Season 12 of #VAVS

The VA Virtuosos Seminars (#VAVS) are held twice a year during the Spring/Fall for all Virtual Assistants to get educated, to engage and network with their business colleagues and connect with industry leaders.

If you are a Virtual Assistant and would like to share your business knowledge with your peers, please contact us to speak at our next series.

  • An exciting 5 day workshop series of 20 educational online seminars to benefit all virtual assistants worldwide on November 16-20th, 2015 daily from 9am to 4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada – Convert to your timezone)

Our Speaker Agenda

November 16-20th, 2015, 9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Tawnya Sutherland

Your VAVS Host! She is a Certified Internet Marketing Business Strategist from the University of British Columbia who runs her own Internet marketing company,

Her marketing skills founded her in 2003, the market leader for Virtual Assistant resources,  training and new VA startups.   Tawnya has become the go to spokesperson for Virtual Assistants wanting to share, learn more, and grow their businesses.

To kickoff our event to the public sector we are holding a couple
FREE WEBINARS for anyone to attend to get a preview of what to expect at our upcoming VAVS. Please tell all your business colleagues about #VAVS!
Here’s the dates:

October 8th, 2015 at 1pm PDT
November 5th, 2015 at 1pm PDT


What to Expect in a Career as a Virtual Assistant

Thursday, Oct. 8th & Nov. 5th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

During this information-rich 1 hour webinar based on Tawnya’s own experience as a Virtual Assistant (VA) for the past 15 years, you will receive the answers to common questions most Virtual Assistants are asking including:

  • WHO is a Virtual Assistant?
  • WHAT services can a VA offer?
  • WHERE do Virtual Assistants find clients?
  • WHEN do Virtual Assistants get paid?
  • WHY do VAs need a marketing plan?
  • HOW do Virtual Assistants grow their business?
  • Tawnya will share her 10+ Tools (mostly free) she uses in her business everyday

Owning a successful Virtual Assistant has given many VAs the freedom to earn an above average potential income from the comforts of their home office. If you’ve ever been curious what it would be like to be the boss of your own service business or just want to pick up some sweet strategies to help you grow your VA business, you won’t want to miss this informational webinar.

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

DAY 1 – Monday, November 16th, 2015

9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Elayne Whitfield & Pam Ivey

Elayne Whitfield & Pam Ivey (Sponsors)

Elayne Whitfield and Pam Ivey are co-founders of the Global Alliance of Virtual Assistants, Inc. and the Canadian Association of Virtual Assistants. merging learning, powerful collaboration and support for business.



Yolanda Crowley

Yolanda Crowley

Yolanda Crowley assists entrepreneurs save time and money by outsourcing their administrative tasks. Her specialties are research, social media management, and executive assistance.

Lesa Townsend

Lesa Townsend

Lesa Townsend is the founder of Vor Business Training. At Vor, you can learn exactly what you need to grow your business online through affordable, easy to consume, easy to implement courses.

Paula Lazarus

Paula Lazarus

Paula Lazarus is a 24 year veteran in the Design industry with a passion for Hospitality Design.  She has taken her experience, knowledge and skill set and is working with Sales Reps in that industry.

How To Master Your VA Business

Monday, November 16th, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT

Drawing from their combined 30 years of virtual experience, Pam and Elayne will share with us:

  • Learn why it’s important to your success as a VA to clearly identify your ideal client and why you should immerse yourself in their industry.
  • Make your services irresistible to potential clients by focusing on the benefits and juicing up your descriptions to make them buy.
  • Find out why you’re not getting clients from your responses to RFPs. As founders of GAVA and CAVA, and being hired by a number of clients to screen potential VAs, more often than not, the submissions we read are nothing more than time-wasters. Discover critical elements to include in your proposals to get them read and get the client.

Don't Make These 3 Mistakes In Your Virtual Assistant Business (And What to do Instead)

Monday, November 16th, 11AM PDT, 12AM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT

After having her own virtual assistant business for two years, Yolanda has learned a lot of what NOT to do and what to do instead.

