When we know ourselves, all things are possible

After starting her own 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, she began working with 6 to 7-figure leaders within the coaching industry to help manage and grow their businesses, and thus, the role of the Online Business Manager (OBM) was born.  

Tina is a pioneer in the world of online business – having founded the International Association of Online Business Managers in 2008, the home of the Certified OBM® Training. In the 13 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.  

Tina is passionate about helping powerful women who are here to make a difference via their work. Her clients are high achievers who – despite having accomplished so much already – find themselves secretly plagued by worry, doubt and fear that they aren’t really as smart and capable as others think they are. As a coach, speaker and trainer, she specializes in helping women break free from these impostor syndrome feelings so they can do the work they are meant to do in the world (and make a great living at it!)


Founded the International Association of Online Business Managers in 2009, home of the Certified Online Business Manager® training. 


Money, Meaning & Beyond, co-authored with Andrea J. Lee (2006)

Becoming an Online Business Manager: Playing a Bigger Game with your Clients and Yourself (10th  anniversary edition released in 2018)

The Entrepreneur’s Trap: How to Stop Working Too Much, Take Back Your Time and Enjoy Life! (2012)

Hire Up: Building Small Teams that Make a Big Difference (coming soon)

Course Creator

The Certification Accelerator – to help small business owners leverage their expertise and IP into a sustainable certification/licensing model.

The 30-Hour Workweek Training – to help people get the right systems, team and leveraged revenue streams in place so they stop working so hard and set up their business to run without them

The 6-Figure Agency training for online service providers who are ready to break free from working 1-1 “doing it all themselves’ to building a team of trusted professionals that allows them to expand capacity, serve more clients & make more money

Behind the Scenes… 

I’m a single mom of 2 girls – Samantha age 15 and Lexi age 13. They are lively, smart and stubborn (just like their mama, ahem.) 

I’m Canadian, born and raised in Alberta – Yes, I’m polite and laid back but not afraid to kick-butt when needed (although you might not see it coming… ) 

I read every single day – voraciously. A mix of fiction to relax my brain & biz/personal development books to stimulate it. 

I was almost an accountant – my first job after getting my biz degree was an accounting clerk. I love numbers but after taking a tax class I knew it wasn’t for me (seriously, have you ever tried to read the tax code?) 

I play as hard as I work – I love my business but truth be told I love my free time just as much and have built my business to allow for evenings and weekends to be work free baby!