I'm Elise Finger

The virtual executive assistant, online business manager, project manager and entrepreneur behind Virtual Solace.

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I help C-level executives and business leaders take action, find balance, and gain clarity so they can focus on what truly matters.

You have limited time. You need results now. You’re in the right place.

Every executive, business leader and business owner has a unique story. Maybe you’ve managed all the details of your business on your own for decades but as your business has grown you need to optimize your energy and your time. Maybe your business is disorganized or inefficient and you need help developing systems so help your team work more efficiently. Maybe you’ve spent years building your business from the ground up, but now it’s time to create a better work/life balance so you can focus on the people who matter most to you. Maybe you want to improve your response time to customer inquiries, but aren’t ready to bring someone on a full-time. 

Whatever it is, that vision that drives you and keeps you moving forward... that’s your story… and it creates momentum for your business.
But it’s not always that easy, is it? And that’s why you’re here. Because no matter what you try the results simply aren’t there. There aren’t enough hours in the day to leave you with the feeling that you are truly getting it all done while keeping everyone happy.  

Relax. There’s no reason for you to feel overwhelmed, stressed, or scattered anymore. You’ve been working hard building your dream. Together we’re going to collaborate to get improved results for you and your business and things are about to change.  

You’re about to discover how to take start working on your business instead of just in it by partnering with a high-quality, exclusive service provider who will bring Solace for yourself and your business. 

How is this possible? I will help you take action by delegating and automating tasks while developing clear, defined business processes. I will help you identify your ideal work/life balance and will work hard to protect your schedule. I will handle all the minute details allowing you to gain clarity to focus on high-priority items to advance your business.

But first, you’ve got to stop trying to keep all the balls in the air. As your virtual partner, I’ll help you focus on implementing simple, practical systems to help you take action, find balance, and gain clarity for your business so you can focus on what matters to you most.

Ready to get real results so you can get back to the work you love? We really should talk.

About Elise:

Elise is a seasoned professional with over 15 years experience in business administration, executive assistance, project management and much more.  As a reformed (or recovering) perfectionist, her passion for organization combined with a love of business strategy, systems development and implementation propelled her to launch her own business, Virtual Solace. Since 2012, Elise has been able to provide relief to many C-level executives and business leaders by helping them take action, discover a healthy work/life balance, and gain clarity for their life and business by serving as their virtual executive assistant and online business manager. Elise lives in the Kansas City metro area with her amazing husband and their two beautiful girls.

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YOUR VIRTUAL SOLACE

You put out fires all day long--taking care of EVERYONE and EVERYTHING on your own. You try to handle it all--only to end up exhausted, overwhelmed, stressed, scattered, or occasionally out of sorts with those closest to you. And how is it that your to-do list is longer at the end of the day than it was at the beginning? 

I know what it's like to try to keep all the balls in the air. I’ve felt the need for peace in the midst of a storm. And, I know what it’s like to build a business from the ground up. There is always more to be done and something else to learn.

I’m thrilled you’re here—because we’re a lot alike, you and me. You see, we’re both trying to create a life we love out of what we do, which means neither of us can avoid our most valuable resource: our time.

My Story

At the top of this page, I told you I am a virtual executive assistant, online business manager, and entrepreneur, which is all true, but I am also a busy wife and mother. Although our stories may not be identical, I can guarantee this: I understand where you are coming from and what your needs are. 

I learned how to manage my business, support my family, and create the lifestyle I desire for my family even when the circumstances are challenging--because I don’t give up. I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of one of life’s curveballs. But I also know what it’s like to overcome them. 

I can relate to where you are at, but, more than that, I’ve learned to push through difficult situations and have proven myself to be better because of it. Most of all, I’ve learned the joy and peace that comes with a simpler life--one that allows me to breathe, laugh, and relax. Now, I offer business leaders simple and strategic methods to take action, move their business forward, develop a healthy work/life balance, and gain clarity for themselves and their business so they can feel what I feel. I work exclusively with C-level executives and business leaders to provide solace and implement small changes in their life and business so they can leave space for what truly matters. 

I serve as a trusted and valued resource you can turn to when your to-do list is keeping you up at night. How did I realize this? Because I’ve been right where you are and I’ve asked those very same questions myself, but more than that, I’ve helped many of my Clients, who have been right where you are, delegate tasks so their minds can rest.

In 2009, I began my journey as an independent contractor as a project manager, event coordinator, and overall doer of many things. In 2012, after my eldest daughter was born, I began working as a virtual executive assistant for a few of my previous employers which allowed me to continue to wear my professional hat while also taking time to enjoy the quickly fleeting moments with my family. As time went on, my business grew from doing business as Elise Finger and morphed into what is now Virtual Solace. 

In my field, I am always searching for helpful resources to point me in the right direction, and I’ve often struggled to find systems and strategies I could implement simply. As time moves on, I continue to figure things out by trial and error. 

Now my business is two-fold. It started as a way to wear my professional hat while allowing me to spend more time with my family, but now it has grown to allow me to partner with C-level executives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs to help their business thrive. Not only is that my business, it’s my passion. 

If I come across effective tips and strategies, my goal is to share them with you on the Virtual Solace blog.

My Philosphy

My philosophy, in brief, is to love God, love people, and to equip others to intentionally live their lives to the fullest (John 10:10).

I am a:

  • Devoted wife.
  • Mom to two little ladies (ages 5 and 2).
  • Lover of the perfectly seasoned steak and homemade chocolate chip cookies.
  • Highly organized planner by nature.  
  • Coffee fan (did I mention I have two kids?).

"Working virtually has allowed
me to create a life I love for
myself and my family."

I believe in:

  • Living intentionally.
  • Laughing freely.
  • Being drama free.
  • Pursuing grace, not perfection.
  • Finding joy in the journey.

Why does all of this matter? Because I’m your advocate, partner, and virtual extension of your business.

As an virtual executive assistant and online business manager, I do more than manage tasks, schedule travel, maintain your inbox, and organize your calendar (although I do those things, too). I strategize with my Clients to see how we can achieve the action, balance, and clarity they desire for themselves and their businesses. My years of experience have lead me to this moment: our meeting. I'm so glad you're here and I hope you find the Virtual Solace site helpful, whether it's a blog post, email campaign, course, or by having the opportunity to serve you and your business.

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