I’m delighted to introduce to you Kylie Short who was one of my first students.
1. What made you decide to take the VATrainer.com course and how did you find it?
I decided to take the VATrainer.com course because of the distinctly *Australian content. I already knew how to set up my business but it was important to me that I learn as much as I could about being a Virtual Assistant in Australia. I found it through Kathie’s website ACS.
2. What were you hoping to achieve after completing the course?
I wanted to be ready to hit the ground running and know as much as I could about being a Virtual Assistant.
3. Did you?
The course filled in the gaps in my knowledge and helped to set me up for success.
4. Where are you now with your plans to operate as a VA?
I have been in business now for three years and I am a Multi-VA in that I have a small team of highly qualified subcontractor VAs working with me on my team. I have big plans for the future and I can’t see myself being anything other than a Virtual Assistant and small business owner.
5. Would you recommend the course to others and if so, why?
Definitely. The course is delivered to you in bite sized pieces by email and I worked through the course piece by piece. It provides you with a good starting point for starting your Virtual Assistant business.
6. Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Who else to learn about becoming a Virtual Assistant than from Kathie Thomas? She has been in business for 15 years and has the experience from which all her trainees benefit from.
7. Please provide brief intro of who you are, along with your website link, location and anything else of interest.
Named after her daughter, Tilda Virtual Services began as an answer to Kylie’s desire to have flexibility in her life as she actively participated in raising her children and nurturing her family. Her passion to help others is fueled by the immense joy Kylie feels in being a business owner herself.
As a testament to Kylie’s expertise, she was awarded the internationally recognised Janet Jordan Achievement Award in 2008 for her success as a Virtual Assistant. She’s continually requested for speaking engagements to help educate the business sector on how Virtual Assistants can benefit entrepreneurs.
In her downtime, Kylie loves to nurture her creative spirit by painting and scrapbooking when she’s not curled up with a book or hanging out with her husband Lincoln and their three children.
*N.B. Kathie would like to add that while the VATrainer course was written in Australia and does understand Australian related aspects to business, the course is not specifically for Australian VAs and gives advice and training suitable for any English-speaking Virtual Assistant in any country.