OKR Quickstart Coaching


drive value for your business sooner and nail OKR fast

Exploring OKR from scratch is hard. Get your entire business working with OKR quickly with our OKR Quickstart coaching package. While our OKR coaches are based in Australia, we work with businesses like yours all over the world!

History Favours the Bold.

Why is getting started with OKR so hard?

it shouldn't be - but here's where it gets tricky:

  • Wasting huge amounts of time figuring out OKR and making simple mistakes
  • Missing the right activities to set and align OKRs (making it way too painful!)
  • Poorly written OKRs which don't help the business focus and prioritise

There's a better way to approach OKR. Our OKR Coaching is backed by experience helping hundreds of teams embed OKR.

OKR Quickstart

  • Build radical OKR advocates fast - The OKR Quickstart introduces core OKR concepts to the team with practical training sessions. During this time we build a compelling change narrative which inspires and engages the team.
  • OKR Ceremonies for smooth setting -  This is one of the biggest things people miss. Kicking your OKRs off is more than just writing them down. The OKR Quickstart coaching program introduces light weight but impactful ceremonies which ensure the right OKRs are set, teams are aligned and checking in on progress regularly.
  • Make OKR writing easy - Introduce simple concepts and ideas to help your great meaningful OKRs which focus the business and teams. Your jaw will drop when you see what your teams achieve with OKRs done right!

How OKR helps your business?


Create the structure and focus for teams to link their current priorities to business strategy. Teams are empowered to change the game through directional autonomy and a clear measure of progress.


Create RADICAL momentum with cross-functional teams aligning on organisational priorities. OKR brings transparency and collaboration which enables teams to collectively focus. This is how you create an unstoppable wave of outcomes.


OKR enables you to see how your progressing and validate your decisions as you go. They act as a north star which directs you down the right path. Even better is they tell you when you're off course. Your OKR gives you the blueprint to make an impact. This clarity will drive radical engagement with your teams.

Get Started With OKR Fast

You want to achieve your goals fastThat's why our leading OKR Consultants crafted the SKILLFIRE OKR Quickstart program. We want to get you running with OKR quickly so that you can focus on what you do best. Don't spend months of even years getting it right.

key success factors

  • Getting OKR right and learn fast with an OKR Experiment
  • Co-designing your OKR approach with your teams
  • Nailing the change management and avoid common mistakes

Over time we're refined the OKR Quickstart to help you 
nail your change journey, lift capability and get OKR working fast.

Steps to the OKR Quickstart

1. Strategise

Clear change strategy

  • A meaningful problem for the team & business
  • Understand purpose
  • Compelling change narrative
  • Clarity on why use OKR and why now 

2. Influence

Influencers & Awareness

  • OKR champions network
  • Tailored OKR approach
  • Create awareness of OKR & why it's important

3. Learn

Learn OKR Framework

  • OKR training and learning experiences
  • OKR case studies
  • OKR discussion forums
  • Share related internal sucess stories

4. Experiment

OKR Experiment

  • Understand your strategy
  • Focus on one team or function
  • Create one OKR per team
  • Build in quick wins
  • OKR share & iterate

5. Embed

Execute & Embed

  • Link actions, initiatives, activities to the OKR
  • Acknowledge misalignmment
  • Weekly confidence score

6. Improve

Continuous Improvement

  • Celebrate wins
  • Score & retrospective at end of cycle
  • Ensure incentives do not disrupt OKR

Co-designed for impact

Scaling change is hard.  Our approach to co-design creates a network of change agents within each team to embed the framework. This network of your most passionate individuals are called your OKR Champions.

Following Lean Change practices we establish a regular forum for the OKR Champions to take a lead role and be accountable for the implementation of the changes. Whether you're a small startup or a large multinational, this approach creates commitment and disseminates capability across your business with your own people.

How we create lasting oKR advocates

  • Change lead: Senior individual accountable for change implementation.
  • Change Champ: Team members who'll facilitate embedding the change within teams. 
  • Senior Change Champ: Senior stakeholders from around the business who'll lead design of the change and execute change across the business. 
  • Rest of organization: Although no part of the change champ group, everyone is responsible for delivering on the change. Though the chang champ, everyone will have the tools to embed the change.

why our okr quickstart?

Proven experience helping hundreds of businesses & teams nail OKR

Our Australian based OKR Coaches have helped hundreds of businesses and teams across the globe be successful with OKR. As a result, they've increased alignment, made their teams happier and grown their business beyond their wildest dreams. And don't take our word for it, read what they have to say!

OKR Training to fully equip everyone in you business (Efficiently!)

One size never fits all! People leading OKR need to understand how to facilitate killer OKR workshops, rally the team and lead people with their goals in mind. Team members using OKR need to understand how to identify the problems they're solving and track their progress. That's why our OKR training is tailored to each group to make sure they apply it practically.  

Strategic Execution System

Operating Rhythm

Our co-designed approach to embedding OKR links our experience with your business understanding. What we create is a powerful machine for planning, alignment and execution tailored to you. This is embedded in your business as a lasting heartbeat.

Build from experience

This is Tim Newbold, Director of Strategy and Founder of SKILLFIRE. Tim is one of the world's leading OKR Coaches. For over a decade, Tim has refined our approach to OKR across a number of organisations and industries. He's learnt the hard lessons so you don't need to.

Tim's team of OKR Consultants and OKR Facilitators now helps companies embed OKR from our offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Our delighted clients span Asia, the US and Europe. Our favourite clients have written some incredible stories about our work with them.

Ready to begin your OKR quickstart?

Contact us now for an informal chat about how you can get started with OKR.

  • hello@skillfire.com.au
  • (03) 9099 0776
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Love the idea, but want diy?

We're incredibly passionate about making OKR available to all! So if getting our help in your office to help embed OKR is not on the cards, here's some pathways to getting started yourself.

Still not convinced?

As we discovered through our recent survey "Harnessing OKRs during the pandemic", OKR is a powerful tool to drive focus, inspire people and create outcomes. Learn more about the report by clicking here!

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