The OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) Q&A Podcast is a podcast focused on the successful implementation and management of OKRs. Our main objective is to answer any and all questions you may have about OKRs, but specifically how to successfully implement them within your organization. Our host, Tim Meinhardt (CEO of Atruity), interviews executives who have been using OKRs to find out their biggest challenges, largest success stories and top tips/tricks to help make your OKR implementation as successful as possible. If you are interested in implementing OKRs within your organization, visit Atruity's website - www.atruity1.com. Atruity is an OKR Consultancy based in the Washington D.C. Area. © 2020 Atruity, LLC All Rights Reserved


April 5, 2023 25 mins
In this fabulous episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Salipe Kechichian, Head of Product Management for wakecap.
This episode is full of timeless insight. So please, make sure you take some notes.

Salpie and I discuss how she originally was a skeptic of OKRs and yet through being given a fresh perspective how she became a convert and huge advocate of the OKR methodology.

She goes into great detail on the benefits of the OKR ...
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In this exciting episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Katy Trost. Katy is a CEO advisor for Tech organizations post series B.

Katy is extraordinary and I know you will enjoy her perspectives and insight. Also, her website www.Katytrost.com has some fabulous resources, so please check it out.

We cover how OKRs play a role in helping her with CEO’s as they learn and manage the complexities of fast growing organizations.

Katy m...
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In this terrific episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Dan Montgomery, Managing Director of Agile Strategies and Devon Brown Owner of Inciting leaders.

They recently published a fabulous piece about Building OKR Compatible Performance Management Systems.

Here's the link: https://incitingleaders.com/2023/03/10/building-okr-compatible-performance-management-systems/

This is an extraordinary discussion on what is considered to b...
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In this exciting episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Nick Stanforth, Founder of Progress Factor and his head of Operations, Frank Behnke.

Both are OKR experts in their own right and our discussion goes in depth about how to get the best out of an OKR program.

This is a wonderfully insightful episode and I'd really suggest you have a notepad for this one.
Having the right mindset is critical as you will see throughout this e...
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In this exciting episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Antonio Civita. Antonio in 2020 founded STRTGY.design, a community of over 4,500 C-Level, Managers and Entrepreneurs who have decided to increase the value of their organizations by bridging the gap between business, design and technology faster than the competition. He has numerous OKR implementation programs to his credit in Italy and abroad, and is a published author ...
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In this exciting episode I have the pleasure of speaking to my friends at OKRs Poland Elena Zhukova and Mateusz Paprocki. You can find them speaking about OKRs and providing their unique insight through their live streaming program recorded on UTube called “Coffee with OKRs”.
Both Lena and Matt are excellent OKR professionals having implemented over a dozen OKR programs in both large and small organizations.
They share with us their...
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In this exciting episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Sabrina Baes, the Director of Strategic Planning for the Public Ministry of the State of Matto Grosso do Sul in central-west Brazil and Marcos Barros, Founder and Managing Director of Oxford Business Masters. Marcos is a published author, entrepreneur, co-founder and board advisor to several organizations, with clients in New York, London, São Paulo and several other maj...
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In this super episode I have the distinct pleasure of speaking with Mitchell Muncy of Prospera.
Mitchell is a strategy expert and this episode ties together so many brilliant concepts about strategy development and why it’s so critical to have a well thought out and articulated strategy.
He then helps tie it together with OKRs and how a well thought out strategy actually makes for outstanding strategy execution.

You will listen to ...
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This is a fabulous podcast featuring Ryan Lowdermilk, Cloud Solution Architect and OKR Coach at Microsoft.

Ryan this last year took on the role of managing the OKR program for Global Partner Solutions (GPS) for Microsoft U.S.

