google-site-verification=U0Q4nUf7gy008G2e6vjitL4htHLAso-Tlnzg4z6xYtI Hiring a Virtual Assistant, with Dave Braun - Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®

Episode 8

Published on:

3rd Aug 2022

Hiring a Virtual Assistant, with Dave Braun

At, Dave helps people to reclaim their business freedom through hiring and thriving with virtual assistants via multiple courses and a community, as well as a White Glove service that finds amazing VAs from the Philippines.  He also partners with Larry Broughton, CEO of broughtonHOTELS on not only HireMyVA, but on several projects and businesses, including coaching and masterminding, and has consulted with hundreds of entrepreneurs these last few years, including many businesses run by military veterans. Finally, at Pro Website Creators (PWC), Dave loves to work with clients to help their websites be the hub of their marketing wheel! He's invested years learning the technical aspects of WordPress web design, e-commerce, as well as writing copy to help make client's messages clear and not confusing. PWC’s mission is “Helping super-busy entrepreneurs who value growing their business over figuring out the technical stuff.” 

Prior to all of this, Dave worked at a semiconductor company for almost 30 years, led teams across multiple continents and holds six patents. He also has co-created several iPhone apps. Dave enjoys spending time with his wife, working out, attending Mariners Church in Irvine, CA, bringing inspiring messages into the inmates at the Orange County Jails, and is a certified John Maxwell team coach. He's married to his amazing wife of 39+ years, Cheryl, who recently retired from being Chief Program Officer at Irvine Public Schools Foundation, and has two grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and one amazing grandson!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Hiring a VA actually requires that you address two major elephants: lack of trust and fear that you lack experience
  • Trust is always a requirement when bringing someone new into your business, so it’s important to have systems to verify that they’re trustworthy
  • Many business owners don’t realize their vision is actually impossible to achieve on their own; a true business requires a team. “A business is a profitable enterprise that works with or without you… if it’s dependent on you, then you have a job.”
  • Why Dave started and how it helps address a challenge that many business owners face 
  • How to maximize your Virtual Assistant experience using a 3-step approach


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Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®
We discuss hard things to talk about and shed light on difficult subjects.
Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room with Coach April Ballestero. Join us as we interview guests about the ELEPHANT in the room. We shed light on difficult subjects and learn how to better Address the ELEPHANT in the Room.

Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® is a ONE LIGHT AHEAD production made in association with Eric Ballestero.

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April Ballestero

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Author, Facilitator, Founder, Consultant, Speaker, and Strategic Leadership Coach guiding light bulb moments. Thankful to be celebrating 10 years of guiding, coaching, and leading industry leaders such as attorneys, coaches, chiropractors, financial planners, the real estate industry, and many other sales and business professionals across the nation. The celebration goes on to include over 20 years of business, professional and personal development which I am so honored to share as a vessel to our clients, coaches, and community.

Eric Ballestero

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Eric Ballestero has worked with Coach April Ballestero since before ONE LIGHT AHEAD®'s inception in 2011 while he was still in school and has continually brought new ideas and a lot of technical help to the team. He produced the first three seasons of Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® podcast in addition to being a continual partner of ONE LIGHT AHEAD®.