Inspired comments, reviews and stories from some of the clients we’re happy to have helped over the years.
And be sure to take a peek at what our graduates have to say about their training and experience with us, their businesses,and the clients they love. Their voices tell the rest of the story you should hear as you decide about finding someone terrific to help you.
(Please note that this link will take you to the site we’ve created folks who want to become VAs).
Years after I began working with my AssistU trained VA, I find myself wondering how I ever managed without her in my life. She is my champion and my absolute partner for success. Finding her was like finding the most perfect diamond. As a successful author and speaker, having someone who represents me almost as well as I represent myself isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. I couldn’t do what I do, professionally, without her graciously competent support.
Thank you, Anastacia, for pioneering a whole new service and training organization that changed the landscape of entrepreneurship as we know it. My business (and my life) has been forever transformed by the outstanding support of my AssistU Virtual Assistant
I was absolutely delighted with the service and results I received from Anastacia and the Registry Gold service of AssistU. This was my first time hiring a virtual assistant and I was a little nervous about whether I would be a good fit and vice versa. I originally was referred to Anastacia/AssistU through a coaching colleague who I think very highly of but he is more tech savvy and very comfortable with online tools and remote services. I also have my own executive coach who it turns out Anastacia had worked with for years and he also highly recommended her, so I decided to give it a try.
I initially posted my VA request myself through the regular Registry process and received a couple of responses. While both were excellent candidates, I still wasn’t sure so I decided to work with Anastacia so she could help me. She really took the time to understand my business, who I was and how I worked, and what would be most important in this relationship. Every candidate she screened and recommended to me was very strong. After interviewing five candidates in total, I chose one that I am very excited about — we start working together this week! Even during the interview and selection process, Anastacia helped me weigh the pros and cons and think about what it was I really needed and wanted most. She was responsive, professional, friendly, understanding, patient and very insightful. Being a long time entrepreneur myself, I am very impressed with the business she has built. I would and will wholeheartedly recommend Anastacia and AssistU to any of my colleagues.Susan Saltonstall Duncan
Hiring my VA was the best thing I’ve done for my business. Before hiring her my client communication was inconsistent and I couldn’t imagine creating an on-line launch. With her support work is completed ahead of our schedule, easing stress and making my business a joy to operate. After managing a large department for many years, I knew starting a business was a team effort. When looking for a VA I wanted two qualities: a partner who was experienced in the areas of on-line business that I was learning and someone who cared as much about my business as I do. I found both those qualities and more. I love that she takes my ideas and runs with them on her own, checking in along the way to ensure we’re on the same page. More than a VA, I consider her a trusted business adviser and friend.
When I contacted Anastacia to help me find a best-of-the-best assistant, I set the bar very high. I wanted someone who was whip-smart and a highly cogent communicator, who was very tech-savvy, emotionally/spiritually intelligent, and meticulous with detail, and who was creative and confident enough to push me to grow my already-successful coaching/consulting practice.
To cut to the chase: I found her. She is all of these things and more. After six months of working with her, I am thrilled with her performance and the impact she’s had on my life. She does the things I didn’t like doing (and does them better and faster than I ever did or could – such as invoicing, scheduling, researching). I am pretty much a control freak – especially around communication with my clients, all of whom are successful lawyers – and she has earned my complete trust to interact with them on my behalf.
