Quick Q: “Natalie, WHY should I get Certified?”
Short A: You’ll be able to make more money for your services, get one-on-one mentoring for your business, and mature into the leader you were born to be!
Long A: Read below…
Now it’s time for one of Natalie’s Candid Pep Talks (patent pending)…
Face it: You love being the right-hand woman for successful visionaries, but something’s just not clicking at this point…
You’ve been working as a VA or OBM not only in admin roles, but project management, human resources, logistics, financials (or you know you’re capable of all of that) but haven’t been able to move up:
- You know there’s an uplevel for you, but don’t know how to reach it.
- You’re not booking clients that leverage your best skills.
- You have biz buddies, but none really “get” Operations.
- You possess a massive, untapped potential for leadership.
- You’re ready to lower your client load but make more revenue.
Is this starting to feel like you? Yeah, I thought so… because I was there myself!
I had spent years (and very long hours 😬) in HR and serving as a Project Manager until I finally landed my Chief of Staff position with a Fortune 150 company.
Finally, I had to face the question, “How exactly can I change my business model in a way that serves my purpose, my people, and me?”
So, I took the (many) bumps in my career and now I’ve made the answer for you:
Get Certified! With my Director of Operations Certification Program
In my 10-week program, you will become certified as a Director of Operations in 4 Core Areas: Human Resources, Project Management, Leadership, and Financials & Data.
And you’ll learn how to structure your biz so that your BEST clients are your ONLY clients. Yes, this is possible, because I’ve done it in my own business!
If you already know this is where you need to be, then
This is real knowledge that I’ve accumulated on how to:
Grow Your Referral Network
Gain access to a priceless network that can provide a pipeline for ongoing work.
Earn More Money
Develop new services and offerings in your business to uplevel your pricing.
Launch New Services
Walk away with 3 highly marketable services that you can sell immediately.
Avoid Burning Out
Stop exhausting yourself on endless promos and build recurring business.
Plus, you will get…
Access My Strategic Mapping Model™ Process
Lifetime access to my proprietary licensed process and project management templates that will help you generate more revenue, faster.
And most importantly…
Connect with Operations Enthusiasts
Interact with a cohort of like-minded women who get you. Led by a mentor who’s been where you are and has successfully scaled to where you want to be.
(– hey! That’s me! 🤗)
Basically – in just 10 weeks – you’ll gain the skill set, Certification and network that will make your success as a Director of Operations pretty much inevitable.
But only if you show up. No one can get you there except… you.
kind words from happy bosses
Ellen McElveen, Owner, One Less Thing ManagementJoining the Director Of Operations Certification in Fall of 2018 was a no brainer. I was looking for confirmation in my professional experience and capabilities and a boost in confidence to work lead online teams. Natalie Gingrich has been an asset to my strategy and systems business as she has offered endless tips, encouragement, and motivation to move forward. During the program, she generously and unexpectedly trained me on what is now my signature service for all clients. Her wealth of knowledge, generosity, and caring heart (+candor) have set her apart in the online space. The most beneficial aspects to the program were the boundary, price, and scope setting. This information has really led to a much stronger conviction in the value of what I have to offer clients and given me a better idea of how much to charge. The cherry on top has been the attention she has given me for my individual professional endeavors and has provided an example of how I want to serve my clients.
Cadri Cunningham, Simplified Ops Collective
Prior to joining the DOO certification program, I had knowledge in Project Management, Business Systems, and Marketing Strategy but lacked the higher level that I needed to really become that non-negotiable in someone’s business. I had a base overview on hiring, delegation, team management, and financials from picking through resources but I needed to expand my knowledge in order to fully serve my clients. After the certification, I gained a new found confidence and knowledge that I was able to take into gaining premium clients that I would normally skip over because I didn’t feel I could live up to the position.
Mariah Tomkinson, Bloom Hustle Grow
The DOO program helped me see the bigger opportunities available to me to be able to expand my services and offerings in the operations field. Before starting the program I was feeling stuck in how I could better structure what I offered and how I could get out of the trading time for money trap. It gave me so much more confidence to charge more and to really understand the values my unique skills can bring to the table. It also gave me a better understanding of how to communicate that value, which is something I always struggle with.
Okay, so this is how the program works:
- Video content delivered weekly so that you can dive deep into the material
- Live weekly strategy sessions to get clarity on anything you have questions on
- Private Facebook group access to connect with your supportive cohort
- Exercises to reiterate what you’ve learned and then use out on the job
- Continual access to mentoring from me via the Facebook group
The next round begins in February 2020. You may apply now to be considered for the next round.
All of this for just $2,997 (payment options are available)
as part of the application, you’ll need to have the following:
What does a day in the life of a Director of Operations look like?
