Client Love and Testimonials
Virtual Assistants, Lead VAs with small teams, VA Agencies, Online Business Managers and Virtual Business Consultants – Over 1000, and I remember all of them and their VA journeys. From solo entrepreneurs to those with a small team and those with large temas – I have loved supporting each and every one of them. Why – well they have shown up, done the work, got the results for both their business and their personal life. At times the journey has been a little challenging and between us we have gone through the ups and the downs! But that’s business and part of the fun of the entrepreneurial journey!
Please read on below to see literally, dozens of stories and testimonials from Virtual Assistants who have worked with us as either part of the Luminary Coaching, the VA Mastery Course or through many mini courses or workshops we have offered, or who are part of the VA Membership.
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In July, when I lost my job, I decided to put all my years of experience in business, admin and finance to good use and started my Admin Alchemist business as a VA. The VACT mastery course was brilliant, so informative and has helped immensely in setting up my business. I can’t thank Amanda enough and wouldn’t be where I am today. Not only has she created the VA mastery course, but the ongoing help and support she gives in a friendly and no-nonsense way is invaluable. I’d also like to thank her for setting up the VACT membership forums – such a friendly, supportive and helpful group of VAs. Thanks Amanda!
When I first spoke to Amanda I was just setting up my VA business and I had booked a free call. I was given a lot of helpful advice but there was no push to join her VA Mastery course or VA Membership. Thinking about it I don’t think they were even mentioned. But I did get lots of helpful advice. That was back in April 2018.
Move forward a year and I had set up my business and felt the time was ready to take on a business mentor. So I got in touch with Amanda and signed up for a years mentoring. It was probably one of the best things I could have done for my business. Apart from the huge amount of materials that were made available, I also had monthly calls to discuss next steps and to ensure I stayed on track. It was motivating, confidence building and great not to feel like you were on your own. You were given the room to come up with the ideas yourself, with a gentle push if there were options available that you hadn’t even considered.
Since signing up I now have direction and know who my target audience is, the niche I am aiming at and a number of brilliant clients. Thank you Amanda I couldn’t have done it without you.
I recently completed the VA Mastery course run by Amanda. I would highly recommend Amanda to any aspiring Virtual Assistant, and I regularly do.
Amanda’s knowledge is second to none, she has a no-nonsense approach that motivates and boosts confidence. Choosing to sign up for this course has been the best decision for my business and I am excited to continue 1-1 mentoring with her. Thank you, Amanda.
Amanda is the “Go-To” for any aspiring Virtual Assistant. She is no-nonsense and will give a kick up the rear when it’s needed, but she is also an absolute gold mine of information and resources and I have never known her stumped or phased by any question I have thrown at her! Her VA Mastery course is, in my opinion, the best available and I would recommend to anyone considering a career as a VA, to start with Amanda’s course. Amanda has helped me immeasurably with my business growth and I continue to work with her as I start to reap the benefits of all of her great advice and knowledge. Thanks, Amanda.
Amanda has been an amazing support in my business journey. Not only have I had the pleasure of knowing Amanda as one of my ‘super-customers’, she’s also been a mentor to me as well. Her level of VA expertise is astounding and it’s been an absolute pleasure training with both Amanda and the VACT generally. She is there to guide and support you throughout the VA journey, and Amanda is as invested in your business success as you are! I’m honoured to have this amazing woman in my corner – deciding to train under her guidance, was one of THE best business decisions I’ve ever made and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who is thinking of becoming a VA – and if you’re currently a struggling VA, who need some extra support to get your business to the level of success that suits you and your family – I’d definitely recommend contacting Amanda too!
If you are considering becoming a VA, for a competitive edge, I would highly recommend the CPD accredited VACT Mastery Course. If you can stretch to Luminary Coaching in parallel, so much the better. Either way, the award winning VA Coach, Amanda Johnson, is around to guide and encourage, along with your Peers. It is without doubt an education worth the investment!
Signing up for the VACT Mastery Course with Amanda Johnson, was such a great decision for both me and my business. Not only has it given me a full understanding of all the steps required to set up and run a successful VA business, training with Amanda has given me the confidence, the assurance and most importantly the self-belief that I was lacking in myself that I can actually make this work. Amanda Johnson is just born to coach and mentor. She has the perfect balance of experience, knowledge, skills and ideas all delivered with energy in an innovative, relaxed and supportive way. She is however not afraid to give you a push or even a gentle but firm kick when required. If you are considering becoming a VA or are established but need some help to take your business to the next level, then I highly recommend that you check out the courses that Amanda offers at VACT. You won`t regret it. She really is quite Awesome!
Amanda’s skills, experience and ongoing support are outstanding. I enrolled in her mentoring program as I had built my VA business alone but wanted advice on scaling my business by working with a team of associates. The value of excellence provided by Amanda was AMAZING. Our regular weekly check in’s helped keep me on track with my goals and our regular 1:1 calls made me push boundaries and excel. Thank you, Amanda, for the significant contribution you offered over the past 12 months and helping my vision materialise. You are a star!
Amanda is truly awesome! I have known of Amanda for many years before I made the decision to join her 1:1 mentoring. After a few conversations where she shared her advice so freely, it was a no brainer that Elite PA Solutions would benefit from having her in our corner. Six months in and it’s not a decision I have doubted – not once. Amanda is supportive, pushes me to think outside my comfort zone and given me the courage to ‘just do it’. This year, I have started building a ‘small top notch’ team of virtual PAs who are now working successfully with Elite PA Solutions clients. Amanda’s held me accountable and reminded me that ‘doing’ everything singlehanded is not growing my business. She’s brilliant, calming and understanding of personal issues that do crop up and push you back at times. Highly recommend.
When I decided to create my business and after much research I contacted Amanda to discuss her VA Mastery Course. There is no doubt it has been a long journey for me with many challenges along the way but Amanda was always there to offer support and encouragement. While I was confident in the skills, knowledge and experience I bring to my business, following Amanda’s Mastery Course has helped me build a solid foundation that will enable me to support my clients and provide them with a first class service. Amanda is an amazing coach and mentor, she has been behind me all the way through this journey and in those moments when I was all for giving up she was there offering encouragement and support. She has a no nonsense approach, tells you how it is but always gives constructive advice and feedback as well as virtual hugs when needed. If anyone is thinking about setting up their own business I strongly recommend they contact Amanda. Thank you Amanda for believing in me even when I didn’t, for your support and encouragement, I am forever in your debt.