  • What to do when a potential client asks for your resume and references.  
  • When a potential client asks you to complete a sample/test project. What this is and how you can protect yourself.
  • How not to get taken for granted by setting up boundaries

How to Turn Your Client's Blind Spots into Services They will Gladly Pay For

Monday, November 16th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

As a VA, you expect your clients to know their business inside and out… and to be able to clearly communicate what they need from you.  But most entrepreneurs are unaware they have large gaps in their knowledge that may put their business at risk.

In this webinar, we’ll identify some of the blind spots and how your services can fill in the blanks so you make more money while supporting your clients’ success at the same time.

You’ll learn:

  • Why the questions your clients DON’T ask are often more important than the ones they do.
  • How to own your expertise so you can see your client as a collaborator, not a boss.
  • When to educate your clients, when to keep quiet, and when the best thing you can do for them is to let them fail.

What I Have Learned Starting My VA Business

Monday, November 16th, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT

Paula will discuss the positive and negative things she has learned and the resources she has found available.  

Paul will talk about funding and expenses, how to find things for free or close to, getting that first client, recovering from “analysis paralysis”, staying motivated, dealing with the “rate issue” and her overall experience of being an entrepreneur for the first time

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

DAY 2 – Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Amanda Goldman-Petri

Amanda Goldman-Petri

Amanda Goldman-Petri is a marketing coach for virtual assistants who want to discover how they can market their business online to grow a profitable business without working their butts off!    

Nancy Greco

Nancy Greco

Nancy Greco, known as the No Nonsense Entrepreneur, has more than 30 years experience in corporate America in administrative operations, business management and human resources.

Alice Seba

Alice Seba (Sponsor)

With a focus on using content to create relationships, loyalty and sales, Alice Seba loves helping online business owners get more results from their content.

Heather Galliher

Heather Galliher

Heather Galliher has been working as a Virtual Assistant for the past three years. She has been in the administrative field for 15 years. She recently launched her own VA business, GalliherVA.

5 Things All 6+ Figure Virtual Assistants Have in Common (And How You Too Can Create the 6+ Figure VA Business of Your Dreams)

Tuesday, November 17th, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT

Amanda Goldman-Petri created two separate 6 figure virtual assistant businesses by the age of 23, and in this presentation you’re going to discover how. Have you ever dreamed of having a highly profitable virtual assistant business? Have you wondered what it’s like running an empire, and if you’ll even like it? You will discover exactly what it takes in this presentation!

Finding the Light at the End of Your Funnel! The Other Side of Hump Day.

Tuesday, November 17th, 11AM PDT, 12AM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT

This session will provide you with an outline of what you need to know to get your business into gear and moving forward and how to avoid the obstacles or how to work around them! 

We’ll review the importance of these key steps in building your business:

  • Building Your Email List
  • Getting Started With Social Media
  • Setting Yourself Up For Success-Creating Processes & Practices
  • Attracting More Clients With Your Website
  • Getting Your Clients and Keeping Them
  • Don’t Trade Dollars For Hours: Creating Packages
  • Building A Team

Join Nancy Greco as she shares how to get past the HUMP and see the light at the end of your funnel.  She’ll give you insight into the seven critical things you need to do in your business before anything else so you can move forward smoothly and make more money!

Private Label Rights Content: A VA's Secret Weapon for Attracting and Keeping Satisfied Clients

Tuesday, November 17th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

Discover the power of private label rights content (PLR) for your VA business. Learn what PLR is, if you don’t already know, how it saves you plenty of time and how it can be used as a tool to get and keep clients.

Start Your VA Business On A Thread Budget

Tuesday, November 17th, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT

Do you want to start a VA Business but you don’t have a lot of savings and don’t know where to begin? Take stock in your assets. What you have done in the past at your jobs. What equipment do you have and what equipment will you need.Start brainstorming. What kind of VA business to you want to have? Get networking. Do some research to speak with other VAs. Start Doing. Get your ideas on paper. Research any and all questions that come to mind. Build your website. Start advertising your services. Expect the expected and Especially the Unexpected. You will learn a lot about yourself and about the business. It will take work, sacrifice, and perseverance. Celebrate. Each milestone you reach, take a breath and treat yourself.


Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

DAY 3 – Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Alyssa Avant

Alyssa Avant

Alyssa Avant is a long time virtual assistant with 8 plus years of experience working online serving Coaches, authors and Speakers.  Alyssa specializes in WordPress, autoresponders and social media.

Melissa Whiteford St. Clair

Melissa Whiteford St. Clair

Military spouse entrepreneur, Melissa St. Clair, the Owner of Paper Chaser. Her mission since 2006 is to help business women with admin priorities so they can focus on revenue-generating activities.

Tanya Bryant

Tanya Bryant (Sponsor)

Tanya Bryant is a VA offering technical internet marketing services. She is also the owner of Star VA where she offers training, resources and community to help other VAs better serve their clients.

Molly Scialabba and Vickie Nickel

Molly Scialabba and Vickie Nickel

Molly Scialabba is the owner of Online Business Management, LLC and Vickie Nickel founded Vickie Nickel & Associates, LLC in 2011.

The Importance of WordPress Maintenance and Selling Maintenance Packages to Clients

Wednesday, November 18th, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT

Are you consistently updating and maintaining your WordPress site?

If not, you run the risk of:

  • Your entire website crashing and losing all your hard work.
  • Being hacked.
  • Broken links that keep you from getting the clients and customers you are trying to reach.
  • A slow website that does not work for you.
  • If you want to find out WHY you should do the updates in greater detail and how to get them done quickly and easily

Filling in the Blanks of Your Business Plan

Wednesday, November 18th, 11AM PDT, 12AM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT

In this presentation Melissa will discuss the importance of having a business plan as a foundation for start-up as a Virtual Assistant (VA) and talk about the basic elements of a business plan.


Profiting with Packages

Wednesday, November 18th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

In this presentation, you’ll learn how to use packages in your business to save you time, make you more money and provide greater value to your clients.

We will cover the following:

  • Client mindset – package vs hourly
  • Creating your packages – what should be included
  • Examples of real packages
  • How & why packages can save you time & money

Learn how you can use packages in your business to:

  • Lock down your minimum monthly income goal
  • Shave hours off of your services while providing major value to your clients
  • Become an expert in your chosen niche allowing you to charge more and work LESS

7 Things to Stop Doing Today in Order to Be More Successful Tomorrow

Wednesday, November 18th, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT

 Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for years, you’ve likely been bombarded with hundreds of resources, articles, and people telling you what to do. It can be overwhelming with so much different and sometimes conflicting information. Molly and Vickie are here to sort through the clutter and tell you what NOT to do! Why should you listen to them? They met while working at a multi-VA firm in 2011. As they developed their own separate businesses, they’ve made every business mistake possible. Now, they’re here to share their failures and save you years of stress, misery, and heartache! 

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

DAY 4 – Thursday, November 19th, 2015

9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Robyn Bennett

Robyn Bennett

Robyn Bennett is a successful online Entrepreneur based in Montreal, Canada. With a career spanning over 25 years in administration and management she delivers solutions for busy entrepreneurs.

Tiffany Parson

Tiffany Parson

Tiffany Parson is CEO and Founder of Virtual Hired Hand, specializing in creating click through funnels for non-techie business owners. She is a WordPress Consultant & Virtual Assistant Coach/Trainer.

Angela Wills

Angela Wills (Sponsor)

Angela Wills has been working from home full time since 2007 and made her first website in 1999 just for fun. Now she lives and enjoys a true “Laptop Lifestyle” while teaching others to do the same.

Michelle Schoen

Michelle Schoen (Sponsor)

Michelle Schoen’s passion is creating top notch software demos, tutorials and elearning with her two favorite tools: Camtasia Studio and PowerPoint.

How to Up-level Your VA Biz with telesummits!

Thursday, November 19th, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT

In this presentation Robyn will discuss…

  • How to up-level your business by offering the skill that has helped her earn more than double her income this year!
  • What are the skills you need to organize a telesummit.
  • What systems you need to implement for a smooth experience for both you and the client.


How To Use Webinars To Promote Your Virtual Assistant Business

Thursday, November 19th, 11AM PDT, 12AM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT

In this presentation Tiffany shows you how to use webinars to market your virtual assistant business.

You’ll discover how webinars can help you target the right client, avoid the tire kickers and time wasters, build your email list, demonstrate what you know, provide a peak into how you work, and who you are beyond the title of Virtual Assistant.

