All about The Admin Whiz!

I’m Barbara Puchala – the Admin Whiz!

I have over 25 years of experience in administration and all that goes with it – I’ve worked with one-man endeavours to large, international corporate enterprises.  There’s not much that hasn’t come across my desk!  Fields I’ve worked in include insurance, accounting, high-tech software, manufacturing, standards certification registrars, engineering, real estate and more.

I’ve done basic administration, group benefits administration, bookkeeping (Accounts Payable and Receivable, invoicing, expense tracking), proposals, documentation, event planning, trade show marketing, project management, website maintenance and design, newsletters (paper and digital).  About the only thing I’m weak on is playing a musical instrument!

One of my favourite things to do is learn new things – I have an insatiable curiosity about everything and anything.  One of the reasons why I moved away from the large corporate world is that they weren’t always interested in looking at different, and possibility more effective, ways  to tackle issues.  The standard was always “good enough”.

I realized that my most satisfying and rewarding positions involved working with individual executives or small groups where I could implement best practices and free up my executive and team to do the work that was most meaningful to them and the success of the organization.  I’m all about helping people in any way I can.  The most obvious path for me was setting up my own enterprise and offering my services to the small business owner so they could achieve their goals.  I love a good success story!  Don’t you?

Now I’m a Certified Canadian Virtual Assistant doing what I’m passionate about – helping the small business owner achieve success. All those past experiences are now being put to good use.

Too many small operations get bogged down in the day-to-day administrative stuff.  Yes, you can do it yourself but that only takes time away from building your business. I know because I sometimes fall into the same pitfall myself.  I’m a small business owner so I know where and how I can help you.

So let’s have a conversation about how I can help you Get It Done!




  • Database Maintenance
  • proofreading
  • editing, formatting
  • internet research
  • expense tracking
  • basic bookkeeping
  • Billing
  • Presentations and proposals
  • Project and task management

On-line presence

  • WordPress website design and maintenance
  • Facebook Business pages
  • Social media management
  • Blog management
  • Updating profiles


  • email marketing
  • newsletters (printed and electronic)
  • business cards, brochures
  • event management