Amanda and I started collaborating at a key time in my business. I needed guidance and support and Amanda was perfect for me, with her experiences and approach suiting me very well. I joined the 1:2:1 mentoring programme and learned so much from Amanda who gave me confidence and direction to build my business. I am very happy to recommend Amanda to other VAs and business owners who are transitioning and are looking for expert guidance. Thanks to Amanda for also introducing me to the ‘Go-Giver’ approach to business.
I would highly recommend Amanda as a coach for virtual assistants. She has a strong, no-nonsense approach, but is incredibly supportive at the same time. She has a wealth of information and experience from her background, which ensures she knows what she is talking about. I loved working with Amanda as my coach for the period we have worked together. Thank you Amanda for all your help and support this year.
Amanda is the most knowledgeable and giving person I know. She makes me find my big girl pants when I need them and finds my smile when I have misplaced it. Not only that, I would not be where I am now without her support. I have known Amanda for a few years now (well maybe more than a few) and she has been there for me throughout. How she finds the time and energy to support the vast VA community that continues to grow I have no idea – but she does – and most importantly she does it awesomely!
Amanda has offered invaluable support to me over the past few months, providing me with mentoring advice and, at times, just there to lend an ear on business ideas and also personally. Her honesty and wide range of VA knowledge has been a huge help to me and therefore truly grateful for her support. If you are thinking of setting up a VA business, I would highly recommend getting in touch with Amanda or booking yourself on one of her courses, you honestly won’t look back!
VA Mastery Course, VA Membership, Kick Start Your VA Business Course
I have recently graduated from the VACT Mastery course. I am an experienced EA with more than 20 years of experience and I am confident in saying that I know how to support business people but I do not know anything about running a business and this is where the VACT Mastery Course comes into its own right. The course breaks down everything, step by step what is required from a VA to set up a successful business with the ongoing support of Amanda Johnson. She has a personal interest in each and every one of her students. I highly recommend anyone who would consider setting up a VA business to attend this course.
Where do I start… Amanda’s VA Mastery Course (VACT) is an absolute life-changer and is so much more than an online course! Amanda’s thoughtfulness and ability to listen to my story and my journey so far was so refreshing. We were able to talk through how embarking on this VA Mastery Course would perfectly compliment my goals, making them far more achievable. Throughout the course, with her warmth and fun, Amanda has been completely present and incredibly supportive. If I was concerned about anything or needed advice on how to tackle any of the modules, Amanda was just a click away! I cannot thank Amanda enough for all the valuable personal and business advice she gave throughout the course and continues to give. If you are looking for a quality VA course, where you are actively supported both individually as well as in groups, led by a passionate and committed coach, trainer and mentor, then look no further than Amanda Johnson’s VA Mastery Course! I highly recommend this course!
I was getting made redundant so thought I would make the bold decision of changing my future and becoming a Virtual Assistant. I was recommended by someone to enrol on the VA Mastery course and I am delighted that I did. The course is absolutely brilliant and enables you to gain all the skills required to become a VA business owner, whilst being supported by Amanda every step of the way and being part of a VA Membership group, so you never feel on your own. Nothing is too much trouble for Amanda and her knowledge and experience is so extensive. I highly recommend Amanda she is awesome and now someone I definitely consider as my friend/mentor for life.
I can safely say that the VA Mastery course is one of the best, if not the best, training course I’ve completed! I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of working as a VA and is wondering where to start. It has taken me through a journey, not just for business but personal too and does challenge you throughout, to think about your goals, aims and where you would like to be and why. Amanda has been a great support and will continue to be my mentor going forward.
Wow. Where to start with Amanda?! Well, A is for Awesome which (appears to be), Amanda’s favourite word. My theory is because so many people have used it to describe her.
I chose Amanda as my VA mentor and signed up to the VACT Mastery Course because, aside from the fact that she has won awards for her training, Amanda appealed to me as a coach who would be supportive yet hold me accountable. And she has – yes, I took longer than others to complete my course but Amanda didn’t berate me – she nudged, supported, coached and encouraged me through until I succeeded.
With hindsight yes, it would’ve been better to do the course BEFORE I launched myself as a VA but doing it simultaneously has had it’s benefits too. The amount of information and guidance within the VA Mastery course is actually AWESOME. There’s LOADS! And that’s another reason why I would absolutely, 100% without hesitation recommend that whatever stage of the journey you’re at, if you want to be a brilliant and successful virtual assistant – you need to sign up now!
Amanda will not only teach you what you need to know about being a VA, but also about running your own business, being ‘the boss’ and creating the career you want, on YOUR terms. She has years of experience, has fantastic relationships with hundreds of VA so she can help you avoid making mistakes, develop you quickly and equip you for success.
If you’re unsure – call her – she’ll be honest, open and informative… and I’m pretty sure you’ll sign up to learn from her!
I can’t recommend Amanda highly enough. She is an amazing VA coach who really cares about the VAs she helps. She’s the perfect blend of compassion and straight talking that mean a session with her is like having the lights switched on, no matter where you are in your VA business. Thank you Amanda, for being awesome!!!
Oh my, I have just finished the VA Mastery Course that Amanda runs. This lady is a true machine, the additional blogs and info that she provides alongside the course is immense, I’m not sure Amanda sleeps.
The course was so full of content it was amazing. The groups that you get access to are invaluable, the feedback received on course modules is detailed and helpful with so much direction given. The resources that you have access to during the course is outstanding.
If you are thinking of taking the leap and setting up as a Virtual Assistant – Amanda is your lady. Would definitely recommend. Thank you so much for the help you’ve given me along the way and no doubt in the future months to come. So appreciated.
Amanda is a superb VA trainer and coach. VACT’s (CPD accredited) courses and learning materials are industry leading in their quality and content.
