Registry Gold

The Registry Gold process was created by our founder, Anastacia Brice, for people who want expert guidance and a done-with-you service in the search for an AssistU VA to work with.

To get started

First, be sure that working with an AssistU Virtual Assistant is what you want. With all the buzz in the world about outsourcing, knowing that matters a great deal.  We suggest you take the time to learn more; the FAQ is super-helpful and the list on this page has important information, too. Should you want some help from Anastacia in helping you get clarity on what’s likely to serve your individual needs best, a Wise Help Session is the way to begin before considering Registry Gold; it’s not included as part of Registry Gold.

Most importantly, know that our VAs love to be of service, and as business owners, they won’t do it to their detriment. We hope that the idea of working with someone with a profitable business and great life, high standards and ethics, mad skills, and a specialty in administrative and operational support who can be your proper sidekick sounds awesome to you. If it does, and you’d like us to help you look for that person who will bring all her brilliance to bear for you and your goals, you are absolutely in the right spot.

Here’s the process

    • Initially, Anastacia will send you a questionnaire to explore what you need, what you want, and what you hope for. 
    • You’ll spend about an hour together by phone going over everything on the questionnaire—with an eye toward helping her understand your business, your personality, what’s important to you, what you need from a VA, what your hopes and dreams are—and she’ll be adding information to what you shared in your questionnaire. This is where the collaboration begins, and “done with you” magic happens.
    • Anastacia will complete our referral request for you so that it gives the VAs the information about you that they most need to decide for themselves if they think they can help, and that you could be an ideal client. This is something you would have done on your own if you’d not chosen Registry Gold, and it’s one of the places that most people do themselves no favors when doing it by themselves.
    • Your referral request will be submitted to our database of VAs. Responses from interested people will go directly to Anastacia, who will do an initial vetting for you–based on the conversation you and she originally had. Anastacia is deeply intuitive, and she combines that with what you’ve shared with her to create a short list of VAs she believes you should consider.
    • She will present a vetted list to you, along with suggestions for considering the responses from the VAs. You’ll let her know who you’d like to talk further with, and she’ll arrange for an initial call with each of those VAs. Those calls are short–icebreaker calls where you will discuss anything other than business. This may seem odd, but it’s an integral part of the process. We know that if you and a VA can’t spend a few minutes having a casual conversation together, a long-term and happy relationship is unlikely.
    • Following these calls, Anastacia checks in with you to see which of the VAs you’d like to talk with further. She’ll check with those VAs to make sure the feeling is mutual. If so, Anastacia will connect you with the VAs who will arrange to bring you into their consultation processes.
    • From the time you move into that phase of things, Anastacia will no longer be on the phone during your calls. She remains available to you to answer any questions you have and to be a sounding board for you as you think through your options.
    • Start to finish, the process takes several weeks. While Anastacia will keep the two of you moving forward, know that this wasn’t designed to be a quick process. It was designed to be a thoughtful one, and one that’s done right. She likes to say, “I want us to take the time needed at the front end, so that you don’t end up in a business version of a quickie Vegas wedding that you are horrified by and want to annul the next day.”

The goal

The goal is to make sure that you slow down, do this right, are smart in the process, and walk away with the absolutely best-possible outcome.

Your Investment

Being engaged, your time and energy, a commitment to the process, and $750.

This gives you one round of search, as described above, for a single VA. If you need more help, more guidance and coaching, or need help finding more than one VA, that can be arranged for an additional fee. Anastacia will discuss that with you should you need it, but for now, we suggest you just get started.

Not a matching service

This is not a matching service. We cannot guarantee any outcomes. We can’t say for sure that you’ll go through the process and find someone to work with—despite our having a large database of fabulous VAs. We also can’t say for sure that your relationship with an AssistU VA will work out well for you, even if you do find a VA that you choose to work with. We can’t control any of that, because these relationships are not one-size-fits-all. And so, this product and process you’re buying does not entitle you to a happily-ever-after ending with an amazing VA sidekick (although the vast majority of people do find something akin to that!) with rounds and rounds of search until you find it. It entitles you to what’s stated above…one round of search for a single VA, with Anastacia’s support to help you be smart in the process.

