Reflections

What Is A Director of Ops, and Why You Might Need One

June 1, 2022

You’ve likely seen a few of my posts celebrating my newest certification: Director of Operations (DOO). It’s a role that I grew into with my longest-standing client, and now I have officially gone through a program that certifies me as such. Working with clients, developing my own business, and raising two small children is a […]

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Clarity of Purpose

October 1, 2021

The last quarter of 2021 has arrived. How many of you are as stunned as I am that it’s already October? I spent much of September transitioning my children from summer mode to school mode and launching a massive online platform for one of my clients. It’s been non-stop. I still managed to reflect on […]

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A Brain Tumor and Business: A Lesson

May 3, 2021

There are certain times in the year I revel in gratitude. I’m sure that we have some of these moments in common; visits with friends and family, a child’s birthday, faith-based celebrations, and the anniversary of my craniotomy (maybe you and I don’t have that last one in common!) – to name a few. May […]

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Your Business Needs a Bold, Bragging, Badass Boss Lady

December 21, 2020

Y’all want to hear some damn good bragging? Here I go! The 25th Hour has served and supported over 40 businesses in 12 years. Five businesses, in particular, have partnered with The 25th Hour for dependable and timely services for over five straight years. I earned my OBM certification this year to honor my values […]

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How to Empower Business Partnerships and Get Through “Sticky” Situations

October 26, 2020

Two heads are always better than one, but inevitably tensions will rise, and then it’s simply best to pause. Saying less and listening more will get you back on track to produce positive results faster. In the past, I have written about Michael Bungay Stanier’s coaching approach as an excellent leadership method to use with […]

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Breaking it Down: How OBMs Lead People and Manage Things

September 28, 2020

I’m a Certified Online Business Manager; I manage people, projects, and systems. There’s a school of thought examining what it means to “manage” versus “lead.” In a 2013 article, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) discusses the difference between leadership and management. It outlines that leaders convert challenges into opportunities and create circles of influence, whereas […]

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