Towanda Braxton has turned years of experience with sister Toni Braxton into her own business!
On "Braxton Family Values" Towanda is known as The Responsible One, and the Braxtons often call on her to help keep things in order. With six brothers and sisters, including a Grammy-winning singer like Toni and diva like Tamar, that is no small task.
It’s safe to say that Towanda knows what she’s doing when it comes to support services. Towanda’s learned so much about being a personal assistant that she’s ready to share her knowledge with her new venture, The Secret Squirrel!
The Secret Squirrel is a concierge/lifestyle company that provides "training, certification and placement for individuals who desire to work as professional personal assistants."
Towanda is currently taking applications for the school, which can be dropped off at Nancy’s Pizzeria at 3167 Peachtree Rd. NE in Atlanta, starting next week. She’ll be accepting applications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 31 and June 1. You can also apply on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prospective student should be prepared to pay a $50 application fee.
Candidates, who must be 21 or older, should also bring:
1) A valid birth certificate or driver’s licens
2) At least three references and a letter of recommendation
The dress code is business casual, and it’s advised that you dress for appropriately (no sneakers or tennis shoes), as potential students will be screened before doing a one-on-one interview. The screening will likely include a criminal background check.
Towanda expects to be highly selective because not just anyone will do. It’s not a job for everyone. "Being a personal assistant isn’t an easy job," Towanda said. "Basically, you have to be the second brain to the client."
Selected candidates will go through six to eight weeks of training before getting certified. Among the skills that Towanda will teach will be "how to multi-task, communicate and remain calm under pressure."
For more information, visit TheSecretSquirrel.com. In the meantime, take a look at Towanda with her sister at the season 2 finale of "Braxton Family Values."
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