Our promise

We promise you Anastacia’s time, knowledge, uncanny intuition—all of which are more than considerable, and that you will walk away in a new relationship with a VA, or with Anastacia’s best suggestions for another direction in which to head. If she doesn’t deliver on those things, we will swiftly refund your money. We want this to be as risk-free for you as possible, while having you recognize that we can’t make any real guarantees that the outcome you want is the outcome you’ll find here.

Our expectation

If you’re buying Registry Gold now, we expect that you need help now and are clear about the help you need. And so we believe you should be ready to move into the process with Anastacia within a week. If you don’t do that, we will automagically refund your fee in seven days, minus a $200 administrative fee. Please be sure you’re ready to begin before clicking our gorgeous orange button below.

Next steps   

It’s a lot to take in, we know. But given that we’re all about helping you stay smart in the searching and choosing, we want you to be smart right now about choosing us, and, specifically, choosing Registry Gold. We’d rather give you more than you think you need, than less. We hope you understand, and that our desire to take great care of you resonates with you! So here’s what we’d like you to do:



A Bit More Info

Carve out a bit of time to understand The Registry and our Terms of Use. And be sure to read our testimonials below; no one tells the tale better than the folks Anastacia has worked with!


Ask All Your Questions

If you have any questions at all, please be in touch. We’re here to help.

Still on the fence?

Here’s what some of our Registry Gold clients shared with us about their experiences:

I have recently hired a new administrative assistant. Every single step of the the journey was made smooth, enjoyable and successful thanks to the exquisite expertise of Anastacia Brice, and her Registry Gold process.

Through the process, each one of us, my current assistant, my future assistant and myself, have felt thoroughly held by Anastacia. And each one of us has the confidence that the process has worked well, and that we will be off to a wonderful new start.

For me this process has been a corrective experience. I have let go and hired many employees over my long professional life, but this is the first time I’ve had to search for, find, and retain the services of a virtual assistant to work closely with me. My experience this time was flawless. Thank you, Anastacia!

Hedy Schleifer, Master Relationship Builder

Anastacia Brice’s Registry Gold process is truly a God-send!  My incredible virtual assistant of eleven years was retiring and I needed to find a replacement ASAP for my non-profit company working throughout Africa, India, and the Middle East. With her Registry Gold, Anastacia led us through a rigorous, time-tested, and highly effective process. With her help we found exactly the right new VA. Everything Anastacia does has her signature qualities of excellence, genuine caring, a holistic balance of left and right brain, and consummate professionalism. I offer my highest recommendation to Anastacia and her Registry Gold process.

Gail Straub

Activist, author, co-founder, Empowerment Institute

Three years ago I came to AssistU looking for a virtual assistant. At that time I honestly did not see the value of the Registry Gold process and so I did the DIY search version. The VAs that responded to my job posting were well qualified but ultimately weren’t the right fit.

Three years later I came back to AssistU and this time I immediately knew that the Registry Gold package was just that, gold! With more experience behind me I now realize that hiring the wrong person costs a lot. Not just in money but in effort and stressed mental health (for everyone involved). I knew I wanted assistance to find that special match.

Working with Anastacia was wonderful. On a personal level I really enjoyed our interactions. She took the time to listen to me and also helped me to figure out exactly who and what it was that I was needing to bring my business to that next level. I know it was through her expert guidance and advice that I ended up with an excellent VA who is a fantastic addition to support me and my business. I am very grateful!

I hope that it will be many many years before I need another VA but if that day should come Anastacia will be my first call. I couldn’t recommend the Registry Gold process more emphatically.

Rosalee de la Forêt, Herbalist

I highly recommend Registry Gold and Anastacia Brice!

