Hey there, I'm Sharyn Baines

Certified Microsoft┬« Office Specialist

I'm super excited to help you become a pro at Excel and Word!

Whether you're a total newbie or a seasoned pro looking to level up your skills, I'm here to help.

With over 20 years of experience in the technology training field, I've worked with people from all sorts of backgrounds - from finance and accounting professionals to sales and business development teams, admin and customer service reps, logistics, warehousing, and inventory staff, tradies, and many, many more!

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I absolutely love helping people and sharing my expertise in training and development. It was during my time at Westpac Bank that I discovered my passion for training people and assisting them in excelling at their jobs. I found it incredibly fulfilling to see the positive impact I could make on someone's work performance and their overall job satisfaction. That's why I decided to take things to the next level and founded Excel at Work - a company that specialised in providing onsite Excel and Word workshops to organisations.

When the pandemic hit, we adapted and pivoted to online live and self-guided courses so that learners could continue to access our training from anywhere, at any time. I'm dedicated to providing the highest quality training experience for my clients and learners, whether they're looking to upskill for their job, improve their work processes, or simply develop their own personal skills.

After many years of delivering training, I've come to realise that anyone can learn if they have the right training and support. It's not just about being born with natural talent or intelligence - it's about having a growth mindset, a willingness to put in the effort, and access to quality resources and support. I've seen countless individuals overcome obstacles and achieve great success with the right guidance and encouragement, and I truly believe that you can do the same.

As your guide and supporter, I'm passionate about providing you with the tools and resources you need to succeed. Whether you're looking to learn a new skill or tackle a challenging project, I'm here to offer my support and guidance.

I've popped a few videos below for you to check out. They're a great way to get to know me and see my training style in action.

But enough about me - let's talk about you! Learning new skills can be scary, but with me by your side, you'll be amazed at how quickly you can master Excel and Word. Plus, there are loads of benefits to working with someone like me who's experienced and qualified.

Here are just some of the benefits you can expect:

  • Training that works: I know exactly how to help you overcome any challenges you may face when it comes to mastering Excel or Word. My training programs are tailored to ensure you go from beginner to beyond proficient in no time, so you'll be learning exactly what you need to know.
  • Expertise: I'm endorsed by Microsoft┬«, which basically means I know my stuff. In fact, I was the first certified Microsoft┬« MOUS Authorised Instructor in New Zealand! So, you can trust me to teach you the ins and outs of Excel or Word, no problem.
  • Practical Knowledge: My approach is all about making things simple and easy to understand. You'll learn practical skills that you can use right away, making your work life a whole lot easier.
  • Confidence Boost: I get it, learning new things can be daunting. But don't worry, with my support, you'll be confident in no time. You'll be able to take on any task that comes your way.
  • Ongoing Support: I'm here for you, even after our training sessions are done. If you need any help or have any questions, just give me a shout.

So, let's do this! Working with me is an investment in your own success, and I can't wait to celebrate all your wins along the way.

Discover My Training Style

It's important to know your trainer speaks in a language you can understand. Here's a snippet from my popular, step-by-step Excel Stage 2, online self-guided course.

Sharyn with her Boxer dog Toby

My Journey and Passion for Teaching 

"What's your history", and "What's your favourite success story", are just a couple of questions answered  in this personal interview.

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