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professional background

I specialize in helping professionals who help others. 

Let's do good together.

Anatomical Model

I have over ten years of experience working in graduate medical education at world-class academic medical institutions in the United States including Duke University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Weill Cornell Medicine. I understand what drew you to medicine in the first place and why you can become frustrated and discouraged by the headache of day-to-day operations. I'm here to take that off your plate.


Prior to working at academic medical institutions, I worked primarily for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profits addressing HIV/AIDS, food allergies, and recovery from alcoholism.


I strive to put my penchant for leadership, strategy, and organization to work where it matters most - helping you help others. I know you are busy.  You are advancing quality patient care, providing top-notch medical education, promoting innovative medical products and devices, and conducting world-class research.


I'm busy, too. I like to get things done. There’s nothing that makes me happier than identifying a problem and fixing it; seeing an inefficiency and making it streamlined. I want you as an online business owner to get part of your life and peace of mind back - knowing that there is someone you can trust that is handling "all that other back office stuff" for you.

professional skill set

online business manager skills

virtual office set up

team/people management

strategic planning, strategy implementation

metrics, metrics, metrics

systems management

project/product/launch management

standard operating procedures

remote work skills

supervise and manage virtual or

hybrid team

produce virtual recruitment events

facilitate virtual meetings & events

cloud-based file management

online project management

research, write, edit, proofread


Asana, Canva, Canvas, G-Suite, Infusionsoft/keap, Kajabi, Loom, MS Office Suite, Qualtrics, Remo, Slack, Teams, Teamwork, Todoist, Trello, WhatsApp, Wordpress, Zoom

... always learning!


about Irene Kontje,

Thunderbird School of Global

MBA, 2001

Boston College

BA, Communications/Philosophy, 1991

Irene Kontje, OBM LLC is based in Saint Johns, Florida, USA. 

let's get personal


Irene is fascinated by her nieces and nephews, ultraendurance sports, Tibetan Buddhism, the Breaking Bad universe, Mexico, sports psychology, motorcyles, college basketball, World War I and World War II history, podcasts, kittens, Bali, dark matter, and grand slam tennis.


She can be found sipping iced tea and nibbling dark chocolate in cafes spanning the globe, laptop at the ready.

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