I heard about Anastacia from a conversation I had with Cheryl Richardson,  in my response to my questions as to how I could possibly manage my rapidly growing business (The Health Professional Academy) and still maintain the expert level of service my clients had become accustomed to. The primary reason I was looking for a virtual assistant is because I was lacking time so that is why I decided to use the Registry Gold service.

In retrospect, I know that process saved me an enormous amount of hours and dollars – but best of all it delivered an excellent result! Literally my dream come true – and then some.

At the beginning, I knew I needed help – but wasn’t even sure on my own where to start or what exactly I needed. Registry Gold was a very enjoyable process and Anastacia was 100% accurate in her assessment of what I required and helped me hand pick –  not one but two excellent VAs. When choosing such an important member of your team there are many factors to consider and different people/businesses have different needs and different assistants have different strengths, personalities and skillsets. Finding the perfect match is easier when someone knows both parties.

This is where Anastacia comes in and knowing what I required was able to help me pick the very best … two – for me. I absolutely LOVE both of these women. When I read the first VA bio and what she helped with, I said … I think I’m in love! LOL. Then I read the other one and thought … uh oh – I love and want them both to be a part of what I am creating here.  One is able to help me organize the whole team and streamline systems and processes and coordinate live events. The other is a technical wizard that can help me with my website, landing pages and happens to speak the same health language that many of my clients do. I am SO IMPRESSED with the work they have done so far.

The great bonus is there is some overlap in their skillset and they can manage a lot of the behind the scenes work of my business so I can focus more fully on my clients and give them more of the best of me!

Using Registry Gold and hiring these amazing talented women has been the best decision for my business – for my clients – and for me – so that I can continue to walk my talk focusing on “following my bliss” while having more time for my family and myself!

Dr. Shaunna Menard

The Health Professional Academy

Anastacia’s signature Registry Gold process is a lifesaver — and business game-changer! Her thorough and expert guidance illuminated elements I hadn’t even considered, which allowed me to initially partner with my first-rate VA and ultimately build a team of support, taking my business to the next level.

Best-selling author and Master Coach, Nancy Levin

When I knew that I needed a virtual assistant to help me manage the growth of my career and business, one of my most trusted colleagues recommended Anastacia’s AssistU as the place to find a great VA partner.

I’m so glad that I chose to work directly with Anastacia via the Registry Gold process. She was a superb guide and coach in helping me identify my needs and what I was looking for in a VA. Anastacia guided me through the process, she helped me to find a truly exceptional group of candidates, and she was a sounding board as I interviewed and found the best possible fit for my career needs at this time. I can’t imagine having gone to AssistU without using the Registry Gold service to make the most of my investment. Registry Gold was an absolutely important first step to make sure I have the best possible VA support for my business going forward!

David Rogers

Faculty, Columbia Business School, Speaker & Author, “The Digital Transformation Playbook”

I reached out to Anastacia during a time where my business was getting larger than I could handle on my own. I needed guidance and support in deciding the kind of role I needed to hire for and how to choose the right person.

Anastacia was an invaluable thought partner and sounding board. She helped me think through my needs and offered guidance from her own experience.

Her process in helping me hire the perfect person was beautifully clear and effective and offered a great deal of comfort and relief in the midst of an experience that was unfamiliar to me.

I feel so grateful for having hired Anastacia for her support and extensive network.

Rachel Rider

Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant, MettaWorks, LLC

After a year of trying to run my business all by myself, I was so overwhelmed that I couldn’t even face the process of trying to find help! The Registry Gold process was the perfect solution for me. Anastacia Brice took me, my business vision, my fears, my hopes and my overwhelm in hand with such great good humor, compassion, efficiency and professionalism.

The Registry Gold process is so clear and sensible. Every step along the way I learned more about what my business and I needed. Anastacia was incredibly supportive, accessible and wise. Exactly as she predicted, within four weeks of our first conversation I signed with two exceptional VA’s.

