Compete,
grow and prosper in
an accelerating world

Compete, Grow and Prosper in an Accelerated world with

VA Connect is a Managed Virtual Assistant Agency. Much more than Virtual Assistants, we are allies on your business journey.

We help you with the opportunities at hand and the bigger ones down the road. Bringing strategy to execution of all your operational pieces, we help with things that accelerate your company as a whole.

VA Connect was thoughtfully crafted to deliver on every level.

Our Mission

To be the catalyst entrepreneurs and business owners need to grow and succeed in business and life.

Our Essence

At our core, we are here to serve you.
We are here to help you grow and scale, your way.

Our Promise

To be your left and right hand, when you need us. To deliver quality work, on time, every time.

Our Vibe

We love to have fun, we love to support and we work remotely, we love that too. #AttitudeOfGratitude

It all starts with Why

Amazing talent is hard to find, we are here to bridge that gap.
Small enough to Care, Big enough to Guarantee Quality and Stability.

Founded
in
2008

Hours Delivered
100 000+

Team
Members
25+

Bad
Review
1

Founded
in
2008

Hours Delivered
100 000+

Team
Members
25+

Bad
Review
1

Our Story

VA Connect started in 2008 and was called Lime Tree Consulting back then. We rebranded to VA Connect when we became a Managed Virtual Assistant business in 2014.
We now empower many entrepreneurs and business owners across the globe to grow and scale their business without growing their HR headaches. Having grown to more than 25 team members with fantastic systems and processes to make it easier for you, we are ready when you are.

Built to help you grow your own way

Founder Story

Karen founded many successful companies and this gave her great insight into what is really needed for business to grow and entrepreneurs to succeed and be more powerful.

She managed to make Virtual Assistance a real opportunity for South Africans with fantastic skills and work ethic wishing to start a remote working career.

She further managed to establish those same characteristics of the South African workforce as an alternative to the global need for these type of services.

Her passion for “systems and processes that work” and her absolute love for Sales and Marketing combined with the work ethic of a well trained Captain helped her to create VA Connect and form it to a global powerhouse and Africa’s largest managed Virtual Assistant Agency.

She further established VAVarsity, a free Udemy-like platform for all our Virtual Assistants to further up-skill themselves in various aspects of becoming that perfect Virtual Assistant for you.

Karen has run many business up-skill courses and workshops and has appeared on stage and SA television on a regular basis to advise and panel various Virtual Assistant and Remote Working opportunities.

All your
Business Needs
in One Place

All your
Business Needs
in One Place

See What
VA Connect
can do for you.

No matter your business type or level, we have the virtual assistants you need. Be more in business, reach more in business, do more in business and get better as you go.

Dedicated General
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Meet our
Amazing Team
Of Virtual Assistants

Meet our
Amazing Team
Of Virtual Assistants

Karen Wessels

Karen Wessels

Co-Founder

Meet the founder of VA Connect, Karen Wessels. Karen has extensive business savvy and expertise when it comes to running an office effortlessly. She considers herself a business geek and loves creating effective work spaces for her clients to excel in. Keen to make life easier for others, Karen is quick to solve workflow processes and come up with exciting systems that are results based. Prior to establishing VA Connect, Karen spent over 13 years in different Sales, Marketing & admin-related roles. Having worked with MD’s, SME’s and professionals, besides having founded several businesses and associations herself, she has a sound unde...Read More

Karen Wessels

Co-Founder
Karen Wessels

Karen Wessels

Co-Founder

Meet the founder of VA Connect, Karen Wessels. Karen has extensive business savvy and expertise when it comes to running an office effortlessly. She considers herself a business geek and loves creating effective work spaces for her clients to excel in. Keen to make life easier for others, Karen is quick to solve workflow processes and come up with exciting systems that are results based. Prior to establishing VA Connect, Karen spent over 13 years in different Sales, Marketing & admin-related roles. Having worked with MD’s, SME’s and professionals, besides having founded several businesses and associations herself, she has a sound understanding of how a well oiled machine should be run. This insight has provided her with invaluable skills in running the World's Greatest Managed Virtual Assistant Agency.

