As a busy mother, with a mind for business, an entrepreneur’s spirit and the determination to make it all balance, Lori McLellan turned a solution based idea into a company. Recognizing an opportunity to partner Virtual Assistants with clients in need of support and marketing services, Lori started The Virtual Compass.
The Virtual Compass has been helping businesses of all shapes and sizes since 2010. Clients come from a wide range of industries that include professionals such as massage therapists, business coaches, contractors, beauty manufacturers, professional speakers and corporate event managers. Lori’s motivation for starting The Virtual Compass was to offer companies or individuals a cost effective, full support service center using the latest education, savviest technology and a higher standard of customer service.
While her business is a priority, the roles that Lori takes the most pride in are being a wife and mother. In fact, being a mother with the goal of working from home is what inspired Lori to start The Virtual Compass. Lori’s husband Paul keeps her laughing and she happily describes him as “her rock”. Together they have two beautiful and energetic boys, named Colton and Kyle. Always one to practice work/life balance, Lori and Paul enjoy entertaining, traveling, wine tasting, fishing, boating and anything on or in the water.
As the owner of the company and a Virtual Assistant herself, Lori has a background in accounting, sales, management and training. She has an impressive skill set that compliments her team and their talents and includes accounting/QuickBooks, marketing, project management and organization/processes. Lori’s clients recognize that what makes her successful is the ownership that she takes in their success. With each client and every project, Lori promises confidentiality, forward thinking and an ongoing effort to perfect her skill.
Lori has a flair for making work fun and strives for creating long-lasting partnerships with her clients…no matter how big or small the company or project. The heart and soul of her company has been to put together a team of Virtual Assistants that offer a unique blend of talents and specialties. She takes great pride knowing that when her clients partner with an Assistant from The Virtual Compass, they don’t just get one, they get the whole talented team.