VACT’s online membership communities are a wonderful source of knowledge sharing, professional encouragement and skill enhancement. Anyone considering becoming a VA should speak with Amanda in the first instance. Highly recommended!
I would highly recommend the VA Mastery Course. I always wanted to run my own business but having spent my career in criminal justice, I had no idea where to start. The course provides you with all the information you need to start your VA business or to build and grow your existing VA business. You are also connected with a lovely group who are going through the same process and together with Amanda provide the most amazing support. If only I had discovered Amanda earlier!
Simply put – Amanda is great. Without her knowledge, support and expertise I wouldn’t have been able to start my business anywhere near as quickly as I was.
Many ‘trainers’ out there, but Amanda is the real deal. She knows the industry inside and out and actually cares how her students, connections and clients do.
I have just completed Amanda’s VA mastery course and can honestly say I would not be this far along in my business if I hadn’t enrolled. Despite having a great career in PR and marketing before having children, I lost my confidence and huge part of my identity when I became a mum to my daughters.
This course helped me find my voice again & give me that sense of achievement that I was craving. Amanda is an absolute fountain of knowledge and inspirational business woman. I would definitely recommend this course 👍🏻
Amanda is an amazing Virtual Assistant coach and I regularly recommend her to any new or interested VAs. I completed her VA Mastery Course and Amanda supported me in the best possible way. Becoming a new business owner is a scary prospect but Amanda gives you the tools to put you on the right path. I would recommend Amanda as the best VA coach (and she has many awards to prove this). Thank you, Amanda, for all your support and advice throughout my journey of the course and I look forward to the continued support your groups give our industry.
Amanda was 100% there for the conception of Your Virtual Angel. She and I were throwing ideas around on the phone and I swear she had a window into my mind as she was describing exactly what I was seeing – we were practically talking over each other with excitement!
It was such a defining moment finding VACT at the Women In Business Expo 2019 but whilst I was looking for a course I never realised I was finding a one in a million mentor too.
My talks with a Amanda and her constant and continuing support are priceless. Amanda imparts wisdom and helps guide you on your own journey of self discovery as you create your VA business. Thank you so much for helping me find my feet and for being so instrumental in the creation of my business.
Amanda is a fantastic mentor and VA trainer. I was quite overwhelmed at the start of my VA journey, not knowing how to get started and very much craving some structure.
After considering a few options, I was drawn to the VACT course and then, after chatting to Amanda, decided to go for it! It is so well structured, better than I could have imagined, so much detail per module, which helps get the critical questions out of you and build up confidence at the same time. What I especially love is how empathetic, and supportive Amanda is, any stumble, knock or issue, she is so supportive and gives us the honest truths which are the exact things needed when starting a new venture.
I can’t thank nor recommend Amanda enough as I’m sure had I of not chosen this course, then I believe it would have taken me so much longer to get myself ready to launch.
I’ve recently completed my VA Mastery course with VACT Ltd. It has been such a positive and supportive experience, all credit to Amanda Johnson who is so dedicated in ensuring her clients achieve and feel empowered. I would recommend Amanda and her course if you want straight talking and knowledgeable experience. Amanda is a great coach and mentor, thank you so much Amanda.
Amanda is quite simply life-changing.
I signed up to the VA Mastery Course after reading through her testimonials and realising this was the course I’d been searching for. After signing up I had a personal message straight away welcoming me and the support just got better and better from there.
Amanda is no-nonsense, positive and encouraging in her approach.
The course itself is fabulous – it walks you through literally everything you need to start your own VA business – not just practical steps but confidence and motivation when things are tough. There is a group of other VAs to chat to plus regular webinars.
I certainly would not have set up my own business without Amanda’s support and assistance and, like so many other VAs, are truly grateful for all she does for our lovely community. If you have thought about being a VA, Amanda is the lady to speak to, you won’t regret it.
After being notified of redundancy I decided I wanted to set up my own Virtual Assistant business. After researching I found this amazing course run by Virtual Assistant Coaching & Training – The VA Mastery Course. Amanda is a fabulous coach and mentor with a wealth of knowledge and offers so much support. And when you need it… is there to give you a little push or nudge in the right direction!
The course made me think really deeply about myself and how I wanted to shape my business and gave me the tools and knowledge I needed to actually set up and run a successful business.
I would encourage anyone who is thinking of setting up their own Virtual Assistant business to speak with Amanda and get themselves on this course.
I have recently graduated from Amanda’s VA Mastery course and I can honestly say I wouldn’t have had the confidence to leave employment and set up my VA business without this course and Amanda’s guidance. I had many questions and concerns when first setting up and so many aspects of the course answered these questions for me, and Amanda was always on hand to respond to direct messages with further questions.
Examples of how the course has helped me: one of the course modules suggests sending out surveys to your ideal clients and doing this gained me my first clients. The course encouraged me to join a local networking group, Amanda helped me write my 1-minute and I gained more clients from regularly attending.
I’ve recently had a baby and the course guided me on how to approach associates to cover for me while I take some maternity leave, how to work with associates and I discussed what to pay them with Amanda. If you’re considering setting up a VA business, Amanda is the person to speak to!
I have known Amanda a couple of years now, and have graduated from the VACT Mastery course. Amanda tells it as it is. She is a great listener and will motivate you to strive for the best version of yourself. I highly recommend Amanda and VACT to anyone looking for a VA course or a mentor.
Before I completed Amanda’s Social Media Bootcamp I was invisible on social media and I absolutely hated doing it and I certainly wasn’t consistent with it. However, I worked through it and the information provided is incredible and I really love the action plans and checklists that you do to move forward. If you want to get your head around social media then I recommend you take a look at the Social Media Bootcamp.
I signed up for the VA mastery course when I was looking for something to give me confidence in my ability create my own path. Amanda gave me some invaluable advice and her course is excellent for taking you through everything you need in order to be able to set up your own VA business
Amanda was incredibly patient and helpful throughout my entire journey through the Mastery course. Becoming a VA has been a total career change for me and I literally wouldn’t have made it through this journey without Amanda’s guidance and support. I cannot recommend her course or coaching enough.
