It is time to make that decision that so many IVAA members and non-members fear. Making the final decision of yes or no about the LIVE Summit, answering  the question: “Will I attend the IVAA Live Summit in San Antonio this May?”

If you have not yet decided I wanted to share a story from someone else (just so it is not always coming from me 😉  that may help you make that decision to invest in yourself and your VA business this year.

One of my favorite stories is from Marilyn Stafford about the time she attended the Live Summit in Myrtle Beach in 2015 and the change it had on her business. It is a remarkable story, especially the post-notes she added after attending one of IVAA’s EOMs.  

Part of the story is the experience she had in Memphis in 2012 and Las Vegas in 2014 as well  – yes many people attend more than one IVAA Live Summit – and that in general because of the camaraderie and friends you make, as well as the education and professional development.

Anyhow… enough from me, you can read Marilyn’s story, How A Country Girl From Arkansas Ended Up In Myrtle Beach with IVAA on the IVAA blog and see for yourself what transformation you might be missing by not attending this event. (And by the way, this is not the only story like this – you can read more here.

The whole mission of the LIVE Summit is to help you IGNITE your SPIRIT and TRANSFORM your BUSINESS.  But we cannot do this, if you are not there!

Check out the highlights of two speakers below and get on over to and book your seat by Friday, February 8th at midnight – before the price goes up $100. That’s right – 3 days left. And we have a 2-pay option to help with budgeting.


Belinda WasserTime Management for Fun and Profit with Belinda Wasser — As VAs, we sell our time, thus productively managing that resource is critical. As a business workflow expert, Belinda will teach us strategies to optimize our work space, manage projects and client priorities, blend work with family schedules, and more. Leave with strategies that will contribute to improving your profit margin while injecting the fun factor.

Kathy ColaiacovoWhat’s in a Website? A Lot MORE than Most VAs Realize with Kathy Colaiacovo — Your website is the source of all that you do online. Are you missing any of the 10 critical elements that will convey how you can help potential clients? An IVAA Past President and Marketing Strategist who has helped service-based business owners since 2008 build their website traffic, leads, and sales, Kathy will show us how to elevate our websites. And, as a bonus, you can share these lessons with your clients to demonstrate you are a “value-added” VA.


If you have any questions at all about attending the Summit and want to ask – feel free to book a 15 min call with me,  Kathy Colaiacovo and I am happy to answer any questions you may have. But act soon … if you want to get the Early Bird fee of $399, you need to register by Friday.

You can also contact our Event Planner, Kathy Keshemberg, for questions as well.