Hi! I’m Megan Baker, or Meg– I like and go by both, either way, I’m a teacher turned virtual assistant! So I’m the Meg behind Meg K the VA. I’m so glad you’re here! I’m using this opportunity to introduce myself a bit more and give you my back story!
I am midwestern through and through with a love and lust for all things French and travel. I hail from St Louis and transplanted to Chicago right as I was launching my business! I couldn’t do any of this without the support of my husband, Alex, or my dog and assistant, Lucy!
While there’s still a ton for me to learn and my business and I will continue to evolve, entrepreneurship is a great fit for me! I am fluent in French and love to travel to francophone places to teach my husband about francophone culture (and food!). When I’m not out exploring the world or my neighborhood, I enjoy being able to spend time with Lucy, our diva but darling rescue puggle. I also enjoy the outdoors, hanging out on Lake Michigan, spending time with my favorite people and furry creatures, and coffee.
Owning and running my business is enabling me to dream and live the life I want to live right now– and helping my clients to find more harmony and freedom in their lives as well!
My expertise lies in education as I have my masters in Education and recently left the field after teaching for six years (plus some time that I taught abroad). I most recently was a third grade teacher in a French immersion school– so I taught all the subjects like a regular classroom teacher but in French. Okay, so maybe not all in French– I worked with a pretty at risk population and had kiddos who weren’t proficient readers in French or English so I teamed up with my colleagues and delivered intense reading instruction in English.
While I care deeply for my students, I took the opportunity to leave the classroom and try to leverage my gifts in a different way, with the objective of being more impactful for disadvantaged populations. My best friend Kelsey, you might know her from her branding studio, Pinegateroad, planted the seed in my head that starting my own business as a virtual assistant would be a great fit and opportunity for me. Just a few short months before the end of the school year, my husband had an opportunity to move to Chicago with his work. I saw this move as my do or die moment– so I took Kelsey’s advice and Meg K the VA was incorporated in summer of 2017!
From my experiences with writing a thesis for my master’s degree in education, to problem-solving and setting up systems in the classroom, I have transitioned into a VA and am honing in my skill sets and building new ones to support passionate small business owners!
I find so much joy when I’m managing and organizing behind the scenes processes and systems for creative entrepreneurs. I especially love to support graphic designers and other creatives manage their projects so they are free to do their genius work (and RELAX!)
On this crazy journey of launching a virtual assistant business, I’ve realized that my passions and genius lie in being the behind the scenes hype girl building onboarding processes, creating and implementing your standard operating procedures, and getting you to do more of your profit generating (and fun) activities! With the right systems and processes, the profits can roll right in! That’s what I love so much. I’m the second brain to the creative. And while I dreamed of being a principal of a school, I’m loving being the “principal” of my business!
If you’re a creative entrepreneur looking to grow, we should also chat! I would love to talk to you and see how we can help you!