Paperwork Partners Blog by Pat Matson 
Top Ten Ways This VA Helps Coaches
May 30th, 2013


1. I can write excellent content for your website, your blogs, your articles, your newsletter, and for your social media networking sites, creating more time for you to coach your clients. I can gather testimonials from your clients for the website and maintain your email lists.

2. I can help you create multiple streams of income from products: books, ebooks, , training workbooks & curriculum, articles, workshop materials.

3. I can help you craft a strategic plan and a business plan if you haven’t done that already, and I can help you implement them. In addition, I can create your “elevator” speech and set up your business cards, stationery, and other needed forms for a consistent branded look.

4. I can write a Top Ten list like this one for you to present to your clients so that you can demonstrate your key coaching skills.

5. I can create an Intake Packet for you in both hardcopy and as a fillable form. I can keep a supply of them and mail them out for you as needed or send an email to your prospective clients for the on-line form.

6. I can research the best way to automate your calendar / appointments, typically through an on-line program. You might consider Coaches Console for all of your coaching tasks.

7. I can set up your teleclasses; prepare and distribute materials for the classes; handle student questions; handle registrations; and send out class notes or PPTs to students plus the class roster.

8. I can handle your travel requirements: find locations for your workshops, negotiate with the facility, make your travel arrangements, arrange for the shipping of your materials. If required, I can run the back of the room sales for you and assist with logistics throughout the workshop.

9. Oversee professional membership due dates, track certification requirements, assist with preparation for committee participation, and keep your on-line profile up to date for the coaching associations to which you belong.

10. I can brainstorm with you and through artful questioning, I can help you get to the bottom line of what you really want to accomplish, and then I can help you get there.

Surprise! It’s a Baker’s Dozen!

11. I can help you with personal tasks: expense forms from travel; purchase and mailing of gifts for your clients; holiday cards and gifts; create menus for your holiday and birthday events; read your newsletters, newspapers and magazines and summarize points of interest for you; set up surprise birthday travel gifts for you and your spouse. If you don’t see it here, please ask me. 909-867-2412 or pat {at} paperwork

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Why Writing for Coaches Makes My Heart Joyful
March 6th, 2013
Writing for Coaches


I adore writing.  It has sung to me since I was a wee ‘un back in Pennsylvania, my native state. The family moved to California during my senior year of high school (extraordinary timing, eh?) and by then, I was well established as “she writes.”

Opportunities to continue on that path unfolded across my years:  I got to help write a series of English textbooks for Ginn and Company; I got to write and help produce parodys of musicals when I was in the convent; and by the time I reached corporate America, it had become a given.

Nowadays, I’ve narrowed down my niche quite a bit and it’s my heart that made that choice.  I love coaches and coaching.  The old schoolteacher/trainer in me still enjoys and understands the needs of  the front-of-the-room mentality, but the Virtual Assistant in me prefers the behind-the-throne position, and writing as a niche is just perfect for both.  Yes, I love to indulge myself! :)

If you are a Spiritual Coach or a Life Coach who has been sending out into the Universe for someone to help you with your coaching business who understands spirituality, hello! My name is Pat Matson. I’m a Virtual Assistant (VA) with a writing niche for Life or Spiritual Coaches.  My company lives at and you’re invited on by.

For all of the considerable years of my life, I have felt drawn toward gaining an understanding about Life, and to this end, I am very satisfied.  Because of this, and in conjunction with my administrative, writing and managerial skills, I have married them all handsomely into my VA practice, but my biggest joy is writing materials for coaches.

My practice has room for one more VSC – Very Special Client –  with whom I can become a friend, a compatriot, a business builder, a skilled set of ears, and a warm place in my heart. I am looking for one special client who needs someone with my skills set to create all of the “things written” they might need in their business – things like:

  • A workbook
  • Articles
  • Autoresponders
  • Bios
  • Blog posts
  • Career Profile
  • CD scripts
  • Curriculum
  • Intake Packages
  • Proposals
  • Short and long Bios
  • User manuals
  • Website copy
  • Your book

I am putting it out there myself that there’s a very special Spiritual Coach who needs a Virtual Assistant/Writer who  works independently, with high integrity, exceeds all expectations, takes a big part of the load off you, and who identifies with your soulful goals.  I would truly love to meet you and know that I love getting the word out as much as you do. Serving others for the sake of their unfoldment, their growth into grace and understanding, via a path of business success IS ME, and I know it’s you, too.

We need to talk! Can’t you just feel it?

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VA with Writing Niche has One Spot Open in her Practice
February 26th, 2013

There is room in my practice for only One highly motivated, visionary, entrepreneur who wants to know what superb achievement, peak performance, absolute accomplishment, and what being at the pinnacle feels like. I’ve been looking for you and I know you’ll recognize yourself here.

