Finding My Why
Hello and welcome, I’m Susan Mershon aka The Techie Mentor™.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to read about me and learn my story.
I started The Techie Mentor™ in 2013 with one goal in mind – to help women learn the skills they need to design a business around their lifestyle, create a schedule that meets their needs, and to reach their full potential.
Escaping the cube farm
I worked in corporate America for over twenty years. With the birth of our second son in 2009, I knew it was time for a change.
I wanted to get him ready for school, be there when the bus dropped him off, and attend school functions.
Having my own business was a way for me to do that.
So, I took to the internet to see what business I could start that met my experience and interests.
I had never owned my own business, so I was a bit overwhelmed with the information and options available.
During my research, I came across an industry that I wanted to learn more about – Virtual Assistants. That was it!
Launching my VA business
I gathered what information I could find, and I scraped together ideas and concepts from anywhere I could find them.
I worked on my business during the evening and weekends, while working a full-time job and with an infant at home.
After a lot of sweat, frustration, and long days, within 14 months I had built my VA business to the point that I could quit my corporate job.
- I often wondered, what could I have done better if I had a mentor?
- Could I have avoided the frustration of not knowing where to find answers?
- Maybe avoided overwhelm and analysis paralysis?
- What could experience teach me about building my business and growing my income?
- How could my experience as a software instructor help others learn in-demand skills?
That is what brings our stories together
With my background in training, project management, and a passion for the success of others, I found my calling!
I want to help you launch, run and grow a thriving Virtual Assistant business that gives you the lifestyle you crave (more time, freedom & money).
That’s what the Techie Mentor™ is all about!
My Vision & Mission
For me, it’s all about giving back and helping others.
My dream is to build a women’s center for single mothers to teach them business and technical skills to create a better life for them and their children.
I’m going to start working out the details later in 2018 offering it as an online program and eventually opening a brick and mortar center.
Stay tuned for more details!
Here’s to your why, and the next chapter in your life!