OBJECTIVES & KEY RESULTS
Coaching with Ben Lamorte & the Global OKRs.com Team
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About the OKRs.com Coaching Team
In 2018, Dikran Yapoujian became the first OKRs coach to join Lamorte’s team. In addition to Ben and Dikran, the OKRs.com coaching team now includes coaches from around the world. Our coaching team has over 20 years of collective OKRs coaching experience. We have offices based in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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Our OKRs Coaching Approach
High performing companies including Intel, Google, and LinkedIn use OKRs to define and make measurable progress on their most important goals. OKRs.com can get your team up to speed and using OKRs in just a few weeks! Whether you are just getting started with OKRs or looking to move your current OKRs process into a more efficient application, OKRs.com can quickly customize a package for your organization. Based on our success with hundreds of organizations, we’ve developed the following 3-phased approach: 1) Define your Deployment Plan, 2) Complete OKRs Training workshops, and 3) Apply learnings from the OKRs Cycle.
We recommend a 6-8 month program to ensure you complete two OKRs cycles.
1. DEPLOYMENT PLAN
Understand and agree on key OKRs deployment parameters such as:
- “Why are we deploying OKRs?”
- “Which teams will set OKRs”
- “How will we score Key Results?”
- “How will OKRs be integrated into performance reviews?”
- “How many OKRs will each team have?”
2. TRAINING WORKSHOPS
With your deployment plan in place, we create your training program. The OKRs.com team can quickly create the in-house expertise you need to be successful with OKRs over the long term. We offer workshops for executives, teams, and a certification training for internal OKRs coaches. In addition, we can help implement tools and technologies that enable OKRs to become part of your company’s culture. All our training workshops result in an initial set of objectives and key results that capture your organization’s goals for the near term and position you to make measurable progress.
3. THE OKRs CYCLE
After delivering a training workshops to introduce OKRs theory get started drafting and refining your OKRs, we guide you through a 3-step OKRs Cycle: 1) Set and Align OKRs, 2) Check-In and Monitor, and 3) Reflect and Reset. Cycles typically run 3-4 months and your OKRs.com coach is with you for two cycles. Management gains visibility into OKRs, setting the stage for alignment where measurable goals are connected throughout the organization.
About the OKRs Coach Network
In 2020, we launched the OKRs Coach Network for anyone looking to join the global network of OKRs coaches. The mission of the network is to enable OKRs coaches to connect and exchange best practices in order to develop OKRs coaching skills that improve alignment, focus, engagement, communication and learning in the global workplace.
About Ben Lamorte
Ben Lamorte has more OKRs coaching experience than anyone on the planet. He coaches business leaders focused on defining and making measurable progress on their most important goals. Building off his success helping 100s of managers draft and refine their team’s Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), he founded OKRs.com in 2014. Lamorte has helped over a hundred organizations deploy OKRs including eBay, Adobe, Capital One, Zalando, CareerBuilder, and GoNoodle. In addition to the USA, OKRs.com has clients based in Singapore, Australia, China, Saudi Arabia, Poland, South Africa, France, Germany, Israel, India, Norway, the Netherlands, the UK, and even Canada.
Ben’s first book, Objectives and Key Results: Driving Focus, Alignment, and Engagement with OKRs (co-authored with P. Niven), was published by Wiley in 2016. Ben studied Engineering and Mathematics at University of California, Davis and holds a graduate degree in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY?
Dun & Bradstreet
Senior Leader, Customer Analytics & Insights
Ben is a forward-thinking and collaborative business partner to Dun and Bradstreet. We regularly engage Ben for advice and guidance for all of our OKRs and priorities for Marketing. He has truly pushed our thinking and helped us establish meaningful and aspirational OKRs. We owe a lot of our success to Ben’s guidance and support.
Planning & Decision Technology Manager
Omid has helped us to shift from task-driven to outcome-driven priorities for our team.
It’s been enlightening working with Ben on our OKR framework. He is experienced and brings such to the table helping us learn very quickly. You witness his passion and thirst to perfecting his craft.
Chief of Staff
Dikran’s approach to OKRs is well-structured and to the point. He supported our deployment with a combination of training workshops and coaching feedback. I highly recommend Dikran as an OKRs coach.
First OKR Facilitator and Practitioner
Ben delivered an informative and energetic OKRs training for both our HR colleagues and Managers. It helped shape how we approach OKRs and has updated our understanding of OKRs. Thanks a lot for this great training.
Director of Services
Gerri has been instrumental in helping the management team at Pablo Group develop, deploy, execute, and measure our OKRs. Gerri was more than a consultant to our team. She was an active advisor invested in our success as a business and an engaging coach advocating for full team participation focused on helping us find our answers... I happily recommend Gerri to our colleagues.
Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder
Ben is the epitome of an all-star coach. He’s incredibly perceptive, a great listener, very socratic in his approach, and laser focused on improving performance. Given how powerful OKRs are to the focus and productivity of an entire organization, I’d say Ben is the most valuable consultant I’ve ever hired.
VP of Product Management
Omid has been a terrific coach, mentor, and thought-partner as our global teams transitioned our OKRs maturity from “crawling” to “walking.” We were stuck in a rut with our existing homegrown OKRs implementation. With Omid’s help, we’ve turned the ship around. We have seen strong momentum, and buy-in, from our teams. Better yet, this success has inspired the organization to take another look at OKRs. I highly recommend Omid to others looking for help in a complex, political organization.
Dikran facilitated an effective and extremely informational OKRs workshop with our leadership team. He was able to quickly educate us on OKRs and was flexible as we applied OKRs questioning throughout the day. Dikran gave us what we needed to take a shot at running through the three steps of an OKRs cycle on our own.
Philip G. Clark, Ph.D.
Ben brings his considerable experience working with a variety of clients to helping 3M identify how OKRs can be used within different teams and different situations. We particularly appreciated him helping us identify the “Why?” behind our objectives which in turn made us have stronger and more meaningful OKRs.
I’m delighted with Catherine Chen’s coaching service! The amount of effort and time saved driving results and accountability with Catherine’s help has been massive. We see increased alignment through focus on goals.
Ben and I worked together on implementing OKRs at Booking.com. I really enjoyed our collaboration as Ben is very easygoing, helpful and patient… He is always happy to continue the discussion and help grow your OKR knowledge.
Dikran helped us get OKRs implemented and on track. He was very engaging and quickly responded to questions. In a short period of time, it felt like he was part of our team, not an outside consultant.
Vice President, Engineering
Ben has helped us to rethink our approach to OKRs from the ground up. He has a unique ability to take what can be a very theoretical topic and make it very practical and straight forward. He has been a game changer for our organization.
Senior Strategy Director & Chief of Staff
Omid helped us diagnose our OKRs framework and coached us to improve it based on best practices and our unique requirements. His consulting experience and deep knowledge of OKRs helped us successfully launch v2.0 of our OKR framework.
Jason A. Meyerhoeffer
President and CEO
Dikran was extremely helpful. We had started with OKRs ourselves and were struggling with the implementation of the framework. Dikran was able to answer our questions and coach us through the process.
Chief of Staff
Omid is a real OKRs expert. He was able to answer all our questions and tailor the OKRs framework to precisely what our company needed. Omid’s training workshop with our entire executive team along with his ongoing 1:1 coaching support dramatically improved the quality of our OKRs. Overall, Omid’s coaching has made a positive impact on our organization.
Head of Finance & Customer Care
Ben provides ongoing support on introducing OKRs at Zalando in a very pragmatic way. He kicked-off Objectives & Key Results as a mindset shift. I highly recommend Ben as an enabler for organizational mindset changes regarding target setting – always a pleasure to cooperate with him!
Gerri helped me understand the best way to apply OKRs methods for my company. The acceleration we had thanks to the work done with Gerri has been impressive.
Harry, Wang Zhizhong
D.Light Design Limited Group
Co-Founder & Managing Director
At the end of 2017, I met Ben Lamorte. It was the tenth year of D.Light Design Limited as a world-renowned organization. It was at a time when the new businesses of subsidiaries in various countries were developing rapidly, and the organizational structure and performance appraisal mechanism urgently needed significant adjustments.
Rashid Al Ghurair
Founder & CEO
Omid helped us structure a great OKRs program and brought clarity to our entire leadership team; CAFU is now a high-performing organization. I highly recommend Omid’s coaching to any growing organization looking to deploy an effective OKRs program that can unleash their full potential.
Global Talent Director
Omid’s support was invaluable. He helped us write OKRs more effectively and supported our OKRs program in several ways from refining our approach for OKRs globally, to training and coaching teams and OKR champions across all countries and central functions. Teams provided very positive feedback and were impressed with Omid’s knowledge and expertise.
Ben’s guidance, support materials, presentations and willingness to speak directly with our teams contributes hand-in-glove with TCGplayer’s ability to continue to scale up successfully. We are very happy to recommend Ben’s amazing OKR guru work, as he has helped us advance quickly in a short period of time.
The LegalTech Fund
Co-Founder & Managing Director
We needed an OKRs Coach to help us create and implement OKRs. Gerri taught, coached, listened, and engaged our entire team and provided the tools we needed to stand up our OKR program and take it to the next level.
Regional Overseas Leadership Team
The biggest takeaway from Ben’s OKRs training is that by knowing how to set objectives and key results, we have the information of “Who does what? When? And How”. We now have clear information which can move the needle.