The intake process (wherein we met for several hours over several phone calls to make sure we would be a good match) was extremely thorough and amazingly well thought out. I count my lucky stars she accepted me as a client. Truly.Bill Jawitz
I knew that my AssistU VA was amazing from the moment we first connected, but I had no idea the difference partnering with her would really make in my business. I’ve just finished my most profitable and successful year, most of which I credit to our work together, including the efficiencies and streamlining she’s created in my business processes. She is a dedicated professional, anticipates opportunities, issues and problems often before I do, and is now a critical thinking partner as my business continues to grow and develop. Plus, she’s fun and funny and super easy to work with. I only wish I’d met and started working with her sooner!Hanna Cooper
Anastacia – of all the wonderful advice I’ve received from Cheryl Richardson over the years, the best tip ever…was to contact you when I was ready to hire a virtual assistant. You made the process fun, informative and enlightening. You helped me understand exactly what I needed and then streamlined the process for finding the perfect assistant. I continue to confidently refer you and your Registry Gold program to anyone looking to make a perfect ‘virtual assistant’ match. Thank you for your remarkable service and outstanding results
I have been thrilled with my AssistU VA. This summer will be two years, and she has become an integral asset to my business. Our personalities are aligned, and she has been a pleasure to work with from day one. She immediately grasped how I prefer to work, and she is the perfect person for dealing with our clients and audience. Since we work with the grieving and dying, it requires a sensitivity and compassion that is beyond the norm—which she embraces with a flair and sense of purpose. I’m grateful for your role in helping us find our VA, which now stands for Very Appreciated (because I appreciate her every single day)
When I started working with my VA I was overwhelmed with having to juggle all the aspects of my health coaching practice. She has been a breath of fresh air – supporting me with the management of the day to day moving pieces of my business, such as tracking registrations for my many classes and workshops, social media, website maintenance, landing pages, setting up email sequences, copyediting written materials, ghostwriting, research, drafting program packets, design work, collaborating with other business partners and implementing all the necessary administrative and technical pieces. She also partners with me on strategy and planning, paying attention to metrics and guiding me so that I can prioritize my focus so that my business continues to grow. She’s supportive and cheers me on, but isn’t afraid to “tell me how it is” and challenges me to ensure we’re moving in the direction that is right for me and my business. She is professional, organized, efficient and timely. I can rely on her to pay close attention to the details of the projects that we’re collaborating on. She goes above and beyond – whether it’s locating new resources and opportunities or working tirelessly to ensure that I get the last seat on that flight, or to get that last minute sign up in to one of my programs. What stands out about her is that she’s a true partner – she genuinely cares about my business and it shows in the consistent care that she provides. I love working with her and I’m so grateful and relieved that I don’t have to do all of this by myself!Alyson Chugerman
I’m very grateful for Anastacia and her incredibly well-coached, knowledgeable, and fabulous AssistU virtual assistants. As an author, consultant, and owner of Power & Presence Training, I’ve had the opportunity to work with two VAs for more than a decade. Much more than assistants, AssistU VAs are thought-partners, researchers, social media support, letter writers, great communicators, and much more. From newsletters to book proposals to event and travel planning, their resources have seemed unlimited at times. They alert me to possibilities that increase my visibility and presence on the Web. And I often feel like I’m their only client. They’re always there when I need them. Don’t think twice. These VAs are worth their weight in gold.Judy Ringer
The Registry Gold process was comprehensive and efficient. Anastacia did a good job up front of really understanding my needs and directing the process. Following her steps, we identified four capable candidates and narrowed that down to two finalists, both of whom were a great fit.David Kochanek
My AssistU VA has made me feel absolutely supported. She has helped me build a team of assistance, set up coaching programs, automate systems, format and edit program materials, streamline branding, and create accountability by setting up editorial and launch calendars to ensure that launches flow seamlessly with deadlines met with consistent communication with my audience. I am able to relax and trust that things are getting done without having to micromanage any processes – I know that things will be handled. I love that she genuinely enjoys what she does. Her unique skill set, dedication, honesty, and work ethic nurtures my business, provides a sounding board, and helps me share my gifts and purpose with the world. If you’re searching for a strategic and experienced VA/project manager who can provide a high level of personalized support to your business and be a true partner, you want to work with an AssistU VA!
My VA is a dream come true!. She is impeccable, flexible, clearheaded, and gracious.
We’ve worked together since 2009, and she handles a myriad of details for me including registering and managing about one hundred students, keeping track of all the finances for those students, and interacting with people all over the world. She is the buffer between my students and me, responding to a wide range of questions and needs with patience and grace.
From my perspective, her most outstanding quality is her calm steady presence no matter how many things she is juggling. She has a rare balance of high-quality attention to detail partnered with warm and genuine people skills.
I could not be happier with her work. I give her the highest possible recommendation as a virtual assistant.Gail Straub
I was extremely happy with the way the Registry Gold process worked for me. Anastacia took care of everything. Not only did I get the benefit of her doing the work of placing the ad and screening candidates, I also benefited from her insight and experience. Given the commitment I will make to having a VA, this was well worth it to get it right. The result was that I had multiple excellent VA candidates to choose from – any one of which I would have hired. I highly recommend this route!Joe Callanan
I have been partnering with AssistU VAs for years—and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Their skill sets are vast and they are very professional. What I love best is their can-do attitudes and positivity. If you are looking for a virtual assistant to help you with your business, AssistU-trained VAs should definitely be at the top of your list!M. Shannon Hernandez
I hired my VA! Anastacia was great and her help was pricelessMarise Cipriani
My VA represents the very best of what your graduates can aspire to be. She is a testament to the powerful concept developed by AssistU.
