Client Testimonials

Hilde and Christine, last week was a smashing success with regards to event planning. From end to end, including Henk’s event, I believe attendees were quite delighted. Thank you so much for all your diligence and hard work. It showed itself at every corner we turned. And that you were remote through it all is a greater testament to your attention to detail and thoughtfulness. One has to be a very thoughtful person to be good at events and clearly, you are. Know that overall Amsterdam was a great 2012 partner meeting!
Thank you for all your hard work.

Wendi Pickerel, Executive Director, Asinta

Hilde has been my Personal Assistant/Secretary from mid 2006 to 2010. She has worked for me in my role as Executive Director for Upstream international (and formerly for Exploration and Production) and as Board Member of Royal Dutch Shell plc. Hilde is quite simply an outstanding PA, and I can highly recommend her to anyone who wants such services, whether on a full-time of a part-time basis. Because of my travel agenda, she has become very used to working remotely from me and providing excellent support in all circumstances.

Malcolm Brinded, Executive Director Upstream International and Member of the Board Royal Dutch Shell

Christine’s innovative ideas and knowledge of the software greatly assisted us with our new website. She also made the website user friendly so we can maintain on our own. It was a pleasure to work with a professional that was dedicated, punctual and motivated.

Sandy Marcal, President, Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc.

If you put a traditional executive secretary (professional, discreet, articulate) in a collider with a modern PA (technologically savvy, fast, cool under pressure) you’d get Hilde van den Braak.
Those of us with small businesses are extremely lucky that Hilde has decided to work virtually. We now have access to the quality of support that is usually available only to Board level executives in the world’s leading organisations.
Beyond Hilde’s professional competence, she is a kind and caring person whose desire to help her clients succeed underpins everything she does.
I recommend her unreservedly, and would be happy to provide further information.

Jessica Mcnicholas, Head of UK Operations, Refraction Consulting

Christine has exceeded our expectations and enabled us to extend our marketing efforts through her insight of our objectives and her creative efforts.

Mark Sobel, President, 1st US Realty

Hilde was my secretary when I first started in Royal Dutch Shell. She is personally and professionally mature and uses this to work independently, building contacts and relationships. She uses her creativity in solving challenging problems and displays courage and strength. She is highly efficient and ensures the best business outcome. I would highly recommend her.

Mike Rose
Executive Vice President of Service, Support and Operations Juniper and former CIO of Royal Dutch Shell

Christine is organized, efficient, and dependable. She is extremely motivated and pleasant to work with. Christine brings professionalism and enthusiasm to every job!

Maureen Gomes, Owner and Art Director, Plimouth Rocks Design

Hilde has excellent secretarial and interpersonal skills, and is able to act with great independence exercising sound judgement and trust.

Lee Patterson, Vice President HR Strategy and Regional Coordination, Royal Dutch Shell

I hired Christine to manage my WordPress/Wishlist membership site/back-end. And it was the best move I could have made. Christine really knows her stuff. She handles any and all issues that come up. She’s a WordPress AND Wishlist whiz. She works efficiently and expertly. She’s also the membership administrator and she professionally and gracefully handles all member concerns and questions. The entire membership is running like a well-oiled machine thanks to Christine’s expertise and work ethic.

Donna Toothaker, Owner, Step It Up VA Coaching

I am a HUGE fan of Christine. Christine supported me for about two years. She did an outstanding job for me. I never had to worry about projects being completed in a timely and highly professional way. She is simply THE BEST. You will not be disappointed.

Frank Timmons

Christine is a great assistant. The fact that she is virtual makes it even better. Her enormous vitality and energy make working with her seamless, painless and fun. She is on the top of her game in follow up and in bringing fresh ideas and technologies to the make my life easier and more organized. I whole heartedly recommend her as a great virtual assistant.

Julian Hutter, Vice President, Douglas Elliman

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