Are YOU a Virtual Assistant who…

  • Needs more paying clients?
  • Can’t figure out your target market?
  • Doesn’t know how to get started in business?
  • Wants to learn a new arsenal of marketing strategies?
  • Struggling to figure out how to price your services?
  • Desires exponential growth so you can retire one day?
  • Eager to keep on top of technology to better serve your clients?
  • Would like to network with other successful Virtual Assistants?
  • Desires to make a sizable income working from home?
  • Enjoys re-educating themselves on a regular basis?
  • Knows that connecting with Industry Leaders is priceless?
  • Is still trying to leave the 9 – 5 cubicle and needs inspiration?
  • Wants to WIN some cool business related prizes???

Are YOU a Virtual Assistant who…

  • Needs more paying clients?
  • Can’t figure out your target market?
  • Doesn’t know how to get started in business?
  • Wants to learn a new arsenal of marketing strategies?
  • Struggling to figure out how to price your services?
  • Desires exponential growth so you can retire one day?
  • Eager to keep on top of technology to better serve your clients?
  • Would like to network with other successful Virtual Assistants?
  • Desires to make a sizable income working from home?
  • Enjoys re-educating themselves on a regular basis?
  • Knows that connecting with Industry Leaders is priceless?
  • Is still trying to leave the 9 – 5 cubicle and needs inspiration?
  • Wants to WIN some cool business related prizes???

If YES… then you won’t want to miss the online VA industry conference > Virtual Assistant VAvirtuosos Seminars  #VAVS!








Educational Online Virtual Assistant Conference

November 5-9th, 2018

#VAVS Season 17 > With 20 Speakers & Topics! 

(Daily from 9am to 4pm PST (-8 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada – Convert to your timezone)

#VAVS stands for the “Virtual Assistant Virtuoso Seminars” an online conference that VAs keep coming back to attend each season to help grow their business in the right direction. AND with only 200 seats available we SELL OUT every season!

20 LIVE Webinars Geared to Train Virtual Assistants …

Successful Virtual Assistants Sharing Their Knowledge!

FOR ONLY $37! (Only 200 Seats)

At #VAVS you’ll learn valuable information to help your VA business grow faster into the work at home sparkling empire you have always desired!

Being the Market Leader to the Virtual Assistant industry your host Tawnya Sutherland has met many awesome, educated, savvy, engaging business professionals in her life who understand the way a Virtual Assistant works. During this series of seminars held twice a year, we present a speaker stage of engaging Virtual Assistants who currently run a successful VA business or have in the past. Virtual Assistants who have already gone through the bumps and grinds of getting their business going and have figured out what works and what doesn’t work in their business to share with their peers.

Seminars geared to help train service based businesses on how to make more $$$!

What a great way to GROW your online business by…

  1. Focusing on a positive, new mindset in your business
  2. Learning how to increase your income with new technology and marketing strategies
  3. Overhauling your business structure and procedures through proven and tried methods. 

You’ll learn the ins and outs of making it in your business via your fellow business colleagues (other Virtual Assistants) who have been there and done it!

I'm ready to grab my ticket now!

Why Should You Attend?

  • You’ll learn new business strategies together in a group environment online and share tips with each other on how to succeed working virtually.
  • You’ll receive brilliant ideas of how to get NEW clients and how to keep your current ones happy from those attendees who have been that and know how to do it.
  • You’ll stay-on-top of what is new and buzzing in the VA industry from new software to strategic marketing ideas for our service businesses.
  • You’ll get to network with industry leaders and your business colleagues
  • Not to mention all the cool prizes you can WIN! (check them out here)

You’ll simply have lots of giggly FUN dang-it!  😉

What Makes Our Event Stand Out?

Our speakers know the VA industry inside out! Each speaker is hand picked by your host, Tawnya Sutherland, who has been working successfully as a Virtual Assistant herself for over 20 years and has been the market leader in the VA industry since 2003. If anyone knows what Virtual Assistants need to learn to see success, it’s Tawnya because she has been there and done it with her own VA business and understands what works and what doesn’t to have a successful business. 

Over the years Tawnya has met many trainers and instructors in person at networking events and online who actually understand the VA industry. Argo, she has gathered up her bright business colleagues for you at #VAVS! Smart speakers who know how to help Virtual Assistants better equip us with solutions that actually work to make our business grow and succeed.

20 talented Virtual Assistants will be your speakers at this event!

Who better to learn from than your business colleagues who have been there and done that?

