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Thomas Leonard Award

On Friday 5/17/13, I was honored to receive the Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction Award. This is a pinnacle of my career and one I will always remember.

Kathy’s Original Office in 1996

The Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction Award is given by the Online International Virtual Assistant Conference. This award is to honor a Virtual Assistant who has been in business for at least 5 years and who has contributed to the industry in such a way that he or she has provided a positive impact on many others and helped them to build a successful business. Further, they may have led a VA organization or activity; written a book or other publication specifically to help other VAs; or any other impact that has helped the industry grow.

Seventeen years ago (in June!) I sat at a tiny desk, with a small CRT monitor and second-hand computer. Through the last seventeen years my office has changed locations several times (including the last change to Pennsylvania!) and at times has grown smaller or larger depending on the location, and my computers have gotten much better :-) . (I live for screen real estate!)

Virtual assisting has been life altering for me. I tell people that virtual assisting saved my life, and there was a point in my life where I know it did. My virtual assistant friends gave me the courage I needed to change a bad situation, and in doing so, I found a peace and a sense of joy I’ve been wanting all my life.

Now, being honored with this award, I have trouble conveying how amazing it is. I can hear my friends all saying, “Kathy at a loss for words????”  I am at a loss for words. Perhaps it hasn’t completely sunk in yet.  The most I can say is I’m honored, and thrilled (and I’m glad you can’t see me doing the happy dance all over my office!).

Thank you to my husband Michael for always supporting me in everything I do and try,  the OIVAC Awards Judging Panel, the Steering Committee, Sharon Williams for being such a great founder of the OIVACJanice Byer for always letting me run stuff by her (you’re my best bud Janice!), and to my three guardian angels: Fred, Janet and Clara.



~ Kathy McCabe

Introducing Tuchmy Skin

DSC_7125I’m very pleased to introduce the newest product for Hilltop Herbals: Tuchmy Skin, Au Naturel Face & Body Cream. This luxurious and ultimately pampering cream is completely natural and is amazing to experience. I use it all the time and absolutely love it.

Pamper your skin today!

Something amazing coming to Hilltop Herbals

DSC_6982Inside this little jar is the most amazing cream I’ve ever used on my body.  Bar None!  It is still in development, and as yet unnamed but it is bliss for skin… Maybe I should call it Blissful Skin or something. Wow its incredible. I’ve suffered from horribly dry skin all my life and this entirely natural – seriously! – cream is making me feel much differently about my skin.

I’ve given out some samples to ladies to test for me, so far some very positive comments. And as soon as I’ve finalized the recipe I will put it up on Hilltop Herbals for sale. I’m 100% sure you’ll be pleased!

Stay tuned!

Kathy McCabe

Consulting Options

Hello! I’m happy to offer consulting options for both virtual assistants and business owners looking to hire virtual assistants.  My over sixteen years of experience can be a valuable asset for you! Let me talk you through becoming a virtual assistant, or in finding your new virtual assistant.

Call today at 877-897-1859 or email me.

I’m looking forward to working with you!

Kathy McCabe

Hello world!

Very excited to combine the different aspects of our professional, and hobby worlds!

Under The Hilltop Group, LLC will be:

  • Secretarial (formerly Ritchie Secretarial Service) located here.
  • Consulting (which will include both Kathy’s consulting for virtual assistants, and Michael’s consulting)
  • Hilltop Arts:  Which will be Heraldic Designs, Photography, and eventually, Michael’s creative work.

Watch for more Soon!