Meet Sandra Booker
I love helping people reach their goals and live their dreams.
That’s what gave me the idea to start my own business and become a Business Support Professional, and it’s why I’m so excited to be part of Virtual Assistant Studio – now I get to help you explore your potential!
My story starts a few years back, when I joined a bookkeeping company as its Operations Manager. I played a critical role in managing the day-to-day operations of the business, and helped create the policies and procedures that drove our success. But I craved a more front-and-centre position –
I wanted to be the person who had the power to make decisions.
One day, my daughter came home and told me about one of her own dreams: to visit Iceland. As I listened to her talk passionately about her reasons for wanting to take this trip, I realized that I was just as passionate about helping her make it happen. I also knew I needed to make some extra income if we were going to bring her dream to fruition, and my background in customer service, Human Resources, time management and training gave me the perfect foundation to take on a few side jobs.
I started earning some cash offering transcription services and basic data entry on an online marketplace. Soon, people started seeking out my services on their own, and I came to understand that I could provide a suite of valuable services to busy small business owners who don’t have enough time to complete all the tasks they need to do in a day. That’s when I took the jump into entrepreneurship, became a Business Support Professional and started Any Old Task.
Today, I’m doing the work I love.
My clients call me The Fixer because I help them solve their problems so they can focus on growing their businesses. It feels good to be the person they rely on to help them move from chaos to order, and I’m able to shape and define how I want to run my practice. And, being co-founder of the Virtual Assistant Studio and co-host of The VA Hustle podcast, I get to meet inspiring and creative women from all over the world.
I control my priorities, work with amazing people and make a difference in my clients’ lives. That’s a powerful feeling, and I want to help you find the same freedom.
I can’t wait to help you get started on accomplishing your dreams, and I’m so excited to get to know each one of you. Be warned: owning your own business isn’t for the faint hearted. You’ll work hard in our course and every day as a Virtual Assistant, but you’ll be choosing to build your own thriving practice, not helping someone else build theirs. As your mentors and guides, we’ll ask you to do some much-needed soul searching as you discover your own mission and lay the foundation for your success, but you’ll never be alone.
We’ll be right there with you, cheering you on and offering helpful advice at every step along the way. So will the entire Virtual Assistant community. We’re all amazing women, and we’ll face a lot of the same opportunities, challenges, questions and fears together.
We’re stronger as a collective than we ever would be by ourselves. That means we can support one another and work together to overcome any obstacles that stand in our way. We get to turn our ideas into reality by doing the work we love, and then have the freedom & flexibility to spend time with people who mean the most to us. What could be better than that?