Check out this video below to find out:
kind words from happy bosses
MeLisa DillThis certification is the missing piece of strategy and high-level processes that I’ve been craving but didn’t know exactly how to find, get, or figure out on my own. It’s been a game-changer.
Within just a few weeks of completing my Director of Operations Certification, I was promoted to Chief of Staff for a senior executive at a Fortune 10 company. I also landed a 7-figure client to support in a part-time COO capacity! I easily got 3x back on my investment into this program within my first few months.
Lupita Santana, www.lupitasantana.com
Before I had joined the program I had experienced a major burn out in my business. When I decided to come back I knew I needed to hire Natalie as my mentor. She helped gained my confidence back, create various streams of income and triple my monthly retainers.
Teresa Cleveland, The Entrepreneur’s Toolbox
I was already a Certified OBM when I signed up for Natalie’s course and I knew this certification would help me stand out even more. I am so glad I followed my instincts and took this course. What I learned in the first module was so powerful, it will more than pay for the course!
about your certification founder
I’m Natalie! I’m a former Project Manager turned Director of Operations Certification Mentor.
After spending 15 years in corporate at a Fortune 150 company, I dove headfirst into entrepreneurship, leveraging my project management certification and expert skills for high-level relationships in the online and small business worlds.
Today, I manage a handful of 7-figure businesses — keeping them running smoothly so their CEO’s can keep being visionary. I also work with aspiring large-scale business owners to get systems in place and strategic plans on the right track.
I’m definitely a Change-the-World kind of gal.
This is my mission: to arm women who want to lead and leverage their skills on a bigger stage, to take charge in their businesses, and create the lives they truly want.
I’m also a candid, sports-loving, working mama who takes no excuses and will push you to be your best self everyday… and then give you the biggest high fives with every win!
when you graduate, you will
Listen, I know you see a new course or group program coming out every two weeks, and everyone tells you that it’s the silver bullet your business NEEDS for success. But being a DOO is a real, actionable skill set that can enhance your value and the revenue of your business!
THIS IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF
- You have over two years of experience with task-management and want to lead
- You want to be fully credentialed in all aspects of operations
- You’re ready to uplevel your clients and your business in a sustainable way
- You want access to proven proprietary tools and resources
- You desire to have a mentor and community that gets you and what you do
- You want access to the high-level leads that come to me every day
When it comes to investing in someone or something, it’s important to put your money toward as sure of a thing as you can find. If you know you’re ready to take on a Director of Operations role, learning from someone who’s been in your shoes and grown and scaled her business in the way that you want to? That’s your best bet.
So If you know you’re ready to take on a Director of Operations role, learning from someone who’s been in your shoes and scaled her own business, then:
Frequently Asked Questions
How is this program different than an OBM certification?
OBM certifications are about how to “get stuff done” as an implementer. A director of operations (DOO) is an executive level role that serves an an integrator of strategy. A DOO understands the vision, creates the plan, and leads a team to execute that strategized plan. While they are both leadership roles, the DOO role is a progression from the OBM role.
If I’m already an OBM, is this program for me?
Unlike an OBM, DOO’s utilize the expertise of the business owner or marketing director to guide the strategy. The DOO position is an executive level role that is a progression from the OBM role. This certification will allow an OBM to level up your client base so you can move toward a business model with fewer clients and more profit.
How much time do I need to commit to this program on a weekly basis?
I advise all members to block out 1-2 hours per week to consume and implement the weekly content and curriculum, an additional 90 minutes for our weekly strategy session.
Does this program teach how to start an Operations business?
This program is not designed for a beginner. It is for established business owners who are ready to take their already-successful business to the next level.
Do you have a program syllabus I can see?
Yes – you can download the syllabus to review course topics and schedule here.
What’s the difference between a certification and a course?
A course does not have any criteria to join and complete, and it is also usually self-paced. A certification has a beginning and end date, and there is also criteria to join or complete the program.
Can I buy this program for a team member?
Absolutely! It’s so important for business owners to support their team members, especially if they love your business as much as you do. Just make sure they’re ready for the leap too!
What’s the investment for the program?
The current cost of the program is $2,997. There are also 2 payment plans available: 3 payments of $1097 OR 6 payments of $577.
Do you have a cheaper DIY version instead?
The massive value in this program exists in the customized mentoring for you and your business. While the content is uniform for all members, the way you utilize it and implement it into your life and business is highly personalized. There is no way to effectively DIY that portion of the program.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
This is a highly-vetted program and my team and I will not enroll a member that is not a perfect fit. To that end, there is no money-back or refund in place as it is highly unnecessary considering the program parameters for entry.
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