About You:

• You are a galloping, visionary, out-of-the-box entrepreneur.
• Your expertise lies in coaching or in another self-help-based business.
• You’re a New Age type of thinker.
• You can conjure up more ideas than Pinterest has pins but there just aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish them.
• You burn way too much midnight oil and want a trusted collaboration with a Business Manager.
• Your already-successful enterprise need an overseer to run the team so you can do what you do best to zoom to the next level of success.
• You want someone who thinks as you do, who can implement your ideas, onto whom you can download and walk away, knowing it will get handled.
• You’d love your assistant to have free rein because you trust her, her qualities and her integrity.
• You wish she could do the writing work to create your classes, your curriculum, write your books, tweak your site copy, proof everything for accuracy, and get you more internet presence through articles with a really pithy bio.
• You Already Want to Email Because You Recognize Me as Much as I Recognize You!

About Me:

• I am that Other You you’ve been wishing for.
• I am a New Age Thinker, talented manager and writer.
• I understand the systems and tasks it takes to manage a successful, on-line business.
• I am an incredible resource, sounding board, and strategic planner.
• My genius lies in writing my substantial, hard-won understanding of life into my client’s materials and then helping their businesses flourish because of both my writing and my managerial gifts.
• When I point my powerful thinking at your business, it will double or triple. I can give you numerical statistics.

About Us:

• The true spirit of my work is to facilitate you to embrace your own goodness, truth, success and individuality while working in your business.
• You enjoy having me back you up virtually with my writing and managerial skills and then, you enjoy the consistent growth and greater success we generate together.
• We both love my skills, my 30+ years of experience, and the wisdom I generously bring along. And the love. I love the work I do and the clients with whom I do it.
• I offer a long list of hard-wired skills plus soulful support – more to love.
• I crawl into the heart of what you want to accomplish, intuit the most productive role I can play there, and then craft the things that need to be written and manage the rest of your team. I’m a stickler for deadlines and you are so grateful for that!
• You Want to Email Me Even More Now! I can feel it too. We need to talk.

Warmest regards!


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Touting Maria Khalifé, Change Coaching Institute
July 31st, 2012

We’ve all seen it – war happens.  It’s never pretty. It’s always costly. And things go on the way they go on until someone changes things.  Maria Khalifé is a changer.  In fact, she’s a Change Coach.  In fact, she teaches others how to be Change Coaches at her Change Coaching Institute.  You can see her work here.

Maria was born during one of many such wars in Lebanon, and she used this strife to – shall we say – make lemonade for her life and for her country.  Maria says “I have always been inspired by Mahatma Gandhi principles and his vision of peace and nonviolence. I understood the need for sound principles which he explained to ordinary people.  I had to personally demonstrate those principles in my life so that I could say with great modesty “I walk my talk” “and my life is my message” the way he did.”

Gandhi touched my soul when he said “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” I cannot think of any quotation that is more poignant than that one, so much so, that I have modeled my Change Coaching Institute after it.”

If you’d like more information about becoming a Change Coach, look here.

I have worked with Maria for over four years and I personally feel that I am helping her to bring peace one-individual-at-a-time in the middle east.  It’s a method not tried before.  Maria expects great success.

There is an abundance of inspirational articles that will bring both information and peace to your soul at Maria’s other website,, so please feel free to visit and enjoy.

Maria’s work in the middle East is visionary and stellar.  I salute her!

Warmest Regards,

Pat Matson




When your midnight candle’s all burned out,
“I  AM  another you!”  and I provide
Executive Virtual Assistance so you can

heave a sigh of relief, and only do the work

you do best, because I’ve got your back.


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Final Ideas About My Accident & 2011 Plans
January 5th, 2011

Hello, y’all.  I’ve been processing my guts out working to resolve all the issues centered around my car accident last July.  With the single exclusion of some small twinges and loud cracks in my neck, I feel good about saying that I’m 100% healed.

Instead of chewing my cabbage twice, you can read the latest overview about it where I share the spiritual or metaphysical perspective on how I saved myself and then healed.  It’s in Kalon Women online magazine here.

2011 Plans for Paperwork Partners

In addition to my personal resolutions this coming New Year, I have decided to spend a few dollars to unfold some new skills in a series of classes that will ultimately benefit you and any new clients who come on board.

In my classes, taught by a Geek Virtual Assistant, I’ll be learning about:

  • 1ShoppingCart, Aweber & Paypal
  • Social Media & Marketing, Blog promotion, ezine maintenance
  • Product Launches
  • Online Payment setup
  • WordPress savvy

It’s kind of exciting and a bit scary since some of the above skills are things I’ve subcontracted out before for my own business.  Some of the above I’m somewhat familiar with, and I’d like to deepen my skills. Time to bite the technical geek bullet, I guess.