Albert van Zyl

Albert van Zyl

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer

Albert van Zyl is a Marketing Maven and Sales Conversion Guru. Albert has more than 15 years’ sales experience, all the way down from door-to-door all the way up to the highest level well-established corporate companies. Albert has a very fun and highly focused approach to business and is continuously seeking ways to improve and speed-up processes. He is obsessively passionate about marketing and can talk for hours on end if you give him any chance to. He fully understands and believes in the power of outsourcing to Virtual Assistants. He loves the scalability of staff to assist with fluctuation in workflow and how easy it is to get a myria...Read More

Albert van Zyl

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer
Albert van Zyl

Albert van Zyl

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer

Albert van Zyl is a Marketing Maven and Sales Conversion Guru. Albert has more than 15 years’ sales experience, all the way down from door-to-door all the way up to the highest level well-established corporate companies. Albert has a very fun and highly focused approach to business and is continuously seeking ways to improve and speed-up processes. He is obsessively passionate about marketing and can talk for hours on end if you give him any chance to. He fully understands and believes in the power of outsourcing to Virtual Assistants. He loves the scalability of staff to assist with fluctuation in workflow and how easy it is to get a myriad of skills, at your finger tips, remotely. His brand vision and strategy will take VA Connect through the next decade on a high note.

Lynda Wessels

Lynda Wessels

Back Office Manager

Lynda comes from a very strong accounting and administrative background, and brings expert office management skills to the table. Lynda has become a social media fundi and takes due diligence with every project she’s presented with, whether it be creating and maintaining databases to reminding you that it’s your better half’s birthday coming up soon. Besides keeping us on track, she manages the day-to-day logistics of running VA Connect seamlessly and profitably.

Lynda Wessels

Back Office Manager
Lynda Wessels

Lynda Wessels

Back Office Manager

Lynda comes from a very strong accounting and administrative background, and brings expert office management skills to the table. Lynda has become a social media fundi and takes due diligence with every project she’s presented with, whether it be creating and maintaining databases to reminding you that it’s your better half’s birthday coming up soon. Besides keeping us on track, she manages the day-to-day logistics of running VA Connect seamlessly and profitably.

Annie Francis

Annie Francis

Virtual Assistant

Annie has more than 24 years of experience in working as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Taking her experience and making it count, Annie is adept at providing office support at a high standard to her clients. This, in turn gives them the freedom to concentrate on expanding their business.  She is meticulous, loyal and professional with extensive experience in administrative work and is eager to learn new skills on a continuous basis.  She is able to work both independently and as part of a team.  As your Virtual Assistant, she will strive to provide you with both a professional and reliable service.

Annie Francis

Virtual Assistant
Annie Francis

Annie Francis

Virtual Assistant

Annie has more than 24 years of experience in working as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Taking her experience and making it count, Annie is adept at providing office support at a high standard to her clients. This, in turn gives them the freedom to concentrate on expanding their business.  She is meticulous, loyal and professional with extensive experience in administrative work and is eager to learn new skills on a continuous basis.  She is able to work both independently and as part of a team.  As your Virtual Assistant, she will strive to provide you with both a professional and reliable service.

Heidi Basch

Heidi Basch

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Heidi Basch is a Virtual Marketing Assistant / Project Manager with a combined 26 years’ experience.  She has worked across time zones, cultures and industries with a focus on IT skills development. Heidi is a team player, tech-savvy, efficient and energetic.  Her skills ranges from all things social media related, to content creation and everything in between. Being such a go-getter means she has used various online tools and apps that make your life easier, increase production and keeps you on top of your toes. Heidi loves to operate within a structured environment whether it be G-suite, WordPress, Asana or Canva. Heidi believes in ongo...Read More

Heidi Basch

Virtual Marketing Assistant
Heidi Basch

Heidi Basch

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Heidi Basch is a Virtual Marketing Assistant / Project Manager with a combined 26 years’ experience.  She has worked across time zones, cultures and industries with a focus on IT skills development. Heidi is a team player, tech-savvy, efficient and energetic.  Her skills ranges from all things social media related, to content creation and everything in between. Being such a go-getter means she has used various online tools and apps that make your life easier, increase production and keeps you on top of your toes. Heidi loves to operate within a structured environment whether it be G-suite, WordPress, Asana or Canva. Heidi believes in ongoing learning and making the most of every moment. She is based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Maxine Clark – CEO

Maxine Clark – CEO

CEO

Maxine is a highly energetic and enthusiastic self-starter who comes with Group Operations Manager experience with 8 years Hospitality, Events. Management & Marketing experience in the Retail Industry. Skilled and professional Maxine is always prepared to lead the team from the front and who is not frightened to take the initiative and work as part of a team. Quick to grasp new ideas and concepts and always willing to learn she makes working with her seamless and fluid. She places high emphasis on time management and planning. Maxine is a very dependable and reliable CEO of VA Connect in supporting our team. As an effective communicator a...Read More

Maxine Clark – CEO

Maxine Clark – CEO

CEO

Maxine is a highly energetic and enthusiastic self-starter who comes with Group Operations Manager experience with 8 years Hospitality, Events. Management & Marketing experience in the Retail Industry. Skilled and professional Maxine is always prepared to lead the team from the front and who is not frightened to take the initiative and work as part of a team. Quick to grasp new ideas and concepts and always willing to learn she makes working with her seamless and fluid. She places high emphasis on time management and planning. Maxine is a very dependable and reliable CEO of VA Connect in supporting our team. As an effective communicator at all levels within an organisation she is eager to deliver excellence at every opportunity.

