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We are agile consultants, coaches, and difference makers.

Learn about who we are today, how we got here, and what makes us different.

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Who we are.

Since LeanDog’s founding in 2008, we’ve found our purpose in building cultures and products that inspire and delight.

It all starts with our team. We are agile coaches, consultants and engineers with the experience and passion to drive change. We believe in a better way to work.


We didn’t always lead agile transformations at Fortune 500 companies.

We first started to help a startup in Wooster, Ohio; then became a small-scale tech incubator; then went on to build software for corporations on an as-needed basis.

Each step led us to achieve what we do today.

We’ve now partnered with change agents at 200+ organizations, leading agile transformations at Fortune 100 companies, start-ups and small businesses.

“I’m a LeanDog agile coach because I want to help organizations create more fulfilling work environments; environments that make employees more satisfied with their jobs and all-around happier.”

- Todd Cotton, Agile Coach

Our values: The pillars of our culture.

We’re direct.

When it comes to your business, we say what we mean. We’re transparent and honest in all that we do.

We’re curious.

We’re always asking why—and why not. The more we learn, the more we realize we have yet to learn... and it’s with that foundation that we’re bold and unafraid to challenge the norm.

We’re real people, and we have fun.

Building a culture means being real— honoring your truest self and those around you. Our team is down to earth, honest, and fun.

We’re drawn to the water.

It’s always in motion. It flows. Just like your business—the only constant is change itself. And, quite literally, our office is a boat...

A Message from the Captain

At LeanDog, we value people and teams over everything else. In fact, “people over process” is based on the first value of the Agile Manifesto.

Internally, we’ve assembled a network of coaches second to none when it comes to enabling your team’s success.

When working with clients, we coach them up on the importance of people. We identify the change agents who will empower the rest of the organization to live agile and adopt a better way to work.

When all else fails, it’s the people who make the difference.

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Our Crew

Our team is committed to your success. They know agile inside-and-out and believe in its ability to transform organizations.

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