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Surviving An Accident, Part II
October 23rd, 2010

Eek! My seat!

Those twelve lovely firemen and paramedics (sigh!) were most caring.  While some of them used the Jaws of Life to pry open the driver’s side doors and remove the post in between them, one of them sat or knelt in the back seat and talked to me through that ordeal.  He also kept asking me questions to see if I was still conscious or not and the poor dear had sweat just pouring off his face in the heat. I so appreciated his running commentary of the progress being made because it helped keep me oriented.

Before I knew it, a back board was slid under me and I was on a gurney and in the ambulance on the ten mile drive to the hospital.  I was doing mental work to be sure that my perfect health was manifesting as it ought to, and I’m convinced that this mental work disappeared anything that was unlike my mind model.  I frequently closed my eyes to concentrate and make sure my conviction was strong, and this started off another series of questions:  “Are you ok? Can you breathe all right?” I know they put a neck brace on me crooked, but I didn’t say anything because I knew the brace was unnecessary anyway.  They also administered oxygen via a face mask and it damn near choked off ALL air.  Seriously, I could not breathe as well with it on as with it off.  So I slide it off my face.  It still cost me $150.00.

It was a dizzying trip from the ambulance into the Emergency Room, but what an Emergency Room it was!  The hospital is one specifically catering to Emergencies.  I had a male nurse who was Hispanic but his name was more Middle Eastern.  Dang if I can remember it.  He was a wonderfully attentive nurse.

What really impressed me was the fact that the hospital provided an employee (no clue what her title was) who’s only task was to contact the so-called victim’s families and let them know I’d been in an accident.  Now that was decidedly humane and cool.  My elder son didn’t recognize the incoming call’s number, so he didn’t pick up.  My younger son did pickup and I got to speak to him and let him know what had happened.  They got the word out to the family.  I have a dear sister whom I lovingly call Paulina Revere and she spread the word far and wide!

My sons and d-in-law headed down to the hospital tout suite.  While I waited, the – oh, let’s call her the Emergency Room Concierge – came to me with her cell phone and said I had a call.  I placed the phone near my ear, and I heard “Hello, this is Perfect Mind.  Who’s this?”  And I answered “It’s Perfect Health. Hi Dave.”  I teach my darling brother David metaphysics, and we’d been working on his healing for some months.  He was just giving me a dose of my own medicine, but it brought me to tears with the beauty and the truth of it. And I’m happy to say that since then, David’s healing has also been completed.  Yay!

The long and the short of it is that I had twelve hours to visit with my kids (5 minutes at a time) and lots of time to just lay there and affirm everything was just perfect.  The C-1 vertebrae crack disappeared.  The high blood sugar count came way down.  By midnight, my sons and d-in-law were driving me back home.  I was tender and tentative but whole and complete and headed home, good be praised. The paramedics kept visiting me each time they brought another victim in and were in awe that I wasn’t hurt more due to the condition of my car. I know beyond doubt’s shadow that my mental work had saved the day, to say nothing of my very life.

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Surviving a Major Accident
October 21st, 2010

Patty Loves The A Team

On Friday, July 9th, I was headed east on Hwy 10 toward Palm Desert and a visit to my step mom’s house. Dede is in her 90′s and a tribute to womanhood, so I was eager to see her that morning.  I had stopped at Jensen’s Market for a donut and coffee (must haves for traveling), and I also had a 32 oz. bottle of AquaFina with me.  Trust me, those details do become important.

The trip off the mountain and onto the I 10 were uneventful.  There wasn’t much traffic, and, as is my wont, I like to do mental work while I’m driving.  I’d been working on weight loss that morning, and I’d been able through deep thought to arrive at a place of peace and recognition about the truth of my Being.

I find that it’s entirely possible to focus my thinking AND drive.  One doesn’t detract from the other.  The guy in front of me seemed to be poking along, so I decided to pass him.  I accelerated into the next right lane.  While in that sacred sense of mind (remember the peace and recognition of the truth,) my car began to fishtail.  I live where knowing how to drive in the snow is important, so I steered into the direction of the curve, and zip! nada! nothing!  It just kept fishtailing. I remember thinking to myself “Why in heaven’s name isn’t the car correcting itself?” And that’s when the car, my dear friend the Chevy Trailblazer SS, began to roll over.

It happened slow-mo.  I thought “Oh, wow! The car is rolling over.  Again.  And again!” I had no sense of fear at all.  And then, my dear Chevy (um, his name was Jack Black) landed on all four wheels facing the opposite direction I’d been headed.  I was aware that I was covered in glass and the side airbags had detonated. But I was still at peace and thought “A cop will be by soon.”

