Diane Gombart - Agile Coach
Diane Gombart is a seasoned Agile Coach with over a decade of experience empowering clients of all sizes and industries. She embraces the values of honesty, integrity, empathy, and continuous learning, and champions collaboration, communication, and transparency within teams.
Diane’s coaching philosophy is deeply rooted in the power of women, emphasizing servant leadership, continuous improvement, and a results-driven approach. With a diverse toolbox of Agile frameworks and methodologies, she skillfully harnesses the strengths of team members, unlocking their full potential. Diane is an exceptional asset to any project, bringing a unique perspective and unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of inclusivity and woman power.
Interview with Diane
Tell us a little about Diane Gombart and her history with agile
Diane Gombart is an Agile Coach with over a decade of experience helping teams and organizations adopt agile practices. Her journey with agile began while working as a software developer for a startup. The team was struggling to deliver products on time and to a high standard of quality.
That’s when Diane discovered agile and its principles of collaboration, adaptability, and customer focus. Since then, she’s been passionate about sharing the benefits of agile with others and helping them apply it to their work.
Can Diane share their personal values that are valuable to them?
Diane believes in cultivating personal values such as honesty, integrity, respect, empathy, and continuous learning.
As an Agile Coach, she believes it’s essential to model these values and to encourage them in the teams and organizations she works with.
What types of clients has Diane Gombart worked with over the years?
Diane has worked with a diverse range of clients, including startups, small and medium-sized businesses, large corporation, non-profits, and government agencies.
Her clients have been in various industries, such as finance, healthcare, technology, education, and manufacturing.
What tools does Diane use with clients?
Diane believes in using the tools and frameworks that best suit the needs of the teams and organizations she works with.
Some of the commonly used tools and frameworks include Scrum, Kanban, Lean, DevOps, and Design Thinking.
She also uses various facilitation techniques, such as retrospectives, user story mapping, and impact mapping, to help teams collaborate effectively and deliver value to their customers.
How does Diane work in a team?
Diane believes that working in a team is essential to agile, and as a coach, she leads by example.
She strives to build strong relationships with the teams she works with, establishing trust and respect. She encourages open and honest communication and fosters a culture of collaboration, where everyone’s input is valued.
Diane also believes in continuous improvement and encourages teams to regularly reflect on their work and identify areas for growth.
What coaching philosophies does Diane adhere to and work with?
As an Agile Coach, Diane believes in the principles of the Agile Manifesto, which include valuing individuals and interactions, working software, customer collaboration, and responding to change.
She also believes in the importance of servant leadership, where the coach serves the team and helps them achieve their goals. Additionally, Diane believes in the power of experimentation and continuous learning, where teams are encouraged to try new things, learn from their mistakes, and adapt their practices to better serve their customers.
What Diane's clients say:
The project was large in scope and required huge coordination efforts. It is rare to find someone who can converse on a technical and business level and have the initiative to constantly improve their skills. I would undoubtedly recommend Diane to any project and expect great success from her.
I enjoyed working with Diane a lot! She is an expert in giving and receiving well-rounded 360 degrees feedback. In addition, she is a source of inspiration and and example of true leadership. I admire Diane for her bravery and vision.
We were very lucky to have Diane as a key player of our agile transformation for this to happen smoothly and following the state of the art practices.