About Dikran Yapoujian, OKRs.com Certified Coach
Dikran (“dee*cron”) is an award-winning corporate executive and advisor with more than 25 years of experience. His work spans financial planning and analysis, business strategy, human resources, and operations. During his certification process with OKRs.com, Dikran supported OKRs deployments with organizations ranging from a small church to one of the largest banks in the world.
Dikran graduated from the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business. He passed the CPA exam in the state of Connecticut. He is a 6-time Ironman Triathlon finisher and lives with his wife and daughter in Aiken, SC.
About OKRs.com Certification
In 2018, we launched an OKRs Coaching Certification beta program to meet the increasing demand for OKRs coaching. This program will be offered formally starting in March of 2019.
Our certification is unique as far as I know. Back in 2017, I taught a series of 1-day OKRs training courses in China and certified about 200 business professionals in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. However, while similar 1-day certifications may exist, we no longer offer a 1-day certification.
Our new OKRs certification for 2019 builds off of Dikran’s success with a more rigorous training program we piloted in 2018. If you are looking for a 1-day workshop that you attend in order to receive a certificate upon completion, this program is NOT for you.
After helping hundreds of organizations deploy OKRs, I’ve learned that it takes time to become an effective OKRs coach. Thus, I intend to certify a small number of high-quality OKRs experts who will complete an in-depth, apprenticeship-style program. The certification process requires several months to complete. It includes close supervision as well as access to the OKRs Fieldbook, a complete set of tools and training materials for supporting an organization’s OKRs program.
My certification program is directed at two very distinct groups.
Group 1: You are getting certified to join me and the team at OKRs.com. You will deliver OKRs coaching to our clients. In other words, you want to be the “next Dikran.”
Group 2: You want to be certified in order to better support your organization’s OKRs program. While anyone can play this role, I often find HR Business Partners and Agile Coaches make excellent internal OKRs coaches.
Group 1. Join OKRs.com!
If you are looking to join OKRs.com as a certified consultant, please send your resume and cover letter to Ben@OKRs.com for me to review. Dikran or I will contact you directly to explore the opportunity. We are especially interested in expanding our ability to address the market outside English-speaking regions. Therefore, please specify if you are fluent in another language such as French, German, Spanish, Japanese, or Mandarin Chinese in addition to English. We are also in need of an OKRs coach based in the United Kingdom.
Group 2. Support your organization’s OKRs program!
If you are looking to support OKRs within your organization, just let me know! I will have our director of business development connect with you to explore a possible collaboration.
*Click here to request details about the getting certified with OKRs.com.