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“It gave me the confidence to construct and run an OKR programme in our business.”
Saar Ben-Attar, Managing Partner @ Ascent Growth Partners
Saar Ben-Attar at Ascent Growth Partners joined our first OKR Coach Academy back in November 2020, graduating in February 2021. We caught up with Saar and asked for his feedback.
“Yes! It gave me the confidence to construct and run an OKR programme in our business. I was already aware of and had a knowledge of OKRs but I knew I was missing a few tricks, which the course gave answers too. I also discovered things that would make us better, crystallising our vision for the business. We had recognised some fundamentals were missing but this process allowed us to set that vision out.”
“It was a good experience, with a diverse group of organisations and personalities. We were the first cohort of 6, I feel it could have been even better with a few more in the sessions. The sessions were great. If I had to critique, I’d have liked to see a case scenario thrown in for us to work on in our own time, in pairs and then share findings!”
“The need for retrospective, deeper discussions around what we wanted to achieve and the time needed for reflection. I know now that reflection is an integral part of the process. Also, it made it clear for us who within our organisation would have the skills and attributes to make a good OKR coach / facilitator – a very important factor, not everyone is right for the role.”
“I would ask them what they wanted to achieve! OKR knowledge is a very valuable skill, and you don’t need to be a strategist to benefit. You do need to validate your outcomes. It’s an opportunity to get OKR knowledge and methodology from the experts with the confidence to apply it within your own organisation.”