This section will give you a bit of insight into who our management staff are, and how we work together, each with our unique talents and skills.
We can’t imagine why anyone would be interested, but since we’ve been asked a few times, we decided it was time we came out from behind our home computer screens and shared.
Who Is Sylvie Fortin?
This company was founded by Sylvie Fortin, back in 1999, while she was still Sylvie Charrier, a young single mom on a mission to build something special.
She started this company on a shoestring, and since then, has helped her clients generate well over 28 million dollars exclusively online. She has also been responsible for thousands of people who are now working from home due to her efforts to introduce a bit of reality to the work from home market.
In 2006, she married Michel Fortin, who is considered to be the internet’s most profit-generating copywriter. (Her smartest decision ever)
Michel and Sylvie Fortin often speak on stage at events around the world. And they have coached tens of thousands of people all over the globe on building successful internet-based businesses from scratch.
In 2006, Sylvie experienced breast cancer. Luckily, she’s in complete remission now. But during those long months of chemo and radiation therapy that followed her surgery, they were able to take some time off and still make money.
How was this possible?
Because of the amazingly talented team of staff and freelancers that work here. Even Sylvie was stunned by how efficient and skilled her team was, at a time when she was unable to work to grow her business.
As it turned out, the training system she had built over the years to teach her staff how to handle all the day-to-day projects was the true secret to her own success, and she decided to leverage this knowledge in a very unique way to take Workaholics4Hire.com to its next phase of growth.
Who Is LaDawn Hancock?
LaDawn is our Lead Project Manager who heads up our Project Facilitation Team. She is the super talented management type who makes sure that all the pieces are held together, and has been known to use duct tape when required to fix broken things around our virtual office.
LaDawn joined the team originally as a part time freelancer, working on a couple of initial “test projects”. After a while, it became abundantly clear that her talents were not being properly applied, and Sylvie started testing the range of her skills.
Her ability to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions, along with her determination and spunk has made her great at what she does.
It didn’t take long for her to rise to a management position here, and she has firmly established herself as an indispensable member of the team. (We probably shouldn’t say this publicly, or she will expect another raise!)
To our Project Facilitation clients, she is the person who makes sure that all the projects under her care are handled properly and as efficiently as possible.
To our freelancers, she is the one who makes sure they get their paychecks, as she handles billings and all the boring paperwork.
To us, she is our “golden girl” and a very dear friend.
About Our Freelancers…
Over the years, we’ve had the honor of working with hundreds of people from all over the globe. Each with their own special and unique talents. Each with something special to bring to the team.
All worked (and still work) in their own home offices. This company has grown dramatically with the help of our home based freelance talent, and as such, has grown faster and better than if we all had to work in an office.
There isn’t enough space here to list all the great people we’ve had the chance to work with, and all the amazingly gifted people who are still the biggest part of what we do.
But for the record…
You are all amazing, and we love what you’ve done with the place!
Who Is Mornin Stevens?
Mornin passed away peacefully in her home on May 13, 2012. For over 12 years, she was a feisty, fiercely stubborn anchor in our company, and she will forever be remembered and missed. She left her legacy in our hearts, and because of her tireless efforts, many people were given the chance to follow their dreams to work from home. This entry on the About Us page will remain alive, because she will always be part of the W4H team. We love you, lady! It’s OK for you to take a break now.
For over 12 years, Mornin headed up our jobs database research team, and we abused her by making her answer our front line emails too.
Her “Memos from Mornin” articles were always a breath of fresh, feisty honest air, and will remain in our archives for as long as this site exists.
It fell on her shoulders to keep an eye on our industry, and help people who are confused about their options when seeking a work at home job. Her refreshingly honest communication style was a big hit with people who have been burned by other companies before discovering ours.
Mornin was with us since before we knew what we did for a living. She joined us when we were just a hatchling, and even though we really didn’t know what we wanted to focus our company’s attention on, and didn’t have any money to spare, she put her trust in us to grow, more than we ever thought we could.
She lived way up in the mountains, and managed to do what she did while suffering through being a couple of years behind the rest of the world with regards to technology availability. While the rest of us were speeding along on high speed cable internet, and then DSL, she had to crawl along on dial-up and still managed to be one of the fastest researchers we’d ever had.
She was the perfect example of “there’s no excuse for missing a deadline” and served as a shining example to others who let difficulties get in the way of their success.
Sharp as a tack, and great at what she did, we can’t picture where we would be today if it weren’t for her hard work and determination.