistants and individuals who are passionate about becoming Personal Assistants to personality brands and executives.
Speaking about the training, she said, “an excellent personal assistant is someone who does more than just picking up calls or doing coffee runs. It is someone with grace and fluency in all manner of skills.
An excellent personal assistant knows how to build great professional relationships with their manager, is efficient in time management, and an assertive communicator.”
She added, “If you want to be an excellent personal assistant, this course is for you. This will provide you with a foundation to all essential skills to be an excellent personal assistant today.”
According to her, the course will benefit participants to have a better understanding of the PA role and the skills needed, learn assertive communication and how to listen well Improve business writing skills.
“And also participants will learn different work and management styles when working with your boss, Improve diary management, scheduling, and time management skills, Better knowledge on scheduling meeting and writing agenda and minutes and Boost productivity with office ergonomics.”
About Annabel Mensah-Brown
Annabel Brown is a well-organized, hard-working, knowledgeable individual. In addition to her passion for Media and Entertainment, it came at no surprise when she landed her first assistant job at Fox Networks Group as a Receptionist/Personal Assistant.
Over the years Annabel has become a renowned Executive Assistant to many C-suite level executives, working for some of the biggest companies and best personnel within the Media and Entertainment industry.
As her career grew, so did her confidence.
Annabel has recently launched her own business as a Virtual Assistant Consultancy assisting business leaders with Personal and Business support and Events. Along with launching her own business, Annabel has also created her very own training course for assistants and customer relations management.
Annabel would like to inspire the next generation in reaching their full potential, aspirations, and how they can build their chosen career.
Annabel’s journey and path to success is one that would inspire young black women like herself to believe in themselves and as Annabel says, “The Sky has no limits”.