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Lloyd Thompson

“I'm the founder of and the author of "9 Ways to Leave Your Day-to-Day Operations".”


About Me

Having spent over 20 years in the corporate world in technical and leadership roles, I wanted out.

How could I use my skills elsewhere in People, Projects/Operations, and Process Improvement?

I discovered an opportunity to provide my “Director of Operations” services on a fractional basis to smaller non-corporates that are more nimble and interesting.

Today, my team and I, continue to serve a pick and mix of online business owners with teams of 10-30 staff, mostly marketing agencies and e-commerce but also coaching, education, real-estate to a variety of other businesses.

What is interesting, is that even though the business offerings are different, the challenges they need help with are often very similar:

- The owner is overwhelmed with run activities instead of focussing on implementing their vision and working on strategy.

-There are people challenges. Are the right people in the right seats? Why do I have to give them all the solutions? How do I resolve this conflict?

- Projects and Operations could be running smother.

For me, it has been a delight moving to support online businesses. Things move much quicker. We are able to help them with simple and effective solutions which we have distilled from the very best frameworks that worked in corporate land, without the red tape!

I have since published “9 ways to leave your day-to-day operations” to help business owners know where their blind spots might be and how a Director of Operations can help them if they want to delegate these “ways” to someone else.

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VirtualDOO - Integrator for Online Business

No time to focus on business growth? VirtualDOO is here to help you take back control of your time and scale your business! As an Online business owner its all to easy to get swamped with daily operational tasks. With our Director of Operations expert and support team, we provide you with: more time operational […]

982 - How to Teach Your Team to Think for Themselves

Many business owners want employees that can think for themselves. Instilling this is a challenge, however. VirtualDOO’s Lloyd Thompson offers his expert tak...

987 – Three Ways to Leave the Day-to-Day Operations of Your Business

Listen to this episode from James Schramko Podcast on Spotify. Are you bogged down in the daily operations of your business? There's a way out - three, in fact. VirtualDOO's Lloyd Thompson shares what they are.

961 - The Wrong Business Focus Is One of the Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Are you making the most of your business's super power? VirtualDOO’s Lloyd Thompson shares a case study of what can happen when you lose track of what you’re...

972 - How to Fix Workplace Dynamics and Avoid Being Held Hostage by Over-Controlling Employees

A key employee with bad intent can upend office dynamics. VirtualDOO’s Lloyd Thompson discusses how to handle - and prevent - such a situation.Download 3 Way...

997 - What is the Role of AI in Team? People and Systems Edition

AI is hot news, especially because more and more people are using it in business. James and VirtualDOO’s Lloyd Thompson talk about how this could affect the ...

Manager Memo podcast: One Surf a Day

Lloyd Thompson, founder of VirtualDOO explains how busy business owners can be liberated from their daily operations to focus more on their passions and grand strategy; ultimately finding time to take that "one surf a day." Broadcasting from his base in Sydney, Australia, Lloyd explains the advantages of a Fractional Integrator Service (think - Director of Operations), the value of RoE (Return on Emotion), and the importance of establishing a company rhythm. 

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