I love working with friends
Working with other people motivates me, challenges me, encourages me and in fact, I get my best ideas through (or after) talking to others about things I care about. So either when I was working in big organizations or now that I have become an independent consultant, I reach out to colleagues (that often become friends) to collaborate with. We often start by discussing about professional interests we share, which soon will turn up in some crazy, potential ideas that we could undertake, and in occasions we end up doing them. In other occasions, we just keep in contact and regularly discuss about these or new ideas.
People I love discussing and working with....
My closest network of colleagues
When I’m working based in the little village in Southern France I live in, regular contact with people in my field makes me feel connected, belonging to a worldwide community and not alone in my sunny but one-person home office. In this period of my professional life, since I started my Evaluation consultant practice, this network of colleagues-friends has become truly important.
So these people are part of my learning process and my actual work, and as an important part of my “Visual Brain”, I wanted to introduce you to them. This is my closest network; they are all brilliant and great company to be around. You can find ways to contact them below.
Ana is a role model for me for her balancing interesting, powerful evaluation contracts for major humanitarian organizations and having times off for herself. She is a great, experienced support when I have needed her, she does great work along with the Aproeval team, and I’m looking forward to finding an evaluation together. More: www.anafemenia.com.
Carolina del Campo
Evaluator, specialist in Gender
Carolina has impressive education and experience, and I admire her for many reasons. We studied our M.A. in Evaluation together and we often find ways of collaborating with each others’ contracts and projects. She even brought her family over and we did co-working in Montech! For more info: ask me about her, as she does not like to make her information public in the web.
Expert in Cash. Certified trainer at CaLP
Dear Inés is also great to have in your radar. Always reaching out for new projects and exchanging, we have smoothly worked together several times and she is my reference in Cash Transfer Programming.
CEO and founder of JODEVI CONSULTING
Lovely worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Deputy Director for Strategy, Management and Evaluation for the US Program’s Advocacy and Policy team. Now she funded her own practice and I love exploring with her new ways of presenting Theories of Change, among other topics. She is a great mentor and friend. More: www.jodevi.org
President of the Pilipinas Development Evaluators Association
Among many other things Romeo manages to do, such as lead evaluator at ILO Manila Co, president of the national evaluation association in the Philippines and a trustee in IOCE, we co-lead the activities of the Corporate Self-Evaluation Sub-Thematic Working Group of the EES (European Evaluation Society). I admire him as he is highly committed and very generous.
Shelter specialist & Emergency coordination
We met in 2008 before I became Red Cross delegates with Spanish Red Cross. Ever since, we share life moments, mutual coaching to reorient our nomad lives and our love for the Red Cross Movement.
Farooqui is the one of the nicest person I know and so committed to his work. I loved working with him in Karachi and we are always planning (and dreaming about) when we will do another evaluation together, cause we learn a lot from each other.
Since a common friend thought we should work together (thanks Elmira!) we have been in contact. John is a source of wisdom and though he has recently engaged into a full-time fascinating job, I really hope he comes back soon to the independent side to have the chance to work with him.
Expert in Climate Change
Monica and I randomly met at an Evaluation seminar and ever since we follow each other closely. It has fun to be involved in her PhD thesis, helping her re-think her conclusions visually and seeing how brilliant and hard-working she is. Ideas for new projects together will materialize soon.
Senior M&E Adviser at IFRC
I met Scott in AEA 2013 in Washington D.C. and I remember thinking he was my hero for working in Evaluation at IFRC. He is a great mentor, expert in Evaluation Capacity Building among many other things, and we always keep an eye on each other. More: www.ScottChaplowe.com
Resilience coordinator - FAO Ethiopia
Our senses of humor clicked when we met in another conference, and I come to him for wisdom about consulting. We are exploring and writing about how to explore visually new paradigms of KM4D (Knowledge management for Development). More: www.tripleAD.wordpress.com/
Expert in Resilience and Cash
Hortense was my pillar while I was living in Burkina Faso, and we shared plenty of moments and stories working together. Years have passed ever since, we have both evolved finding new common areas where we can find new projects and adventures together.
Senior Partner (and Founder) of ImpactReady LLP
I was lucky the day Joseph reached out via internet in 2013. Working with him and becoming an ImpactReady Partner (network of collaborators he created in 2011) has meant a major breakthrough in my evaluation practice. I love the way Joseph does excellent work as it was easy. I’m overall thrilled that he likes working with me. More: www.ImpactReady.org.
Pablo is my foot into the Systems Thinking (ST) field, which he loves. We happily met in 2013 surrounded by AEA evaluators and ever since we have fun writing papers about ST and Dataviz.
Facilitator. ImpactReady Senior Partner and Co-founder
Tim and I share the many synergies between Evaluation and Facilitation. We have found ourselves having fun exploring Theories of Change, and getting excited daily about small things. More: www.ImpactReady.org
Would you like to be part of this informal network?
As you can see, I really enjoy being in contact and finding ways to work with interesting colleagues… that become friends.
So if you have an idea we could work on, or you just wish to be in the radar, do not hesitate in reaching out…