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Beyond The Maze

Welcome to my website. I am Paula Burgess, the founder of Beyond the Maze!

Beyond the Maze was born when I discovered I was about to be the most unreliable employee as my son had needs I would be called out of work from and this wasn't going to be fair to my then-current employer.

Beyond the Maze is an Australian based Virtual Assistant & Coaching practice, based in North Brisbane.  We are a team of 5 local women and we pride ourselves on providing awesome service to our clients.

We are passionate about supporting our clients so they can grow their business and be the best person they can be and have an awesome business themselves!

We place enormous importance on providing excellent service and ensuring your clients receive this service as well.


Paula Burgess

Paula founded Beyond the Maze 6 years ago when she needed flexibility around her ADHD son.  Paula has over 20 years in various administration roles from reception, administration, debt collection, financial planning and much more.

Rebecca Presley
Client Services Manager

Rebecca has over 15 years of administration experience in varied roles including accounting and financial planning practices.  Rebecca  (affectionately known as Bec) and Paula worked together in financial planning before Bec left to raise two wonderful boys.  When Paula started her business, the opportunity came up for them to work together again.  Bec looks after our financial planning clients and their administration tasks.

Ann Lawson
Admin Assistant

Ann has an extensive background in administration and really enjoys speaking with clients on the phone. She loves building relationships with clients and assisting them in any way possible.

Shay-lee Wadwell
Admin Assistant

Shay joins us after working on a busy phone switch with a large car sales company. With Shay's bright and bubbly personality you will always feel that she is happy to assist you when you speak with her on the phone.

Lee Ryder
Admin Assistant

You will find Lee behind the scenes in the business working on many different tasks. From Facebook posts to supporting clients to write their first (or more) book she is always there to assist.

Furry Office Assistant

River is our office dog and resident time waster.   River often moves from office to office demanding pats from everyone. Sometimes he will bring us a ball to play with but he gets most disappointed when he realises no one has time to play with him.

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