Omid Akhavan, Certified Coach

About Omid

Omid is an award-winning management consultant, trainer, and coach. He began his consulting career at IBM (USA), where he worked as a Managing Strategy & Transformation Consultant. For 15 years, Omid has helped organizations in areas such as operational excellence, process improvement, business transformation, strategy execution, and performance management.

Omid shifted his focus exclusively to OKRs in 2018. He has now trained 1,000+ employees and helped 50+ organizations to optimize their use of OKRs. In 2019, Omid received his OKRs Coach certification from and now works with Ben to deliver OKRs coaching around the world.

In addition to a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University, Omid has professional certifications including Lean Coach/Master (IBM), Transformational Leadership (IBM), Six Sigma Black Belt (ASU), and Project Management Professional (PMI).

What Clients Say

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.

Richard Heins
VP of Product Management, Dentsu International


“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. I recommend him to any organization that requires external help to (re)design, launch or improve their OKRs framework.”

Fardad Zand

Senior Strategy Director & Chief of Staff, Careem


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.


Luisa Gerstner
Chief of Staff, Oviva


Omid has helped us to shift from task-driven to outcome-driven priorities for our team.

Alison Zabik
Planning & Decision Technology Manager, ExxonMobil


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.

Rashid Al Ghurair
Founder & CEO, Cafu


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.

Clare Martin
Global Talent Director, MiQ Digital