OBJECTIVES & KEY RESULTS
OKRs Coaching with Ben Lamorte
We’re excited to announce the release of Ben’s new book, The OKRs Field Book.
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.
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, and the Middle East.
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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.
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.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY?
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.
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.
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.
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.
VP Corporate Development & Strategy
Ben’s real world experience with many companies helped establish realistic expectations for the program and his one-on-one meetings were very useful for creating OKRs.
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.
Learning & Development
One of the best investments we made in our vendor selection this year! Ben worked with us to customize an approach to fit our needs and build our OKR offering. Ben is an absolute expert and makes OKRs digestible and easy to understand, while also providing incredible coaching to ensure our team comprehends the essence of the science behind OKRs.
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.
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.
Chris Mason, Ph.D.
Sears Holdings Corporation
Sr. Director / Head of Strategic Talent Solutions
I have been working with Ben for about six months to elevate our approach to OKRs at Sears Holding. Ben is an incredibly valuable resource. He’s been instrumental in coaching key leaders and even more valuable helping us identify common gaps in our approach today and helping us build better resources going forward.
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!
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.
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.
Ben has the rare combination of business acumen, passion, and knowledge to ask the right questions, provide unique insights, and guide a team of any size and/or maturity through the learning process. I would recommend him to any business that wants to empower their teams through a shared vision to ignite growth.
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.