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 working as an independent consultant, I reach out to colleagues (that often become friends) to collaborate. We often start by discussing professional interests we share, which often leads to crazy ideas for potential work to undertake, and sometimes we actually end up doing them. In other occasions, we just keep in touch and regularly discuss these or other new ideas.

Brilliant partnerships I work (or try to) work with...

I collaborate (or we are trying to find ways to do it) with several partnerships of brave people who created their own firm. We enjoy sharing ideas and working together, uniting skillsets and efforts for better results. I am very thankful to be part of them.

 

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 Femenia

Ana Femenia

Evaluator

Ana is a role model for me for her balancing interesting, powerful evaluation contracts for major 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.

Carmen Ferrer

Carmen Ferrer

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.

Carolina del Campo

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.

Ines Dalmau

Ines Dalmau

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.

Katherine Garven

Katherine Garven

Evaluator

Katherine is one of the brave ones and a pleasure to work with. She is so detail-oriented and hard-worker (and nice) that makes me want to be better. Her partnership: www.upendoconsulting.org

Michele Tarsilla

Michele Tarsilla

UNICEF Evaluation Regional Officer in Dakar

I admire Michele so much too: he is one of the hardest worker I know and for his passion for evaluation and for promoting evaluation capacity in Africa. I enjoy discussing with him so much.

Pablo Vidueira

Pablo Vidueira

University Professor

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.

Salvador Bustamante

Salvador Bustamante

Evaluator

Salva and I have been crossing paths since 2017 and he is another evaluator I learn so much from. Plus we have this two-people evaluation book club going on amongst us when I am back in Madrid.

David Keyes

David Keyes

R expert

David has open my mind by making quantitative data more accesible by making R sound understandable. I wish I was rich to have weekly classes with him but so far, he has helped me a lot and it is great fun to work with. You can find him at: www.rfortherestofus.com

Steve Powell

Steve Powell

Evaluator and enterpreneur

Steve is a bright, swift mind who sees evaluation in a very interesting way and is always looking for new opportunities. I enjoy working with him too. He has created softwares for doing Theories of Change such as www.theorymaker.info.

Ann-Murray Brown

Ann-Murray Brown

Evaluator, entrepreneur and activitist

Ann is a force of nature. She has such a vibrant energy that she has a legion of fans. We finally met at EES2018 and we have many ideas to work together. More about her: www.annmurraybrown.com.

Donna Podems

Donna Podems

Evaluator, professor, author and so much more

Donna is such an inspiration, for being a referent in evaluation and feminism, but also for her calm passion and her elegant integrity. I call her the “Julia Roberts” of the evaluation field… Her work: www.otherwise.co.za

Genowefa Blundo

Genowefa Blundo

Evaluator and researcher

I admire Genowefa so much. She is one of those evaluators who know so much I almost don’t understand what she is saying though she is making perfect sense. I love discussing with her and having a sneak peak of her vast vision and knowledge of evaluation.

John Watt

John Watt

Super-Evaluator

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.

Lovely Dhillon

Lovely Dhillon

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

Monica Lomeña

Monica Lomeña

Globetrotter environmentalist

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.

Romeo Santos

Romeo Santos

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.

Scott Chaplowe

Scott Chaplowe

EME Director (Climate) at CIFF

I met Scott in AEA 2013 in Washington D.C. and I remember thinking he was my hero for working in Evaluation at IFRC. Now he works for CIFF but he continues to be 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

Carlos Rodríguez-Ariza

Carlos Rodríguez-Ariza

Evaluator

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/

GR Farooqui

GR Farooqui

M&E Specialist

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.

Hortense Sombié

Hortense Sombié

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.

Josse Gillijns

Josse Gillijns

Head of Evaluation of IFRC

Josse gave me one of my first important opportunities as an evaluator in 2014. And since he such a visual brain too, we connected and we are still looking forward to crossing paths and working again together.

Marta Arranz

Marta Arranz

Senior Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning - OAK Foundation

We crossed paths for the first time in the closing session of AEA2016 and we like to work together as we are passionate about the same things…

Pablo Medina

Pablo Medina

Deputy Shelter Cluster Global Coordinator

It is a pleasure to work with Pablo, as he is an amazing boss and so much fun to work with. Thank you (and Josse) for giving me the opportunity of working in the Shelter sector, I had never had the chance to explore before.

Sheila Robinson

Sheila Robinson

Evaluator, educator and facilitator, Custom Professional Learning, LLC

Sheila is the sweetest evaluator I know and I am so happy I volunteered to help her curate AEA365 (she does 99% of it), but I’m loving it and her energy is always so positive :-). More about Sheila: www.sheilabrobinson.com

Stephanie Kleschnitzki

Stephanie Kleschnitzki

Director - Strategic Planning & Monitoring at DevSmartGroup

Stephanie is another one of those people who always keeps an eye on me (and viceversa!). She has generously included me in many of the DevSmart Group contracts, where I am always surrounded by excellent profesionals I learn from so much 🙂

Julian King

Julian King

Julian is an expert in so many things I’m so interested about (related to Value For Money) and so easy to work with, that I feel that being around him I always learn something… Here is his website: www.julianking.co.nz

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…