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You Need More Than Worker Bees to Get This Done:
  • Need a smart, sophisticated person to be “front of the house” for your brand?

  • Is your VA not the right one to call your clients and get butts in seats at your next event?
  • Are your social media properties a pirate ghost ship in need of a savvy on-brand captain?

Hire Katy

I bring 14 years of behind-the-scenes competence, intelligence and unparalleled ability to get things done to your business campfire (oh, and let’s not forget my quirky sense of humour).

Not only can you hand key projects off to me and trust they’ll get done right, I can also host your next group call, come up with snappy headlines for your social media, and speak to your potential clients in your inimitable style. ‘Cuz that’s what I do.


Hire Katy

I serve as a strategic advisor who executes special projects that grow a business.
Here are some of the things I can get done for you:


Scaling Back Your Business

By | December 8th, 2017|

I’ll cut to the chase. I’ve noticed there’s a “scaling back” energy a-brewing. It’s been going on for some time now, but like a lot [...]


Katy Takaoka is smart, clear, encouraging, up-to-date, knowledgeable, and firm. Not only are those back-end details taken care of, but Katy holds my hand and encourages me when I need to make changes in my business or need to take a risk. She also gives me a kick in the pants when I need to really jump into something new but fear has got my heels dug in.

If you want someone by your side, someone reliable, responsive, smart, creative, and clear, then by all means, hire Katy!

Rev. Catharine Clarenbach, The Way of the River

“I took a leap and hired a social media strategist for the first time – and boy did I land on my feet! Katy Takaoka is fierce!

Before I hired Katy, I was averaging 25 views on my LinkedIn Pulse articles. In just over a week she got my latest article featured in a Pulse channel with over 200 views… and counting!

Also, she’s a pleasure to work with. Excellent attention to detail and very responsive. Thank you, Katy!

Kira Callahan, Conversation Gym

About Katy

By age 27, I was well on my way to a successful and fulfilling career as an operations manager in the banking industry. I’d held roles in administration, sales, and even fraud investigation. At the same time, I’d been cutting my teeth as a bookkeeper and tax preparer. 

(My secret sauce to getting all this work experience on the fast track? Temping. I took any and every assignment my agency threw at me. Clearly, it worked.)

But I’d always dreamed of owning my own business.

(When I was a wee lass, still living in Scotland, I didn’t play house – I played business. Funnily enough, I pretended to run a business that helped other businesses. I called it the Agency For Anything.)

In 2011, I finally had that opportunity to open my own business. It started out as bookkeeping and tax preparation, then lead into virtual administrative services.

After a couple of years, I began to notice a common thread with my clients: one of their main challenges, as they evolved from “start ups” to established businesses, was navigating the intricacies of online marketing.

They knew that social media and email marketing were vital to growing their businesses, but they no longer had the time or the inclination to figure out how to do it themselves. That’s where I stepped in, learning everything there is to know about marketing strategy and how to represent my clients’ brands online.

Fast forward 6 years later, and I now serve my clients as their strategic advisor, executing special projects that grow their businesses. Through our work together, I create the perfect blend of security, stability, freedom, and creativity.

And as much as I love what I do, my life isn’t all about work. I love to travel, especially with my beautiful wife, Cheryl.

And my Thursday nights are sacred – ain’t nobody getting between me and my Grey’s!

Ready to take a Giant Leap in Your Business, with A Seasoned Strategic Advisor at Your Side? Fill Out the Contact Form Below to Connect with Katy!