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?
Today, we are talking about all of the reasons to become a Director of Operations (DOO).
Come join us for a Free 5 day sprint addressing scope creep May 11-15, 2020! This is an issue which comes up all the time as a project manager. It can cause stress, time delays, and completely derail a project. In this challenge, we are going to talk about ways to make sure that doesn’t happen, and what to do when it does. Join us for The Scope Creep Solution!
What is a Director of Operations?
A DOO is an operational leader that supports in a 6 or 7 figure business. These businesses usually have high revenues generated from 2-3 product lines, and have (or are building) teams. They are ready to grow to the next level, so they are looking to bring in a leader to take care of the backside of the business.
DOOs strategically assist the CEOs and are cross functional leaders. They usually have 5+ years of experience in corporate or in managing their own business, and project management is their main skill set. DOOs allow leaders to step into their zone of genius and focus on their strategic vision.
During this pandemic, online businesses have been thriving and as these businesses grow, you will also see the need for quality DOOs grow. If you have the skill set to become a DOO, this is the best time to transition yourself to online business. Many businesses are scrambling to find qualified operators to help them grow and optimize their businesses.
The Benefits of Becoming a Director of Operations
1. You Can Stay in Your Zone of Genius as a DOO
As a DOO, you have a project management skill set. You can research, analyze data and financials, have the ability to anticipate needs, and implement. Your zone of genius is getting things done, and as a DOO you’ll get to operate in this genius 100% of the time. You will get to embrace your role without getting distracted by the day to day tasks. Instead, you will be strategically leading a team and upholding the vision for the business leader.
2. You’re Ready For a Higher Level of Delivery
You’ve been doing ¼ of what you’ve been dreaming of doing, and another ¾ of what feels like an obligation. But, once you make the leap to a DOO, you will be providing a higher level of delivery and you will feel much more fulfilled. You will feel in your zone.
“When you deliver at a higher level, you will attract higher level clients and higher level businesses.”
The impact you can have personally is gratifying and you can see the ripple effect of how your work goes into the world on a larger scale.
“Your value is in supporting others.”
3. You’ll Simplify Your Business
When you are able to get a higher level of clients, they are able to appreciate what you can do for them at a higher degree and this will be reflected in how you are compensated. As you perfect what you do and have a singular focus, your business will become simplified. You will start to singularly focus on a smaller amount of businesses, while making the same amount of money. This will lead to less stress, more time for yourself, and the ability to make a bigger impact in the businesses you serve.
4. Be The Leader You Are
You will step into the role of an operational leader, and have the ability to have candid strategic discussions with your CEO. You’ll be able to cast your vision for business and reflect it back to the CEO, and lead their staff like your own. This allows you to be a true leader in the industry of operators, but internally.
5. Strategically Guide the Leader and the Business
Something unique about my DOO certification program is that you will get a license in the strategic mapping model, and as an outcome you will be at an executive level in a thriving business.
6. You’ll Have a Genuine Profession
This is a true profession, not a pitstop, and I am building my brand around it. The ability to use the skills you’ve acquired in corporate will allow you to have a long lasting profession by serving online businesses and leaders. This is a structure that will stand the test of time, and uses principals that have come out of corporate, including human resources, project management, communication, financials and strategy.
“This is a profession, not a pit stop.”
7. Never-ending Learning
The profile of a DOO is a fact finder and a learner. You will be able to learn any industry you work in, and the learning never ends. You’ll have the ability to become an expert in the particular industry you’re working in, which may open up other doors for you in your own business.
If you do a retainer model, compensation will usually be set… but at some point, I encourage you to talk about profit sharing. This is a way to scale your business, and because of the influence and success you are bringing to a business, there will come a time to have this conversation. This isn’t something you would be able to do as a lower level service provider, so once you have proven success in several areas, it is totally reasonable.
“When you effect and create change in a business, you should be compensated in a greater way.”
This program launches soon! If these amazing benefits sound good to you, or if you are an operations expert in any capacity, check out at the DOO certificate program.
Also, don’t forget to join us for the 5 day sprint, The Scope Creep Solution!
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If you are a service provider, come to the Facebook group and let us know what the vision of your business is in the next 3-5 years. What do you want your business to look like? From there, you can determine if the DOO certification program is right for you!
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