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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  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, an annual event held in Australia for the industry.