Dikran Yapoujian, OKRs.com Certified Coach
Dikran is an award-winning corporate executive and advisor with 25 years of experience helping organizations make the most of their strategic planning investment. His professional career spans financial planning and analysis, business strategy, human resources, and operations.
Dikran connected with Ben Lamorte in 2017 and became the first certified OKRs coach in 2018. As an OKRs coach, Dikran has trained hundreds of executives and managers and helped dozens of teams deploy OKRs. His OKRs clients range from 50-person start-ups to leading global brands. He’s coached organizations from a wide range of industries including software and services, banking/financial institutions, information/cybersecurity, consumer products, and nonprofits. He enjoys implementing OKRs with organizations looking for a significant lift in strategic execution as they move to a more nimble and proactive decision-making process.
Dikran graduated from the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business. He passed the CPA exam in the state of Connecticut. He is a 6-time Ironman Triathlon finisher and avid equestrian. Dikran resides in Aiken, South Carolina with his wife and daughter.
Areas of Expertise
- Shifting from a mindset of reporting outputs to understanding business outcomes
- Aligning on a set of deployment parameters that define your OKRs program to match with your culture and desired outcomes
- Ensuring OKRs engagements result in truly transformative processes and that OKRs are embedded into daily work
What Clients Say
“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.”
Chief of Staff, Lazada
“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.”
VP Marketing, Thras.IO
“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.”
VP Operations, CaptureRx
“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.”
Jason A. Meyerhoeffer
President and CEO, First Federal