References & Testimonials

  • Roche Diagnostics Turkey & Central Asia & Caucasia, >300
    SCALING OKR WITH SQUADS & TRIBES INCLUDING SENIOR LEADERSHIP
    • Audit of current OKR system
    • OKR Foundation Workshop with Leadership
    • Introducing and definition of Company-Wide Mid-Term Goal for the next 12 months 
    • Design of the new OKR Architecture based on Squads and Tribes
    • Defining new mixed OKR Teams in Leadership Level
    • Facilitation and Moderation of OKR Events (Plannings, Check-ins, Reflection)
    • Process Coaching to integrate OKR into day-to-day work (Scrum, Kanban, BAU, etc.)
    • OKR Training & Supervision for internal OKR Agents
    • OKR Introduction Sessions for all employees

    Arda Taylan, Agile Coach | Professional Coach @ Roche Diagnostics Turkey

    “We worked with Cansel Sörgens to define our organisation’s annual strategy and OKR processes. Thanks to Cansel’s deep experience in Agile transformation and OKR, our work with both C level and middle management has been very productive. I definitely recommend you to work for agile transformation and OKR processes.”

  • Vestel Customer Services, Home Appliances Manufacturer, Turkey, >16.000
    STARTING OKR FOR STRATEGIC THEMES WITH VIRTUAL MIXED TEAMS
    • OKR Foundation with Leadership
    • Introducing and definition of Strategic Mid-Term Goal for chosen themes
    • Definition and design of OKR Architecture based on the idea of Flight Levels
    • Coaching of mixed OKR teams working on chosen strategic topics
    • Facilitation and Moderation of OKR Events (Plannings, Check-ins, Reflection)
    • Process Coaching to integrate OKR into day-to-day work (Scrum, Kanban, BAU, etc.)
    • OKR Training & Supervision for internal OKR Agents
    • OKR Introduction Sessions for all employees
    • OKR overall process reflection with Organisational Development Team

    Esra Akgün, Business Excellence, Training and Technical Manager @ Vestel Customer Services

    “Cansel Sörgens is one of the powerful consultants in the area of OKR. She is interpreting OKR from the real and deep meaning of the approach, not in a fashionable manner. That’s the reason why, we have developed a great collaboration with her during our first 2 OKR cycles in Vestel, while we have gained lots of new approaches, new ways of thinking and learnt how to look most of the well-known concepts from different perspectives. If you are willing the learn and apply OKR in its real soul, I can honestly say that Cansel is the right person.”

  • CM4all – Content Management SaaS for B2B/B2C (a IONOS AG company), <100
    INTRODUCING OKR WITH A CROSS-FUNCTIONAL PILOT TEAM FOR A CHOSEN STRATEGIC TOPIC
    • OKR Foundation with Leadership
    • Definition and design of OKR Architecture
    • OKR Introduction Session with the Pilot Team
    • Definition of strategic Mid-Term Goal for the next 12 months
    • Facilitation and Moderation of OKR Events (Plannings, Check-ins, Reflection)
    • Team Coaching to integrate OKR into day-to-day work with Kanban
  • UNO-Refugees Agency (UNHCR), NGO, >100
    RE-STARTING OKR INCLUDING TEAM LEVEL
    • Audit of current OKR system
    • OKR Foundation with Leadership
    • Definition of strategic organisation-wide Mid-Term Goal
    • Definition of the new OKR Architecture
    • OKR Introduction Sessions for all employees
    • Facilitation and Moderation of OKR Events of 5 Teams (Plannings, Check-ins, Reflections)
    • OKR Alignment / Marketplace Workshop
    • OKR Training for internal OKR Agents
    • OKR overall process reflection with Leadership and OKR Agents
    • Shop Apotheke Europe – Digital Healthcare & E-Commerce, Germany, >1500
      INTRODUCING OKR AS PART OF AGILE TRANSFORMATION
      • OKR System Owner as Agile Transformation Coach and Organisational Development Manager
      • Vision & Strategy Workshops with Leadership / Top Management
      • OKR Coaching for Executives, Department Leads, Team Members
      • Coaching OKR Teams in Product Development, Marketing, Affiliate, HR, Sustainability Program, etc.)
      • OKR Coaching for Strategic Initiatives to digitalise healthcare (eRX, Online Doctor Service, Smart Patient)
      • Customer Journey Mapping Workshops

      Johannes Dalampiras, Recruiter @ Shop Apotheke

      “Without OKR I would have still been spending my time with operational activities only. Thanks to the OKR Coaching of Cansel I now take time to think about the big picture and work on strategic topics.”

