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Meet Our Team

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I am Jolene Jangles.  

I strongly believe in people’s greatness and I have spent the past 20 years focused on helping others achieve more while delivering great products.  

As a lean/agile practitioner and Co-Active coach I work with individuals, teams and organizations to reach higher levels.   Using the right balance of teaching, mentoring and coaching I share my passion hoping to ignite the greatness I see in others. 

Jolene Jangles

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I am Joe Ziadeh and I'm passionate about brains (but I am not a zombie). I specialize in the science behind how our brains react to learning and change. I've been working in Agile and IT for 20 years, in a variety of fun and interesting roles. Currently I'm a Training Badass and Agile Coach for Balanced Agility, speaker at a number of Agile conferences, and Instructor of Agile Courses in the Washington University Technology Leadership Center.

Joe Ziadeh

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I am Danna Mokamba.  

I have a strong passion to help grow talent and an even stronger passion to deliver value to individuals and practitioners.  

I am an accomplished, resourceful, and versatile coach and Agile/Lean/Scrum transformation leader across a variety of industries.I am also a Certified Lean Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Professional, LeSS Certified, Scrum Master & Product Owner, SAFe Agilist

Danna Mokamba

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Hi there! Vivek here. I am an avid learner, content creator, trainer and career coach. I am passionate about helping people navigate careers as Scrum Master, Product Owners, and Business Analyst. I love seeing my students go out in the world and show up with amazing growth mindset and help teams and organization improve. I believe Experimentation is key in life. Last several years, I spent time honing my facilitation and coaching skills working as an Agile Coach and did several public agile training classes.

Vivek Khattri

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I am Pabitra Khanal! I have been training and coaching for few years and have developed love for helping people shift their mindset, whether it is in a work environment or personal life. I love helping people realize those Aha! moments that ultimately helps them transform! I am a certified Agile Coach from ICAgile and a team facilitation enthusiast! Last several years, I have been working as an Agile Team Facilitator and facilitated and taught dozens of (remote and in-person) Agile learning workshops

Pabitra Khanal

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I am Suvandhya Rao, my friends call me Suvy :) 

My passion is to enable a culture of Autonomy, Accountability, and Agility. I believe anyone can achieve most of what matters to them when they have this kind of an environment around them.
As an Agile Coach, I am enthusiastically devoted to driving the adoption and optimization of an Agile mindset, Organizational Development, and Cultural Change.

I teach, coach, mentor individuals, and teams at all levels adopt Lean and Agile concepts that help bring three essential and indispensable areas of people, process and products together in a way that makes life better, faster, cheaper and happier! 

Suvy Rao

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I am Anthony Bruno, I’m passionate about liberating people from bad leadership and dogma. I love learning, helping others learn, and I am energized from seeing “AHA” moments.

 

I’ve been a techy my whole career and now am an Agility Coach at Qdivision.io of Unigroup Inc. For the last 5 yrs have been a Coach for multiple large organizations in the St. Louis area. I am a co-host of the St. Louis Business Agility and St. Louis Lean Kanban User Group and Meetups.

Anthony Bruno

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Hi there, I’m Gabe.  My passion lies with people.  My first technology based job was in operations on a support team where I had a great leader who taught me the power of enabling people.  Even through something as simple as helping someone with a job function that they were previously unable to perform. I saw the joy that came from that empowerment of the other person when they were given the freedom and ability to achieve what they wanted even in a mundane work function.  I wanted more.

 

My first foray into agile development and product management came as a similar surprise while I was working on a small development team.  We were challenged to deliver a usable product in two weeks. My team didn’t think this was possible but with some helpful coaching we learned some techniques which enabled this.  The change was dramatic. To go from developing in a vacuum to seeing customer delight, shortening the feedback loop and move closer to the cause and effect of my code translating into happiness the effect was electric.  I realized that if this way of thinking and developing software could make my work better, it could make others’ work better. We spend ⅓ of our lives at work. If we make work better. We make life better.

 

I got my start coaching 15 years ago when I worked at a drug and alcohol abuse rehab center for adolescents.  I learned a lot about behavioral science, psychology and conflict resolution. I spent time coaching around those areas as well as professional, career and life coaching.  That is where I learned how powerful it can be just to listen to someone who is desperate to be heard.

 

I’ve spent time as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Coach and as a leader of organizations.

Gabe Weitkemper

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I am Theresa Behnke. I have been actively involved in training individuals and teams inside and outside of educational settings for more than 20 years. As a long-time educator and coach, I help individuals and teams reflect on their current and past practices to identify where they can transform. As a yoga instructor, I strive to bring a calm and balanced approach to even the most contentious meetings by creating spaces that respect individuals’ needs and honor team goals and outcomes.

Theresa Behnke

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