Just need to say a few words! I’ve recently started providing a slightly unique service for VA’s. I asked for some help from Amanda to get it off the ground, and now she recommends me every 2 seconds. Her help and support for what I am doing is invaluable, and I am extremely grateful – a truly kind person, But I’m not the only one who thinks she’s great! Every single virtual assistant I speak to – which is an ever increasing number – say nothing but good things to me about her VA Mastery Course.
Amanda is absolutely amazing and is a real support and when there are times when things go wrong or are not working, out Amanda has the time to listen and provide invaluable support and advice. I am currently doing the VA Mastery Course with Amanda who has been a tremendous help and support by providing alternative ways of approaching something or the best way in order to achieve the goal that one is working to at the time. I can highly recommend Amanda not only as a brilliant VA Trainer but also as a brilliant support. Many thanks.
I had a discovery call with Amanda at a point when I was feeling particularly stuck in my business.
I was amazed at how much Amanda covered in the 30 minute call, including constructive feedback about my website, services and pricing, drawing out of me what direction I wanted to go in and then giving me great advice on how to achieve it. I came away with so much clarity and a renewed sense of energy and focus for my business. I’m a member of the VA Help Desk Amanda runs and she is so active in this group – consistently pushing, inspiring and motivating everyone. If you are stuck in your business and need someone to put you on the right path – speak to Amanda!
I met Amanda at an event in Manchester June 2018 and then in June 19 I signed up to the VA Mastery course. Amanda answered so many questions for me before during and after the course. It’s very thorough and covers all the necessities for starting your own VA business. So many things I hadn’t and wouldn’t have thought of. But what is great is the in-depth feedback provided following each module as-well. If you are considering VA Mastery course – go for it!
What can I say? Amanda is without a doubt the best VA trainer there is! The course has been designed to be adaptable, fit in around your existing commitments and it really helps you to focus on what you want to achieve with your business. It has enabled me to establish strong foundations, the opportunity to scale the business and it has absolutely fast tracked my success. On top of this, she fully believes in collaboration and not competition. This message is clear in everything she does and I have gained some lifelong friends and colleagues as a result of the supportive groups she runs.
Amanda is a legend. Fact. I started her VA mastery course a couple of months ago and I’ve already decided it was one of the best career moves I’ve ever made. The level of advice and support is amazing. Amanda really has got every aspect of being a VA covered in her training but not only that, she takes time to provide, useful, honest and constructive feedback. As part of of this training you are also able to participate in a fantastically supportive group to share experiences, worries, and wins. I would highly recommend her training to anyone considering becoming a VA or to those who need a boost in their VA career.
Amanda is a fantastic trainer for anyone looking to build a new career and ultimately business within the VA industry. The course is practical and supportive with plenty of value in each piece of content. Amanda knows the sector inside and out and I personally wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her or the VA mastery course. Thank you Amanda!!
The brilliant VA Mastery Course modules have been put together by Amanda in such a manner that provokes a real thought process. This course has given me an insight into why and how I want to run my VA business. Throughout the process, I learned not only practical skills but how to stay motivated by setting goals. Amanda asks very clever questions and has set tasks throughout the course that makes one understand the essence and reasoning behind actions. Amanda is a professional down to earth mentor with a wealth of knowledge.
I toyed with the idea of being a VA for nearly 5 years . I met Amanda in person at a PA Conference in Nov 2017. She was so warm and encouraging after listening to my intentions and offered to speak to me should the need arise. It was 6 months later I signed up for the VA Mastery Course. 1.5 years later, I’m 3 months into my business full time, still building parts of it and having motivational calls with Amanda regularly.
The content in the course is current, relevant and has all you need to know to become a VA. After each section in every module there is a chance to pen in your thoughts on what you’ve read and how you will apply it to the business. It forces you to think deep and adopt the mindset of a business owner.
I was also fortunate to do the first Mastery Course weekend in October last year with Amanda and a few other VAs. This was very useful as Amanda went through some parts of the course in person and the opportunity to ask any questions and listen to other VAs, some starting out and some already in the business for a while. There was so much knowledge gained learning from the experiences of others.
Amanda is always there for us, answering messages quickly and addresses whatever concerns we have, coming back to you if she doesn’t have an immediate solution. I don’t know how she manages to look out for us all, offer support on all the Facebook groups, constantly checking in on questions asked plus being a wife and mother. She’s there to always hold your hand and let you know you’re awesome no matter what the odds and believe in yourself. I would not hesitate to recommend VACT to anyone who is interested in being a VA and knowing what’s involved because you will be in good hands with Amanda.
I have recently completed the VA Mastery Course with VACT. It was a fantastic course covering every area possible in setting up your VA business. A huge thank you to Amanda for the incredible support. I am now confident and excited about running my own VA business which I have wanted to do for a number of years. I highly recommend booking in a Discovery Call.
Amanda is an inspiring lady to say the least. She has given me vision, focus and masses of tools and confidence in my future as a virtual assistant business owner. I recently completed the VA Mastery Course with the VACT and although it was a challenge, Amanda always made herself available to me whenever I had any questions, her response time was admirable considering how in demand her attention and time is. I have kept all of Amanda’s feedback to the modules I completed as points of reference to running my business in future, they make an excellent read and are filled with both bags of praise, constructive criticism and tips on ideas to consider further. Her support has been extensive and ‘above and beyond’ at times; I would highly recommend her courses to anyone considering going into the VA industry.
Amanda’s understanding of her clients’ needs are her priority, this shows through in her natural ability to encourage and support people with her charm and warmth as a mentor. She is absolutely…AWESOME! I really, really hope she will be able to help me launch my VA business later this year. Fingers crossed she will have space for me!
Amanda is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and supportive. She is always available for advice and responds to questions quickly. She has a no-nonsense direct approach which I love. I am new to the VA world and a beginner in running a small business and she has been a great mentor over the past few months.
