Meet Pam Ivey
Whether enjoying the world’s longest freshwater beach or snowed in at home in central Ontario, tripping the light fantastic on a cruise or living with the locals in Buenos Aires, Pam Ivey is the perfect example of a successful entrepreneur who’s living the life most people only dream of.
“Running a business online should be a blast,” she says, with a big smile. “I’ve found a fun and highly ethical way to make money online for over 15 years and I’m here to help you do the same!”
While all things business have been a passion for over 20 years, Pam’s foray into the world of online marketing started from humble beginnings. After her first marriage went south, which ousted her from the family business, a multi-million dollar brick and mortar lighting and wholesale electrical supply company, she was forced back into corporate where she worked as a senior manager for “Satan’s Wife”. Having to get the heck outta dodge, she stumbled across the online world of virtual assistance and putting her hard-earned management, sales and marketing experience to work, started running and quickly growing a successful Internet-based business.
Then she quickly rose to fame in the virtual world.
Pam practically exploded onto the scene, building and growing a large successful multi-virtual assistance team. This introduced her not only to what would become several long-term clients like coaches, speakers, authors and other entrepreneurs, but to a community of like-minded virtual players who were hungry for information on how to crush it as an online business owner. She also quickly mastered the art of creating multiple streams of income that has continually supported her busy travel and social life.
Pam’s fast and savvy knowhow became her calling card right from the start.
In the mid-2000’s, she created several virtual assistant communities such as the Canadian Virtual Assistant Network (CVAN), REVA Institute and the Coaches, Authors, Speakers Professional Assistants Association. Eventually the popular virtual CVAN portal grew so large that she had to take on a partner in order to run it. The name was changed to the Global Alliance of Virtual Assistants, which she recently successfully sold for a very cool sum. Along the way, she also began the Virtual Assistant Training Academy (2009) and the Professional Real Estate Assistant training and certification program (2008), which is the only program like it on the market today that trains both virtual and on-site real estate assistants in all aspects of becoming a dynamite and highly-valued real estate support professional.
Pam has also graced many stages and brought her voice to countless radio and magazine interviews, dolling out timely sage advice on the perils of running an online business without a proper strategic marketing plan, how to win friends and influence buyers, how to make the leap from employee to online biz owner, and much more.
Not one to blow her own horn too much, one particular honour she received is just too cool for her not to mention…she’s been nominated for the coveted Canadian RBC Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award five years in a row.
Pam’s passion is training, coaching and speaking. She supports virtual assistants at all levels, online business owners from start-up to 6 figures and beyond, and budding and experienced real estate assistants to blast past typical pitfalls and put tried and tested marketing and admin systems in place that work. Course, make a lot of moola while doing it, too. 🙂
How does Pam envision her life?
“I want to live in a world filled with innovative and profitable businesses, powerful laptops that come bundled with Dare Ultimate Fudge cookies, and a force field around my keyboard that repels cats,” she quips.
When she’s not speaking, coaching or creating courses to help small business owners and real estate professionals prosper and grow, you can find Pam surfing the ‘Net, plotting her next travel destination, hanging out with her best buddies watching the latest flick, or snuggling upon the sofa with the world’s cutes kittens, Zoe and Shayla.