countryside and dogs

Our Origins.

At some point, most of us find ourselves at a fork in the road of our professional and personal lives. We arrive at these intersections at different times and for different reasons. On the professional front, we may decide to go back to school, may find ourselves living somewhere new, may need to change career paths to allow for more time for our families or to meet changing financial priorities. Personally, we have huge decisions to make: whether to marry, start families, travel more, purchase or build a home.

Several years back I found myself at forks in both the professional and personal roads of my life. I began to reflect on how I usually made decisions about these two paths separately. While I’d often tried to balance my career and my personal life, still the two were in constant competition. What if—I asked myself—I could create an opportunity that allowed me to focus on both?

In 2009 I founded Worldwide101 with one goal at the forefront: to do meaningful, challenging and fulfilling work that would support and compliment my lifestyle instead of tearing me away from it.

As I began to collaborate with like-minded professionals, I found that we shared an uncompromising approach to the idea of having it all. To us, having it all didn’t necessarily mean career achievement or a particular income level, but rather flexibility. By that point, we’d all gained significant perspective over combined decades of work, and that perspective now guided our priorities.

Sandra Lewis with her dog in the English countryside.

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.

- Edmund Lee

Growing Circle

We Are Virtual Assistants is a brainchild of Worldwide101. In 2015, Worldwide101 received more than 15,000 applications from aspiring virtual assistants interested in joining our team. And so, this got us thinking. Could we share the love with more than just our immediate team? Could we share our knowledge, and open our doors to further everyone’s success? Well yes – why not?! In keeping with Worldwide101’s philosophy, our belief is that it is possible for you too, to create a rewarding career and to have the flexibility to organize your life around your priorities.

Distinctive Values

We Are Virtual Assistants is a community of like-minded, and skilled professionals who are committed to building a rewarding career as virtual assistants. Our goal is to celebrate, and promote excellence in the virtual assistant industry. We share expertise in a user-friendly and engaging format allowing you to take years off your learning curve by following proven methods for success. We provide the tools, resources, coaching, and inspiration to help you stay motivated, to harness the power of opportunity, and to succeed in a virtual environment. We foster kindness, respect and generosity, and we wish for everyone to thrive!

The Team

Sandra Lewis

Sandra Lewis

Founder
Emma Parkes

Emma Parkes

Community Support
Emma Parkes

Audrey Fairbrother

Community Support