About Us

Paul Niven

Paul Niven is a consultant, author, and noted speaker on the subjects of OKRs, strategy, strategy execution, and the Balanced Scorecard. He works with clients around the globe, helping them develop and execute their unique strategies. Paul’s clients include: Anheuser-Busch, Panasonic, the United States Navy, World Vision, and many others.  Paul is the author of six highly acclaimed books, which have been translated in over 15 languages around the globe.

Zack Ross

Zachary Ross is a 17 year veteran of the technology industry and has worked at a large variety of companies from small start-ups to large multi-national companies. Zack is currently a Senior Technical Program Manager for Google in Mountain View, California. His area of focus is Android sharing and connecting users seamlessly across Google’s products and services. In this role, Zack drives engineering teams to align departmental objectives with company strategy. Previously, Zack worked at Amazon where he led initiatives to expand Amazon’s footprint into European marketplaces; in particular protecting users against fraud, abuse, and money laundering. Zack has also worked for AT&T and several start-ups both in the US and Europe.

The OKRsTraining.com Difference

CUSTOMIZATION

With most consulting and training firms, customizing engagements to fit client needs is the exception. At OKRsTraining.com it’s how we do business. Based on our proven methodology, each client engagement is approached with a standard set of tools. However, no two engagements are the same, and using the tools as the situation dictates maximizes client success. Our clients tell us time and again that they value this flexibility.

Keys:

  • Detailed analysis of each client’s unique situation to ensure the best (most appropriate) approach is applied
  • Willingness to alter the design of the work throughout the implementation (as we learn more about the client’s situation)
  • Customized tools, techniques, and facilitation methods to ensure client success
SIMPLICITY

Your organization, and the challenges you face may be complex, but the best solutions are simple and pragmatic. Our job (and we love doing it!) is to comb the academic literature for the latest insights, study best practices from around the globe, and draw from previous client experiences to ensure we’re providing the best solution to your needs.

Keys:

  • Ability to translate academic concepts into tools that are accessible for all organizations
  • Recognition that organizations value and expect simple pragmatic solutions to the challenges they face
  • Creation and deployment of simple yet powerful tools and techniques to create robust deliverables
CHANGE MANAGEMENT

The more we’ve learned about OKRs and strategy execution, the more it becomes clear that successful implementations have as much to do with leading change as they do with robust strategies, objectives, and key results. Therefore, we’ve conducted extensive research on change management and include key change techniques in our engagements.

Keys:

  • Recognition of change management as vital to strategy and execution success
  • Inclusion of change techniques in each engagement
  • Customized change interventions to suit each client implementation

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