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.
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.
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.
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.
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.MORE TO THE STORY →
Set your own aligned goals
(IN ONE WEEK)
Join the waiting list for our quarterly No BS OKRs course. 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 supported self-drafting time, discussion with cohort participants, and 1:1 review and feedback of your goal drafts. Offered quarterly!NO BS OKRS
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."
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!!!"
"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."
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 Evolutionary 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.
Intro to the Connected Strategic™ Organization
Learn the basics of our frameworks for increasing alignment and achievement in this 1-hour introduction suitable for all participants. This course is offered once a month year-round, or, if you don't want to wait, you can join a self-paced on-demand version of the same material.
Leading the Connected Strategic™ Organization
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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Useful tools and resources for Thinkydoers and changemakers
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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.READ MORE →