Making the Leap: PA to VA

Half Day Workshop


12 July 2017


City of London, TBC

Are you a PA who is feeling frustrated and tired with the commute to work?

Are you finding juggling your family and work commitments near to impossible?

Are you looking for an avenue to take your skills and experience and create something that truly works for you?

I know how hard working as a PA is (I have been there!), especially when you throw in the challenge of low pay grades, long hours, demanding bosses and crazy commutes.

I can reassure you though, that there is another way. The VA industry is growing exponentially with people (just like you!) realising that self-employment and flexible working can work for both them and their clients.

All it takes is some great support, top tips and a leap of faith…



So are you ready to create a business that gives you greater flexibility, fulfilment and freedom?

Join up with other PAs for an authentic and interactive workshop…

At VIP VA we want to take the opportunity to help PAs to make the leap from their employed roles and create something authentic for themselves that allows them to follow their career passions without compromising on their lifestyle.

We’ll be hosting a half day event absolutely jam packed with interactive sessions, oodles of relevant and exclusive content and fantastic opportunities to network with others in the same position as you. PLUS we will be hosting a VIP VA networking get together where you can meet our VIP VA members, kick back, converse, share views and ask advice – for those that can make it.

Your workshop includes:

  • Half-day London based interactive workshop to learn the essential steps you need to take to create your VA business

  • Networking Get Together with VIP VA members to begin building your tribe of cheerleaders and supporters to help you on your pathway to success

  • Access to our FREE Facebook Community with others on the same journey as you

  • BONUS #1 Module 1 of the CPD Accredited Making the Leap Masterclass prior to the event so you can start thinking about your Vision and Big Why

  • BONUS #2 Free pre-workshop call before the day so we can hit the ground running

The Making the Leap Workshop will give you the great insight, tools and tips that you need to kick off your VA business and start the journey towards your vision!

So, what are PAs are saying about our training:

After considering the transition from EA to VA it was a chance meeting with Charlotte at an EPAA event that led me to her as a trainer over any other!  Her style of training has really suited me. The dread of having so much to learn has been daunting - her humour and honesty within the masterclass has made the journey feel achievable.

If you are thinking of setting up a VA business, don't hesitate to book onto the training - this really is the best training I have done in a long time (not just as a potential VA!) and it is clear that Charlotte has thought about everything we would need to think about in order to be a successful VA! Thank you Charlotte!

I would also recommend 1:1 coaching to further support the learning if owning/running a business is completely new to you or if you are lacking in confidence.

Claire Grace, FEPAA

The Assistant Quarters

If you're wanting to go from a PA/EA position to become a VA where you want to continue to deliver a high standard and quality service then this is the right course for you. It will lead you down the route to becoming a business owner and not only thinking about getting work but what your long term goals are, why you are doing this and ensuring that you get the right balance for you working with the clients that you want to work with. This course exactly met what I wanted to achieve.

I had already started my VA business but I wanted to fill in a few gaps and needed the confidence boost this course gave me.  I've already recommended to a couple of PAs looking to make the leap!

Natalie Reeves

NJR VIrtual PA

I have recently completed the awesome Nurture Programme with Charlotte at VIP VA. I can whole heartedly recommend this course to anyone considering the transition from PA to VA. The content is concise and engaging and Charlotte is very responsive to any enquiries you may have. You will feel fully supported and ultimately ready for your next entrepreneurship challenge.  

Jennifer Corcoran, FEPAA

My Super Connector

What is VIP VA about?

VIP VA is the organisation, training academy and community exclusively created by VAs for VAs.

 At VIP VA we are proud to be pioneering the setting of VA industry standards and helping businesses find the safe pair of hands they need.  We are passionate about changing the face of the UK VA industry, and supporting the global VA industry as it grows.

Our mission for VAs  is based around three main elements:


Being part of a strong VA community.


Understanding & developing yourself.


Generating authentic business growth.