We teach you everything you need to know to become a Certified OBM® with the International Association of Online Business Managers

We teach you everything you need to know to become a Certified OBM® with the International Association of Online Business Managers.

The need for highly trained Certified Online Business Managers is growing quickly! If you're ready to take control of your livelihood and build a location independent business that you love, this may be for you.

for 9-to-5 Professionals, Virtual Assistants and other Service providers

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OBM INSTITUTE

An Online Business Manager is a virtual based support professional who is responsible to get the right things done, at the right time, in the right way and by the right person. Business owners look to hire an OBM when they simply cannot grow their business anymore being the only one in charge. In order for them to take their business to the next level, they need to pull themselves out of the day-to-day management activities and let someone else take the lead. ← That’s where the OBM steps in.







Earn well, live well, doing work you love, from anywhere.

 OWN YOUR FUTURE.

“It is never easy to make a career change, but OBMI made it possible. The OBMI team empowers you to be successful in the OBM program and in building a thriving business after certification. This is the dream team and I can't thank them enough for the thorough training and encouragement."

Yama

Here's WHAT 
Could Be

DO MEANINGFUL WORK THAT CHALLENGES YOU


Build a secure and sustainable business, where you do the work you love, with clients that you choose.

Earn a GOOD living

Small business owners are in need of and willing to pay for online business management skills and leadership.

WORK FROM WHERE YOU WANT, ON THE SCHEDULE YOU WANT


Schedule your day the way you want. Be available for the unexpected and all of life's most important moments with a free and flexible lifestyle.

An Online Business Manager helps business owners manage and grow their companies. OBMs oversee the day-to-day activities of online businesses, including planning & managing projects, leading team members, and developing & streamlining operational systems. We make sure the right things get done at the right time by the right people.

Certified OBM®

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Since 2009, the Certified OBM® program has been widely recognized as the leading authority for training leaders in Online Business Management. Expertly designed and delivered, the Certified OBM®  program empowers and equips students with everything they need to succeed in today's digital economy, regardless of their background.

ONLINE BUSINESS MANAGER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

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1. Develop Your Skills

Learn everything you need (both hard and soft skills) to succeed as an in demand Certified OBM®, all from the comfort of your home. Delivered 100% online, our live training classes, daily coaching sessions and hands on projects provide you with the cutting-edge training and support needed to become one of the best!

IN THIS PROGRAM, YOU'LL...

Module Overview

MODULE 1: ONLINE BUSINESS MODELS AND TRENDS

Module 1 is a deep look at the world today and why Certified Online Business Managers are in more demand than ever. Despite the many challenges that our world has faced since early 2020, online businesses have been flourishing and are requiring a higher level of support. Likewise, as more traditional 'offline' business are forced to come online and work remotely their need to hire online expertise has sky rocketed.

MODULE 2: The obm leadership competencies

The #1 thing that a business is looking for when they hire an OBM is leadership. They want someone to take charge, to plug into the bigger picture of the business and turn goals into plans and to lead the team on execution of the plan so that goals become reality. Developing your leadership skills and really owning your role is the key to becoming the rockstar OBM that business owners want to hire (and will never want to let go!)

MODULE 3: pLANNING

Planning answers two simple questions: 'Where are we going?' and 'How are we going to get there?' As the OBM you are keeper of the plan - taking your client's bigger picture goals and helping to lay out and prioritize actionable plans. Many businesses are 'flying by the seat of their pants' before they bring an OBM on board, and are hungry for the focus of a solid plan. 

MODULE 4: PEOPLE

As the OBM you are in charge of the team - from finding and hiring the right people, through to daily management and support of the team. The lessons in this module will teach you how to structure an online team, where to find the best people, how to hire and effectively lead to get the most from your team members. 

MODULE 5: PROCESS

Today's growing businesses know that processes are necessary for sustainable success - and they know they need help to create them! The lessons in this module will teach you how to centralize, effectively create systems, how to document processes and how to create an SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) guide for online businesses. 

MODULE 6: PROGRESS

It's one thing to create a plan - it's another thing to execute on that plan! As the OBM, you are working with your client and the team to ensure that 'stuff is getting done' and progress is being made towards the established goals. You are also keeping an eye on metrics and the key numbers that reflect where things are on track (and where they might be off track.)

MODULE 7: THE FIRST 90 DAYS

As we lovingly like to say, the first 90-days with a new client will make or break you. When you come with a solid plan for the first 90-days and are ready to lead, you will hit the ground running and have a client who never wants to let you go. (Likewise, if you flounder during the first 90-days you may find yourself run ragged and risk losing the client you worked so hard to get.)

