Executive Stress Office Support

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About Lyn Prowse-Bishop
Published Articles
Speaking Engagements
Print Publications
Audio Downloads
VA Industry Presentation
Press Releases

Contact Information for Media

Lyn Prowse-Bishop
Tel: 0417 648 172


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Lyn Prowse-Bishop has been running her virtual assistant practice, Executive Stress Office Support (eSOS) since February 2000. One of Queensland’s most well-known and respected VAs, she founded the Australian Virtual Business Network in 2006 and ran it for six years; served as Australian representative on international committees looking at standards and certification for the VA industry, and is a foundation steering committee member of the annual Online International Virtual Assistants Convention. In 2010 she served as Queensland and VA Industry Representative on the national board of Independent Contractors Australia and was Chair of the steering committee of the Australian Chapter of the Alliance for Virtual Businesses.

Throughout her years in practice Lyn has ‘given back’ by using her administrative skills and expertise in volunteer capacities for Chambers of Commerce, community groups and not-for-profits in Brisbane, Warwick and on the Sunshine Coast.

In 2010 she became host of Australia’s first-ever podcast for the VA industry: The Virtual Business Show

Lyn is a regular speaker at the Online International VA Convention, and was also invited to speak at the inaugural Australian VA Convention in March 2010. She has appeared in several print publications since 2006 and been interviewed by Pat Lynch at Women’s Radio on working as a virtual assistant, by Simon of Virtual Business Advisor about partnering with a VA, and Ben Fordham at Radio 2GB regarding the effect of the 2011 budget on small business.

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Published Articles


Speaking Engagements


Presenter: 20 Lessons Learned in 20 Years; Online International VA Convention, May 20-22, 2021


Presenter: Country Spotlight – Australia; Online International VA Convention, May 17-19, 2018


Presenter: Service … It’s a verb! Is a lack of service preventing you taking your business from meh to marvellous?; Online International VA Convention, May 18-20, 2017


Presenter: Navigating the Zonta Website and Using Facebook for Engagement; Zonta District 22, Area 4 Workshop, Roma, March 19, 2016


Presenter: Social Media Disaster! Are You Killing Your Online Reputation?; Online International VA Convention, May 17-19, 2013


Presenter: Offshore Freelancers: Threat or Opportunity?; Online International VA Convention, May 19-21, 2011

Presenter: Offshore Freelancers: Threat or Opportunity?; VA Virtuosos Seminar Series 4, November 14-18, 2011


Presenter: Setting Boundaries and Saying No to Clients; Australian VA Convention, March 12-13, 2010

Presenter: Getting – and Keeping – Clients; Online International VA Convention, May 20-22, 2010

Presenter:  Virtual Assistants – Your Invisible Right Hand; NSW MicroBiz Week 2010, The Brew and Industry & Investment NSW, June 1, 2010


Presenter: 5 Tips for Starting Your VA Practice; Online International VA Convention, Oct 1-3, 2009


Presenter: 5 Tips for Starting Your VA Practice; Online International VA Convention, May 19, 2007


Presenter: Working with International Clients; Online International VA Convention, May 20, 2006


Presenter: Transferring Traditional Duties into the Information Age: Becoming a Virtual Assistant; Executaries Convention, Nov 7-8, 2002

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Print Publications

2012 – The Art of Home-Based Business eMag: “Do You Brand Your Car

2012 – The Sunday Telegraph: “Boundless Brains to Share”

2007 – Alliance for Virtual Business – “Business Success Series”: Overcoming Obstacles & Staying Motivated

2007 – Alliance for Virtual Business – Start Your Own Business Support Service, 2nd Edition

2007 – Jacaranda Business Support Services – “What I wish I knew before I started my business” ebook: The Power of Niche Marketing

2006 – Executive PA Magazine – Work to Live

Audio Downloads

Women’s Radio Interview

Virtual Business Advisor Interrogation

Budget Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB – 12 May 2011

Industry Presentation

About the VA Industry

Press Releases

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New eBook Guide Empowers Parents in Protecting Their Kids Online

Cyber-bullying – New Guide Outlines How Parents Can Fight Back and Protect Their Children

First Comprehensive VA Industry Survey Being Conducted

Alliance for Virtual Business Launches Australian Chapter

Global VA Week – 2011

Proposed Changes to PSI Criteria Could Affect Millions of Self-Employed

Professional Virtual Author’s Assistant Certification

10 Years in Business – 2010

Online International VA Convention 2008

Online International VA Convention 2007

International VA Day 2007

Cyclone Larry 2006

International VA Day 2006

5 Years in Business – 2005

Working with VAs – What are the Benefits

Executaries Convention – 2002

Virtual Morning Tea – 2001

VA Certification – 2001