Remember when you were that bright-eyed entrepreneur ready to start your own business and change people’s lives?


The one who took a leap of faith away from the security of your day job – or the one standing on that very crevice, not quite willing to let go? And although you feel a strong pull deep down inside, there’s just so much to get your head around, you don’t know how you can make it work?


I know this story all too well, as do all of my clients. And that’s why I do what I do.

I am an administrative specialist who’s in love with spiritual growth and holistic modalities. (think crystals, yoga, readings, meditation, smoothies and all of the elements that nurture us – body, mind and soul). Being a Virgo/Libra cusp, I am also super reliable, great with detail and pedantically balanced when it comes to being organised and practical. Now doesn’t that sound like the kind of person you want on your team!

In case we haven’t met, I’m Anita and I’m The Holistic Virtual Assistant. You can consider me your business bestie, secret cheerleader, personal creative, social-media maven, and behind-the-scenes-systems gal who’s always got your back. My mission is to help healers, teachers and mentors by providing dedicated support for all your administrative needs — social media management, design and content creation, email templates and newsletters, interactive PDFs and workbooks, scheduling and automation, back-end processes, proofreading, calendar scheduling, online events and product launches — you get the idea. Whatever your beautiful business needs, I’m here to help.

I want you to be free to share your innate gifts with the world. I want you to believe in your soul-stirring vision. And I want you to feel excited and 100% supported in making it a reality.

Because the truth is, you don’t need to do this alone.

It really doesn’t matter if you’re just starting up or you’ve been in business for years, having a mountainous To Do List doesn’t serve anyone, especially YOU! Even seemingly small jobs can take hours to get your head around, whereas they might take me 30 minutes (in dollar terms, that’s only $A25). And all the while, you free up your time and space to work on what you love to do.


Now doesn’t that sound good?

 Who Is Anita?  …

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, Canada and the US.

Anita Kilkenny - The Holistic VA

She also co-found the Australian Virtual Assistants Association and the Australian Virtual Assistants Conference and Social Media Mentor for VA Classroom University which is now called Freelance University.

When she’s not working, Anita’s time may be spent surfing with her two beautiful sons,  indulging her hippie spirit with a road trips to Phillip Island, Victoria,  the Central Coast of New South Wales to visit her sister or heading off to Bali for some sun, warmth and zen time.

Wherever she is, she’s available to help you free up your time and fall back in love with your business.

With over 33 years experience in the secretarial field and over 26 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, nominations and post-nominals including:

  • 2015 and 2019 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 (B.Bus. 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-founded the 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.

In 2016, Anita was elected President of the Australian Virtual Assistants Association (AVAA) after serving as Vice President since it’s inception.

In 2021, Anita acquired VA Directory – where clients can source a VA to partner them in their business and VAs can join and be a part of an Aussie community that’s spanned over 25 years. and VA Trainer where you can learn to become a VA in 12 weeks.