Over the past decade, the world of online business has been booming – to say the least. With more and more business owners taking their business to scale, there has been a huge demand for Online Business Managers. A great OBM synchronizes and manages the different areas of your business, while you focus your attention on growing it. An online business manager is key if you’re serious about taking your own business to the next level. Each with their own unique areas of expertise, here we present the 10 online business managers to watch in 2022.
Founder and CEO of boutique online business management agency, Sarah Noked OBM and the Online Training Academy, OBM School, Sarah equips corporate 9-5ers, other OBMs, and digital entrepreneurs and service providers with the tools to build thriving and profitable businesses. Her journey over the last decade from a VA solopreneur to an Online Business Manager and trainer, has enabled Sarah to effectively teach the necessary skills to find solid clients by utilizing your natural talents, and grow the confidence that will empower you to live life by your own design.
A leading authority and educator in the industry, Sarah has an assortment of valuable resources and programs to support and train online service professionals with actionable tools to leverage their skills and translate their talents into profitable and meaningful businesses.
Having trained thousands of aspiring Online Business Managers to transition into a role that allows them to enter this industry confidently, effectively, and successfully, Sarah teaches her students how to succeed with the help of streamlined systems, marketing automation, and a winning team.
Armed with a passion for helping her clients and students build the business of their dreams, Sarah is an ideal mentor to help navigate the highs and lows of online businesses.
Vivian Cheung, an Online Business Manager & Kajabi Specialist, is helping small business owners run their businesses with confidence. Vivian is an amazing Kajabi Strategist with a passion for helping clients streamline their systems and grow a thriving business.
Vivian was an engineer at Toyota, coordinated Tech Inclusion conferences, explored civic tech at the National Institutes of Health, and worked in digital marketing for a fast-paced FinTech start-up. She developed a unique skill set in the corporate and tech space but found her true passion for helping others as an OBM.
Vivian’s engineer brain combined with a creative heart sets her apart from other OBMs: she can work out the logistic and strategic steps to realize her client’s creative vision without breaking a sweat. Her strategic mind and technical expertise make her especially valuable to solopreneurs who are looking to expand their business.
Vivian offers a range of services, including monthly Online Business Management, Kajabi Course Creation, Launch Strategy, Email Marketing, Project & Team Management, and Systems Building. Her services are integral to her clients in scaling up their businesses.
Specializing in operational alignment and client experience, Lisa DeMilio is a passionate Online Business Manager and Systems Expert. She helps multi-six figure coaches and course creators take a hold of their business operations, align their goals with strategy and processes, and create a red carpet experience for their clients. Building dream teams, streamlining systems to launch and scale, and creating a tangible and visual client journey that goes above and beyond are all things that Lisa enjoys and excels at.
Lisa holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French, and a Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration with a focus in Public Administration. She has always valued personal development, creativity, travel, and she has a passion for helping and supporting others.
During much of her professional career, she worked in higher education and the coordination of international programs. However, her heart was calling her in a different direction. She realized that she desired something more – a way to combine her passions and bring back her spark without sacrificing a stable income or a flexible schedule.
In 2021, Lisa decided to bring her background and knowledge out of the education field and into the online space. She has since translated many years of experience with CRMs, courses, and client management into her high-level Online Business Management services. With Lisa’s support, creativity, and signature processes, her current and future clients are better equipped to provide amazing support for their own clients, allowing for continued growth and expansion in 2022 and beyond.
Specialising in helping ambitious women thrive, Mary Zargarian is a Certified Online Business Manager, expert Systems Strategist, and the CEO of Zargarian Consulting. With the help of an amazing team of OBMs, Mary can help female coaches and online service providers by stepping in as their Director of Operations. This way, they can grow their business with more heart and less hustle.
Mary is an entrepreneur herself, so she understands they have to wear many hats at once. However, women have to separate from their busy selves if they want to grow a business with soul. That’s why she has made it her mission to provide the support they need to leverage their strengths and build systems that will take care of the rest.
Zargarian Consulting offers a wide array of valuable services, so it’s the solutions businesswomen have been waiting for. Their services include project planning and management, systems design and implementation, team leadership, and online business management retainers. Additionally, this team of experts shares their knowledge through training workshops and speaking engagements.
As the Principal Online Business Manager, Mary practices a hands-on approach. She checks in with clients and their teams to make sure they are receiving the support they need. She has also made sure to diversify her team and include people with strong backgrounds in Human Resources, Leadership Coaching, Training & Development, and more, to provide clients with valuable variety.
Certified online business manager Tina Crowell is the owner of CROWELL LLC and she helps coaches and entrepreneurs scale their business. Before she dedicated herself to online business management, she worked for a decade in app development and digital marketing. Though she served big brands through amazing agencies, she realised that the setting didn’t fulfill her.
When she became a mother and moved to a different continent, Tina decided she wanted a change. She followed her love for all things digital and she found her calling as an online business manager. Tina still uses her digital marketing knowledge and experience to do project management, plan campaigns, organise launches, and create strategies and systems for online businesses.
The difference is that she chooses who she works with and she collaborates with clients openly. Her services are aimed at coaches and entrepreneurs in the health and wellness industries and she’s focused on helping them gain back the time freedom they had to sacrifice to grow their business.
One of the things that set her apart is her ability to turn vague ideas into reality. Additionally, she builds strong relationships with clients and cares about providing the best possible experience. Through her optimism, attention to detail, and insight, she’s able to provide outstanding value for clients and take care of their needs.
