Ever wonder how other big-time businesses run? What a Director of Operations actually does? Maybe you’ve been thinking about scaling up for a while, but don’t really know where to start?
You can’t ignore the back-end pieces that have to work together and flow smoothly in order to build a brand, grow a movement or disrupt an industry. If the Operations side of your business is a mess, putting out fires will always take priority… leaving no room for creative innovation, fun visibility or networking with powerhouse peers (or wannabe peers).
Unlike other shows — The Ops Authority Podcast features:
💥 Zero Fluff or Padding – We’re not stretching 15 minutes of content out over an hour
💯 Super Effective Strategies – Proven strategies used by myself and other biz owners
😆Continue the Convo! – A community to share tips, templates, and more depth
Every week on my podcast, we’re going to share actionable strategies — that you can use in your own biz — on what makes awesome businesses really work.
I’ll be joined by other CEOs and friends of the Director of Ops community, to get a sneak peek into their ops wins and losses. They’ll help you move your business forward.
We’re not here to just point out the holes… we’re here to plug them!
If you are ready to add or improve the operations in your business, continue the conversation by joining TheOpsInsiders.com. This is our mighty community where we will share tips, trainings, tutorials and special interviews after the podcast ends.
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Meet Your Host
Natalie Gingrich is the founder and host of The Ops Authority. She has been in operations for two decades – either in healthcare, corporate America or as an entrepreneur. Her goal is to bridge the gap and overwhelm when it comes to processes and systems, growing a team, and setting up solid business foundations. She gives her listeners a front-row seat to real solutions for scaling success by focusing the conversation on the backside of business.
Are you interested in becoming a DOO, but not feeling confident in the amount of digital marketing knowledge you possess? Subscribe to the podcast here Today, I’m answering a question that popped up in my facebook group: If I want to be a Director of Operations, how much digitalRead More
How comfortable are you with visibility in your business? Is it something you’ve been avoiding? Subscribe to the podcast here One of the biggest questions I get from those who come through the Director of Operations Certification Program is how to become visible so they can build out theirRead More
Are you curious where you fall in the operations hierarchy? Do you know what level of service you provide, or are you looking to ascend the operations ladder? Subscribe to the podcast here **If you haven’t listened to episode 70 yet, make sure to go back and give it aRead More
Do you have trouble defining how you will best function in an organization? How about confusion over your title? Subscribe to the podcast here We are going to learn a little bit more about how operations complement you and help you figure out where you fit into an organization. Often,Read More
Is setting goals a priority in your business? Are you too busy setting goals for others, and often overlook your own business plans? Subscribe to the podcast here We are just getting ready to start the Scope Creep Solution, a 5 day experience that will allow you to get aRead More
How do you set yourself up for success as an operator from the get-go? What does your discovery process look like? Do you have one in place? Subscribe to the podcast here In today’s episode I’m discussing the 10 things you need to ask in a discovery call. A discoveryRead More
Episode #67 From Bookkeeping Agency to Profit Strategist as a DOO [with DOO Expert Coach Jenni Davis]
Do your financials frighten you? Do you dread the end of the month when you have to look at your books? Subscribe to the podcast here Today we are wrapping up our Director of Operations (DOO) expert coach series with our financial DOO expert coach Jenni Davis. Jenni is moreRead More
How do you know if you are suited for a career in operations, and how can you figure out if you have the innate strengths and instincts that it requires to be successful in this path? Subscribe to the podcast here Today I’m sharing the most important assessment that IRead More
Do you have a background in HR and an interest in operations? Are you unsure how the two fit together? Subscribe to the podcast here Today on the podcast I am joined by Kimone Napier, one of my expert Director of Operations (DOO) coaches in the area of HR andRead More
Are you aware of how much value good communication creates in a professional relationship? Subscribe to the podcast here Today my Director of Operations (DOO) expert coach is Claire Crum, the founder and CEO of Calm Ops. Claire and her team move social enterprise CEOs and executive directors from reactionaryRead More
How can you demonstrate your value or return on investment (ROI) as an operator? Subscribe to the podcast here As an entrepreneur or service provider, you know that when you invest in something… you want to know what your return on investment (ROI) is. As someone who does a lotRead More
How do you feel about analyzing data? Do you zone out when someone starts talking about data driven decisions? Are you confused about where to begin? Subscribe to the podcast here Today my guest is Kelsy Schmidt, one of the expert coaches in my Director of Operations (DOO) certification program.Read More
Have you ever worked with a client, and something was just a little off? Maybe you got along great and even believed in their mission, but you couldn’t pinpoint where the breakdown was happening. Subscribe to the podcast here If you are taking the risk to run your own business,Read More
What is the best business model for your Director of Operations (DOO) business? Subscribe to the podcast here Today on the podcast, I have one of my expert coaches Amy Lockrin, a business practices expert. She has many years of experience as a DOO and has gone through several businessRead More
