Make a Mark

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 15+ 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.

As a coach and consultant, Tina specializes in helping coaches, speakers and authors turn their IP into licensing or certification programs. Her clients are high achievers who don’t just want a thriving business – they want to be leaders in their industry and are here to leave a mark on this world. 



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)

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

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

Course Creator

Certified OBM® Training – an advanced training program for professionals who want to leverage their operations, management and administrative experience into a lucrative work-from-home business

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

CEO Business School – 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

6-Figure Agency – 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 amazing girls – Samantha and Lexi. 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 as 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!

I have two large dogs and four cats… our house is full of hair and love!

Dogs Rosie and Juniper