The International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM) is the leading global network dedicated to the ongoing growth, advancement, innovation and success of the OBM profession.
Our Mission is threefold:
- To promote excellence in professional and ethical standards for Certified OBMs.
- To provide up-to-date education, resources and a collaborative community for the benefit of our Certified OBM members.
- To operate as a network and source of education for 6 and 7-figure business owners who want to hire a Certified OBM.
Meet The Team
Dori Tattrie, Certified OBM® & Director of the IAOBM
Dori is a long time member of the Certified OBM community - she became a Certified OBM in 2011 and has worked as a full-time OBM since that time. Along with bringing a wealth of experience having "lived" all aspects serving business owners at this level, Dori also has a passion for the Certified OBM community and the world of online business at large.
Through her role as director of the Association, Dori’s focus is on providing support for our Certified OBM members, driving association initiatives and leading our certification process.
Tina Forsyth, Founder and Creator of the Certified OBM® Training
After starting her coaching business in 2000, Tina Forsyth quickly came to see the need to partner visionaries with high-level support. With her natural ability to bring both strategy and implementation to the table, Tina began working with 6 to 7-figure leaders to help manage and grow their businesses, and thus, the role of the Online Business Manager (OBM) was born.
As the demand for high-level support continued to rise, she shifted her focus from 'being the OBM' to training OBMs and founded the International Association of Online Business Managers in 2008 — the home of the Certified OBM®. In the 14+ years since its inception, the OBM industry has become established as a key role on the team of fast-growing online and virtually based businesses.
In partnership with the Association team and our Accredited Training Partners, Tina continues her work as an advocate for OBM community and educating business owners on the power of hiring an OBM to take their business to the next level.
Our Accredited Certified OBM® Training Partners
Your first step to becoming a Certified OBM® is to complete the training offered by one of our Accredited Training Partners. (Click here to learn more about becoming a Certified OBM and the Certified OBM designation.)
Each company below has been hand-picked and professionally trained to offer the Certified OBM Training program. They all teach the same curriculum at the same price point - so you will be in good hands regardless of who you choose.
Click through to their websites for more information (including a detailed training syllabus) and dates of their upcoming cohorts.
Our training partners are based in the US, Canada and the UK, and serve a global market of students from over 22 countries.
The OBM Institute (OBMI) provides world class training, mentorship and unlimited support for Corporate Professionals and emerging leaders in Online Business Management. Trainers Shar & Wade Langin deliver a comprehensive training and mentorship program along with a proven road-map for launching and growing a lucrative 6-figure OBM business without having to sacrifice freedom, flexibility or family life.
Based in the United States, the OBM Institute serves students from around the globe.
OBM Leadership Academy
Keldie Jamieson is committed to the success of her students and future colleagues. A Certified OBM® since 2011 and a Certified OBM® Trainer since 2018, she works with a limited number of students in smaller intimate cohorts with unprecedented access where she shares over a decade’s worth of OBM experience, stories, and lessons giving students a true picture of what it's like to lead and manage multi 6 & 7 figure businesses.
Based in Canada, the OBM Leadership Academy serves students from around the globe.
Thrive OBM Academy
Amanda Hyde-Pierce started her online business in 2018 after 25 years of working in corporate supporting leaders in the legal, medical, and financial sectors. As a Certified OBM, she quickly grew her online business into a global support agency and started to offer training through Thrive OBM Academy to help other corporate professionals and VAs leverage their experience into a business that gives them freedom, joy and income.
Based in the UK, Thrive OBM Academy specializes in serving students in UK/Europe.