Her work with me goes way beyond making appointments and more clerical activities. She has been known to run interference on delicate political situations, negotiate deals, work on public relations and outreach materials, organize events, figure out the deeper meaning of emails and a myriad of other things. My work involves people and companies from all over the world, and having her working with me has been a Godsend. I regularly receive compliments on how professional and thorough she is from colleagues, with some expressing a wish that all their work associates had such talented, tactful and reliable backup. To give you an idea of the level of interaction she facilitates, she has been responsible for significant contract and other tasks for the Bill Gates’ Microsoft CEO Summit, Senior Management meetings at companies such as Swiss Re, Nokia and Sungard Higher Education and for ensuring that events involving global players – such as Siam Cement, the Irish Management Institute and the Microsoft Greater China sales organization – run smoothly.
I would say that I have probably referred AssistU to at least five people on the basis of the excellent experience I have had working with my VA. I feel that our relationship is a true partnership. With her help, I have significantly decreased client complaints about lack of follow-through and responsiveness and increased the time that I can either bill out or spend doing the higher-value added research and writing on which my career depends.Rita Gunther McGrath
Within 30 days of starting to work with my VA, any trust issues that I might have anticipated were wiped away by her competence and integrity. I’m a man with many irons in the fire. I have the classic entrepreneurial spirit. I’m on the move a great deal. My VA takes care of everything I need, both professional and personal. We’ve worked together for more than three years, and have added other AssistU trained VAs as my needs have grown. I have never had a moment’s concern about their ethics or business practices. They are smart, savvy, quick, and have made themselves invaluable to me. I truly believe that they are the best VAs in the world!David Goldsmith
I was excited by the idea of Virtual Assistance, but I’ve found it to be remarkably even more than I’d imagined. I don’t really know how this works (I feel astounded that it does, but it does!).
All of the info that comes to me from my VA makes my personal and professional life so much easier.
Previously, working with assistants had required so much management on my part that it felt like another job. Working with heris nearly effortless.
I’ve gotten progress reports from her that have made me cry with their total attention to detail, and the care that she’s taken, and the actual progress that’s been made.
Initially, I felt some trepidation about the hourly rate — what was I thinking?!? It really is a profound example of scarcity thinking at it’s best. The system of billing is elegant, and very fair. Twice the amount of work is getting done in half the time! (AssistU said this would happen, but i didn’t really believe it!)
She’s made my life easier and better, and she’s *saved* me so much money. From the phone plan, to the cell-phone plan, to the advice on software, recommendations about cost effectiveness, and finding and using less expensive resources — let me just say that I was thrilled to write the check paying Anne at the end of the month!
I have to be a little bit careful about bragging about my VA — it’s making my friends jealous!!
If you’re looking for a well-trained and truly gifted Virtual Assistant, be sure to get a referral from AssistU! I’m deeply impressed with the level of training, professionalism and experience.
In a conversation I had with Anastacia Brice, President of AssistU, she told me, “It’s not about what your VA can do, but it’s about what she can get done!” What’s getting done for me and my company is truly impressive!Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK)
I heard about AssistU from the successful women entrepreneurs I study with, including Ali Brown and Fabienne Fredrickson, and felt with their strong endorsement and double thumbs up, that when I was ready to hire my first VA, this was the route I would go.
I am so deeply grateful that I went with my intuition and did the Registry Gold Program, instead of winging it by myself. Launching a business the ‘right way’ can already be overwhelming and stressful at times, and with Anastacia guiding me through the process, there was ease and excitement during a time that could have added to this intense time. Without hesitation, I would recommend AssistU, the Registry Gold Program, and Anastacia for the entrepreneur who is serious about building the business of their dreams, with the help of a virtual assistant!Bethanna Wanamaker
The Registry request form I filled out was extremely thorough and guided me in being very specific about the kind of VA I wanted: the personal qualities, work style, skill set, computer software knowledge, etc. This was a thought-provoking process that should be the model for any kind of similar search (dating services should take a lesson from the AssistU Registry)!