With great intuition and passion, Louisa Havers is an effective Business Coach, Master Akashic Records teacher, and the creator of The Helix Method ( an energy psychology and manifesting modality). Through Louisa Havers Coaching, she helps high achievers and coaches to unlock their superpowers so they can thrive in their lives and careers. The journey she helps clients through is one she has taken herself, so she provides the insight they need to succeed.
Louisa used to be a part of the corporate matrix as a Senior Manager for Social Services. However, like many others, she overworked and craved to have more of life. She suffered a period of burnout and chronic fatigue, which drove her to break free. She was able to regain control of her life and create her dream business. Today, she helps others do the same with her business coaching programme, The Infinite Prosperity Collective.
She works with clients around the world to activate quantum leaps to success and hers is the only programme that combines the wisdom from The Akashic Records, energy alignment and business strategies. This way, they can enjoy a more aligned life and grow in an authentic way to a 6 to 7-figure income. Spiritual entrepreneurs who want to live their life at their highest value will find what they need at Louisa Havers Coaching.
Louisa empowers them to become their best selves, which allows them to operate from a place of love and abundance. By accomplishing this, they are able to make value based decisions and become better business owners, leaders, partners, parents, and friends. This is how we can have a positive ripple effect in our communities and the world!
Certified Online Business Manager and Human Design Reader Katie Kirsopp understands exactly what it takes to build businesses that run beautifully. With a human-centred approach to business, she supports and guides purpose-led entrepreneurs to reach their goals.
Along with her team of the best in the business, Katie helps clients thrive and reach a higher level of success. She started her journey as a virtual assistant in 2017, so one could say organisation, keeping business owners on track, and making them accountable has always been her passion and power.
After successfully managing dozens of businesses operations and client communications, she realised she had a lot more to offer and decided to pursue her own dreams. That’s when she focused on getting her certification. Today, she leverages her experience and specialised expertise to help clients stay on track and support them through every high and low.
Katie delivers valuable services that allow business owners to focus on what they can do best. Additionally, she is an expert at finding opportunities in clients’ businesses and optimising them to create a smooth operating experience. Essentially, she enables beautifully organised and high-performing businesses. She becomes an extension of clients’ teams and fosters long-lasting relationships built on trust, transparency, and dedication.
Certified Online Business Manager Amanda Hyde-Pierce is the founder and director of Thrive OBM & VA Services. When her marriage ended after being together since they were 16 years old, Amanda realized she wanted to work on herself and focus on what she wanted to do. She started a small side hustle as a VA to help pay for the bills.
What started as just a way to make extra money became her passion and full-time job. Only three months after leaving her job and dedicating herself fully to her business, she had a waiting list of clients! She couldn’t stop there, so she went on to become a certified OBM. This, combined with over 25 years of experience as a Business Support Manager, allow her to help clients make the most of their time and money.
Thrive OBM & VA Services was born and Amanda found her true passion. There’s nothing that brings her more joy than inspiring joy in others, so her approach as an Online Business Manager is based on that. She has created a cohesive team of professionals who encourage and respect each other while sharing their knowledge.
The entire team behind Thrive OBM & VA Services is dedicated to providing the best services. Clients will get their own OBM or VA, who will take care of everything, from general admin, systems, automation and even course creation, among other services. Essentially, Amanda and her team help clients go from surviving to thriving!
Founder and owner of Pops of Pink Boutique, Summer Lowe is passionate about helping girls feel confident in their own skin. She started this boutique when she was a junior in Troy University, where she majored in Global Business with a concentration in Marketing. It is a passion project and the main goal is to help women feel good about themselves.
After graduation, she started working full-time as a Social Media Coordinator/Manager at Social Link while also running her own business. Pops of Pink targets women of all ages and walks of life. Their clothing selection caters to many different styles, so customers can find pieces that speak to them.
Everything about Pops of Pink is focused on female empowerment and fostering self-confidence. Clothes are a beautiful form of self-expression and they make people feel truly powerful. Summer understands this well, so she wanted to create a boutique where girls can easily find the clothes they need to feel and look beautiful.
Pops of Pink is a small business where the focus is not on profits, but on customer satisfaction. As such, the prices are highly competitive and they offer discount codes and sales quite often. Summer is on a mission to help women build the wardrobe they deserve to find their self-love and inner power. All without breaking the bank!
Former science teacher turned online business manager Kate Humpherys offers the systems and strategies business owners need to focus on the most fulfilling aspects of their jobs. The day-to-day operations of online businesses can be extremely chaotic, Kate helps clients get things in order so they can go back to their favourite spot–the creative zone.
Many business owners don’t think much of systems because they’re not a particularly exciting factor. However, the more systematised and automated your business is, the more freedom you’ll have. That’s why Kate Humphreys Consulting specialises in helping clients set up powerful systems that will make a substantial difference. Essentially, Kate helps transform businesses so owners can be free to lead a more balanced and fulfilled life.
Before she found her passion as an online business manager, Kate worked as a science teacher for 20 years. Though excessive burnout made her change career paths, her educational background is valuable and she leverages it to help clients create online courses and memberships to scale their income and engage with their audience.
Kate offers guidance throughout the course creation process, from mapping the curriculum to providing engagement strategies and creating a high-touch customer journey. As a certified Positive Psychology Coach, Kate is also able to use these powerful methodologies and practices with clients to enable a well-rounded transformation.
Make sure to go and follow all these amazing Online Business Managers as they continue to create massive change in the online business space.