What Will Be Taught at #VAVS 17?

To KICK OFF our event and bring awareness to the Virtual Assistant industry we are holding a FREE webinar presented by our #VAVS Host, Tawnya Sutherland. This FREE webinar is for anyone interested in virtual assistance as a career path. You can attend this webinar for FREE to get a preview of what to expect at our upcoming #VAVS. Hopefully, after attending it, you are enticed to buy a ticket to our conference. Please tell all your business colleagues about it!


  • Thursday, October 11, 3pm PT
  • Friday, October 26, 1pm PT

Tawnya Sutherland (Your #VAVS Host) presents…

What to Expect in a Career as a Virtual Assistant

During this information-rich 1 hour webinar based on Tawnya’s own experience as a Virtual Assistant (VA) for the past 20 years, you will receive the answers to common questions most Virtual Assistants are asking today! Come join us for this preview training so you know what to expect when you attend #VAVS.

NOW, without further ado, here’s our talented speakers & their topics for #VAVS Season 17 …

<< Read full details of each webinar by clicking on the + sign under each speaker’s name

Tawnya Sutherland

Monday, November 5th
9am PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

Getting Clients: Fetch, Funnel & Follow-up

Ask any Virtual Assistant what their biggest business issue is, and they’ll tell you – getting clients. Tawnya will share her best tips, strategies and advice to help you navigate the getting clients (and sales!)  part of your business.  You’ll learn:

  • The best ways to FETCH (find) new clients (where to look!)
  • How to FUNNEL and prospect these people
  • Why FOLLOW-UP is essential so you can close that sale.


Tawnya has hosted this Virtual Assistant online conference for 16 seasons. She is a Certified Internet Marketing Business Strategist from the University of British Columbia and has owned her own VA business for 20+ years. Her online marketing skills founded her in 2003, the market leader in the Virtual Assistant industry. Tawnya has become the go-to spokesperson and expert trainer/coach for Virtual Assistants wanting to share, learn more, and grow their businesses. 

Alicia Jay

Monday, November 5th
11am PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

Rock Your Content and Get Clients!

If you have a VA business, you probably know that “if you build it, they will come” doesn’t always apply. You have to let people KNOW that you’re there and that YOU have the solution that they NEED!

Join me and learn how to get yourself out there in front of potential clients by creating and sharing content in ways that match your personality and business while resonating with your target market. It doesn’t have to be hard—it just has to be right for YOU!

Alicia Jay is a business and marketing coach for virtual assistants, helping them get out of overwhelm in order to create a business that they love! You can find more from her at

Kathy Colaiacovo (IVAA)

Monday, November 5th
1pm PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

Why Professional Development is the Best Way to Boost your Bottom Line

As a Virtual Assistant, you are the CEO of your own business, but who’s in charge when it comes to your professional development? Many virtual assistants miss the mark when it comes to their own development, and this will hold you back from making a steady income, or even growing the business.

Kathy Colaiacovo, the Events Director, and a Past President with IVAA will be sharing the top mistakes VAs make when it comes to their own development and what to do instead. Mistakes that are stopping you from creating a long-lasting, successful VA business where you can achieve your goals of having a career, and a life too! It is possible, but not if you ignore your own business and self. If you want to learn the secret to creating a VA business that lasts many years and creates an income you want, come and learn from someone who has made it happen!

Kathy Colaiacovo started her VA business in 2008 and is a firm believer that professional development can change everything and her bottom line can prove it. Visit IVAA’s website here.

Tammy Lorette

Monday, November 5th
3pm PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

Relationship Marketing - Build Strong Relationships and the Money will flow!

Online marketing has evolved from the hard sell into relationship marketing. It is the most rewarding—and natural—way to go if you’re in it for the caring and sharing, not just looking for fast cash. 

During this presentation we will cover:

  • How to get them to know, like and trust you
  • How to share and where
  • Authenticity – What is it?
  • Word of Mouth – Why its so important

Let’s work together to build strong relationships – one client at a time!

Tammy Lorette of My VA Connection – Your Connection to the VA World is a Virtual Assistant, VA Mentor and Facebook Group Manager.

Lyssah Fry

Tuesday, November 6th
9am PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

Surviving Your First Year: How to Make the Leap and Land on Your Feet.

You have your “Why”. You’ve done the research. You’ve downloaded every free checklist and even signed up for a course or two. But are you ready for some straight talk from the trenches? Come join Lyssah for an honest conversation about what the first year really looks like and how to find a rhythm you can not just live with, but thrive in.