Had a call with Amanda on Monday and was great to speak to someone with such experience that I felt starting up is a lot less daunting then it seems. Was great to have someone challenge my thoughts and how I am setting things up. Thank you
I contacted Amanda at VACT to book a Build and Grow Strategy Call. I felt I needed a bit of guidance and a call with Amanda was just what I was looking for. Amanda’s soft direct approach enabled me to see things in a slightly different way. She took time to go through my business and story with me and gave lots of direction and advice and as a result have a list of actions to carry out to enhance my business and take it to the next level. I would highly recommend booking a strategy call with Amanda – the help, guidance and support from someone who has ‘been there and done it’ is invaluable. Thank you so much Amanda.
I contacted Amanda over a year ago after deciding that I wanted to do the job that I currently do on a self-employed virtual basis. I have slowly worked my way through the VA Mastery course and set up my virtual assistant business all completely at my own pace due to still holding down a day job before going on maternity leave. Amanda has been a fantastic support, she is very good at gauging what stage you are at and the right times to be in contact. She is very supportive and understanding and the course contact is fantastic. I would not have been able to launch my own business without doing the course and without Amanda’s help and support which I am very grateful for. The Facebook groups are invaluable for continued advice and support. Thank you Amanda!
Amanda is brilliant. She knows her stuff. Such a great support. Will always go to her to advice from now on.
Amanda is truly great at listening, and understanding what kind of support you need. She challenges and pushes you in a way that makes it clear that she on your side, trying to help you. If you are thinking about becoming a VA, I recommend starting with one of Amanda’s discovery calls.
I am a member of Amanda’s VA Help Desk programme and find the content extremely valuable to me for my business as a VA and also personally. Amanda has a wealth of knowledge and shares it generously. She is always quick to answer queries and help wherever possible, guiding you in the right direction and giving you a gentle kick when needed! Thoroughly recommend working with Amanda!
I can’t say enough good things about Amanda and the course I took with VACT. She’s fantastic at what she does! Amanda knows exactly what you need from her at exactly the right time. Whether that be advice, encouragement or a kick into action and some tough love. She has helped me more than she will ever know with my confidence and self worth in my business. She offers heaps of guidance and value to the people she mentors. Anybody considering becoming a VA needs to speak to this lovely woman. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you for everything Amanda.
I have recently graduated from the VA Mastery Course and really do recommend this course to any VA. Amanda has been such a great mentor and given me such great advice and support from the initial set up of my business to help along the way. Thank you so much Amanda.
I recently completed Amanda’s Social Media Bootcamp and it was fab! Full of useful information and tips and it has really helped boost my profile on SM, especially LinkedIn. I definitely recommend the course for new VAs and established VAs who might need a refresher.
I’ve been fortunate enough to benefit from Amandas support, help and guidance in several ways. Not only did I finish the fantastic VACT Mastery Course under Amanda, with some great and constructive feedback from her along the way, but also through the Facebook groups she runs which are inclusive, friendly and incredibly helpful. Amanda has been kind enough to give me her time and the benefit of her experience and knowledge outside of both of those arenas as well, when I’ve had a worry or panic about something quoting or client related. And very significantly, as the first person I contacted when I was made redundant and was about to plough myself into my new business, she kept me grounded and gave crucial advice that stopped me running off on a path that wouldn’t have been right. Amanda gives of herself selflesslyand has helped open up the world of the VA industry to me in many ways, for which I’m incredibly grateful.
I’ve recently graduated from the VA Mastery course after I decided to set up my own VA business, and can highly recommend working with Amanda. I came across her 3 years ago when I was in the early stages of launching my business, and she has held my hand and guided me through setting up, forming, and running Cotswold Colleague. Amanda is very personable, professional, generous with her knowledge and gives a huge amount of support when things are tough and a no-nonsense kick when you need to get moving. I’m looking forward to her on-going mentoring and guidance, she’s awesome!
I can categorically state that without the VA Mastery Course and the encouragement of the VACT, I would have fumbled my way through starting my VA business. The content, training, methodology, the tools and the support provided will give you the boost and confidence you need to get your VA business off the ground.
Amanda has provided an extremely comprehensive and enjoyable Social Media for Business training package for me. With deep specialist knowledge and patience, Amanda tailored and delivered the course paying particular attention to the areas I was most interested in gaining a thorough understanding of. Thank you so much.
VA Taster Session, 2014, Bournemouth: I attended a recent VA taster session which Amanda held at a local hotel. From the very beginning of booking on-line to meeting up Amanda made everything so easy. The session took place over four hours and although we had an agenda the group session was very fluid and we spoke about things that concerned us becoming a VA with Amanda giving us her expert advice. At the end of the session Amanda very briefly spoke about the training courses she runs but there was no sales pitch or pressure to book onto future courses. In fact I have booked onto the further training courses and really feel that I am on my way to becoming a successful VA.
I chose Amanda to be my mentor. She has a vast amount of experience and knowledge about the Virtual Assistant world. She delivers her advice in a caring, yet no nonsense attitude. I always felt she is with me 100% in helping me to reach my goals. She was available on the phone, via email, via Linkedin or via Facebook. Every communication channel was open! I wouldn’t hesitate for a second in recommending her services to aspiring Virtual Assistants or those that have been in business for years. Mentoring from Amanda enables you to drive your Virtual Assistant business forward, avoid unnecessary mistakes and realise your full potential. Thank you Amanda
Having just graduated from the VA Mastery Course with VACT, I wanted to say a big thank you to Amanda Johnson for her patience and understanding. Amanda offers group webinars which are a really valuable resource, along with support throughout each of the 12 modules. She clearly has passion and expertise to help others who have the desire to become outstanding VA’s. For anyone thinking of becoming a VA then I’d recommend you start with Amanda at VACT
I’ve just finished a great taster session with Amanda on Starting a VA business. It was well structured, informative and I came away feeling energised and full of excitement for my new career path! Amanda is a positive trainer, tuned in to her audience, and is approachable and engaged. Any questions I had were welcomed and answered with knowledge and examples. She is good at teasing out your strengths and areas in which you might specialise in order to differentiate yourself. I was given some good guidelines for moving ahead and the opportunity for more targeted training should I wish to extend my training. I would heartily recommend anyone thinking of starting down the VA path to invest a few hours with Amanda – well worth the time!
