coach /ˈkōch/ noun, often attributive

Four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage with an enclosed body and an elevated seat in front for the driver.


The key word in the defintion is “elevated.” Being Agile, elevates your work practices. A carriage is symbolic beacuse it holds and delivers people. Torak, holds and delivers concepts, methodologies, and new successes.  Just like a carriage, driving people from destination A to destination B, our job as coaches, is to see our clients from their starting point to their end point.  Through an initial assessment we determine where the coaching should begin, and set a clear destination of where the coaching should end. Before jumping on the carriage, we ensure, that each of our clients knows exactly what they are embarking upon, and clear expectations are set.  The end result, is a satisfied client, who has reached all of their original goals that we established before embarking on their coaching journey.

For more than 10 years, we have been coaching teams, departments and organizations, to help them reach their goals, all while adopting a path of continuous improvement. Our services focus on using Agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban, eXtreme Programming and Lean thinking.

Our founder Dimitri Ponomareff actively coaches our clients as well as mentors our team of Agile coaches. We approach every engagement with a Principal Coach who can immediately understand your needs and provide ongoing alignment with your goals. We manage and scale every engagement around a Principal Coach who provides the right level of structure and discipline to help you stay on track with your transformation. Because there could be many changes to be considered around your culture, processes and leadership style, we focus on the added value of having a coach at your disposition.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world: indeed it’s the only thing that ever has!

Margaret Mead

Our Team


Dimitri Ponomareff

President & Agile Coach

20+ years of IT experience as a CIO, VP, director, manager and web developer. Agile coach for 10+ years with a strong focus on Kanban and Lean IT. Passionate leader, public speaker and entrepreneur.

Kristen Varona

Agile Coach

20+ years experience of n-tiered software application development spanning windows and web. Process experience as an Agile coach to help organizations transform from Waterfall and RUP to Agile.

Tom Gilmore

Agile Coach

20+ years of experience in quality assurance, Agile development and automated testing. Focus on helping organizations develop solutions to improve quality, improve DevOps and decrease release time.

Brian Stanfill

Agile Coach

10+ years in software development. Leader, trainer, veteran, entrepreneur and project manager with a 20 year career with the United States Air Force. Exciting trainer involved in developing and delivering our PMI-ACP course.

Anthony Oden

Agile Coach

20+ years of experience in technology, collaboration and product development practice. Worldwide deliveries as an enterprise Agile coach applying Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, and LeSS across Fortune 500 organizations.