You’ll discover practical strategies for figuring out what works for you; from managing your time to balancing working and living in the same space, even with “littles” underfoot. By the end of this presentation, you will be equipped not only with some helpful tools, but with the knowledge of how they can specifically apply to you.

Lyssah Fry is a VA, writer, coach and founder of Fry Freelance & Consulting. She is committed to empowering people to walk out their dreams, whether that be in support or coaching role.

Kimberly Sloan

Tuesday, November 6th
11am PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

From Launch to Fully Booked in 12 Weeks

Getting started in the Virtual Assistant business can be overwhelming! In this presentation, we will review the processes I created to start and grow my VA business in a very short period of time. We will also look at how to implement these systems and processes to give your business the boost it needs and get those customers!

Some topics will include:

  • How do I choose my software tools?
  • Where do I find clients?
  • How do I know what services to provide?
  • What do I charge?

All of these questions have a million options. We will look at what has worked for me and my clients!

Kim Sloan is a recovering corporate project management and operations leader. She started BriteDesk to support entrepreneurs and help them execute their vision by utilizing her planning and technology skills.

Nicole Dean

Tuesday, November 6th
1pm PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

How to Get High Quality Clients (and Save Tons of Time) with Done-for-You Content

Stand apart from the crowd of Virtual Assistants by establishing your expertise and preselling potential clients so they are excited about working with you before they even click to contact you.

Get more clients….

Without getting stuck in the content creation hamster wheel.

Without taking time away from your existing client work.

Without stress or strain or struggle.

Not only can done-for-you content help you to get more clients, but, you’ll also have built in opportunities to earn money – even if they don’t hire you and they go and work with someone else.

Author, Business Consultant / Mentor and All Around Awesome Human, Nicole Dean educates and empowers entrepreneurs to create kick butt businesses so they can live life with no regrets.


Cathy Baillargeon

Tuesday, November 6th
3pm PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

The Tough Client Tango: Working with Difficult Clients

Congratulations on your virtual assisting business! You created your business, landed the clients, and doing the work. But what happens when the interaction between you and the client is less than ideal? This webinar will give you tips, tricks, and tools on how to communicate with tough clients and do right by your business. Some of the topics covered in the webinar include:

Push the Boundaries Polka: Have a client who is asking you to work on tasks that were not agreed upon initially, or expect you to work more without running it by you?

Tough Client Tango: How do you respond to clients who come across as brusque or you cannot tell whether they’re satisfied with your work?

Worried Client Waltz: What can you do to help alleviate a client’s worries and minimize the amount of check ins and updates they require?

Disengaging from the Dance: What are the formal measures you should take when you decide to stop working with a client due to their challenging nature?

Cathy Baillargeon is a small business consultant and owner of Cathy, a virtual assisting service. 

Terri Tutich

Wednesday, November 7th
9am PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

Getting Started with Email Marketing with MailChimp

An email marketing list is a great way to stay in front of your target audience and nurture a better relationship with that, that can lead to more sales and better business growth. But how do you get started? How you do put all of the pieces together to make it a well-oiled system that works on your behalf without daily tending?

During this presentation, I will show you how to set up your MailChimp list with your branding, create an easy to use template for your newsletter campaigns, and create automated message sequences to help your audience make use of the information that you have to share with them.

MailChimp is a great email marketing platform to get started with because it’s free to start with and includes some of the same great features as the more expensive services. Don’t let the cost of tools impede you on your journey to building a responsive audience and a great business.

Terri Tutich is one of those crazy people that loves to play with code, and loves to help business owners feel more confident about their website.

Angela Wills

Wednesday, November 7th
11am PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

Grow Your List With Bundles

Participating in giveaways or bundle events is a wonderful way to build your email list and grow your business. You will get in front of hundreds or even thousands of people that have never seen you before! I’m gifting you this action plan that give you the exact steps to take to participate in a bundle event. You will get a process document to follow for yourself, your clients or hand off to your team. You will get a guide, checklists and even a link to a listing of events you could participate in. All in one easy, instant zip file download. 

Angela Wills is the proud founder of the Laptop Lifestyle Business Club, a group focused on creating complete and total lifestyle freedom for its members. 

Kristin Molenaar

Wednesday, November 7th
1pm PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

Work Less, Make More: How to Create REAL Freedom in Your VA Business

Most Virtual Assistants start their business with dreams of freedom, only to find that over time they are overwhelmed by their workload and have hit the ceiling in how much they can earn. But working less and making more IS possible as a service-based provider… and it’s as simple as implementing 4 simple strategies that Kristin is excited to share in this training!