Does the thought of having difficult conversations leave you with sweaty palms? Do you have a hard time communicating during uncomfortable situations with your leader? Subscribe to the podcast here If you are in a service provider role, you know that at some point there will be questions, disagreements, andRead More
Are you curious about what type of experts are involved in the Director of Operations Certification Program? Subscribe to the podcast here I am joined by a very special guest today… one of my expert coaches in the Director of Operations (DOO) Certification Program, Liz Watson. I am currentlyRead More
How do you manage your time when you have multiple clients? Do you find yourself suffering in your personal life because you are pouring so much time into your clients? Subscribe to the podcast here Today I want to talk to you about a common struggle that service providersRead More
Does project management, organization, and leadership come naturally to you? Have you been working in project management, and wondering what your next move is? Subscribe to the podcast here Today we are covering the number one question I get asked when people are trying to decide if they should joinRead More
Can you remember what your business looked like one year ago? What has changed? Subscribe to the podcast here This is the one year anniversary episode of The Ops Authority Podcast, and I want you to join me in reflecting on your small business over the last year. Realize andRead More
Are you someone who needs consistency in your work and your paycheck? Or is it more important to you to decide who you work with, when you work, and what types of projects you take on? Subscribe to the podcast here Today we are talking about something that comes upRead More
Do you serve your clients so well that your own business takes a backseat? Are you spending enough time making sure your business is functioning in a way that will allow you to achieve your goals? Subscribe to the podcast here As someone who has been in the project managementRead More
Are you fully capable of being a leader, but your leader (your client) won’t let you step into that leadership role? Does it feel like you are being held back? Subscribe to the podcast here You are super invested in your clients business and can see yourself in a leadershipRead More
As an operator, do you ever feel like you are bombarded with ideas from your leader? How do you help your visionary identify what ideas are the right ones to pursue? Subscribe to the podcast here Today we are talking about how to help your clients prioritize their projects andRead More
Do you treat a virtual interview the same as you would an in-person interview? If you are wondering what to expect from this process in the virtual realm, you are in luck because today is all about the virtual interview process. Subscribe to the podcast here I spend a portionRead More
Have you ever wondered what makes a good Director of Operations? Are you interested in pursuing this line of work but unsure if you are the right fit for the role? Subscribe to the podcast here I often get people asking me what they can do to prepare to applyRead More
Is your business prepared for the worst? Do you have plans in place for emergency situations? There are processes you can put in place to make sure your business is able to operate in the wake of an emergency or disaster. Subscribe to the podcast here Before I became anRead More
As a service provider, do you find yourself confused about the methods of marketing you should be using? Should you be spending your time on social media, webinars, funnels or something else? Subscribe to the podcast here One of the biggest frustrations we have as service providers isRead More
How are you doing during this crazy time of the COVID19 pandemic? Have you found ways to keep some sanity in your life and your business? It’s a difficult time for so many, but life keeps forging ahead… have you been able to find new motivation or small wins inRead More
Do you enjoy transforming the lives of people around you? Are you looking for fulfilling work that will allow you to be a leader and a strategic thinker? Subscribe to the podcast here Today’s podcast is going to give you a look at how the Director of Operations Certification hasRead More
Are you a project manager or do you have operations experience in your current job? Are you sick of the grind, and looking for a way to leverage your skills to work from home? Are you craving flexibility and a desire to operate in your zone of project management genius?Read More
Episode #43 How I Transitioned from Corporate to Entrepreneurship with a Project Management Skillset
Do you have skills you’ve already perfected? Are you looking to make a good living by using those gifts in new ways? Subscribe to the podcast here If you’re an operations expert and want to break through to new levels, you’re invited to my upcoming 5 day sprint. We areRead More
Are you thinking of becoming an online project manager? Do you thrive when managing people, projects, and systems? If you are wondering what kind of challenges online project managers face, this episode is for you. Subscribe to the podcast here I spent lots of years in corporate as a projectRead More
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It’s a crazy, all consuming time with the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. As business owners, we want to lead the way in times of stress, but what can we do? How can we continue to serve our people in the face of uncertainty? What can we do behind the scenes thatRead More
Scaling a business means multiplying ourselves, our product, and creating processes that make things run smoothly. You do all of those things through operations. If scaling a business is a desire that you have, I want you to look inward. Ask yourself if you are using a directing style orRead More
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