If me marrying a woman were legally allowed, I would marry Anastacia because she changed my life. She created the absolutely unparalleled AssistU, a finishing school for virtual assistants and place for anybody to go who would ever want a VA. Anastacia knows everybody who is anybody in the VA world and in between being featured in Tim Ferriss’ international Blockbuster, and Inc magazine, she helps me fix my life. Go to AssistU if you need a VA. Either because you want to search among the best of the best or you can’t afford to get it wrong and you want Anastacia to personally find you VA perfection.Naomi Dunford
The AssistU VA I chose has been the VA for my companies for more than a year now and I cannot say enough good things about the level of service. She has been an absolute godsend — almost like a clone of myself, but with expertise in areas where I’m lacking. The place where her service really shines is in the area of creating a presence in the virtual community. A VA can really open the doors in areas I had never even considered.Bernice Ross
My VA has been an absolute godsend. She has taken a variety of tasks off my hands and freed me to focus on the important work in my business. I’m amazed at her skills, speed and the way she can take assignments and run with them. My only regret is that I waited so long to start working with her!
Through Assist-U, I found my virtual assistant immediately, and we’ve been working together for six years now. I’m so happy with the relationship that I’ve never had to come back. But if I did, I know where I’d come look.
Living in Australia, I was hesitant about using a VA from a different country. I wasn’t sure how it would work or if it was safe.
I decided to go with AssistU because they had a strong work ethic and strict guidelines for their VA’s.
Anastacia took care of the whole process for me and I immediately felt secure and confident with the whole process. Her professional approach and reassuring manner helped me to relax instantly. I was blown away by the quality and expertise of the applicants and with Anastasia’s guidance and advice
I found a terrific VA. Working with her is a Godsend and I am so grateful to have a partner in my business that wants me to succeed as much as I do. Skype is so easy and communication is not even an issue. She works while I sleep and when I get up everything is completed, it’s brilliant.
I cannot recommend AssistU and Anastacia’s Registry Gold process enough!
I worked with Anastacia Brice using the Registry Gold process to help find the right VA for me and my business. I had previously submitted a request directly to the AssistU Registry myself and didn’t get the results I’d hoped for. But this time was such a different experience. Anastacia was delightful to work with, taking what could have been a daunting task and making it easy. She asked the right questions and dug deep, taking the time to thoroughly discover what my needs were, even uncovering some that I wouldn’t have thought of. Anastacia was very grounded in her process, and while there were steps we took together that on first blush seemed unnecessary to me, the results were amazing. The fit with my new VA is perfect. I wish I would have used Registry Gold the first time around!Karen McCall
I used to have an assistant in my home office. Literally, in my den. And I needed an assistant so much, I had to live daily with the challenge of feeling as though my personal space and privacy were being invaded. It was hard. I didn’t like it. When I found out about AssistU trained virtual assistants and what they do, I was incredibly skeptical. How could someone, at a distance, really help me manage my whirlwind schedule and life? But they do, and I’m thrilled. One of them manages my life. The other handles arranging and managing my speaking and teaching schedule. They work together to make sure I’m very well taken care of. Most of all, they protect my privacy and have helped me reclaim my home, peace and quiet—things more precious to me than gold!
I used your Registry for the first time looking for a Virtual Assistant. I feel compelled to tell you that each and every response I had from your registered VAs were of the utmost professional manners and ethics. I knew immediately I was dealing with experts in their fields totally committed to their calling and those of their clients. What a great reflection on you, AssistU, and the industry as a whole. Congratulations and “thank you” for providing such valuable service. I’ll be sure to tell others!
When I was expanding my business and needed help I turned to AssistU to find a VA to support me. I found the perfect “fit” and know that I could not have developed my business so quickly and efficiently if I had not had an assistant readily available to help me. Having a VA is better than hiring someone locally unless you need them in your office for specific structured tasks. A VA is available to you in “real time” or you can email requests and tasks to be handled the next business day. A truly invaluable service for busy professionals!Patrick Williams, Ed. D,
Deciding to work with a virtual assistant was one of the best things I’ve done for myself and my business. My VA is efficient, smart, funny and has a great deal of marketing savvy. She has suggested ways to grow my business that I had never thought of. She’s assisted me in handling order processing, database management, sales and internet marketing as well as many other details that make up my business. She’s been a great partner for my one-person operation. I wish I had known about AssistU trained virtual assistants years ago!
Anastacia…I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help in finding me the world’s best VA! I was blown away by the incredible caliber of all the applicants – they are all SO accomplished and highly trained. AssistU is definitely the Yale of virtual assistant education. The Registry Gold service is great – your in-depth knowledge and personal experience about working with each applicant is worth its weight in Gold! Many thanks.Julie Guest
Darn you for having such amazing women in your community! :) Thank you so much for connecting me with them! The process has been so easy and wonderful and I love this fantastic service that you offer!
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