By Sophia Duvall, Nov 5 2018 09:14PM
After searching high and low for months (nay, years, to be honest), I'm pleased to announce that I have finally found the right person to hire as my assistant: meet Kate, who will be joining Team Sophia Duvall from the second week of November. When a particularly trusted colleague found out I was seeking an assistant, she contacted me singing the praises of her own, and strongly recommended that I get in touch. That person turned out to be Kate. So, in addition to decades of experience in this industry, she comes with stellar references! Please read on to learn how Kate will be assisting me, and making both my life and yours easier going forward.
Bio: Kate has a passion for helping others and living a peaceful life. She loves animals, especially her Bichon Frise, and is an avid long distance swimmer who enjoys cliff diving. She has travelled extensively within Europe and considers Stockholm to be her second home. Kate and I both thrive on long-term colleague relationships, so we anticipate that we'll be working together for a long time to come.
Apart from knowing that I've hired an epic badass, what does this change mean for you, and for me? That's an excellent question, and I'm so glad you asked! ;) It means that Kate will be reviewing all initial inquiries, and will take care of all screening and scheduling. This will allow me to:
1) focus my energy on maintaining high-quality in-person interactions with my patrons,
2) put more of my energy into some exciting projects outside of the demimonde,
3) work on the launch of my (exciting!) new website, which will finally feature a members-only section and be optimized for mobile,
4) keep in better touch with people by producing high-quality updates to my mailing list(s), and
4) allow me to relax more, leading to a healthier and happier Sophia!
Like myself, Kate is a very thorough screener, so when you write your initial inquiry, please bear in mind that we both have very high standards. If she doesn't deem your inquiry to be genuine and complete, your request is unlikely to ever reach my eyes. She and I also share very high standards for data security, privacy, and discretion, so you can rest easy knowing that your info is secure (and, as always, will be deleted after our initial meeting is complete and you've established yourself as a trusted companion).
Due to my intense travel schedule and ongoing projects outside of the demimonde that have required increased time and energy, I know I haven't been the quickest to respond in recent months nor the most efficient person to schedule with. Knowing that I've been so hard to reach and/or see has left me uneasy and occasionally even embarrassed. All that being said, if you're a long-term established patron, I suspect that you'll exhale a big sigh of relief since Kate will also be taking on scheduling our time together. Going forward, I anticipate things will be much easier for everyone.
If you're an established patron, and communication doesn't directly pertain to scheduling and sorting out related logistics, I'll still aim to personally reply to your emails. If you would like a personal reply from me, whether as a patron or a colleague in the industry, please indicate that in the subject line of your email, and I'll respond to you as quickly as I can.