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MODULE 8: building your obm business

In this module we turn the tables and talk about YOU - what kind of business do you want to build? What do you want to offer? Who are your ideal clients and where do you find them? Now that you've got the OBM skillset under your belt it's time to build the business of your dreams! 

At the end of this module you will be clear on your OBM Offer, Pricing and how to effectively enroll your ideal clients. (This module will prepare you for the 90-Day OBM Professional Business Builder Program that is included as a bonus with your Certified OBM® program tuition.)

Certification Week

Upon completion of the training outlined above, you will have the opportunity to participate in Certification Week and apply to become a Certified OBM® with the International Association of Online Business Managers.

Certification Week is a process of being able to demonstrate, in real-life situations, that you have the knowledge, expertise and fortitude required to excel as on Online Business Manager. 

With successful completion of the Certification process (as evaluated by our Certification Committee) you will be awarded the credential of Certified OBM® and become a member of the International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM). You'll receive a one year exclusive membership in the IAOBM. This is included in your program cost and gives you ongoing support, continuing education training and access to hundreds of other Certified OBMs through a high engagement community. 

Be sure to check out "Live the Life You Love Bonus"  section below to see all the additional bonuses you'll receive as a bonus for enrolling with the OBM Institute.

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2. Launch Your Business and Sign New Clients

We'll help you launch your OBM business and sign your first (or next) client, WHILE in the program! Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur adding a new stream of income to your offers OR you are brand new to business ownership, we provide you with personalized private coaching, done for your materials and hands on support as you launch your new business! 

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3. Receive a Professional Designation

During the program, you will attend Certification Week through the International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM). Upon successful completion of Certification Week, you'll receive the "Certified OBM®" and "Certified Online Business Manager™" designations. These designations are granted exclusively by the IAOBM and are considered to be the most respected and sought after designations in Online Business Management today. These designations set you apart in a busy marketplace, giving you instant credibility as a trusted professional.  

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Once Certified, you'll receive a one year exclusive membership in the IAOBM. This is included in your program cost and gives you ongoing support, continuing education training and access to hundreds of other Certified OBMs through a high engagement community.



 

Established in 2009, the IAOBM is the trusted authority on Online Business Management in the digital business community and the leading global network dedicated to the ongoing growth, advancement, innovation and success of the OBM profession.

Upon completion of the training and Capstone Project, you will have the opportunity to participate in the IAOBM Certification Week. Certification Week is an opportunity to  demonstrate, in real-life situations, that you have the knowledge, expertise and fortitude required to excel as a Certified Online Business Manager.  You will be evaluated by the IAOBM Certification Committee and upon successful completion, be awarded the credential of Certified OBM®. 



>> The opportunity to earn a professional designation through the International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM)

>>PLUS One Full Year Membership in the IAOBM (International Association of Online Business Managers)

EARN YOUR DESIGNATION AT THE IAOBM "CERT Week"

ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP IN THE IAOBM

Your Program Tuition Includes:

Certified OBM® and Certified Online Business Manager® are registered and/or pending trademarks of the International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM) in the U.S. and around the world.  Upon successful completion of (1) your training program (provided by an accredited training partner), and (2) Certification Week, you are awarded the designations Certified OBM® and Certified Online Business Manager® and given permission to use them as outlined by the IAOBM.

  • Live Coaching and Support calls offered two times per month. These LIVE coaching sessions are led by Tina Forsyth and supported by the Training Team

  • Continuing Education designed to expand your skillset in an everchanging digital environment

  • Request for Proposals from potential clients submit. These "RFPs" are then sent out to our Certified OBM community, and you have direct access to respond and connect with clients about their needs.

  • Done for You Marketing Resources including ready to go articles, social media posts, assessments and more

  • Monthly Expert Sessions These LIVE open-forum style coffee chats are led by Tina Forsyth and various guests, and include a "mini-training" with brain storming, sharing and discussion to give you the support & camaraderie to thrive as an OBM.

  • Annual Conference This closed door conference was created exclusively for our Certified OBM community. We come together (in person or online) to share best practices, learn cutting edge strategies for growing online businesses and to have some fun. (Conference fee is extra)

  • Exclusive Facebook Group  where you are able to connect, network and engage with the OBM community for questions, collaboration and sharing of best practices. The Certified OBM® Facebook community is one of the benefits our members love most!

  • Certified OBM Member Directory Listing including a full page member profile that you can update at any time. This Directory is one of the first places business owners go when looking to hire a Certified OBM.

  • Plus other monthly events including "How They Did That' series, an OBM Book Club and more.. 
 

Here is a quick overview of some of the Free Member Resources that are available in the IAOBM online resource center:

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"The OBMI team went above and beyond to provide high-level training. I signed my first retainer client during the program! OBMI offers unmatched support in the industry! Thank you OBMI!"