When I set up as a VA in early 2020, I had the enthusiasm but not necessarily the know-how. This all changed when I enrolled on the VACT VA Mastery course: a self-paced online course that starts with detailed self-reflection exercises on you, your why, your vision and your goals, and then walks you through the practicalities of setting up, running and marketing your VA business. Amanda supports you throughout the course via comprehensive feedback on completed modules, as well as through the private Facebook group where you can ask questions and interact with other VACT students. By the time I graduated, I had laid the solid foundations for a sustainable and growing business, my confidence had soared, and I had made connections with a group of supportive and like-minded VAs. For anyone thinking about becoming a VA, I’d highly recommend Amanda and the VA Mastery course.
I can’t recommend Amanda Johnson @ VACT highly enough she is amazing. I left a corporate career in March after 24 years which was very daunting! After some deliberation I decided to pursue a new career as a Virtual Assistant and so purchased the VACT Mastery Course to help me on my way. It is Fantastic!! Amanda was the perfect trainer & coach – she is straight talking, the course has a wealth of information and there is also a Facebook Membership group you can join with other VAs who are all as amazing and 100% supportive #Collaborationnotcompetition. If you ever think of being a VA the VA Mastery Course is totally the course to pick! Thank you Amanda!
I have just completed the VA mastery course. I have gained so much knowledge and the resources available are brilliant. This course guides you from the very start of your business and helps you think about what you want from it in the future as well. Amanda is highly supportive and answers any questions that you have. She has a no-nonsense approach and will tell you how it is, whilst supporting you. I would highly recommend this course for anyone starting on their VA journey. I am also looking forward to being part of Amanda’s VA membership group. Amanda has such a vast amount of knowledge and happily shares it. Thank you, Amanda, for all your support and guidance.
Amanda is an excellent trainer and has created a very thorough and challenging course which ensures those that undertake it have an extensive understanding of how to set up and run a successful Virtual Assistant business.
She provided in-depth feedback and support through the duration of study and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about becoming a virtual assistant.
Amanda has been great from start to finish with my stint working with her as a VACT client in the VA mastery course. From the very beginning, she was helpful and did not push into any sales but found what was best for me. Starting the course really helped me focus on building my Virtual Assistance business getting it built from the ground up, with everything that is needed from deciding to be a sole trader through to social media marketing. The groups that Amanda has created have been invaluable on this journey, with such a positive vibe and wealth of knowledge, I found my self often engaging and asking questions, who Amanda was always one of the first to answer! Amanda really helped with advice from the get-go and continues to keep me on the straight and narrow, even when I had my doubts and change in focuses. I have often been told to put on my big girl pants and to JFDI! Amanda is amazing and the VACT mastery course is top-notch, I would recommend it and Amanda to anyone who is thinking of getting any training or mentoring to become a Virtual Assistant. Be Awesome!
I couldn’t recommend Amanda and VACT highly enough. I’ve come from an administrative background and the idea of branching out into the virtual world was incredibly daunting and still is a little. Amanda provides a wealth of knowledge, resources via the Membership and Mastery courses, an ever growing network who answer every little question and support you the whole way through. I’ve just completed the Mastery Course and I couldn’t have done it without Amanda’s support and everything she’s put in place to make sure you succeed.
Joining the VA membership and doing the VA MASTERY COURSE was just the push I needed to start my business, this course helped me forge the core of my business, Amanda is amazing, always there to answer every question I had and helped with every single doubt I could have about starting my business, I learned so much on this course. I’m sure that I wouldn’t be able to become a Virtual assistant without it.
If you are looking to start your own business as a Virtual Assistant, look no further than Amanda’s VACT courses.
The training materials and resources are comprehensive, high quality and she has thought of literally everything that a VA could need to set up their business. You also have the benefit of the community to ask questions or offer advice and support to other VAs.
Amanda is highly professional, organised and she genuinely cares about her clients. She will follow up with you if she doesn’t hear from you to check if you are OK and need any support but equally, she is straight-talking and direct and will call you out and challenge you where necessary 🙂 Exactly what you need from a coach!
I can highly recommend Amanda, you are 100% in the right hands with her.
VACT – where do I begin? I have put off writing this for a long time because there are no words that can ever describe how grateful I am to Amanda and the VACT team.
12 months ago, I did not know where to start. I didn’t have a business plan, any goals, contracts, insurance…. I just knew that I wanted to be a VA and work from home around my little one’s schedule.
Amanda has taught me how to plan, how to use and understand the different social media platforms, where to look for clients and how to make sure they are well looked after, what software might help and things that I should make sure I have in place legally. She has answered every stupid question that I came up with and has gently guided me to a different way of thinking when I was completely off track. She also told me to ‘JFDI’ when I was letting my lack of confidence slow me down.
The membership community is awesome (as is Amanda). It is hugely collaborative. I have learned so much from the other VA’s in the group and have made some great connections and even more importantly, some great friends (which in my view, is essential if you want to succeed). I have recently been shortlisted for ‘VA of the Year, North East Region’. In my first year in business. This is down to Amanda, her advice, and her unwavering support. I can honestly say that without Amanda and the VACT community, I would still be trying to get my head around everything that I need to do to be an amazing VA but because of their support, I am getting to live my dream. Every. Single. Day. Words can never fully express my gratitude, but I hope this gives you the idea. Thank you, Amanda.
I’m so glad I came across the VACT facebook group. Without that, I wouldn’t have done the VA mastery course, which has given me the foundations and confidence to break away from the corporate world and become a great VA.
Amanda is hugely passionate about the VA community and is genuine in supporting the industry, whether they’re a client or not.
Our 121 session was invaluable and came at a time when I was feeling lost, a quick pep talk reinvigorated me and the mojo was back.
Thank you Amanda, you’re amazing – you haven’t seen the last of me!!
I contacted Amanda about a year ago to learn more about the VACT Mastery Course that I had read about and was very interested in.
