About Me

Cansel Sörgens
Your guide for your journey to your goal

What I do

  • OKR Coach
  • OKR Training
  • OKR Implementation
  • Business Coach
  • Agile Transformation Coach

Experience

  • 12 years in e-business/e-commerce
  • 10 years with agile practices
  • 4 years as OKR Coach

My Vision & Mission

I believe goal achieving doesn’t need to feel like a war to fight but like an adventurous journey where people get excited to go to unknown territories and on the way they discover new things about the surroundings and themselves. My mission is to guide individuals, teams, organisations on the journey to their goals.

My experience is not based on only theory or trainings, but on being employed myself for long enough to understand the challenges people, teams, managers, executives face in companies everyday. In the last 12 years I’ve been working in e-business and e-commerce, in many different areas with a wide variety of teams. I took over many different roles: Product M., Project M., Portfolio M., Process M., Agile Transformation Manager, Organisational Development M., etc. In all these roles, an essential part of my job was collaborating with other departments of the business. This way I’ve learned different aspects of the e-business / e-commerce.

Since 2016 I  practice „Objectives and Key Results (OKR)“ because I believe it covers the most important aspects of Business Agility such as alignment around a shared vision, development and execution the right strategy, focusing on things that matter and collaborate around measurable outcomes to learn and adapt along the way. 

Other than that I’m enthusiastic about Organisational Development, Agile Product Development, Scrum, Kanban, Agile Practices, (Online) Workshop Facilitation, Liberating Structures, Management 3.0., Working Out Loud, Flight Levels, Systemic Coaching, Remote Working.

My Comb-Shaped Skills

Today I profit from this wide variety of cross-discipline knowledge when applying my in-depth knowledge. As OKR Coach I don’t only help teams to write OKRs, or make sure OKR Events take place, but also give them impulses and examples depending on their context. Thanks to these “Comb Shaped Skills” I’m able to speak their language, understand their challenges and ask the “right” questions.

Other than that I’m enthusiastic about Agile Product Development, Scrum, Kanban, Agile Practices, Workshop Facilitation, Liberating Structures, Management 3.0., Working Out Loud, Flight Levels, Systemic Coaching, Team Development, Personal Growth, Remote Working.

Project References

  • OKR Coaching & OKR Implementation combined with Scrum

  • OKR Implementation & OKR Coaching für Strategic Initiatives

    Workshop Facilitation: Ideation, Vision & Strategy Definition, Customer Journey, Remote Working, etc.

  • Agile Transformation – Transition from temporary Project Teams to long-term cross-functional Product Teams 

    Organisational Development: Peer Recruiting, Peer Onboarding, Peer Feedback, Business Value Poker, Community of Practice, “I need/offer”-Platform, etc. 

  • Organisational Development: Improve collaboration between Project Management, Product Development and Business Units, and close the communication gap between parent company and former SAAS agency.

  • OKR Implementation for Teams in Central Technology for/with Scrum/Kanban Teams 

  • Portfolio Management for Central Technology Product Teams

  • Internationalisation and Product Launch in South Korea & MENA

  • Development of a new technology platform incl. launch of 3rd party products with Affiliate Partners

  • Multi-Project Management for Business Development (TR, IT, ES, LATAM, RU)

  • Product Management

Qualifications

  • Systemic Business Coach
  • Organisational Change M.
  • OKR Master
  • Management 3.0
  • Scrum & Kanban

Languages

  • German (fluent)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Turkish (native)

Education

  • Master in European Studies (Hannover University)
  • Bachelor in Spanish Philology (Istanbul University)