Joanne Hawkins



Joanne Hawkins
Executive VPA


2017: Session 2: The Networking Jungle & how to use your own animal instincts

The networking world can be a daunting place but Joanne believes that, by approaching the event from a different angle, you can put yourself at ease.  Joanne will look at the prospective business prey we meet at networking events, how to spot them, interact with them and win their business by identifying your inner animal.


Founder of Executive VPA in 2012, Joanne Hawkins is a strong believer in building quality relationships with both Business Owners and fellow VAs. Setting strong foundations, creating quality networks and pushing herself out of her comfort zone is why Joanne believes the business has gone from strength to strength. Winner of North of England VA of the Year 2014 and Shortlist for Warrington Business Woman of the Year 2016, Joanne understands why it is important for VAs to put themselves out there. Joanne founded the NW VA Conference in 2015 and is looking forward to welcoming VAs from across the country at the 2017 event. “Bringing together VAs who are eager to build successful businesses and experts in industries that can help with this is fundamental to growing the VA Industry, enabling VAs to position themselves as experts and educating the business community of the valued support working with a VA can bring” explains Joanne.