Is this you?

  • You have an administrative background.
  • You want to put those skills to work.
  • You want to become an entrepreneur.
  • You want to run a business created by you, for you.
  • You want to work with people you love.
  • You want to enjoy the work you’re doing.

If so, the Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Building Program may be just what you’re looking for. The Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Building Program was designed for you, if you are:

  • Looking to pursue creative endeavors.
  • Interested in learning how to take your experience and turn it into a VA business you love.
  • Excited to put your skills to use with people you enjoy.
  • A self-starter.
  • Looking for a career that provides financial stability and flexibility for you and your family.
  • Want to make $5,000 to $100,000 plus a year?

The Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Builidng Program begins September 9th - and will run for 8 weeks.

Payment options for the September 2014 Program:

The Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Builidng Program is jam-packed with wonderful information that is crucial to jump-start your new VA business. Jessica Riesenbeck and Gretchen Christy, founders of the AVA program, are amazing VAs. Their enthusiasm and passion for their business is absolutely contagious. I have been taught by the best and I am confident these ladies know the recipe for success. I am pumped to call them my “Sisters.”Monica Rupert


Jessica Riesenbeck and Gretchen Christy hold nothing back! They share an amazing amount of information on what they have learned over the years. They will walk you through your fears and the group setting provides you with lifelong friends. They are both amazing and inspirational women who want nothing more than for you to succeed. Taking this class has truly been a life changing experience.

Shelly Atkinson


I just can’t say enough great things about Jess & Gretchen’s Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Building Program! They awakened something in me that had been dormant for many years – my success gene! After choosing to stay home to raise my children, I had forgotten how much I loved the feeling of being driven in a corporate setting! I now have that same feeling from my own virtual office! I get up and walk down the hall to work every day, and I LOVE IT! I love the hunt for clients, the challenge of thinking up new ways for them to keep me busy, and most of all, sending those invoices with my company name on the top! Thanks, Jess & Gretch, and Yay, Me!

Kelly Johnson


I highly recommend the Sis-ter-hood Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Building Program to anyone who is thinking of setting up their own Virtual Assistant Business. I had no idea where to start and this course helped me clarify the options, articulate where I wanted to go with my business, and provide me with a blueprint for how to get there. Add to that Jessica Riesenbeck and Gretchen Christy with their wealth of experience and warm personalities and you have a WINNER! Thanks, Jess & Gretchen! You’ve made a huge difference in my life and my business – LOVE the Sis-ter-hood!!

Maryna Smuts


The Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Building Program is first-class training for administrative professionals who are ready to create their own business. Jessica Riesenbeck and Gretchen Christy offer a perfect mix of business basics, tips from their years of experience, encouragement and coaching, all delivered with enthusiasm and a true desire to see you succeed. When you complete your training, you will be ready to hit the ground running, prepared for success with your business and your future!

Becky Drinnen


At first, I was skeptical that working from home was a possibility for me. After going through the Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Building Program, I now own a business and have a strong network of AVA classmates for support. We enjoyed the class chats and the awesome guest speakers will keep your fears in check. Jessica and Gretchen make the classes so interesting and the time flew by in an instant!

Monica Mitchell


If you are looking for an opportunity to do something you love – the Sisterhood is the training program for you! With unmatched personal attention Gretchen and Jess offer an amazing training program!!

Erinn Hemmert


Jess and Gretchen’s inspiration, guidance, and years of experience helped calm my fears of starting my own VA business. After completing the Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Building Program, I am more excited than ever to embark on this journey!! It’s also a great peace of mind knowing that I can email Jess, Gretchen, or any of the past (and present) AVA alumni for support!! The classes were always informative and Jess and Gretchen make the classes so fun and enjoyable you don’t even realize you’re actually learning tons!! Christa Vogler


The Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Building Program gave me the tools I needed to build my own business. Jessica and Gretchen really took the time to help me sort through the many questions I had of starting my own business and were always there to help guide me on my journey. The classes were broken down into easy-to-follow steps that made starting my own business fun and exciting! The support I received took away the fear of the unknown and truly made me feel a part of a sisterhood. Thanks, Jessica and Gretchen, for sharing your invaluable experience and helping others to make their dreams a reality! Kim Elsner


We love what we do and are here to share our passion so that you can go to work with a smile-knowing you’ve created the business of your dreams. We’re here to help you have flexibility, understanding and fun when it comes to your work life.

The Authentic Virtual Assistant Building Program is scheduled to run for 8 weeks, beginning September 9, 2014. Class will include:

  • Calls scheduled on Tuesdays at 12:00pm ET
  • Each call is one hour
  • Bonus classes with great speakers
  • A private FaceBook Group
  • 60 minutes of 1-on-1 personal coaching

The Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Building Program was designed for you, if you are: looking to pursue creative endeavors, interested in learning how to take your experience and turn it into VA business you love, excited to put your skills to use with people you enjoy, a self-starter, looking for a career that provides financial stability and flexibility for you and your family.


Testimonials from Successful Virtual Assistants

When I made the decision to become a VA, I had no idea the impact that it would have on my life. I started my practice 5 years ago and it has been such an incredible journey. It has opened so many doors that have allowed for me to expand as a person and as a VA. Becoming a Technical Virtual Assistant has also brought me into a whole new world of business and how business empires are created. I think one of the most fabulous things is that every VA can create their own outcome of what they want their business to look like. Alicia Rittenhouse

The Authentic Virtual Assistant Business Building Program provides you with the steps and resources needed to build a solid foundation for your Virtual Assistant business. It also incorporates business and life coaching, so that the business you create is authentic to you–based on what you truly want and desire.

When you walk away from this program you’ll have enough resources and information to create a business that can make you $5,000 to $100,000 a year!

