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!



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