In this training, Kristin will teach you:

  • The secret to picking profitable services
  • How to increase your productivity
  • Why your hourly rate isn’t as important as you’ve been told
  • What mindset is SEVERELY limiting your earning potential

Kristin Molenaar has been hacking the traditional VA role for 3 years and enjoys sharing her “hacking” strategies with other online service-based providers!


Anita Kilkenny

Wednesday, November 7th
3pm PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

Bring Balance Back Into Your Virtual Assistant Business - 5 Tips to Keep You Grounded

Anita Kilkenny, The Holistic VA, knows how to balance a hectic life of raising 2 young men on her own, running a business and gallivanting around Bali. I want to know how she does it! Do you?

Anita Kilkenny, Aussie Virtual Assistant for Heart-Centred Soulpreneurs passion is to help make the lives of business owners less stressful by assisting them to integrate email marketing and social media into their marketing plan, as well as day-to-day operations.

Alyssa Avant

Thursday, November 8th
9am PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Virtual Assistant Business

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful social media networks that there is online today. It is a much more professional network than some of its counterparts.

One of the most beneficial things about LinkedIn is that you can apply a specific strategy to LinkedIn and truly grow your network and your business by doing so. In this presentation Alyssa will show you exactly how to do so.

Alyssa Avant is a veteran virtual assistant with 11+ years working online assisting authors, speakers and coaches. She is the author of FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom’s Guide to Starting a Virtual Assistant Business.

Reese Ben-Yaacov

Thursday, November 8th
11am PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

How to Stop Charging Too Little and Start Getting Paid What You Deserve

In today’s job market the competition is fierce with many overseas virtual assistants charging $5/hour. How can virtual assistants compete? I’ll show you how to move beyond market rates and start charging based on value so that you can earn a livable income as a virtual assistant!

During this presentation you’ll learn:

  • How to figure out exactly what you need to earn to sustain your livelihood
  • How to smash through the mindset issues that are keeping you from believing that you can make damn good money as a virtual assistant.
  • How to create value based packages that position you to earn more.
  • How to find jobs and clients who are perfect for you and won’t bat an eye at your rates

Reese Ben-Yaacov is a VA Lifestyle Coach for aspiring and new virtual assistants. She has several online digital programs to help virtual assistants build the business of their dreams.

Karon Thackston

Thursday, November 8th
1pm PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

How to Get a Steady Flow of Clients & Passive Income From Your Blog

Feast or famine workflow. It’s truly a nightmare for most VAs. Wouldn’t it be great to calm the tide and set into place a more reliable stream of client leads? Add to that a heavy dose of passive income and — even if client work is temporarily slow — you’ll still have consistent monthly income.

Did you know that you can accomplish this by using your blog?

Karon Thackston, President of Marketing Words (and a heckuva writer in her own right) will guide you through:

  • 4 critical types of posts you need to boost leads & income from your blog
  • Personal tips for monetizing that Karon has used to consistently generate over six figures each year from passive income alone
  • The single biggest mistake VA’s make that destroys their blog’s ability to produce
  • And more!

Karon Thackston is President of Marketing Words copywriting & content agency that helps online businesses communicate, connect & convert. Through easy-to-understand training products, Karon can help you master your communication skills and boost your revenue.

Kathy Goughenour

Thursday, November 8th
3pm PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

How To Go From Low-Valued Admin to High-Valued Expert (and Make More Money)

Are you TIRED of trying to convince clients you’re worth $$$?

The secret to earning great $$$ in your VA business isn’t a secret. It’s a STRATEGY.

During this fast-paced and fun webinar, you’ll discover how to move from DREAMING to DOING … So you can stop waiting to “learn this stuff” and instead begin to “earn while you learn.”

Attend to discover:

  • The TRUTH about what it really takes to create unstoppable, next-level success
  • The BIG shift happening in the VA industry, and how to turn it into a competitive advantage
  • How to take massive, consistent action to say “YES!” to your new level of prosperity

You deserve to start raking in real cash. You deserve to be absolutely, over-the-moon excited about your VA biz.

You in?

See you on the webinar!

Kathy Goughenour is the crazy PJ and Tiara wearing business coach and trainer exclusively for professionals who are ready to become well-paid Virtual Assistants.