Running Your Business, Even When Life Happens

Thursday, November 19th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT happens. Weddings, births, deaths, broken legs and more. These things can derail your business if you don’t prepare for them.

In this presentation Angela will share with you how:

  • Little things can make a big difference.
  • Why you should NEVER create once and move on.
  • To build recurring income into your business, even as a service-provider.
  • To make money while you sleep (or doing other things, like, say, birthing a baby)!
  • To build a community around you to support you and your business needs.

Work Less, Earn More as a Video Screencast Specialist

Thursday, November 19th, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT

During this presentation you will…

  • Find out why offering screencasting is one of the highest paying services you can provide on the internet
  • Learn how to double your profits by adding screencasting services to your VA business
  • Discover three easy ways to use screencasting to make marketing videos for yourself or your clients
  • Recognize what types of videos are greatly sought after and where to find the clients who need you
  • Find out how Michelle earns five hundred dollars for creating simple two minute tutorials

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

DAY 5 – Friday, November 20th, 2015

9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Sheila Edens-Brown

Sheila Edens-Brown

Sheila is a wife, mother and grandmother, as well as owning her own Virtual Assistant business. She is a Certified Social Media and Internet eMarketing Specialist, working with coaches.

Gillian Pritchett

Gillian Pritchett

After an international corporate career, Gillian now works mainly with entrepreneurs guiding them from business idea through to launch and then running their business on a daily basis.

Mary Wu

Mary Wu

Mary Wu loves to solve problems and learn new things. She’s been a secretary, business owner, personal assistant, and these backgrounds eventually converged to her own business as a VA.

Tawnya Sutherland

Tawnya Sutherland

Founder of in 2003, the market leader for Virtual Assistant resources. training and new VA startups.   Tawnya has become the go to spokesperson for Virtual Assistants wanting to share, learn more, and grow their businesses.

Sassy Systems: Key to Getting More Done, Having Less Stress, and Being Profitable

Friday, November 20th, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT

During this presentation you will discover…

  • The 4 areas of your business that is important to be organize if you want to be more profitable.
  • 4 solutions for solving nagging tech problems that hold you back and cost you.
  • 3 easy steps for automating your business system.

Let's Rock the Financials!

Friday, November 20th, 11AM PDT, 12AM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT

So many entrepreneurs are scared of the financial aspects of being in business; others quite simply find it boring. The harsh reality is if you don’t manage the financial aspects of being in business you can’t take sound business decisions. You could be missing out on money. You could find your business in financial difficulties.

Gillian takes you by the hand and leads you deftly through the why and how of getting a grip on the financials.

Let’s Rock the Financials!


Charm Your Community through Consistent Communication

Friday, November 20th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

Do you want an easy way to keep in touch with your current and former clients?

Do you want to help your clients keep in touch with their current and former clients?

Do you want to understand how to set up, schedule, and maintain mailing lists for yourself and your clients?

During this presentation Mary will discuss…

  • Building your list
  • Creating your “valuable free offer”
  • Following CAN-Spam rules
  • Comparing applications (MailChimp, AWeber, iContact, 1 Shopping Cart)
  • Keeping Consistent

    Email is a powerful tool for every small business. Put it to use for your business then put it to your for your clients businesses.


Wrap Up! Maintaining the Momentum as a VA

Friday, November 20th, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT

AT LAST! You have completed your 5 day journey attending and learning at VAvirtuosos. Or have you?

This end is really a NEW beginning. A beginning that promises professional success, financial stability and personal accomplishment. 

In this webinar you’ll learn ways to keep the momentum going after attending VAVS. It will teach you how and why to start implementing what you’ve just learned. Tawnya will give you some easy steps (no matter what your budget) to bring it all together and put into practical use to help your business make money.

The future holds many promises for your Virtual Assistant business, and with this webinar, your footing will be sure, confident, and geared for business success!

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

LIMITED SPACE: Only 200 Seats - What Are YOU Waiting For?

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Speaker schedule may change because of speaker illness and/or technical difficulties. In this case we will substitute this time slot with another speaker of interest to the VA industry to keep us on schedule.


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