Kevin Baum, Global OKRs Coach
OKRs, Strategy Execution, KPIs & Health Metrics
Transform Your Organization
Now more than ever before, organizations need to be clear on why they exist, for whom, in order to achieve what outcomes… with result metrics to track these important objectives. Remember, if you can’t measure a thing, you can’t manage it. That’s Kevin’s Purpose, Cause and Passion – helping organizations get focused, aligned and engaged to make transformational change through OKRs
As a Global OKRs Coach with OKRsTraining.com, Kevin Baum is dedicated to helping organizations large and small achieve optimal performance through the implementation of leading strategy execution frameworks, including Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), the Balanced Scorecard and the Entrepreneurial Operating System.
You do not have to labor through an expensive, time consuming, resource intensive strategic planning process in order to create laser focus on what matters most, align your teams to a common purpose, drive engagement throughout the enterprise, and propel your organization to the next level. Anybody that tells you differently is trying to sell you something.
Objectives & Key Results (OKRs)
The next revolution in strategy execution is here, and it’s called Objectives & Key Results, or OKRs. Popularized by the best selling books Measure What Matters, by John Doerr, and Objectives & Key Results by Paul Niven, the OKR framework is built for fast-paced organizations that compete in a dynamic marketplace. The OKRs framework distills the strategy execution process down to a simple formula – what must you accomplish in order to achieve your strategy, and how do you know if you’ve arrived? Hence, Objectives and Key Results. Find out why leading multinational corporations such as Google and Intel are using this framework, and how you can implement OKRs in your organization.
The Internet has created an entire new ecosystem of small to medium-sized businesses that just 10 years ago could not have existed. Capitalizing on the amazing electronic capabilities of the modern age, these businesses operate in a completely virtual environment with zero brick and mortar. On-Site OKRs Coaching for these businesses is not feasible, and yet they still wish to capitalize on the powerful benefits of OKR. Indeed, they demand it! Not to worry, as Global OKR Coach with OKRsTraining.com, Kevin Baum is rapidly becoming a leader in remote OKRs Consulting and has crafted a unique and powerful remote scope of work called the OKR Quick Launch. The OKR Quick Launch is a fast track approach to OKRs that gets you up and running quickly, with minimal initial investment.
OKRs Champion Certification Training
For the OKR framework to succeed, your organization will need an internal champion and knowledge expert to guide and synchronize the effort, inspire and motivate your employees, push the effort forward, and collaborate with the C-level suite on progress. It is crucial that your OKRs Champion receive the best OKRs Certification training available. Kevin Baum, Global OKRs Coach, has partnered with best selling OKRs author Paul Niven and founder of OKRstraining.com to provide a two day, comprehensive certification program for your internal OKRs champion. Kick start your OKR effort, train key employees and build internal capacity of your OKR implementation through this world class certification program. Visit our website at OKRstraining.com for upcoming certification programs and curricula.
About Kevin Baum, Global OKR Coach
Government Executive, Corporate Executive, Consultant & Coach
Author and OKRs Consultant Kevin Baum is a strategy execution and performance management master. Kevin’s passion is to help organizations large and small get laser-focused on why they exist, for whom, in order to achieve what results…and how to measure, monitor and improve those results. Kevin is widely recognized as an industry leader in the development of results metrics for objectives and initiatives that are difficult to evaluate statistically, and his efforts in strategy execution as both practitioner and consultant have been published in journals around the world.
Kevin’s unique value proposition is that he has actually practiced the tools and disciplines he teaches – on the streets, in the real world as both government and corporate executive. Kevin knows that consultant speak and jargon are about as useful to the busy executive as a paper airplane in a rainstorm.
Since 2003 Kevin has worked with hundreds of organizations across the world as a strategy execution and performance management coach. As an independent consultant and an agent of OKRsTraining.com, Kevin’s clients span the spectrum from major government organizations and corporations, to start-ups and more, including Facebook, Charles Schwab, Exxon Mobil, Alaska Airlines, Fuelcell Energy, Best Buy, Tata Elxsi, NASA, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and hundreds more. Today Kevin specializes in remote OKR Coaching for organizations that are eager to enjoy the benefit of OKR, but not prepared to spend enormous sums in consulting fees to get support.
Lessons From The Line, Why Every Leader Should Be a Firefighter For a Day
Kevin’s clients frequently ask him how a former fire chief became a strategy execution coach with hundreds of clients around the world. Kevin’s answer is always the same – read my book. Kevin’s career in the fire service taught him that strategic excellence is more a product of collective action than it is individual leadership, and that true performance improvement is as much about failure as it is success. These experiences and more are examined in Lessons From The Line, and have informed Kevin’s consulting practice over the years.
The Firefighter Model
What would you stand to gain if your customers loved you, your products and your services?
After 20 years in the fire service, Kevin turned his consultant’s lens to the industry that shaped his life in so many ways, with two central questions in mind – “What is it about the fire service that is so universally valued? Can busy executives extract lessons from this industry and apply them in their organizations to achieve the same level of customer loyalty?” The result of Kevin’s research led him to create the Firefighter Model, a unique blend of best practices, traditions and principles that shape this profession and can be easily applied to your organization.
Some of the Global Brands OKRs Coach Kevin Baum has worked with in Strategy Execution
As an Independent Consultant & OKR Coach with OKRsTraining.com
Since 2005, Kevin has worked with more than 300 organizations around the world. Kevin’s clients span the full spectrum of industry – government (all levels), private, publicly-traded, non-profit, start-up (Series A-C), fin-tech, private equity, higher education, healthcare and more. Below is a sample of some of the clients Kevin has had the pleasure to work with on organizational strategy, strategy execution and performance analytics.
Let’s work together to take your organization to the next level.
OKRs v. EOS The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are both popular frameworks for setting goals and managing performance in organizations. Since I have had extensive experience with both frameworks, both as an executive as...
Author and Global OKRs Coach, Kevin Baum, formerly a Fire Chief, talks about the twist in his career as he began implementing mission-driven strategies. Kevin reflects on how the ability to course-correct quickly is a much-needed approach in today's rapidly-changing...
As a Management Consultant and OKRs Coach for the past 20 years with clients around the world, I can tell you that I was very skeptical about making a pivot to remote work in early 2020. There is, (or shall I say there was), an ethos in the consulting space that you...
So far we have explored three of the four primary benefits of OKR – Focus, Alignment, and Engagement. The last and fourth primary benefit of OKR, but certainly not the least, is Stretch Goals. Let’s examine why stretch goals are so important to an organization’s...
We already discussed Focus and Alignment, now let’s turn our lens toward a crucial aspect of any successful OKRs Implementation – employee engagement. WHAT IS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, ANYWAY? Employee engagement is a lot like beauty, we all know perfectly well what it is...
We recently explored the first key benefit of OKR – Focus – leaving us Alignment, Engagement and Stretch, (if you didn’t read the article on Focus, read it here...) OFFICE SPACE Have you ever seen Office Space? Every time I see that ‘efficiency consultant’...