Tracey Barkus

Tracey Barkus

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Tracey has over 20 years of experience working in various marketing, business operations and administration roles at both ground level and as a manager. She is an organised and hardworking individual who thrives in a busy and high paced environment. Tracey displays great communication skills and can confidently liaise and work with internal managers, clients, suppliers and agencies as required in a professional manner. She thoroughly enjoys taking on new challenges and can adapt quickly to new roles and responsibilities.

Tracey Barkus

Virtual Marketing Assistant
Tracey Barkus

Tracey Barkus

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Tracey has over 20 years of experience working in various marketing, business operations and administration roles at both ground level and as a manager. She is an organised and hardworking individual who thrives in a busy and high paced environment. Tracey displays great communication skills and can confidently liaise and work with internal managers, clients, suppliers and agencies as required in a professional manner. She thoroughly enjoys taking on new challenges and can adapt quickly to new roles and responsibilities.

Susan Smit

Susan Smit

Virtual Assistant

With a degree in Logistics Management and 13 years’ experience in Production, Brand Establishing, Building and the Logistical field, Susan strives to bring meticulous and calculated work to every client. In 2017 she decided to make her passion her work and started operating independently as a Virtual Assistant with project- and logistic management being her specialty. Not only does she excel in anything logistics and project planning, but realized she is good in personal assistance and other projects. She loves problem solving and will not rest until she finds a solution. It is all about a positive teamwork environment by developing mutual ...Read More

Susan Smit

Virtual Assistant
Susan Smit

Susan Smit

Virtual Assistant

With a degree in Logistics Management and 13 years’ experience in Production, Brand Establishing, Building and the Logistical field, Susan strives to bring meticulous and calculated work to every client. In 2017 she decided to make her passion her work and started operating independently as a Virtual Assistant with project- and logistic management being her specialty. Not only does she excel in anything logistics and project planning, but realized she is good in personal assistance and other projects. She loves problem solving and will not rest until she finds a solution. It is all about a positive teamwork environment by developing mutual respect and trust, her motto to live by.

Ronelle van der Westhuizen

Ronelle van der Westhuizen

General Manager

For Ronelle it's all about the numbers. Meet the guru who can do it all on Sage Pastel, Xero, Quickbooks and more. From creditors to debtors, trial balance, VAT reconciliations and everything in between, Ronelle is very much in the driving seat when it comes to our company's finances. If the numbers add up, Ronelle is happy and at peace with the world.

Ronelle van der Westhuizen

General Manager
Ronelle van der Westhuizen

Ronelle van der Westhuizen

General Manager

For Ronelle it's all about the numbers. Meet the guru who can do it all on Sage Pastel, Xero, Quickbooks and more. From creditors to debtors, trial balance, VAT reconciliations and everything in between, Ronelle is very much in the driving seat when it comes to our company's finances. If the numbers add up, Ronelle is happy and at peace with the world.

Mariska Engelbrecht

Mariska Engelbrecht

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Mariska is a motivated and trustworthy Virtual Assistant from Pretoria.  She works well with deadlines and is always willing to learn something new.  Mariska has over 13 years of experience in admin related duties and as an administration manager, reception manager and sales assistant.  She also has experience in working with accounting, admin management and social media.  Mariska achieved her BA Degree in Graphic Design and has done freelance work for various clients, from logo designs, flyer designs to website designs. She recently finished her TEFL certificate, which enables her to give online English classes.  Mariska loves her work ...Read More

Mariska Engelbrecht

Virtual Marketing Assistant
Mariska Engelbrecht

Mariska Engelbrecht

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Mariska is a motivated and trustworthy Virtual Assistant from Pretoria.  She works well with deadlines and is always willing to learn something new.  Mariska has over 13 years of experience in admin related duties and as an administration manager, reception manager and sales assistant.  She also has experience in working with accounting, admin management and social media.  Mariska achieved her BA Degree in Graphic Design and has done freelance work for various clients, from logo designs, flyer designs to website designs. She recently finished her TEFL certificate, which enables her to give online English classes.  Mariska loves her work and has loads of patience enabling her to deliver the needed results to her clients.

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