Sabine

In Part 1 of the Certified OBM® program, you will develop the skills you need to become an Online Business Management expert.  Our comprehensive and rigorous curriculum ensures you have the needed and most in-demand hard skills that business owners expect you to know. In addition, you'll also develop the soft skills needed to confidently lead (and coach) the client, the team and the business to increased strategic results and sustainable growth. 

Next, you'll have the chance to participate in the International Association of Online Business Managers "Certification Week". A once in a lifetime opportunity that is designed to give you unshakable confidence in your new career. Once Certified, you'll join the ranks of the best trained, highest skilled and most respected Online Business Managers in the world. You'll gain exclusive access to a vibrant community of mentors and peers, receive ongoing professional training and more.

The need for high-quality online support professionals is growing at lightening speed, but many extremely talented women still struggle to get traction in this busy market. With our proven  roadmap and high-touch mentorship program, you will launch your business and sign high value clients, while in the program.  We help you properly position, package and price your unique brand and services so that you can get paid what you're worth and have a waitlist of ideal clients to choose from.

3| SIGN CLIENTS

How it works

2| Get cERTIFIED

1| Build skills

ONLINE BUSINESS MANAGER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

THE COMPLETE CERTIFIED OBM® CURRICULUM taught by Industry Experts and IAOBM Accredited Training Partners

A COMPLETE BUSINESS BUILDING PROGRAM taught by OBM Mentors, Client Acquisition Experts and Marketing and Sales Coaches

THE GOLD STANDARD PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION from the International Association of Online Business Manager (the Official Association for Online Business Managers) 

LIVE FACILITATED INTEGRATION SESSIONS where world class OBMs are forged.

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN
BOOK YOUR INTERVIEW HERE

MICRO PROJECTS AND A CAPSTONE PROJECT with personalized Instructor feedback

UNLIMITED MENTORSHIP AND SUPPORT including access to Weekly Group Coaching Calls,  Daily Office Hours and 1:1 Coaching Sessions

ALL FEES associated with the IAOBM Certification Week

*Flexible Tuition Options and Payment Plans Available

ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP with the IAOBM. Membership benefits include:
  • A vibrant Community of like minded mentors and peers
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Regular Curriculum Updates
  • Monthly Expert Calls
  • Bi-Weekly Mentorship Calls
  • Done For You Marketing Collateral (with new Content added monthly)
  • Annual Conference
  • Directory Listing and Access to Incoming RFPs (Requests for Proposals)
PLUS MORE! (We can't wait to share more exclusive bonuses with you during your interview!)

Certified OBM

The program includes...

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"The education I received was unparalleled. The OBMI team always went above and beyond to make sure I had what I needed to be successful during certification week and with my clients. I feel confident in my skills and it's because of the OBMI team."

Shoshie

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Confidence, Credibility and a Proven Roadmap

LEVERAGE THE SKILLS YOU ALREADY HAVE TO SET YOURSELF APART IN THE MARKETPLACE

GAIN INSTANT CREDIBILITY WITH THE ONLY RECOGNIZED Accreditation IN THE INDUSTRY 

FOLLOW OUR PROVEN ROADMAP TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

ENROLL YOUR IDEAL CLIENTS INTO SERVICES YOU LOVE DELIVERING AND GET RESULTS!

Master THE IN-DEMAND SKILLS BUSINESS OWNERS ARE WILLING TO PAY A PREMIUM FOR

IN ORDER TO BE A SUCCESSFUL CERTIFIED OBM®, YOU NEED

"If you're thinking of joining, jump ALL IN! I wish I had found this earlier."

Salome

"Taking this certification was the best decision that I could have made."

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"They provided great support to build out my business and get my first client"

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People have been leaving their jobs in record numbers for the chance to launch a business that allows them both the flexibility and security they desire.

With record numbers of new business owners, competition is increasing. This is why it is important you "stack the deck" in your favor with the right training, the right accreditation and the right support. 

If you're naturally organized, love a good project, solve problems like nobody's business and would love to run a sustainable and in-demand business of your own, then perhaps it's time to become a Certified Online Business Manager™. 

An entirely new way of flexible and choice based living... 

Know how to deliver the in-demand high-income skills needed by small business owners everywhere.

Earn the gold standard designation from the International Association of Online Business Managers

Stand out from the crowd as a highly respected, trained and trusted online Professional. 

 Launch a recession proof business that allows you to engage in meaningful work, be well paid, & enjoy a flexible lifestyle. 

Confidently package, price and promote your new in-demand services and products to your dream clients. 

Sign your first (or next) paying client, while in the program. You'll know exactly what to do to WOW them!