Amanda was open and honest from the outset, I was drawn in by how passionate she was about working and supporting VAs, both new and established. After meeting with Amanda, I was confident the course and support she offered was exactly what I needed to start my own VA business.
The course content was fantastic, initially it made me really focus on what I wanted and why, then it took me through each and every step of setting up my business, from writing my business plan to having the confidence to attend my first face-to-face networking event.
Amanda was no nonsense, she knows life is busy but was there to give me a gentle nudge, or perhaps something a little stronger, when she felt I needed it, this was always done with the best intention and was exactly what I needed! I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Amanda Johnson and the VACT to anyone wishing to start their own business or looking for support in growing their business further.
“After reviewing different trainers, I signed up with Amanda to complete the VA Mastery course which I am very proud to confirm I have completed. Upon reviewing the trainers, I decided to sign with Amanda, my decision was largely due to her no nonsense approach, wealth of knowledge and the fact she is extremely supportive of her trainees and their success in opening their own businesses. Her support, passion and knowledge is outstanding and really helps you put items into perspective but also every now and again when it is needed Amanda will give you a kick up bum 😊
The course is designed and set up for you to understand every aspect you will need to learn and think about as you set up. The knowledge here is key.
Huge thanks to Amanda for your continued support and energy.”
Amanda is an awesome virtual assistant coach and mentor who was recommended to me by one of her clients. For anyone wishing to set up as a VA
I can thoroughly recommend her VA Courses which are well structured and very easy to follow. Having never set up a business before I was quite overwhelmed at the start of my VA journey, but Amanda has been there throughout the whole process providing support and advice making everything so much easier.
I can’t thank her enough for her support and would fully recommend her services to others without hesitation.
Since I started my VA journey twelve months ago, I have been part of Amanda’s group on Facebook. The amount of value she has provided me, personally, in my journey thus far has been incredible. Going from full-time employed to not knowing what to expect as a virtual assistant is a sobering experience. Thank you, Amanda, for the advice offered by way of your regular blog posts, your guest blogs and the motivation you provide to us all.
I would recommended Amanda’s Kick Starts VA course is ideal for those who is thinking to start their VA business. Very informative and step by step guide you to the right track.
I was sitting on fence whether to become a Virtual Assistant (VA) or not. I had a call with Amanda Johnson from VACT to chat through questions and my fears. All were allayed.
I decided to purchase the VA Mastery course (with legal pack) and it has been one of my best investments. It is packed with step-by-step guides to move your thinking from being an employee to business owner. It will make you dig deeper within yourself that you ever imaged, you will feel frustrated, challenged, experience huge highs and a sense of achievement as you go. It is designed to push you to get the best out of you with a brilliant supportive Facebook group to bounce ideas off and regular webinars to join.
I have come away with set goals, a list of actions and tools to make a real successful VA business. I love that I can tap back into the materials at any point and there are options for continual growth.
I have recently completed the VA Mastery course run by Amanda and would highly recommend anyone who is thinking about becoming a VA to complete this course. It is very comprehensive and once you have gone through all the various steps within the different modules, you feel a lot more confident and motivated to start your business. Amanda provides great support during and after the course and follows up any queries you may have very quickly.
Working with Amanda on my journey to becoming a Virtual Assistant has provided me with a safe place to learn and grow. She is well informed and has a wonderful network of contacts who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise. Thank you for your support Amanda, it has been a privilege working with you and I look forward to maintaining contact through your mentoring programme.
Having just graduated from Amanda’s VA Mastery Course I can confidently say it was the best decision I made when setting up my business. Amanda’s no-nonsense, yet nurturing approach is perfect for those of us setting out who are new to the world of self-employment and unsure on how to go about running a business. Amanda has been instrumental in helping me move away from the ’employee’ mindset and I can already see a definite shift in how I think and approach my VA business. I can confidently say that that would not be the case had I not had the course, the Facebook group and all the associated support Amanda offers. And that’s before we even get to the practical tools included in the course! I would recommend Amanda to anyone thinking about becoming a VA – she’s amazing!
I decided to sign up for the VA Mastery Course after a discovery call with Amanda. I liked her positive, no nonsense approach, which came across immediately. I have recently completed the course and feel confident that I how have the tools to launch my VA business. Although it took me some time, Amanda was there throughout, pushing me on and providing support and advice, as needed. She is an excellent coach who is generous with her time and knowledge. Her enthusiasm is infectious. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
I decided on Amanda’s course after speaking with her. I found that I could identify with some of the values that she carries through the course which is being helpful and supportive. I also felt that I would be able to gain from her experience as I felt she had gone down a path similar to mine. She had a career change, took up a training course to be a VA and successfully set up her own VA business. So I felt she’s teaching from experience. I found her course to be comprehensive, it covered everything I need such as marketing, business processes. She also have a FB community group so I don’t feel alone in my journey but equipped and supportive. She covers the practical business stuff but also the mental and emotional bit that often comes upon you unexpectedly. Her course is definitely a worthy investment.
I have been a member of Amanda’s VA group since I started my VA journey over 3 years ago. I booked on a 1:2:1 mentoring call with Amanda and it was an injection of positivity and fresh perspective, which I badly needed at the time. Her no nonsense approach gave me the tools to deal with the problems I had going on in my business. Amanda works ceaselessly to educate new and upcoming VA’s and also those that have been at it a while. She is very generous with the wealth of information she shares and she gives sound, honest advice. I feel in safe hands when I go to her with questions.
Amanda deserves the many industry plaudits she has achieved and I am very glad to be a part of her group and look forward to booking on her 1:2:1 Luminary Coaching and Mentoring in due course.
Amanda’s VA Mastery Course is fantastic! I honestly don’t know where I’d be in my VA career if it wasn’t for her invaluable support and the information provided in the course. Amanda has so much knowledge and always offers great advice. Since taking the VA Mastery course, I’ve managed come up with a niche, understand my ideal client, branding & my VA goals, which in turn has got me more clients. There’s so much the course has to offer. Thanks to Amanda I now know what I need to do to continue to build and grow. I would recommend Amanda’s course without a doubt. I’ve already recommended her to a couple of aspiring VA’s. Thank you so much Amanda.
