VA Spotlight

We love our VAs and do what we can to help the world learn more about them. This week in the VA Spotlight:

Get to Know Lynda Otte!

Portrait of Lynda Otte in a purple top.Hi! I’m Lynda Otte, and I hail from Westerville, Ohio. I’ve been working as a Virtual Assistant since my graduation from the Virtual Training Program in March 2000. To say that “it changed my life” sounds so cliché, but it’s very true. I’m a high energy, detail oriented person. I’ve always managed to find jobs that were challenging and rewarding, but I realized that wasn’t enough.

When I joined AssistU, I was truly unaware of the possibilities that lay before me. I was solidly in that corporate box, and had a lot of “shoulds” on my plate. I “should” behave a certain way, I “should” achieve certain goals, I “should” be a certain type of person. AssistU started me on the road toward independence, helping me realize that I can live the kind of life that I want. It was a monumental step for me and has opened up a whole new world filled with relationships I love and appreciate.

So what is important to me?

  • My family, first and foremost. I have a wonderful, supportive husband. Our relationship is the foundation for so much that is good in my life. Our two grown children, Lisa and Brian, teach me every day about love, kindness, compassion and acceptance. The addition of our first grandchild, Lincoln, brings joy beyond measure and reminds me always of the importance of staying present to the joys that are in the moment.
  • Personal and professional growth and development. I value the client relationships that have been built–the opportunities for caring and sharing that go hand in hand with being a Virtual Assistant.
  • Spiritual gratitude. I am grateful for the gifts in my life, the lessons along the way, and the endless opportunity for relationship, growth and learning. I believe these are gifts from God and try to give thanks every day.

The beauty of being a Virtual Assistant is that I get to be myself, work with great people, and laugh my way through life.

For more information about Lynda Otte, please visit her at!

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”
– Steve Martin