I’m Anita and I’m The Holistic Virtual Assistant. Consider me your business bestie, secret cheerleader, personal creative, social media maven and behind-the-scenes-system gal who always has your back.
If you are curious about how I can take care of you and your AWESOME business while you do what you so looooove to do, please get in touch.
I’ll show you how to reclaim your time so you re-energise your spirit and do what YOU do best.
Honoured to be a recipient of various awards and nominations, Anita Kilkenny is a highly-acclaimed administrator, educator and virtual assistant to health and wellness professionals throughout Australia, Bali and the US. She is also President of the Australian Virtual Assistants Association and Social Media Mentor for the newly revamped VA Classroom University. When she’s not working, her time may be spent surfing with her two beautiful sons, indulging her hippie spirit with a road trip to the Central Coast of New South Wales or heading off to Bali for some sun and warmth.
Wherever she is, she’s available to help you free up your time and fall back in love with your business.
With over 27 years experience in the secretarial field and over 16 years as a Virtual Assistant, you can be assured that you are in very capable hands with The Holistic Virtual Assistant. Confidentiality and professionalism guaranteed.
Anita has won several awards and post-nominals including:
- 2015 Nominated Motivating Mum Biz Mums Awards
- 2013 Nominated for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award
- 2011 Nominated for the Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction Award (IVAD)
- Accredited Office Professional (AOP)
- Master Virtual Assistant (MVA)
- 2006 AIOP Presidents Award for Excellence
- 2006 Finalist AIOP National Award of Excellence
- 2003 AIOP Award of Excellence
- 2001 and 2002 AIOP Encouragement Award
- Bachelor of Business, majoring in Office Administration and minor in Marketing (Monash University)
Anita was an active committee member of the Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP) for nearly 10 years, taking on roles such as Finance Officer (3 years), Office Professionals’ Day Breakfast Convenor (3 years) Newsletter Editor (3.5 years), Vice President and Webmaster.
In 2005, Anita was invited to serve on the organising Steering Committee for the Online International Virtual Assistants Conference (OIVAC) to assist with the website and registrations and was also involved in establishing International Virtual Assistant’s Day (and who coined the phrase) which is now celebrated annually on the third Friday of May. Anita served on the committee for 4 Conventions and has been invited back again in 2017.
In 2009/2010, Anita co-organised and co-founded the inaugural Australian Virtual Assistant Conference together with Kathie Thomas from A Clayton’s Secretary along with a wonderful support committee of fellow VAs, which was held on 12 and 13 March that year. The two day event was an amazing success. The subsequent conferences met with the same success and is now a regular event on the VA yearly calendar. The 2017 Conference will be held in Melbourne again after being held in Manly, NSW in 2016. The 2018 Conference will be held in Brisbane.
In 2016 Anita was elected President of the Australan Virtual Assistants Association (AVAA) after serving as Vice President since it’s inception.
Administration, Social Media Management, Community Management, Content Creation, Internet Marketing, Troubleshooting.