WAHM WorkSpace was initially going to be a coworking space for Work at Home Moms. A really fun brand with a great community and ultimately branches all over the country catering to Moms and their kids to empower them to work better.
I still love the idea, but financially it didn’t make sense for where I was at the time. So in the spirit of my year of “Try Everything”, I began doing virtual assistance work for my Money Coach. On her encouragement, I put out a message to see if there were others who might want to do the same work as me, and hopefully start to build a little bit of a passive income.
Well turns out there was! I got applications from 17 other moms interested in working with me. Of those about 7 came on board once they got an idea of what I was planning. For 6 months we up-skilled as a team, we learnt a lot of life lessons and paid our dues in “school fees”. And so my story of empowering women started! First with the women who had joined me in my crazy adventure.
18 months on
from my first VA work and the story got interesting. We rebranded the business and were a really tight team of 5, with complementary skills to cover most business aspects. Our business expanded and we were working with clients around the world, in a wide range of businesses.
The year the world changed The Pandemic
Of the original team that joined me, Adrienne was the only one that remained. Our service offering had already started to pivot to specialising in tech specific virtual services. Then the COVID Pandemic hit.
Our business thrived, when others were struggling. We supported as many creatives as we could as they transitioned to an online space.
We also launched our Remote Meeting Hosting offering, and hosted more than 14000 participants in the year ending March 2021.
About the CEO Bianca Johnson
and I’m the owner of WAHM WorkSpace. I’m a digital native who loves almost everything tech. My programmer husband describes me as “knowing enough to be dangerous”, but I have improved in that department! I’m mom to two kids - Kyle and Ayla - who keep me on my toes. They will be Worldschooled as I believe in the ability to work from anywhere, and we are passionate about allowing them to follow their own paths.
I pretty much survive on coffee and don’t know what I would do without my end of evening glass of red! Nothing makes me happier than a client who I’ve made happy!
The team at WAHM has been hand-picked by me to ensure we offer the best possible variety of skills to our clients, but also because they’re all really awesome people!
About the CFO Adrienne Brown
and I’m the numbers brain of WAHM WorkSpace. I've always loved numbers and have a BCompt qualification. My passion lies with supporting small to medium businesses to make good financial decisions in order to grow their business! I’m mom to two teenagers - Mikaila and Jacqui - who keep me on my toes. They are homeschooled as I believe in the ability to work from anywhere, and we want to give them space to grow into their passions.
I pretty much survive on coffee. There's something calming about starting my days at the beach at sunrise most mornings. Nothing makes me happier than a client who understands their business numbers and uses them to their advantage!