Jess Tyson is a hard-working and detail-obsessed founder, author, podcast host, and speaker. She spends her days as the proud Director of Calm at Don't Panic Management, the first virtual assistant agency to embody a people-first approach to virtual assistant success. Since 2011, she's been making matches between chaotic, overworked entrepreneurs and focused, calm virtual assistants. Her book, Panic Proof, explains how the art of hiring and working with a virtual assistant is a must-read resource for small business owners and solopreneurs. She also offers the Panic Proof Blueprint one-day intensive workshop for struggling owners who need a hand with delegation and best practices to build a life they love.
Not only is she the great mind behind her brand, but Jess also stays active and aware of what it means and takes to be a virtual assistant by doing the job as the manager for inbound speaking opportunities, email marketing, travel planning, and scheduling for the original Content Queen, Ann Handley. She also gives her time and skills as the Marketing Director for going on close to 20 years for YPI Inc, a non-profit organization that offers a 2-week camp that creates a safe and inspirational environment where young people from diverse backgrounds can explore their creative side.
She once dreamed of days on the ocean working as a marine biologist, but Jess figured out early that she likes variety in her days and that there is more to life than work. Thus, she didn’t want to pigeonhole herself into just one thing. Hence her start on what was then an unconventional path into the world of virtual assistants. That decision grew from being a job that allowed her to travel and hang out at the beach into an industry-leading company.
Her life is often a whirlwind of wrangling her two young kids, speaking at events, organizing meetups, and building out her latest project, the Georgetown Collective, which is a carefully curated coworking and community space called Unconventional in the heart of Georgetown, CT.
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