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Lyn Prowse-Bishop

Lyn Prowse-Bishop

Lyn Prowse-Bishop has been running her virtual assistant practice, Executive Stress Office Support (eSOS) since February 2000. One of Queensland’s most well-known and respected VAs, she founded the Australian Virtual Business Network in 2006 and ran it for six years; served as Australian representative on international committees looking at standards and certification for the VA industry, and is a foundation steering committee member of the annual Online International Virtual Assistants Convention. In 2010 she served as Queensland and VA Industry Representative on the national board of Independent Contractors Australia and was Chair of the steering committee of the Australian Chapter of the Alliance for Virtual Businesses. Throughout her years in practice Lyn has ‘given back’ by using her administrative skills and expertise in volunteer capacities for Chambers of Commerce, community groups and not-for-profits in Brisbane, Warwick and on the Sunshine Coast. In 2010 she became host of Australia’s first-ever podcast for the VA industry: The Virtual Business Show. Lyn is a regular speaker at the Online VA Convention, and was also invited to speak at the inaugural Australian VA Convention in March 2010. She has appeared in several print publications since 2006 and been interviewed by Pat Lynch at Women’s Radio on working as a virtual assistant, by Simon of Virtual Business Advisor about partnering with a VA, and Ben Fordham at Radio 2GB regarding the effect of the budget on small business. CERTIFICATIONS/AWARDS Professional Virtual Author’s Assistant (PVAA) Certified Australian Virtual Business (CAVB) Master Virtual Assistant (MVA – first in Australia) VACertified EthicsChecked (StaffCentrix) (one of the first two in Australia) Accredited Secretary Online (ASO) 2008 Australian Achiever Award – Highly Recommended 2007 Business Achievers Award Winner – Professional Services 2006 Thomas Leonard International VA of Distinction Award Nominee

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