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EP15 – Marianne Tansley

Marianne is the founder of Thrive Admin Services and has over 20 years’ experience in corporate admin and document formatting. When it comes to all things systems, documents, and formatting, if Marianne doesn’t know it then it’s not worth knowing. She’s an absolute expert, or a rare unicorn as I like to call her.

We chat about Marianne’s love for working inside Microsoft 365 and finding better ways to work that fit with your values and personal brand. Her happy place is when she’s working in a Word document – yes, you read that right! A problem solver by nature she loves nothing more than fixing up a document when someone else can’t work it out. Gaining most of her knowledge working in a corporate environment, yet most of her tips and tricks come from the time she has invested in working things out when others either didn’t have the patience, time, or inclination to. You’ll hear how passionate she is about wanting to educate others on the things she’s taught herself over the years. 

It’s fascinating to hear her insights into the apps you think you need when you start out in business and overlook the ones you may already be paying for. Microsoft really has a lot to offer, and the advantage of using one system means less passwords… bonus! Why pay for Zoom if you are already paying for Microsoft Teams?

This is a brilliant episode if you’re looking to streamline your business, save some dollars, and want to better understand what Microsoft has to offer as an alternative to other platforms out there. To find out more about Marianne and the “done for you” services she talks about in this episode, head over to the show notes for links to her website and social media. Don’t forget to grab your FREE copy of 50 Secret Hacks for Microsoft 365 from the homepage of her website.


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