The International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM) is the home of the Certified OBM®. Our mission is to provide support, education, and certification to online business managers.
The IAOBM’s secondary mission is to provide support and education to online business owners by focusing on finding and building solid virtual teams.
Founder and Creator of the Certified OBM® Training
Tina Forsyth is a leading authority on building virtual teams to help your business thrive. As the author of the book Becoming an Online Business Manager and founder of the International Association of Online Business Managers she specializes in training & coaching business owners and high-end virtual support professionals on creating revenue streams, operations management and team development to create a strong foundation for a thriving business.
Since 1999 she has helped to build and manage many 6 and 7 figure businesses and knows firsthand how to implement a strong business foundation and the team to support it.
Her mission is two-fold – to train the best high-level virtual support professionals out there and connect them with the business owners who need their help. Learn more about Tina & her other offerings at www.TinaForsyth.com
Our Certified OBM® Trainers
Looking to become a Certified OBM? Each of our three Certified OBM Trainers is accredited to teach the OBM Training curriculum that is your first step to becoming Certified.
Sharon Broughton, Certified OBM Trainer
Sharon Broughton started her VA career in 2002 and after eight years of working with 6 and 7-figure businesses she became a Certified OBM® in 2010 and Infusionsoft Certified Partner in 2011. Sharon and her expert team work with clients on their online marketing strategy and implementation. As a Certified OBM Trainer, Sharon is thrilled to be able to pass on her experiences and knowledge to VAs who are ready to take on this bigger role.
After 10 years of a successful VA practice, I knew it was time to up my game. I enrolled in Sharon’s OBM training in December and dove right in. The training has been excellent. Especially her handouts and SOP guides which I know will be invaluable in my OBM business. While taking the course, I was able to secure my first OBM client thanks to Sharon! That is a testament to the information provided in the training.”
~ Monique Cunningham, Certified OBM®
Keldie Jamieson, Certified OBM Trainer
Keldie Jamieson started her online business in 2009 offering project, operations, and financial management, business startup, marketing, and event services. She blended over 30 years of corporate expertise with online business management training to become a Certified OBM® in 2011. As a Certified OBM Trainer, Keldie is now training and mentoring others to transition their corporate world experience into a successful business and career.
“In 2019, I made the decision to transition from my 20+ year career in corporate to an entrepreneurial role. After a brief Zoom chat with Keldie, I was convinced that being an Online Business Manager was the right move for me. I immediately signed up for the training and subsequently passed my certification with flying colors. In fact, I was able to secure a full-time client before I even graduated!“
~ Aimee Accinno, Certified OBM®
Sarah Noked, Certified OBM Trainer
Sarah Noked is an MBA graduate, Certified OBM® and Digital Marketing Strategist with more than 10 years’ business experience. Sarah and her OBM team help clients stay on track through project, team, launch and operations management. As a Certified OBM Trainer, Sarah is working with other OBMs and VAs looking to scale and grow profitable teams and businesses.
“Sarah Noked’s OBM Certification is the best investment I’ve made in my business. Being a part of Sarah’s training gave me the confidence, structure and support I’ve been looking for. She gave me the whole package: community, templates and learning that help me treat my business seriously”
~ Marsha Quilang, Certified OBM®