By the end of this program, you will...

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"I know I am walking into my new venture as prepared as I could possibly be..."

"From my first phone call with the OBM team to post-certification, I've been so impressed, educated, guided and mentored by the best-of-the-best. They've been responsive, helpful and encouraging throughout the entire process and I know I'm walking into my new venture as prepared as I could possibly be due to them. As someone who is typically a skeptic, I encourage you to place your trust in the hands of the OBMI team, be a sponge and absorb everything you possibly can." 

~Lindsey

Stop sacrificing and start living the life you desire, on your terms.

MEANINGFUL WORK THAT BOTH CHALLENGES AND REWARDS YOU

You already know how to get things done and make things happen! We'll teach you the rest. Clients need the in-demand skills and services Online Business Managers provide, and are willing to pay for them.

And now, more than ever before, business owners are in great need of people with these specialized skills. If you've been waiting for that perfect moment, to make the tap into online business ownership, then that perfect time is right NOW.

Kim, Certified OBM®

FREEDOM, FLEXIBILITY AND AN ABUNDANCE OF FAMILY TIME

Enjoy the freedom that comes with online business ownership. Schedule your day the way you want and be available for the unexpected and whatever adventures life brings. Freedom and flexibility at is best!

Professional women, just like you are finding ways to make the shift from corporate career to successful online business ownership so they can finally have the freedom, fulfillment, flexibility, family time and financial resources they desire.

“This program really sets you for success! You have to be ready to do the work and able to put in the time, but if you are ready to start on a new path, the OBM Institute will prepare you for it!! I have LOVED my journey! Thanks OBMI!"

Laura

Build a sustainable business that allows for you to do meaningful work while securing your future. 

Create a perfect-for-you schedule and choose they type of work you do and who you do it for.

Offer services that support your lifestyle and career goals (retainers, premium packages, VIP days, consulting services or start an agency!)

A successful career and a fulfilled life!

Since becoming a Certified OBM®, I've gained so much confidence in what I bring to my clients, I continue to grow my leadership skills, and my business, as well as my clients' businesses have soared!

Having the certification has also helped with my credibility because people know the level of training Certified OBMs receive is top notch!

More importantly, I'm home every day with my family, I attend my kids' activities and school events, and I feel like my business has been built around my life instead of the other way around!"

~Jennifer, Certified OBM®

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL

We guarantee you'll love this!

This program is a big step which is why we make this decision risk free. Enroll with confidence. If this program does not meet your expectations, you may request a refund within fifteen (15) days of your acceptance into the program or prior to the release of the second module (week two) of the program, or whichever comes first.

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YOU'RE NOT WILLING to learn new things or DO THE WORK

You're coachable, willing to take action and be held accountable 

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ONLINE BUSINESS MANAGER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

THE COMPLETE CERTIFIED OBM® CURRICULUM taught by Industry Experts and IAOBM Accredited Training Partners

A COMPLETE BUSINESS BUILDING PROGRAM taught by OBM Mentors, Client Acquisition Experts and Marketing and Sales Coaches

THE GOLD STANDARD PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION from the International Association of Online Business Manager (the Official Association for Online Business Managers) 

LIVE FACILITATED INTEGRATION SESSIONS where world class OBMs are forged.

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN
BOOK YOUR INTERVIEW HERE

MICRO PROJECTS AND A CAPSTONE PROJECT with personalized Instructor feedback

UNLIMITED MENTORSHIP AND SUPPORT including access to Weekly Group Coaching Calls,  Daily Office Hours and 1:1 Coaching Sessions

ALL FEES associated with the IAOBM Certification Week

*Flexible Tuition Options and Payment Plans Available

ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP with the IAOBM. Membership benefits include:
  • A vibrant Community of like minded mentors and peers
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Regular Curriculum Updates
  • Monthly Expert Calls
  • Bi-Weekly Mentorship Calls
  • Done For You Marketing Collateral (with new Content added monthly)
  • Annual Conference
  • Directory Listing and Access to Incoming RFPs (Requests for Proposals)
PLUS MORE! (We can't wait to share more exclusive bonuses with you during your interview!)

Certified OBM

The program includes...

®

The OBM Institute is the premiere organization dedicated to the training, certification and business development of Certified Online Business Managers. 

Our rigorous training program, designed by a team of 7-Figure Business Owners, Certified OBM® professionals and Adult Learning and Instructional Design experts, equips our students with everything they need to succeed in today's digital economy, regardless of their background. Our grads get results and because of this, they are highly sought-after, in-demand and and have become the "go to" professionals for online business management. 

THE OBM Institute is an accredited and Certified Training school for the International Association of online business managers

“By far the best decision I've made for myself this year!" 

Alicia