      Eweline Kuzmicz, Talent Acquisition @ Shop Apotheke

      “Cansel asks the right questions that help to shift my way of thinking. Thank you for your 1:1 coaching through which I gained new perspectives.”

    • STARTING AGILE TRANSFORMATION
      • Transformation from temporary Project Teams to long-term cross-functional Product Teams
      • Establishing Agile HR such as Peer Recruiting, Peer Onboarding, Peer Feedback, etc.
      • Establishing Customer and Business Value based decision making process
      • Establishing Portfolio Management
      • Improve collaboration between Project Management, Product Development and Business Units, and close the communication gap between parent company and former SaaS agency.
    • The Fittest GmbH, Personal Development & IT-Talents, Germany, <10
      INTRODUCING OKR COMBINED WITH SCRUM
      • OKR Foundation Workshop
      • Vision Workshop (Golden Circle)
      • Product Strategy Workshops (Business Model Canvas & Value Proposition)
      • Customer Journey Mapping
      • Process design to integrate OKR into day-to-day work (Scrum, BAU, etc.)
      • Facilitation and Moderation of OKR Events (Plannings, Check-ins, Reflections)

      Ruth Sylvester, Product Manager @ Fittest GmbH

      “Ich hatte in früheren Firmen bereits mit OKRs gearbeitet. Aber erst durch Cansel hatte ich das Gefühl, das wertvolle Tool erst richtig zu verstehen. Dank OKR bin ich in der Lage, meine qualitative Arbeit quantitativ erfahrbar und messbar zu machen. Damit sehe ich sofort den Impact meiner Arbeit auf unsere Unternehmensziele, was extrem motivierend ist.”

    • Online Games, Germany, <1000
      EXPERIMENTING WITH OKR AS PART OF PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
      • Learning and adopting OKR for better alignment and transparency of company-wide strategic projects 
      • OKR Process Design in combination with Scrum & Kanban 
      • Team Coaching for how to visualise work in a multi product environment
      • Team Coaching for how to prioritise in a deadline driven environment
    • International Business Development & Growth
      • Project Management for Product Launches 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 & Affiliate Partnerships in CEE, Southern Europe, LATAM, Southeast Asia, MENA

    Trainings and workshop participants say…

    • Lena Poesl, HR & Academy at RUBICON IT GmbH

      “I participated in the OKR Master training led by Cansel. Apart from the training content, which was very helpful for me when starting my work as OKR Master at our company, I benefited very much from Cansel’s personal experience with OKRs. I think she has extensive knowledge and experience with OKRs, as well as change management and organizational development and I can highly recommend Cansel to any company who is seeking external support when introducing OKR.”

    • Nicole Böhme, Transformation Coach @ Siemens Energy & Co-Organiser of Lernbar Berlin Meetup

      “OKR hat mir geholfen meine Ziele zu strukturieren und diese dadurch greifbarer zu machen. Cansel begegnet Menschen auf Augenhöhe und kreiert dadurch eine tolle Vertrauensbasis und wertschätzende Umgebung.”

    • Wolfgang Auer, Agile Coach, Raiffeisen Software GmbH

      “So far in 2021, I had the pleasure to attend quite some free webinars – the one which left the biggest mark and impact in context of state-of-the-art methodology was the OKR webinar provided by Cansel. Her approach has proven to be excellent, and so does the outcome. So I would like to warmly recommend and endorse Cansel!”

      “Dein 90-Minuten-OKR-Workshop gehörte zum Besten, das ich bisher in diesem Zusammenhang erlebt habe – das war lohnender als 2 Tage Bezahlkurs ein paar Wochen später. Und dafür ein großes Danke.”