Quick Q: Natalie, why should I get certified?
Short Answer: As a Certified Director of Operations you will make more money, attract better clients, and build a business model that suits your lifestyle!
Long Answer: Keep Reading…
You love being the right-hand woman for successful visionaries, and you’re really good at it too. You’ve got the experience, the leadership skills, and the project management chops… but something’s just not clicking.
- Know there are bigger and better opportunities, but you just can’t seem to find them.
- Have been booking clients, but they’re not the partnerships that truly leverage your skills.
- Are ready to be that non-negotiable person on the team, but no one else sees what you bring to the table.
To put it bluntly, you’re tired of doing all the right things… but not really booking high quality clients that understand the value of what you bring to the table?
You are ready to book fewer clients while making more money as a valued leader.
Sound familiar? Yeah, I thought so… because I’ve been exactly where you are.
After 15 long years of working as a project manager at a Fortune 150 company, I FINALLY stopped and asked the big question… “Is this really the career path that will best serve my purpose, my people, and myself?”
And so began my journey into entrepreneurship.
I’m happy to report that after taking the many bumps along the road, I’ve paved the path for you to…
Get Certified With My 6-Month Director of Operations Program
In my 6-month program, you will become certified as a Director of Operations in 4 Core Areas: Human Resources, Project Management, Leadership, and Financials & Data.
In the first 3 months, you’ll learn all the secrets to the job and get certified as a DOO in these 4 Core Areas: Human Resources, Project Management, Leadership, and Financials & Data.
Next, you’ll spend 3 months in the DOO Biz Bootcamp, where we’ll work together to structure your business so your BEST clients are also your ONLY clients. (Yes, that’s completely possible — I’ve done it in my own business!)
You’ll graduate from the program with all the operations know-how and resources you can imagine, PLUS a fully formed business structure designed to fit your unique goals, lifestyle, and purpose.
If you already know this is where you need to be, then
I teach real knowledge that I’ve accumulated on…
Growing a referral network
Gain access to a priceless network that can provide a pipeline for ongoing work.
Earning more money
Develop new streams of income that don’t require any more time.
Building a purpose-driven business
Walk away with a perfect-for-you business that sells from day one.
Stop exhausting yourself with endless promos, and start building recurring business.
Plus, you’ll get…
The Strategic Mapping Model™ License (often called “The Gold”)
Including lifetime access to my proprietary system to onboard, advance your client, and become a valuable leader in your client’s business. Access to this allows you to generate more revenue, faster.
And, most importantly, you’ll…
Gain an army of support alongside operations enthusiasts
Interact with a cohort of women who get you, and be led by a mentor who’s been where you are and successfully scaled to where you want to be.
(– hey! That’s me! 🤗)
In just 6 months, you’ll gain the skill set and business structure necessary to make your success as a Director of Operations inevitable.
But only if you *show up*.
You’re the only one who can get you there… and the only one holding you back.
kind words from DOO’S
Ellen McElveen, Owner, One Less Thing Management
Joining 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.
This is how the program works:
- Video content delivered weekly, so you can dive deep into the material
- Live weekly strategy sessions with Natalie, to get all your questions answered
- Accountability coaching throughout the program to ensure you hit every milestone and have a ‘go to’ resource
- Weekly DOO Expert Coach sessions with certified DOOs to go deeper and give you another perspective on the DOO pillars such as financials, strategy, project management and human resources, data, and communications.
- A private Facebook group to connect with your supportive cohort
- Homework to practice everything you’ve learned, before you put it to use on the job
The next round begins February 1, 2021. Get your application in today to reserve your space.
All of this for just $5,900 (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 doo’s
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!
So, it’s about time I introduced myself, right?
I’m Natalie! I’m a former project manager and human resources leader turned Director of Operations mentor.
After spending 15 years in corporate at a Fortune 150 company, I dove headfirst into entrepreneurship… where I get to leverage my corporate experience and leadership skills in the online and small business worlds.
When I transitioned from corporate to entrepreneurship, I managed dozens of 6 and 7-figure businesses. I kept them running smoothly, so the CEO’s could focus on being visionaries – building relationships, being the sales engine, and creating content. I did this by leveraging my experience while tailoring it to the online space. As a result, we scaled their businesses with my proprietary Strategic Mapping ModelTM, building organizational structures, and establishing systems. Before long, capacity set in and I was determined to serve in a greater capacity.
I’m definitely a change-the-world kind of gal.
It was time to duplicate my success and establish a respected profession for my peers. The Ops Authority is the leading educational company for driven female professionals who desire to serve the growing online entrepreneurial economy in a supportive, strategic executive role.
Our mission is to equip female operations experts with the skills they need to leverage their leadership abilities on a bigger stage, take charge in their own 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 every single day… and then give the biggest high fives for every win!
When you graduate from the Director of Operations Certification Program, you’ll…
Listen — I know you see a new course or group program coming out every two weeks that promises to be the silver bullet you NEED for success… But becoming a DOO means having a real, actionable skill set that will enhance your value and raise the revenue of your business.
The Director of Operations Certification Program is PERFECT for you if…
- You have over two years of experience in project 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 who you are and what you do.
- You want to build and scale a business that supports you — not the other way around.
When it comes to investing your money, the goal should always be to see a return on your investment — and this program is the surest way to do so.
So If you know you’re ready to take on a Director of Operations role and learn 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?
To begin, I’ve never gone through the OBM certification but I’ve been in the online space for nearly 5 years. I’ve worked with OBMs, managed them, and hired them. As with all service provider positions, there is a large variance between one person to another, everyone delivers differently. And I’ve seen the difference between certified OBMs and non-certified OBMs. My understanding is that the OBM profession is built as a progression from the Virtual Assistant role, which is primarily execution-based. The Director of Operations certification is based on experience that is not exclusive to the VA space, but rather looks at leadership, experience in operational fields, and project management rigor.
The DOO role is a strategic partner in a leadership position of a successful and scaling business. In this role, you integrate over implement. You lead and build teams. You design strategies and new products and services. You implement systems and processes. Ultimately, you are a project manager, the right hand for the CEO, and do these with your innate leadership skills.
If you’re trying to determine which training would be best, I would look at the curriculum and who you enjoy learning from. Both are great programs! Also look at the outcomes from those that have been through the different certifications and evaluate which matches your goals most closely. I’m clearly fond of the successes of the certified DOOs and the emerging profession we’re cultivating. It’s unique and I’d love you to be a part of it.
Here’s the syllabus for the certification. bit.ly/DOOsyllabus
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 can be 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. You will also learn new frameworks that can be monetized immediately.
How much time do I need to commit to this program on a weekly basis?
I advise all members to block out 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.
The last three months of the program contain dedicated coaching sessions and trainings to assist you in setting up your business utilizing the newly acquired DOO skills. We will cover marketing, visibility, offers, customer experience and more. You will leave the certification program with a functional business that serves your lifestyle rather than having your services dictate your lifestyle.
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 $5,900. There are also 2 payment plans available: 3 payments of $2100 OR 6 payments of $1100.
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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