I don’t just make waves, I make ripples… of empowerment. 

I’m Tina Forsyth and I’m on a mission to free women up to be who they really are (and stop trying to be something they are not!) When that happens, my clients own their power and pay it forward in their communities, illuminating the people around them. That’s the empowerment ripple. 

It’s a fitting metaphor because the women I work with are forces of nature.  For over twenty years I’ve worked with 6 and 7 figure business owners to shift them out of burnout so they can shine. 

When we first start to work together my clients know deep down they are destined for something even greater but they aren’t sure how to get there. I’m their navigator as they dive deep to find the next right thing. Together we map what comes next.  

The people I support are doing great things in the world and I’ve been busy doing the same in my career. I’m a pioneer in the world of online business – having founded and built the organization that is home for the Certified OBM® Training.  

In the 12+ years since its inception, the Online Business Manager industry has become established as a key role on the team of fast-growing online and virtually based businesses. Through the International Association of Online Business Managers I am an industry champion, connecting business owners with OBMs who can help them thrive. 


These are some other ways I’ve been making waves:


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 in 2021)


Founded the International Association of Online Business Managers and the Online Business Manager Training & Certification program in 2009.

Course Creator

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


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

Behind the Scenes… 

I’m a mom of 2 girls – Samantha age 14 and Lexi age 12. 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?) 

My first daughter was born at home – we had a natural home-birth with a midwife. Painful? Yes, but oh so worth it! And I got to do it my way (that whole stubborn thing) 

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!