So, I just sat there and waited for him.  He was a Highway Patrol officer.  He spoke to me at my window (mostly busted out) and then he went around to the other side of the car and asked me questions like “What year is it? What’s your name?  How many fingers am I holding up? Are you conscious?”  Am I conscious! WTF!!!  He said the firemen and paramedics would be along in a few minutes, so I used the electronics in the seat to recline the back and lay down.  It just felt like the thing to do.

I believe that my state of mind right before the accident is what carried me through it so that I could even be here to tell you about it today.  I believe it’s the mind that governs and my mind plus that tank of a Chevy saved my life that day.

I was taken to Desert Regional Trauma Hospital where I spent twelve long hours.  This is where I met the neatest male nurse who understood his presence along with a bed pan caused stage fright.  Remember that coffee and the 32 ounces of water I’d left the mountain?  It was ready, and ready, and ready!

I will take up this story at this point the next time there’s a drizzly, rainy day like today, and tell you how my thinking helped me get through this ordeal. But one parting gift.

I learned a lot through this experience.  I learned that I need to drive more slowly and I now do. I learned that I had diabetes and I’ve since then lost 40 pounds with more to go.  And I learned how many people love me.  Nice lessons, eh?

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An Honor and A Blessing
September 20th, 2010

My Virtual Assistant Alma Mater, Assist U, has a Homecoming Celebration annually.  During the event, nominations are voted on for the best VA in several categories.  I feel honored and blessed to have won two awards this  year:

-VA of the Year: Larissa Parks
-Staff Member of the Year: Barbara Woodham Lochen
-Most Supportive Community Member of the Year: Beatrice Ten-Thye
-Techie of the Year: Sandra Trca-Black
-Volunteer of the Year: Merri Taylor
-Top Portal Poster of the Year: Pat Matson
-Buddy of the Year: Pat Matson
-Honorary Community Member of the Year: Angela Mattson, of Mattson Business Services

I love belonging to this group.  It’s an amazing resource for both me and my clients; it’s a wonderful organization for making friends; it’s training course is reasonably priced, and it’s 120% thorough for starting up a new business.  I am proud to be a graduate.

Thanks to everyone who voted for me and all those who sent congratulatory notes.



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Just a Heads Up Re: Futute Postings
August 18th, 2010

Hello, Everyone.

One of the things that got let go when I had my car accident was this blog.

I am healing slowly but surely.  The accident surely shook the heck out of me and made me go into a deep introspection.

I have wanted to share with you how I was able to walk away from this, even though this is not a “personal” blog.

Farewell my Trailblazer!

As many of my clients know, I’m a student and teacher of metaphysics in addition to being a Virtual Assistant.

Just wanted you to know I’ve been working on the story in my mind for close to two months now.  I’m nearly ready, so please stay tuned!



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Personal Motivation & Messy Spirituality
July 8th, 2010

This little guy with his toes in the flowers sits at the base of my front deck stairway contented and easily pleased.  I haven’t given him a name, but I’m up for your suggestions.  His job is to look good, make the entrance seem appealing and welcome visitors to my home.

Is he motivated?  Well, sure, for a cement head.  ;)   But I want this week’s blog post to be for my sole proprietor clients and their personal motivation and their messy spirituality, which I think go hand in hand.

I think many of us have this tendency to segment and categorize our lives, especially when it comes to business.  I view things a bit differently.  I see things as one, giant, whole.  I think my business is my main way to unfold spirituality. I cannot begin to share with you the hundreds of things I learn about my spirit, my life, and my own heart right inside my business.  So, let me give you an example.  If you’re one of my VA clients, don’t worry.  I never break our confidentiality.

I do a lot of research for one of my clients in a segregated field of study.  We aren’t exactly chatty Cathies with one another.  Mainly, we communicate via email.  I learned from this form of communication one important thing about myself:

  • I must exercise courage and ask questions when I don’t understand the instructions completely.  I have this thing from my own childhood called “Never admit you don’t know.” I have had to encourage myself to ask the needed questions even when I thought they’d make me look unintelligent, another childhood foible. So, from this seemingly innocuous incident, I had to get personally motivated to do what needed to be done, and I augmented my own messy spirituality by doing just that.

And, the research got accomplished.  Those VA tasks I perform are viewed as “the things I merely do” because my spirituality gets top billing in my life.  Don’t misunderstand me: there are lots of things, tasks and people standing one rung below my spirituality, nudging for first place.  I made this decision a long time ago and I think putting spirituality first is working for me. That’s why I say my VA business is soulful.

I wonder sometimes if you entrepreneurs can integrate both your business and your spiritual life? It adds a layer of interest, makes me feel if I’m getting double the good out of what I “merely do” and gives me a strong feeling of accomplishment.

Hugs & Love,



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