Amanda’s transformation from military to business owner and entrepreneur is an incredible one. What she doesn’t know about the VA world really isn’t worth knowing. You have to be from the same background to notice and recognise just how much she has achieved. I’ve been staggered at the sheer depth of knowledge she has achieved in such a short time, and at how brilliantly she delivers this. She utilises her previous background, skills and experiences to amazing effect. What’s most spectacular is how easy she makes it look. She constantly goes above and beyond with her trademark calm, consistent no-nonsense approach. She has quickly become THE go to person for all things VA. She is an amazing example to those of us venturing out into the civilian world.
I completed the VA Mastery course with Amanda in 2018. From the very beginning, Amanda was very supportive and keen to answer any of my questions. The VA Mastery Course went through every single detail of building your VA business and I still refer back to it now! I honestly can’t thank Amanda enough for her support and guidance and would recommend her to anyone.
Amanda Johnson is the epitomy of the word AWESOME. I’m currently following and learning from her and learning so much. Her videos are streamlined to clear key topics and you just know you’ve got gold. Thank you so much for being out there to find Amanda!
Thank you! The course has been brilliant to provide a structured approach to life as a VA, target marketing (your perfect client can only be found in a number of places!) and sharing tips and advice along the way. Amanda Johnson is an amazing role model and a great trainer too!
Amanda came onto my radar via a competition run by ExecutiveSecretary Magazine 18 months ago at a time when I was wondering how to move my business in the right direction. She has been and continues to be a fantastic business mentor and coach.
I have just graduated from the VA Mastery Course. Throughout the course, Amanda gave me valuable feedback, advice and support. The course modules are well structured and crammed packed with valuable information. The questions in the modules are full-on, which really got my brain into gear, and helped motivate me more and more to realise what I wanted for my part-time VA business. I needed the push to get my VA dream off the ground and it’s the best thing I could have done.
Amanda Johnson is a great business coach and mentor because she unearthed my “passion” and it wasn’t the work that I was doing at that time. Amanda also has some brilliant courses and I worked through a couple and found them to be well constructed and executed and I learned a lot, particular the social media course. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Amanda to anyone in business who is “lost” or just needs a “helping hand”.
I trained with VACT on the Mastery Course before setting up my business. I left the 2 days feeling inspired and excited to start the journey of building my business. Each module covered a different part of turning your PA skills to VA skills and at the end of the course I was left with my “business bible” that was constantly referred to throughout the first couple of years I was trading – I still check it now and again now! Amanda has continued to be a constant source or support and guidance throughout my journey in business and is to go-to person when I am stuck or need help. Her experience running her VA business means she can speak directly from the heart on all matters of running a successful VA business – from hiring to firing clients! I would recommend anyone at least signs up for Amanda’s freebie and joins her Facebook group – VA Help Desk, but if possible start a course – you won’t regret it! *Awesome Amanda*
I have found Amanda’s wealth of experience invaluable. She has a very supportive manner and you truly feel that she genuinely wants to help you to get where you’d like to be in your business. Thank you Amanda.
Amanda Johnson and VACT have been an hugely valuable source of information and support during my first year in business. I would highly recommend getting in touch with her and getting involved in her community and joining in on her informative webinars and events. I have been inspired and challenged in this arena and I am now looking forward to where my business reaches in its 2nd year. Thanks Amanda – you are Awesome !
I simply cannot speak highly enough of Amanda and her VA Mastery Course. I was a PA of 18 years seeking to work for myself as a VA though I had no experience of setting up and running my own business. Amanda and her course gave me the confidence to move forward and the tools and knowledge to set up my business. The format of the course is very progressive and each module takes you along the route of setting up your business step by step and covers everything you need to know and consider along the way. Amanda has a fair, no nonsense approach as she genuinely cares and wants to bring out the best in everyone that she helps. I recommend Amanda and any of her courses to anyone who wants to set up their VA business.
After an initial discovery call with Amanda, I decided to sign up to her course to ensure I was in the best position to launch my new business. I really felt she listened to my personal situation and gave appropriate advice; I didn’t feel I was one of many where the same answers were churned our regardless of circumstances. I enjoyed the course from the outset. The flexibility of it meant I could work on the modules during the evening when the children were in bed. It helped me re-engage by brain cells and focus on what I wanted my business to look like as well as my skill base. The constant feedback on each module meant I could implement what I was learning immediately rather than wait until I’d finished the course. This actually meant it took me rather a long time to finish it as my business had started so well, I struggled to find the time to complete the last few modules! Amanda was a great support and still is! She always answers questions honestly and you benefit from her experiences. The learning is ongoing and I’m looking forward to working with her in the future when I’m ready for the next stage in my business. I would recommend it to anyone looking to start as a VA – it gives you the confidence you need to get off to a great start.
Amanda is amazing. I’ve been a VA for 15 years and she has been so supportive, since I met her almost 4 years ago. I wish I had met her when I started out, because I wouldn’t have made the mistakes we all make when first starting out. Her coaching style is gentle but with bite, she will hold me accountable and is an expert at getting the absolute best out of you and for you. She has done the job, knows it inside out, and is brilliant. I cannot recommend her enough.
I have just started out on my VA Journey an are/have studied several of Amanda’s courses. On the occasions when I have needed and advice and support Amanda has been absolutely brilliant. Amanda is a good listener and has provided me with some excellent assistance and support, often suggesting a better route that I should follow or advising me of another piece of software I could use. I can recommend anyone who is considering to be a VA to contact Amanda – the courses and support are excellent. Thank you.
I’m in the early stages of my VA journey and study with the VACT but I thoroughly recommend joining. Amanda is there for me and all the members every step of the way. She prompts us without being pushy and motivates us when we flag. Amanda is incredibly supportive and she is tireless in her pursuit of our success! I am so glad I joined the VACT and became part of this unique group.
In 2 hours sitting with Amanda, I learnt more about LinkedIn than I have in the previous 2 years of struggling to come to grips with it. Amanda was well prepared, she was very knowledgeable and the information she shared was relevant and easy to understand. Thank you Amanda for all your help.