Hi, I'm Steph

An Online Business Manager helping those who help others
Stephanie Gobraiel Virtual Executive Assistant Australia

Stephanie Gobraiel

I’m the secret weapon that helps your business get ahead

As your Online Business Manager, I underpin your business with professional and dedicated virtual support so you can develop, grow and succeed.

With extensive expertise in business administration and management over 15+ years in the corporate and retail world, I understand the complexities and problems that arise for business – both at the macro and micro levels.

Working in the online space, I know how to keep your business growing through technology. I’ll show you how to streamline your business and manage and communicate with your teams using online platforms. Of course, if you’d prefer not to know about this, you can leave it with me to handle on your behalf!

Always looking for better ways to do business (both for myself and my clients), I strive to keep learning and growing so I can further help you as your online business manager.


How I became an Online Business Manager

Over my 15+ years in the corporate world, I’ve worked alongside general managers in a range of industries – Membership Accounting, Education, Finance and Retail.

During this time, I learnt what it took to be that high level of support needed to run business and undertook my Diploma in Business Admin to cement my position as a highly-professional, well-trained Executive Assistant. I strive to always be the best I can be.

And I was brilliant in this career. Helping Directors and business owners to succeed became my passion, and there was nothing better than being the secret agent getting things done. 

But it was time to start my family, and I knew I couldn’t sustain a lifestyle of 12 hour working days along with raising my children. So, I started Virtual Associate Services.

Being a nurturer and loving the fact I can make a difference in the lives of others, I wanted to continue doing this in my business. I now spend my days working with amazing people who spend their days making a difference in the lives of others and I can balance this around my family. It works and I absolutely love it.

I take great pride in my business

I hold a Diploma in Business Management and belong to Australia’s most reputable Virtual Assistant network, Virtually Yours.

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Stephanie’s, work ethic is always above and beyond. She is reliable and professional. Her attention to detail is fantastic and her communication is always prompt. I am grateful to have connected with her and see her as a trustworthy VA that I can rely on.

Stacey Hurley, Active Management

Steph and her business, Virtual Associate Services, have been a fantastic addition to my Online Business Lift-Off team. We help people start online businesses and Steph plays a critical role in speaking with potential participants, helping with the social media side of things and taking responsibility for providing our collaboration partners with information about upcoming programs. Steph is an action taker and gets things done quickly. If she’s not sure about something, she always checks in first to make sure she’s on the right track. Love her work and highly recommend her and Virtual Associate Services to anyone who wants someone intelligent and proactive on their team.

Trudy Rankin, Online Business Lift-Off Program

Since coming on board as my VA Steph and her business Virtual Associate Services has help me to develop the administration and marketing processes I need to move my private counselling and consulting practice Bridging the Barriers forward. Steph’s integrity is beyond my expectations. Steph is task driven and outcome focused with an eye for detail. She is well networked and has met all the challenges I have thrown her way. I can’t recommend Steph and her Virtual Associate Service highly enough. Steph would a great asset for any business needing a VA.

Ian Waugh, Bridging the Barriers

Great and prompt service with a very ‘can do’ attitude. Thanks for your support and keep up the good work.

Kim Ridge

Steph is very professional and proactive in her approach. For the short time we hired her services, she become part of the team very quickly. Steph is easy to work with, is driven to succeed with any task given and is always willing to offer additional support and advice where she feels business improvements can be made which was very helpful and welcomed. Thanks Steph, we wish you all the best! Hope to work with you again sometime in the future 🙂

Danielle Reed, Medlife

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