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Kathie provides Virtual Assistant training for those who want to run Virtual Assistant businesses.  The training program can be found at http://www.vatrainer.com.  Her experience below verifies her ability to train others in the industry.

  • Kathie M. Thomas is a successful Virtual Assistant with a 17 year old Virtual Assistant practice. She was a VA before the term ‘virtual assistant’ was in use.
  • The founder of VA Network A Clayton’s Secretary, established March 1994, she pioneered the Virtual Assistant industry in Australia. Prior to establishing her business she had a background of 20+ years’ secretarial/administrative experience in the corporate world, working for CEOs and MDs as well as project groups.
  • Kathie has over 30 years’ experience with computers and software.
  • Kathie also has experience as a trainer and began her business teaching others how to use Microsoft Office products in 1994.
  • Kathie has two accreditations in the Virtual Assistant Industry as a Master Virtual Assistant and an Accredited Secretary Online.
  • She has been accredited as a Public Speaker through the National Speakers Association in Australia.
  • She is also a member of the International Association of Coaching.
  • Kathie is a multi-award winner in her own Virtual Assistant business.
  • Kathie currently manages a network of virtual assistants with members in 11 countries and is moderator for two well-established VA chat forums totalling over 2,100 virtual assistants members.
  • Kathie is a published author of many articles in publications and 4 books on homebased business.
  • Kathie is an industry leader who frequently speaks at public seminars and workshops throughout Australia about working virtually, as well as online international seminars and teleconferences.
  • Kathie was a founding Steering Committee member of the OIVAC for 3 years and the Master of Ceremonies for the inaugural industry awards presententation at the Convention in 2006.
  • Kathie is the founder of AustralianVAConference.com, an annual event held in Australia for the industry.

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