Ryans Expertise and enthusiasm are off the charts! His insight and program management style are terrific. Ryan and I talk about his program development and how he’s taking this to the next level. What he knows ...
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In this terrific kick-off episode for 2023, I have the pleasure of interviewing Peter Kennedy and Kevin McDermott of the Futures Strategy group https://www.futuresstrategygroup.com.
This is a very dynamic interview with Peter and Kevin, discussing the continuity trap and why it's important for businesses to build into their organizations ability to adapt and innovate. They provide some powerful examples and show us why being more a...
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In this exciting episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Alexi Monville, chief of Staff for the CTO at Red Hat. Alexei shares with us his philosophy on OKRs and why he feels they are so valuable to any organization. He speaks about how OKRs provide great to people to do their best work, with the right direction being well defined. I really liked Alexis insight about an organization's journey and how they learn and improve t...
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In this exciting episode, Tim Meinhardt interviews Aaron Velek, OKR Program Manager at Silicon Valley Bank.

Aaron runs a very robust OKR program and in this episode, he shares his insight on many very interesting topics that he has discovered along his OKR journey at Silicon Valley Bank and as an OKR Professional.

His insight is extraordinary and proven success in scaling a major OKR program is not only compelling, but very impres...
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In this amazing episode, Tim Meinhardt interviews Lisa Shufro, Chief Storyteller at WhatMatters.com.

For those that are unfamiliar with WhatMatters.com, it is the official website of the book Measure What Matters and it is jam packed with fantastic information on Objectives & Key Results. To learn more, please visit their website at https://www.whatmatters.com

Lisa is a fantastic guest and brings a very refreshing and unique approach...
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In this powerful episode, Tim Meinhardt interviews John Vollmer, currently the Chairman of Amentum and previously the CEO of Amentum.

Amentum is a $9 billion dollar organization and employs more than 20,000 people in 48 states and 28 foreign countries and territories.

John and Tim discuss the importance of bringing groups together to act as one organization after an acquisition and how he used the OKR methodology to create a success...
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In this episode of the OKRs Q&A Podcast, Tim Meinhardt interviews Zach Richard, Senior Director of RPO for Andiamo.

Zach and Tim discuss the importance of North Stars and their role in helping shape an OKR program. Zach also discusses how implementing an OKR program has allowed his entire organization to have visibility and transparency into other divisions. He goes into detail about how this has greatly benefited him in his posit...
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In this exciting episode, Tim Meinhardt interviews Zachary Green - a USMC Veteran, Firefighter, Serial Entrepreneur, author of Warrior Entrepreneur and host of The Warriors Voice Podcast. Zachary’s main focus is using the warrior spirit to help entrepreneurs and leaders get more out of business and life.

This is truly a fantastic podcast for every entrepreneur and business owner and it is a remarkable half hour.

Zach and Tim discuss...
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In this exciting episode, Tim interviews Andy Alderson, CEO & Founder of Vanarama, an AutoTrader Company.

Andy and Tim had a very insightful conversation about a variety of topics related to the CEO’s viewpoint on OKRs. They discussed why Andy chose OKRs for his organization as CEO, how Vanarama embraced OKRs straight away and how OKRs helped their organization execute their most important priorities.

We also discuss the importance...
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In this insightful episode, Tim Meinhardt interviews Tom Kereszti, author of C-Suite and Beyond: 4 Keys To Leadership Success.

Tom is an industry influencer, author, coach, speaker, educator, and mentor. His approach to leadership comes from a lifetime of international experience. His servant leadership principles are time proven. He is down to earth and able to strike a balance between business challenges and common-sense solutio...
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In this fantastic episode, Tim interviews Paula Bratcher Ratliff, president of Women Impact Tech.

Women Impact Tech drives equity in technology, where diversity and inclusion are no longer just an initiative. They are building a special community – a safe haven – for collaboration, professional growth and belonging that will inspire, educate, empower, and advance women in technology.

Check out their upcoming conferences where women c...
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In this exciting episode, Tim Meinhardt interviews Daniel McAdams, President of Andiamo.

In their discussion, Daniel shares his thoughts and initial first impressions of OKRs. He discusses the beginning of his OKR journey, what he felt were the biggest challenges that he and his organization faced before implementing OKRs and ultimately his largest successes after using OKRs in their organization.

Additionally, Daniel speaks about ...
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