Omid Akhavan, Certified Coach

About Omid

Omid has trained and coached 2,000+ people in 100+ cross-industry organizations on OKRs worldwide including Slack, Zeiss, Careem (Uber), Exxon Mobil, etc. He is a digital nomad in EMEA and provides training, coaching, and consulting services on OKRs and related subjects e.g. Strategy, KPIs, Performance, Goal setting, and Outcome thinking. 

Omid launched his consulting career at IBM (USA, Strategy & Transformation) and for over 15 years has helped organizations across different countries and sectors with operational excellence, performance management, strategy execution, and business transformation. He founded Lucid Outcomes to empower organizations to define and achieve lucid outcomes using OKRs.

In addition to an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University, Omid has achieved the following certifications: OKRs Coach, Lean Coach (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 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