Katja Obring

Coach and consultant

Main focus: Quality engineering

Websites/blogs: https://kato-coaching.com/ , https://www.linkedin.com/in/katjaobring/

City: York

Country: United Kingdom

Personal note:

My main focus is helping startups and scaleups figure out how to improve the quality of their delivery without slowing down. Hint: more testing makes you faster, not slower, if you do it right.


Kat Obring has over 15 years of experience, focusing on helping scaling startups enhance their test strategy to expedite software delivery without compromising quality. As the founder of Kato Coaching, she provides coaching and mentoring that emphasises efficient code delivery and seamless integration of testing capabilities.

Her previous roles, including Head of Delivery at Fictioneers and Senior Consultant at Infinity Works, saw her championing agile and lean methodologies, notably shortening delivery cycles. Her technical know-how shines in creating frameworks for mobile banking applications using tools like Pytest and Locust.

With a background in holding test and quality coach positions at various companies, Kat's approach extends beyond code. She transforms teams and organisations, ensuring well-being, and actively engaging in coaching and workshops. Her unique blend of strategic vision and hands-on expertise makes her a sought-after voice in the industry, sharing insights at various conferences.