Coaching, community, and learning for changemakers and strategic operators

Even (and especially) the frustrated ones.
  • Increase your effectiveness at rallying others to support your change initiatives
  • Learn ways of working that help you work authentically (without trying to emulate extroverted behavior or "executive presence")
  • Increase your efficiency and life / work well-being by reducing overwork, managing your inner critic and / or "perfectionism," and learning new practices to help you create your own work / life harmony.
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New for 2024:

Building No-BS OKRs, now self-paced & on demand

Are you tired of traditional approaches to OKRs that promise big results but lack practical steps? I’ve got you! My newly-updated, fully asynchronous and self-paced No-BS OKRs workshop helps you learn a human-focused approach to OKRs, designed to achieve business results that matter.

  • Developed from real challenges faced by thousands of students and clients

  • Accessible to everyone, regardless of professional history or background

  • Scientifically robust, informed by motivation science and organizational behavior

  • Primarily self-paced, with four live one-hour office hours per quarter!

  • VIP upgrade available for individualized feedback, 1:1 coaching, and asynchronous chat Q&A!

Sign up now for access to our Mid-Year Reset Live Office Hours, starting Wednesday June 19th!

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Coaching, community, and learning for changemakers and strategic operators

Even (and especially) the frustrated ones.
  • Increase your effectiveness at rallying others to support your change initiatives
  • Learn ways of working that help you work authentically (without trying to emulate extroverted behavior or "executive presence")
  • Increase your efficiency and life / work well-being by reducing overwork, managing your inner critic and / or "perfectionism," and learning new practices to help you create your own work / life harmony.
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Are you a Thinkydoer?

Thinkydoers are strategic operators wired to spot issues and improve the world around them.

We are deeply curious, undeterred by the challenges of change, and prefer the uncharted territory of experimentation to the inertia of the status quo.

Others may lean on us as “invaluable number two’s” because of our ability to think deeply and critically AND execute (especially under pressure). 

We’re the “dot-connectors” who could (and should) be in charge to achieve change, but who may hit a career ceiling because our values of candor and factfulness outweigh our respect for authority structures.

We’re firmly of the Steve Martin school: “be so good they can’t ignore you,” and allergic to prioritizing appearance over substance.

We're continuous learners, we're curious about our work and the people we do it with, and we're motivated by the hard work of progress.

Are you a Thinkydoer? If so, you're in good company.

Here, you'll find learning opportunities, useful tools and resources, and opportunities for connection and community with other Thinkydoers -- since we're capable of great things on our own, but together, I believe we can create a world where every person can find and do their life's work.

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Increase your effectiveness and reduce friction in your work

Leadership Development and Operational Learning with Sara



Learning programs focused on goal-setting, organizing for goal attainment, leadership development, and OKR coaching training.

 

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Executive, Career, and Work / Life Well-being Coaching



Work 1:1 or in a group program with Sara to increase awareness of your strengths, thought-partner around your challenges, and plan your path forward.

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Browse our free self-service resources for Thinkydoers



The Thinkydoers podcast and blog exist to share helpful, useful resources for thinky leaders and doers. Goal-setting, organizing for goal achievement, workplace well-being, and more. 

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FREE GIFT

Download our Free Introduction to Evolutionary OKRs for Thinkydoers™

We've prepared this download to share two of our most helpful, most valuable resources with you at no charge:

  • A one-sheet on why and how OKRs help Thinkydoers accelerate their impact at work; and
  • Our Evolutionary OKRs cheat sheet, which may be all you need to create useful, impactful Objectives and Key Results to guide your work.

Download our free introduction to Evolutionary OKRs

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NICE TO MEET YOU

I'm Sara Lobkovich



OKR Master Coach and Principal Consultant

Early in my career, I struggled to understand unspoken and shifting organizational expectations, and the moving goal posts of "success," which often seemed arbitrary or out of reach. As a senior executive, that tension grew. I found myself in new compression zones between our annual plan and my team, with strategic plans and implementation activities that weren't aligned.

