This week, I was joined by 6 incredible Certified OBMs®, as they took to the hot seat for the Certified OBM® Round Table.

They told us all about their journeys from corporate and VA work, to building thriving businesses as Certified OBMs®. And hell, it was a frickin’ BLAST!

These inspiring women are a testament to what you can achieve when you commit to your dreams, push through all the fear, and get Certified!

But don’t just take my word for it – scroll down to catch the Round Table recording in full. It’s real, honest, and totally inspiring 🥰

First, here’s a bit about each of the women featured in the Certified OBM® Round Table:

Certified OBM Round Table Interview
Meighan O’Toole
Massachusetts, USA
Silicon Valley corporate exec (Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia), turned Certified OBM®

Certified OBM Round Table Interview
Jessica Perkins

Southampton, UK
Chemist with 11 years in corporate, turned Certified OBM®

Certified OBM Round Table InterviewOxana Romanyuk
Texas, USA
Founder of Remote Rockstars OBM Agency
Online Business Manager turned Certified OBM®


Certified OBM® Round Table InterviewKiva Slade
Maryland, USA
Founder of The 516 Collaborative
Homeschooling mom turned Certified OBM®


Certified OBM Round Table Interview
Julie Calcote

Alaska, USA
Former legal office assistant, turned Certified OBM®

Certified OBM Round Table InterviewPetra Wilmering

Wuppertal, Germany
Former corporate hustler and virtual assistant, turned Certified OBM®

Click play on the video below to watch the Certified OBM® Round Table interview in full.


Key points covered:

[1:20] How Kiva went from home schooling mom to OBM agency owner

[7:10] How former Silicon Valley corporate hustler Meighan makes over double her former income as a Certified OBM®

[14:40] Petra’s Story – from getting laid off in corporate to building a thriving Certified OBM business

[19:05] OBM Certification Exam Week 101

[25:30] How Oxana grew her existing OBM agency as a Certified OBM®

[29:50] The community and friendship found through the OBM Certification Program

[30:30] How former chemist Jessica packed out her client roster within 4 months of becoming a Certified OBM®

[35:40] How Julie found her ideal clients as a Certified OBM® (check out my blog post on this here!)

[38:50] Benefits of being in the International Association of Online Business Managers

[43:10] Biggest differences between a Certified OBM and non-certified OBM (check out my post on this after!)

[46:10] How the OBM Certification Program content has helped them land top-tier clients


Thinking of getting Certified? Enrolment to our October cohort closes very soon! Head here to apply now. This month is your final chance to get in on exam week in January, and have a thriving business ready to kick off the new year! Let’s make 2021 YOUR year! 💖


Now over to you: Did you love hearing these ladies’ stories as much as I did?! Did hearing their journeys help you make a decision about getting Certified? I’d love to know! Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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