Our readers want to get to know you first, tell us about YOU what is your story?
After a 22 year career as a Sign Language Interpreter, I lost a bunch of my own hearing and had to retire from the only career I’d ever known. I decided to find a way to work from home so I could be present and available to my young girls and I found Virtual Assisting! 4 years later, I have been able to make a living as a VA and I now empower and coach other women and moms to do this work as well. I am grateful to be able to work from home and be here for my family, it means everything.
Now let's talk business, what do you do? Have you always wanted to have your own business- what inspired you to go down this journey?
After a few years of making a living as a VA, I knew this work would work well for other moms like me who have the drive and motivation to work but who need to be available for their families. I learned how to run a micro freelance business when I worked as an Interpreter, so I applied what I knew to a field that made sense. I have always found myself in a helper role and this job fits my work personality perfectly!
What advice do you have for moms who want to start a business?
Life is full of lessons, what has motherhood taught you?
Motherhood has taught me more about myself than anything in my life. If you sit and listen to them, your kids can teach you even more than you can ever teach them. Everything I do is for my kids, there has never been a better motivator for me then being able to stand in front of my kids and show them how to be successful. Successful at adulting and at staying a kid at heart. It’s all about the balance.