I’m so delighted and grateful that the Registry Gold process exists, and that Anastacia is the remarkable resource that she is. I could not have found the right help without help! For the first time in a year, I feel like I can breathe. Who knows what I’ll feel capable of once my powerhouse team and I are firing on all cylinders!

Lisa Poulson


I reached out to AssistU at the recommendation of a trusted colleague and boy was I glad I did.  I was at a point in my business where I knew I needed help but I didn’t have time to even find help.   Enter Anastacia and the Registry Gold program.  It was exactly what I needed – to articulate what I wanted and to have someone else find me that needle in the haystack.  Anastacia took care of everything and I mean everything – clear process that made me feel totally comfortable and finding me the exact right VA.  One of the best decisions I made!

Tracy Murphy Paukstys

Leadership and Career Coach, Clear Path Coaching and Consulting

I needed help with my business and scheduling and I was not sure who to trust or where to turn to get exactly what I needed. I didn’t have time to do a search or vetting process myself so I reached out to Anastacia to help me. It was invaluable to clarify exactly what I was looking for and how to communicate that to potential VAs to get the right fit for me and my business. I am looking forward to working with the VAs I found with Anastacia’s help!
Suzanne LeRoux

President, One Love Organics

Thanks so much Anastacia for helping me find a terrific VA. The Registry Gold process was one of the best investments I made, as you helped me get clear on what I wanted and needed from a VA, and then provided a pre-screened list of strong candidates. That enabled me to focus my energy and time only on the candidates who were the best potential fit. I’ve had my new VA for over four months now and things are going great. Thank you!

Jennifer Winn

President, Winn Performance Partners LLC

I had been blessed to work with two excellent AU-trained VA’s in the past decade (one retired and one went to work as the personal assistant to a global firm’s CEO).  As my coaching/consulting practice has grown in the last 5 years, it finally became clear that I desperately needed another top-tier VA to help me.  This time, I went straight to Anastacia and whatever process would elevate (and accelerate) finding my next person (the Registry Gold process).

As she, and my brilliant, highly-skilled VA of two months would tell you, I have really high standards and expectations  and I am not given to hyperbole in the slightest.  And here’s what I can tell you: working with Anastacia and my new VA in the matching and vetting process was unlike any recruiting or hiring experience I’ve ever had.  It was incredibly well-thought out, clear, and effective.  It was worth ten times the investment I made in dollars and time.

The process helped me achieve a laser clarity about how my VA could help me, the perfect characteristics/qualities I needed in the person given my personality profile and professional niche.

If you’re serious about finding and hiring the best VA for you, and having that search process facilitated by someone who knows more about the VA world than anyone on the planet, do the Registry Gold process with Anastacia.

Bill Jawitz


Working with Anastacia has been nothing short of a dream. I was apprehensive about hiring a VA for the first time. I worried about negotiating the whole vetting process, finding the right person, and about opening myself up to receiving support from others. To my surprise, it could not have been easier, nor could I have felt more supported by Anastacia (and my new VA that I hired as a result of this process). Going through this process has been such a powerful affirmation of how easy it can be when I do allow others to support me – especially when those others are people of such compassion and integrity as Anastacia. AssistU is incredible. Anastacia is amazing – warm, funny, helpful and she knows her stuff. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give Anastacia and AssistU a 20. Thank you for all of the love!

Natalie Reese


I tell people that when they need VAs who come with batteries included to go to AssistU and to work with Anastacia!

Stacey Martino

Relation Development, LLC

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

Leslie Zann

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

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

Founder and Principal, RainMaking Oasis, LLC

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!

Jeanne Henningsen

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

Osprey Advisors

I hired my VA! Anastacia was great and her help was priceless

Marise Cipriani

Founder and Managing Partner, Granbe Ranch

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!

Bethanne Wanamaker

Founder, Edible Goddess

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

Itty Biz

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!

Karina Stephens

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

Bolder & Louder

“The future always comes to fast and in the wrong order.”
– Alvin Toffler