are you ready to get unburied?

If you check work emails on your days off, answer calls after hours, waste time fighting fires, or overcompensate for inefficiencies, the answer is “yes”. The solution is hidden in your administrative team.

are you ready to get unburied

If you check work emails on your days off, answer calls after hours, waste time fighting fires, or overcompensate for inefficiencies, the answer is “yes”. The solution is hidden in your administrative team.

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If you are a small business owner, leader, or manager, and want to get unburied, I have a special message for you!

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If you are an admin professional, looking to elevate your role, hone your skills, or bring more value to your team, I have a special message for you!

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About Jamie

I made the unexpected career leap from teaching to construction in 2007 and discovered a passion for project management and team leadership. 

As a female leader in the construction industry, I see stereotypes and stigmas around supporting roles every day. I’ve been featured in Construction Business Owner, Construction Executive, ThriveGlobal, and other digital publications about breaking glass ceilings and leading in a male-dominated industry. I have taken a deep dive into small business experiences, stories, statistics, and strategies to formulate my own framework for managing administrative functions.

I am passionate about breaking down barriers and creating opportunities. It’s time to rethink administrative support. By clarifying the admin functions and redefining traditional roles, leaders can leverage the potential in their businesses to grow stronger. This is why I wrote my book, Buried in Business, Find Freedom by Unlocking the Power of Your Admin Team.

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Are You Ready to Get Unburied?

If you check work emails on your days off, answer calls after hours, waste time-fighting fires, or overcompensate for inefficiencies, the answer is “yes.” The solution is hidden in your administrative team. As a business owner or manager, you know admin is necessary, but you might be leaving valuable talent and potential on the table. Buried in Business can help you reclaim your freedom by elevating your admin.

Jamie Vanek’s innovative Adminnovate Model gives rise to a framework that supports your business’s scalability and legacy. Through building and refining an admin team that is effective and efficient, your company is postured for growth. The Adminnovate Model shows you how to clearly define administrative functions while empowering your team to feel inspired, bring new ideas to the table and make meaningful contributions that fulfill your vision.

Somewhere along the way, administrative teams became an afterthought — dismissed to support roles. Buried in Business provides the tools you need to dismantle the stigma, rethink admin in small businesses, and restore respectability.



“A great company book club solution to open the eyes and minds of your existing and up and coming leaders.”


Walt Brown

Expert Implementer™ Head Coach



Bonus 1

AM house

Use this companion diagram to further understand and implement the Adminnovate Model in your business.

Bonus 2


A periodic check-up is necessary to keep your company health strong. Use this checklist annually, or during organizational changes, to keep your team performing at their best.

Bonus 3

Courtyard Meeting Agenda

Your AM Village needs times and space for regular collaboration, improvement and problem solving. Use this agenda as a starting point for your Courtyard Meetings and customize it to meet your team’s needs.

Bonus 4

AM Village

As your company grows, it’s important to understand how each Adminnovate Model relates to others. Use this diagram to keep the relationships among your admin clear and connected.




This guide outlines four key behaviors that executives want from you that aren’t on your resume (but should be!).

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Are you a solo-entrepreneur ready to make your first hire?

What an exciting place to be and I’m glad we found each other! Your business is precious and you want to do this the right way, from the beginning. You want to make sure your first hire to support your business is for the right person in the right role. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Does your current administrative team need a little guidance and structure?

You aren’t alone, my friend. While we value those who have organization and detail oriented qualities, we rarely reciprocate when defining these roles. Don’t leave your team to fend for themselves. Give them the clarity, structure, and opportunity that they crave.

Are you ready to grow your administrative team?

An excellent product or service will only grow so far without a framework of support. Build your strategy for growing your business from the inside out. Stronger frameworks can support bigger dreams!

If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, then I have your solution

I help small business leaders eliminate burden by maximizing administrative teams.

Jamie can speak on:

  • Intimate stories of administrative trials, failures, and successes that shift mindsets from administrative “burden” to “power”.
  • A framework for leveling up your administrative team from “just admin” to your A-Team by providing the tools to create more efficient and effective infrastructure for scaling up your business.
  • How diversity and inclusion can be achieved by bringing the voices of our administrative teams to the leadership table.
  • The importance of dismantling the stigma around administrative roles and why we need to restore respectability to them.
  • Overcoming perfectionism and adversity with cancer diagnosis while working in a demanding role.

Where should we email you the first chapter?

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Book a Discovery Call!

You’ll get:

  • Quick survey about your company & needs (complete below)

  • 30 minute call with Jamie to talk about your challenges

  • Customized workshop proposal. Pricing starts at $500

  • Free book!

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Download the exclusive eBook to Unlock Your Power as an admin.  Level-up your career by unlocking these four key behaviors that aren’t on your resume but should be!


Jamie will be speaking at TEDx MellenSTreet on November 18, 2023.

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