Leaving the Grind Behind:
A Startup Guide for the Emerging Virtual Assistant
Part business book,
part Q&A, and part memoir
from the most informative woman in the VA Biz
(Now Available in Kindle and paperback)
Kathy Goughenour walked out of her Fortune 500 position at 40 years old to pursue working for herself, vowing to double her salary. Fast forward twenty years and she’s grown her Virtual Assistant business from the ground up to multiple-six-figures and has trained over 200 women to start their own VA businesses.
Leaving the Grind Behind: A Startup Guide for the Emerging Virtual Assistant is part business book, part Q&A (with the most informative woman in the VA biz), and part personal narrative. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll understand everything you need to know about life as a VA and a little about the head cheerleader of the industry who is cheering for you right now!
If you’re the slightest bit interested by the idea of starting a virtual assistant business, this book is for you and there is no better person to be guiding you through its pages.
Boy, I wish I had this book 8 years ago when I first decided to quit my job and start working as a virtual assistant. Leaving the Grind Behind explains everything I wish I knew before I left. From what a VA is, to who they can work for, and more importantly the services that they can offer and the training that they'll need. Anyone who is considering leaving their 9 to 5 and not sure what to do or how to do it needs a person like Kathy Goughenour in their life. And this book is the next BEST thing to having the real person with you.
~Edie Clarke, Video & YouTube Strategist
Virtually In Sync
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Have You Heard What VAs Are Saying About This Book?
Schwab Virtual Assistant Services LLC
Kathy's book is open and honest...just like her! She truly believes ‘what one woman can do; another can do.’ From her book, you can get a sense of the type of person she is and how she truly wants to help other women exceed their dreams.
Entrepreneur, Tokyo, Japan
I think this book is the perfect starting point for those interested in growing their VA/VE business. The book nicely defines the differences between VA/EV/VE and ways to get to those next levels. The chapter takeaways are a perfect summation for each section.
Dr. Jen Capler
The DM Woman, LLC
This book is a phenomenal look at how one woman rose to create an amazing and empowering empire. Kathy willingly shares her wisdom, knowledge, and advice throughout the entire book. Kathy is one of the most authentic entrepreneurs and is a kick-ass woman!
Taylor Virtual Group
This is a step-by-easy-step road map to build your own independent at-home business. You not only hear from the creator, Kathy Goughenour, on how she built her empire, you also hear from other fantastic women and how Kathy helped them create theirs. You can do this, too. Here's your road map!
Invictus Enterprises LLC
This book is such a compelling story that stokes the fire within, your curiosity, the push to get beyond the ‘if only’ or ‘what if’ and take action. The writing is direct, generous, and witty - just like Kathy! From the aspiring VA to those that may need a refresher and gentle nudge to their next level of success, this book has something for everyone to learn and engage with to make their dreams a reality.