As a new coach, I used my background in business and project management to help me create another income stream while I grew my own practice. I was able to use my years of experience and skillset in order to provide virtual marketing support to other successful coaches, ultimately giving me the confidence and insight into what it takes to build a great support team and a kick ass business. Jessica Steward


Starting my VA business has had such a positive impact on my life. The freedom I have gained, both personally and professionally, is more than I have ever imagined while in corporate. One of the many benefits is being able to choose how small or big you want your business to be. The “cloud” is the limit! Starting off, however, can seem quite intimidating and finding the right guidance will be key. Knowing Gretchen and Jess, I have no doubts that these two will give you the information AND the confidence needed to start your business successfully from the get-go. Abby Hemm


Being a virtual assistant was a fabulous way for me to support myself financially while also using my technical skills, interpersonal skills, and get-it-done attitude. I was a part-time VA while building a coaching business. I loved meeting and working with new people, learning new skills and tools, and keeping myself busy. When I started, I didn’t realize how much being a VA would help me learn, grow, and expand my reach in the online world. I’m grateful that I jumped in and have zero regrets and tons of gratitude. Jenny Shih


We are SO committed and believe in this program so much that we are offering you a money back guarantee. If you commit to the program and if it isn’t what you had hoped for, we will happily refund your money. No questions asked! No hassles! It’s really that simple.You will have until the third week of the program to request a refund.


  • 8 weekly 60-minute classes
  • Bonus classes with guest teachers
  • A clear perspective of the different types of VA work out there
  • A business plan that’s unique to your business
  • Marketing tips and techniques
  • How to identify your ideal and non-ideal clients
  • A clear picture of the type of clients you want to work with
  • A clear picture of the type of work that excites you
  • A sample client agreement and new client packet
  • How to pitch your business to potential clients
  • How to ace interviews with prospective clients
  • Life and business coaching to help you get over any fears that hold you back
  • 1-on-1 personal support
  • Email support
  • Online private group to communicate with your classmates

Testimonials from our Clients

Jessica Riesenbeck changed my life. I’ve had several assistants, most of whom were pretty good, and I’ve had a couple that showed me just how badly an inept assistant can mess things up. But since the moment I hired Jessica, she has kindly and calmly untangled my schedule, improved my personal and professional life, and made me look as good as I possibly can. She’s an absolute jewel, and anyone who hires her is lucky. Martha Beck


Having a VA , for me, is like a fish having water—-I need one so I can SWIM! My strengths lie in being with my clients, being creative, connecting the dots and speaking to groups. Having a VA means I get to spend more time being in that FEEL GOOD Genius space of doing what I excel at. A VA will create systems for you if you need them, they will listen to what is going wrong and take it off your plate so it can go RIGHT. A great VA has the attention to detail, excellent executive left brain function, great resources/contacts for everything you want to create and a desire to make the foundation of your business run in an effortless way for you. An INCREDIBLE VA like Gretchen Christy will do all that and be kind, compassionate funny and a joy to talk work with! Sarah Bamford Seidelmann


Jessica is smart, hard working and can easily make sense of my crazy and hectic business obligations. I’m able to delegate projects to her with confidence that she will not only get it done, but she’ll do it with integrity. Just call her the “details whisperer”. Susan Hyatt


Working with Gretchen has been a breath of fresh air. As a solo-entrepreneur, I was in the habit of trying to do everything myself from scheduling client calls, answering the phone, handling marketing projects and managing all the prospect and inquiry emails that come through. Having Gretchen as my Client Care Manager has up-leveled me in my industry and in my clients’ eyes. She handles my clients, colleagues and prospects with the utmost professionalism and kindness. Gretchen consistently goes above and beyond what I ask her to do, taking initiative to make sure things are done just right and creating systems for running the business. I now have more time to focus on the things in my business that only I can do, my stress level has decreased dramatically and I have more time to spend with my family. I enthusiastically recommend Gretchen to any business owner or busy professional. Rachel Wall, RDH, BS


I love working with people who are sparklingly excellent at the stuff that overwhelms me. This frees me up so that I can work on the parts of my business that really light me up, while knowing that there are good systems and supports in place. I love working with Gretchen because she handles my business correspondence with SUCH grace and poise. I can relax, knowing that my clients are being taken better care of than if I were scrawling rapid-fire email responses at 1am in the morning. So it’s better for me and also better for my clients—and getting emails from her always makes my day! Anna Kunnecke


Jessica Riesenbeck is an exceptional virtual assistant. Hiring her has been one of the best things I’ve done for my business; not to mention my own sense of sanity and need for balance. When I hired her to assist me the process was smooth and easy. Jessica is wonderfully warm and down to earth. She is also extremely hard working and incredibly attentive to detail. It is wonderful to know I have someone I can trust who cares about my business and how things get done as much as I do. I feel deeply grateful to have her generous spirit, tenacious work ethic, and professional skills as an everyday part of my life.Koelle Simpson

What's going to be covered in a nutshell

During the 8-week training program you will be provided with knowledge, tools, and support to create the foundation for your successful Authentic VA practice. In addition to that you will have 1-on-1 coaching time with either Jessica or Gretchen throughout the duration of the program. There will be an online discussion forum so that you will have your peers as resources and sounding boards, as well as bonus calls throughout the 8 weeks.

A few highlights that will be covered during the course:

  • Creating a business plan that’s unique to only your business
  • Marketing tips and techniques to attract your ideal clients
  • How to ace interviews with prospective clients

These are just a few of the cool tools you are going to learn. There is MUCH more! The bottom line is-we are here to help you succeed!

If you dedicate yourself to create, implement, and set yourself up for success it will happen.

Disclaimer-If you are offended by “saucy” language, this program may not be for you.

Questions? Email info@sis-ter-hood.