Melissa Smith, The PVA, Founder & CEO of the Association of Virtual Assistants, VA Matchmaker, VA Consultant, Remote Hiring Expert & Bestselling Author was recently selected as Top Virtual Assistant Consultant of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)
(PRUnderground) July 27th, 2021
Melissa Smith, The PVA, Founder & CEO of the Association of Virtual Assistants, VA Matchmaker, VA Consultant, Remote Hiring Expert & Bestselling Author was recently selected as Top Virtual Assistant Consultant of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, commitment and excellence in her industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
With almost three decades of professional experience in the administrative field, Melissa has certainly proven herself as an accomplished expert in her field. As an entrepreneur, virtual assistant, and consultant Melissa is a dynamic, results-driven leader, who has demonstrated success and professionalism throughout her entire career. Melissa is an industry-leading expert of virtual assistants and remote work hiring.
As the premier Virtual Assistant Matchmaker, clients seek out and trust Melissa to find them the right virtual assistant to meet their current and future needs. As a Virtual Assistant Coach and Consultant, Melissa is known for creating business success roadmaps and assisting VAs at any stage of their career to make more money, grow their business, and achieve their goals. Melissa is a Remote Hiring Expert consulting with companies to create a proper hiring framework that not only matches the company culture but attracts the right talent, as well as training and providing services as a master interviewer. Additionally, Melissa consults with individuals to ensure they’re working with the right company walking them through all facets of a remote job search.
Melissa founded the Association of Virtual Assistants (AVA) in 2019. It promotes the highest standard of excellence and is the most trusted source of information in the industry, benefiting current and future Virtual Assistants and those they serve, the client.
Her impressive skills include remote communication strategy, remote hiring strategy, leadership, organization, marketing, interviewing, public speaking, time management, and work-life integration.
Before Melissa embarked on her professional career path, she earned her Associates Degree in Healthcare Administration from Heald College in 1996. Following the administration field, Melissa held many positions as an administrative and executive assistant.
Throughout her illustrious career, Melissa has received awards, accolades and has been recognized for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the Virtual Assistant industry. This year she will be considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine. For 2022 she is being considered for the Empowered Woman award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Melissa for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant at what she does, has tremendous foresight and is talented beyond measure. Melissa is humble and creative, we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala.”
In addition to her thriving career, Melissa is known for her best-selling books; Hire the Right Virtual Assistant and Become a Successful Virtual Assistant, available for purchase on amazon. Melissa has been featured by ABC News, Forbes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. News & World Report, CareerBuilder, Spark Hire, Woman’s World, and she also made the list of 100 trailblazing female entrepreneurs to watch in 2021 by Enterprise League.
Looking back, Melissa attributes her success to her perseverance, her innovative thinking and her passion of helping people achieve their goals. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and traveling. For the future, Melissa will continue helping individuals expand their goals and businesses find success when hiring virtual assistants.
For more information on Melissa Smith please visit: www.thepva.com
The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.
IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.
For More information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com
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