About Me

Cansel Sörgens
Your guide for your journey to your goals

I offer

  • OKR Coaching
  • OKR Training
  • OKR Implementation
  • Business Agility Coaching

For

  • Start-ups & Scale-ups
  • Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneuers
  • NGOs / NPOs
  • Social Businesses

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 and organisations on the journey to their goals.

  • Since 2008 in e-business/e-commerce
  • Since 2011 with agile practices
  • Since 2016 OKR Coaching

My experience comes from working in e-business and e-commerce companies for over 12 years. Thanks to different roles I took over, such as Product M., Project M., Portfolio M., Agile Transformation Manager, Organisational Development M., I’ve learned different aspects of the business and today have a broad understanding of challenges the teams, middle-managers, executive managers face everyday.

For over 10 years I’m an Agile Enthusiast. Since 2016 I practice „Objectives and Key Results (OKR)“ and coach teams and organisations. I’m passionate about OKRs because it covers the most important aspects of Business Agility such as alignment around a shared vision and goals, development and execution the right strategy, focusing on things that matter and collaborate around measurable outcomes and validated learning.

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, Remote Working.

My Comb-Shaped Skills

When someone asks me what helps me especially when coaching, my answer is „Comb Shaped Skills“. Today I profit from this wide variety of cross-discipline knowledge when applying my in-depth knowledge depending on the context. As OKR Coach I don’t only help teams to write good goals, but also give them impulses and examples depending on their context, with a systemic and solution oriented approach.


OKR Partner Network

  • Partner as Freelancer

    • OKR Trainer
    • OKR Coach
    • OKR Consultant
  • Partner as Freelancer

    • Guest Trainer at the OKRs At The Center Academy

OKR Project References

  • OKR Implementation & Coaching
    • OKR Kick-Off with Leadership Team
    • Definition of OKR Architecture
    • Definition of Annual Goals
    • OKR Introduction Sessions
    • OKR Coaching during OKR Cycle
    • OKR Implementation & Coaching for an E-Commerce Company in MDAX
      • Consultancy during decision process why and how to implement OKR
      • OKR Training & Coaching for leadership and employees 
      • Definition of OKR Architecture
      • OKR Coaching for Strategic Initiatives (eRX, Online Doctor Service, Smart Patient, Sustainability)
      • OKR Coaching for Teams (Product Development, Online Marketing, Affiliate & Cooperations, HR Recruiting, etc.)
      • Facilitation & Moderation of OKR Events (OKR Planning, OKR Check-Ins, OKR Review & Retro)
      • Vision & Strategy Workshops with Leadership Teams
      • Customer Journey Mapping Workshops
    • Agile Transformation
      • Agile Transformation from temporary Project Teams to long-term cross-functional Product Teams
      • Establishing Agile HR (Peer Recruiting, Peer Onboarding, Peer Feedback, etc.)
      • Establishing Business Agility with Portfolio Management and Business Value prioritisation
      • Improve collaboration between Project Management, Product Development and Business Units, and close the communication gap between parent company and former SAAS agency.
    • OKR Training & Implementation for a Startup
      • OKR Training
      • Vision Workshop
      • Product Strategy Workshops (Business Model Canvas & Value Proposition)
      • OKR Process Design combined with Scrum 
      • Company Objectives Planning
      • Definition of OKR Architecture
      • Customer Journey Mapping
      • OKR Coaching for leadership and employees
      • Facilitation & Moderation of OKR Events (OKR Planning, OKR Check-Ins, OKR Review & Retro)
    • OKR Experiment & Portfolio Management
      • OKR Implementation with pilot teams
      • OKR Process design combined with Scrum & Kanban
      • OKR Coaching for Scrum & Kanban Teams
      • Portfolio Management
      • Program Management
    • International Business Development & Growth
      • Project Management for the 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)

    Qualifications

    OKR Master
    Systemic Business Coach
    Management 3.0 Foundations
    Organisational Change Management
    In-house Scrum & Kanban Trainings

    Other skills

    Liberating Structures
    Remote Workshop Facilitation
    Customer Journey Mapping
    Portfolio Management
    Working Out Loud

    Current interests

    Flight Levels
    Wardley Maps
    Lean Startup
    Testing Business Ideas
    Gamification

    Languages

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

    Education

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