The VAC University Mentoring Program is offered to VACU STUDENTS ONLY who would like to access 1-to-1 guidance, support, or skill based training while they are building and growing their virtual businesses.

Our Mentors help you sharpen your skills so you can attract and wow clients with your expert knowledge.

How does the One-To-One Mentoring Program Work?

Step 1

Check out the Mentor Profiles below and decide who you would like to speak with.

Step 2

Choose your session length, tell us a bit about what’s on your mind, and book it!

Step 3

Meet with your Mentor and leave with clarity, actionable advice or a new skill!

Meet the VACU Mentors

Anita Kilkenny

Honoured to be a recipient of various awards and nominations, I am a highly-acclaimed administrator, educator and virtual assistant to health and wellness professionals throughout Australia, Bali and the US. I am also President of the Australian Virtual Assistants Association and Social Media Mentor for VA Classroom University. My passion is to help make the lives of business owners less stressful by assisting them to integrate email marketing and social media into their marketing plan, as well as day-to-day operations.

Work with me if you need help with:

  • Setting up your VA business
  • Social Media Management
  • Content Creation and Repurposing
  • Internet Marketing
  • Time Management
  • Events – Online and Real

Janice Hurlburt

I’ve worn a lot of hats in my career. An entrepreneur, a project manager and a small business owner. I know what it means to put your heart and soul into a business and get caught up in doing everything by yourself.

I remember my first year as a Virtual Assistant. Incredibly long days learning everything about running an online business and the application software needed to service clients.

As Virtual Professionals, we don’t always have a nearby associate to brainstorm ideas or strategically plan a project or figure out our problems. The “one thing” that helped me smooth the process of growing my business with more joy and ease was having a business coach and mentor I could turn too.

Allow me to help you along the way, be that person you can ask absolutely anything, get help sorting out your next steps strategically and review your business goals so you can succeed reaching the next level.

Work with me if you need help with:

  • Review and refine your current Online Presence
  • Successfully Build your Online Visibility using Relational Marketing Techniques
  • Understanding the top 3 Marketing Funnels in-demand
  • Best Practices for setting up a Marketing funnel
  • Improve New Client Conversion Rates through a simple scheduling technique and enrollment process

Susan Weeks

A long and winding road has brought me here, with plenty of interesting experience and clients along the way! I expect your path here has been equally as interesting. But going forward, I am here to save you from those bumps in the road…

Over the years I have helped my clients with many aspects of content marketing – video marketing, book marketing and blogging, and my current focus (and joy) is podcasting. I have also launched my own podcast, and I absolutely love doing it! Leading my clients is a key strength. Content marketing in all its forms, is my key service. Strong project management, alongside setting and achieving realistic goals, is my key tactic.

I’d love to help you simplify your strategy, create clarity & move forward with areas that are causing you headaches. And without a doubt, we will have a laugh whilst doing it too 🙂

Work with me if you need help with:

  • content marketing - strategy, organization & planning
  • content creation & repurposing
  • video marketing
  • podcasting
  • project management
  • goal setting & achieving
  • time management

Tammy S. Durden

Hello, I am Tammy of Tammy’s Office Solutions. I am thrilled and honored to be a Mentor and part of the VA Classroom University Community.

My journey into Entrepreneurship began as a need to help our family budget. I created a virtual business because I needed to work from home due to my disability from Multiple Sclerosis. Since starting, in 2008, I have seen many changes, drank much too much coffee and have done a lot of learning throughout the process.

One of those changes is that we are now a Multi-VA Company. We help our clients in 4 area
(1) Bookkeeping, (2) Digital Marketing, (3) Virtual Assistant Services & (4) Writing Services.

Our mission, (aside from assisting clients move forward in success), is to empower disabled professionals to work.

Your journey will not be exactly like mine, but you will learn. You have already taken the best step to success in becoming a VACU Member.

Work with me if you need help with:

  • Setting up Your Business and/or Picking Your Niche
  • Feeling ‘stuck’ or Not Sure Where to Go From Here
  • Time Management and/or Balancing a VA Lifestyle
  • Project Management
  • Creating Your Retainer Packages
  • Setting up a Multi-VA Company (including how to pick your Team)
  • Running & Maintaining a Multi-VA Company
  • Running a Bookkeeping practice

Theresa Scholes

Hi, my name is Theresa Scholes and I am the owner of Click Virtual Assistance. It was a fluke that I read an article in my local newsletter about a gal that called herself a Virtual Assistant back in 2006… What was that I wondered! After just completing a work-at-home project for a government agency, my next turn was to go back to my old 9-5 job or call this Virtual Assistant. I made the call.

Fast forward to today, I get to figure out problems for clients, build membership platforms that bring in residual income for them and format email/e-commerce solutions that streamline web-based businesses. And that’s just on a Monday:)

I’m a tech junkie that thrives on the opportunity to learn new software. Who knew??

In short, I am a firm believer in matching the right actions to realistic goals to really help those time-strapped entrepreneurs use the web to boost profits.

It’s all in a day’s work.

Work with me if you need help with:

  • Specialized Wordpress plugins (WooCommerce, Wp-Estore Gravity Forms)
  • Setting up a Membership site with Kajabi, Wishlist Member or Memberium
  • Configuring 1Shopping cart, Infusionsoft or Ontraport accounts
  • Working in Aweber or Active Campaign
  • Creating Affiliate Programs with 1ShoppingCart or Wp-Affiliate
  • Configuring Zaps with Zapier
  • …and more

Sabrina Espinal

How do you want to feel when you are creating, working and designing your business? It is so important to define your “why” and “non-negotiables” for yourself and your business so you can build a business and life that feels good to you.

I’m Sabrina and I started Sabrina&Company Marketing in 2009 after escaping from “Corporate America”. I was blessed to learn of VAC through a friend. The VAC courses and community have been invaluable in creating and building my business. At VAC University, I’m delighted to be a Community Manager and Mentor. In my business, I provide social media marketing, customer service, graphics, websites, and business talk to clients. I believe that everything is social and everyone deserves more than 15 minutes of fame.

I would enjoy helping you define your passion, solve an issue or get a project ready to launch.

Work with me if you need help with:

  • Business Planning
  • Graphic Design and Images
  • Your Branding Look
  • Defining Your Passion & Clients
  • Social Media for Your Business

Jena Kroeker

All my life, I’ve wanted to work with words. After completing a linguistics degree, I had an amazing opportunity to work from home – transcribing television shows to provide closed captioning for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. I now specialize in writing and editing for clients, and still enjoy the comfort of my home office.

Over the years, I’ve gained experience in content management, internet research, blogging, article writing, copy editing and proofreading. Along the way, I’ve learned that writing is much more than strict adherence to grammar rules. It’s about having fun expressing yourself (and breaking the rules once in a while). 🙂

I’d love to empower you to write and edit content for yourself and your clients that clearly and authentically communicates with your target audience. And I’ll help you with any issues that prevent you from enjoying the writing process along the way.

Work with me if you need help with:

  • Grammar, punctuation, style, and word usage
  • Writing/editing processes
  • Blogging, article writing
  • Internet research
  • Writer’s block
  • Finding the right voice for your target audience
  • And other writing-related issues...