Finding My Why
Hello! 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 people 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?
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 design, launch 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!
Here’s to your why, and the next chapter in your life!
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 and teach them business and technical skills to create a better life for them and their children. It’s something I’m going to start working on later in 2018 as an online program and eventually opening a brick and mortar center. Stay tuned for more details!