These experiences led me to the practice of OKRs -- Objectives and Key Results -- which help fill the alignment and clarity gap between durable strategies and implementation plans. The excitement around OKRs is huge: but the lack of coherent practical application information available was a barrier. So I created a coherent, useful, and intuitive approach to connecting strategy to execution through the Connected Strategic Stack, and a unique approach to Evolutionary OKRs for change-making organizations where people matter.

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Set your own aligned goals

(IN ONE WEEK)

Join me for our next No BS OKRs workshop!

Start the week with a blank sheet of paper, and end the week with a complete set of Objective and Key Results (or, aligned goals, if OKRs are not the right tool for your job).

This live course features live instruction with an option for asynchronous participation, supported self-drafting time, discussion with cohort participants, and Q&A via our course community. Offered with Live Support sessions quarterly, and a fully asynchronous version more frequently. Join the waitlist today!

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From our feedback surveys:


 

"I'm excited for the transparency, clarity, and connection this will provide our teams. You make this so much fun and are super motivating."

Jen

CHIEF OF STAFF

"Great workshop, content was insightful and unique (unlike a lot of the mess being served or re-served out there in the world), and I walked away with the ability to articulate something critical to my career growth, and in a way much more elegant than I've ever been able to. Oh, and Sara was awesome!!!"

John

SENIOR EXECUTIVE

"Sara you are a master facilitator. I am autistic and holding my attention for several hours is nearly impossible but I was engaged and interested the entire time. I absolutely love OKR’s."

Michelle

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT LEADER

ONLINE COURSES & GROUP PROGRAMS

Practice to learn, in a learner-focused, supported learning environment


Enable yourself to create necessary change in your existing organization, and expand your possibilities into new territories by adding Connected Strategic™ Leadership skills and Evolutionary OKR™ expertise to your toolkit.

Coaching No-BS OKRs™

New and experienced OKR Coaches gain practical how-to's, skills and strategies for navigating known roadblocks to OKR creation, and practice coaching OKRs in multiple scenarios designed specifically for participant learning and confidence-building.

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Rebelutionary™ Leader Learning Series

This four session cohort-based course (with a hybrid / partial asynchronous option) enables high-potential leaders and people managers to execute-to-learn the skills of OKR creation, organizational alignment, building a rhythm of business for goal attainment, and engaging and exciting your teams down to the individual level. Increase employee retention, engagement, and organizational performance!

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LATEST FROM THE BLOG

Useful tools and resources for Thinkydoers and changemakers

Our Thinkydoers blog has links to key resources about the Connected Strategic Stack, leading change, and some of our most useful resources about the practical application of Objective and Key Results in real-world environments.

OKRs in Context: Do OKRs co-exist with other methodologies?

Stress and Resilience with Dat Tran

Our Thinkydoers blog has links to key resources about the Connected Strategic Stack, leading change, and some of our most useful resources about the practical application of Objective and Key Results in real-world environments.

Prepare for Q2 with Sara Lobkovich and No-BS OKRs

Creating Leading Indicators in High-Stakes Settings with Elena Chopyak

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We send a Thinkydoers newsletter twice a month, to share what's new around here, but also to amplify other voices in leadership, business, and motivation science that make us think.

New subscribers also receive a free downloadable of two of our most valuable resources:

  • A one-sheet on why and how OKRs help Thinkydoers accelerated their impact at work; and
  • Our Evolutionary OKRs cheat sheet, which may be all you need to create useful, impactful Objectives and Key Results to guide your work

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Do you need organizational coaching, consulting, and/or learning and development support?

Red Currant Collective is a strategy coaching and consulting partner for organizations and senior leaders wired for purpose, progress and change.

If you're looking for organizational and institutional support in the form of OKR coaching, OKR consulting, or learning and development support for your organization (instead of in your individual capacity), pop over to Red Currant Collective for more information about how we work with organizations.

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