Michela Luoni

Friday, November 9th
9am PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

What Is a Brand Identity and How to Build It Using Canva

Having a corporate identity is quite crucial in a world that has lots of people trying to communicate their services through the web; choosing how to communicate, color, style, tone of voice, fonts help you to sell yourself as a brand, with the benefit of being easy recognized among others. If you don’t know where to start, you can easily take inspiration from Canva, a genius software and app that can really save your life if you don’t know anything about graphic design. From the cover for your Facebook page, Pinterest post, Instagram quote, to the presentation of your services Canva is there to help you create beautiful graphics for free!

Michela Luoni from Daily Facilitator – Virtual Office Manager services finds the solution that suits any organisational problems.


Tracey D'Aviero

Friday, November 9th
11am PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

What Exactly Do You Do? Craft Your Anti-Elevator Pitch And Get More Clients!

When someone asks you what you do, how do you respond? If you stammer through a boring, rambling, or confusing elevator pitch, you can turn the prospect off immediately.

I will teach you how to craft your ‘anti-elevator pitch’ response… a conversation-starting response to this question that will have your potential clients interested, your strategic partners clearer on what services you offer, and make networking much less stressful for you.

You will learn:

  • How to feel more comfortable at networking events, even if you are an introvert
  • The three types of audiences you connect with, and how to talk to them
  • The number one thing VAs do wrong while networking, and how to avoid it
  • How to showcase your skills and expertise without monopolizing the conversation
  • And more!

Join me for this session, get WAY more comfortable with your networking – and get clients!

Tracey D’Aviero is a VA Coach, Trainer, Speaker and Author who helps VAs grow successful businesses by teaching them how to build a solid foundation, and how to effectively market their business so they get clients.

Cindy Bidar

Friday, November 9th
1pm PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

Your 6-Figure Follow-Up Plan - How to Fill Your Calendar With Clients and Projects You Love
Stop struggling to land clients, and start building a business you love with clients and projects that are exciting, fun, and most of all, profitable. Tune into this 1-hour training and walk away with action steps you can use to:
  • Confidently sell your services and dramatically improve your conversion rates.
  • Stop competing on price and position yourself as the go-to expert instead.
  • Attract clients on demand so you never again have to face that financial roller coaster so many service providers struggle with.

If your current marketing plan is more hopeful than helpful, grab a notebook and pen, because you’re going to want to take notes on these totally doable strategies anyone can learn.

Cindy Bidar left her corporate job to start a VA business in 2011. Her first full year in business was her first 6-figure year, and she’s never looked back.

Kathie Thomas

Friday, November 9th
3pm PST (GMT/UTC -8h)

WordPress Workflows: How to Quickly Set Up Your Website

Kathie will share on the essentials to be included on a website. So many VAs miss this information and wonder why no-one is contacting them.

Kathie Thomas is the Virtual Assistant Queen! Founder of Australia’s first Virtual Assistant Network in 1996, she registered her own business “A Clayton’s Secretary” in 1994. Kathie is a Virtual Assistant Coach & Trainer.

Mark Your Calendar for November 5th-9th, 2018

No travel expenses involved! These are seminars that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home office via our online webinar platform. All you need is a computer (cell phone/tablet) with speakers (or a headset) to listen with, an internet connection and YOU!

It’s an interactive learning experience! 

The networking is unbelievable! We even leave the webinar room open in between speaker presentations so you can engage with your peers!

It’s affordable! ANY Virtual Assistant at ANY stage in his or her business career can attend, accessing cutting-edge information about getting ahead in an increasingly competitive virtual service business environment. Where else can you watch LIVE 20 one-hour training webinars in the VA industry FOR ONLY $37?

Get Your #VAVS Ticket Now (only 200 seats)

We have three VA Virtuosos packages available for you to choose from below depending on your business needs and budget. It’s important to your business that you invest in it by educating yourself and keeping on top of ongoing trends in the Virtual Assistant world. Our VA Virtuosos speakers are here to share their knowledge with you from one VA to another!

Tawnya Sutherland

Tawnya Sutherland

Your #VAVS Host

Hi! I’m Tawnya Sutherland and founder of the market leading resource for Virtual Assistants world wide online today since 2003 with over 40,000+ registered members. With a membership that large you can rest assured that I’ve been lucky enough to come across some very successful Virtual Assistants over the years. AND these expert VAs are now ready to share their knowledge with other VAs to help them succeed in business too. In no other industry will you find such a sharing and supportive network between business colleagues except here in our VA world!

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