West River Consulting - Planning, Policy and Facilitation Services
Satisfied Clients

"When Wyoming advocates were looking for a facilitator that could help us bring a diverse group of individuals together to form a coalition to support children's issues, we were referred to Kim. We contacted Kim less than a month prior to our retreat and were amazed at her ability to help us develop and implement a plan. The guidance, expertise and direction Kim provided allowed us to form a coalition that is strong and continues to grow."

Deanna Frey, Executive Director, Wyoming Children's Action Alliance


"You have many superb skills and the heart and passion to be successful in your chosen role. We join with you in advocating for the best possible and affordable child care."

Jim Maland, President, Board of Directors, Windham Child Care Association
(Brattleboro, Vermont)

 
"Kim Friedman was hired by the School for International Training as an external evaluator for the CRADLE II (Cultural Responsiveness and Dual Language Education) Project, a program for Early Head Start professionals nationwide.  In this role, she had to work with various forms of data including conference call notes, action plans and training feedback forms to assess the effectiveness of the project and the 20 Early Head Start teams which participated in the project.  Kim not only did an excellent job of collating and presenting the information is a clear and concise manner, her insights as an evaluator were remarkable and invaluable.  Our only regret is that we won’t have an opportunity to turn her evaluation into a redesign for CRADLE III."

Julie van der Horst Jansen, Project Developer, Center for Teacher Education, Training and Research, S (Brattleboro, VT)
 

"Our organization recently had the good fortune and pleasure to work with Kim Friedman in updating our strategic plan. Kim is insightful, resourceful and skilled at bringing divergent groups together. She came to our sessions well-prepared and able to guide us into creating a useful document. In short, Kim was an amazing asset to have on board."

Lynn Bedell, past Executive Director, The Gathering Place (Brattleboro, Vermont)


"I was impressed with your ability to organize the wide range of information the New England Youth Theater has to deal with and keep our group on track and moving forward.  With lots of people with lots to say, we could have rambled on for a long time without accomplishing much. I especially appreciated how you gently moved a couple of people to sit down when they began to overly assert themselves. In addition to being a wonderful facilitator, your insights into how organizations grow were invaluable. Many people walked away saying we had accomplished more than we had hoped for and had a far more enjoyable day than one could have imagine. Hopefully we will have another retreat and you can lead us."

Dart Everett, Board President, New England Youth Theater (Brattleboro, VT)


"You have many fans here at the Harvard Family Research Project. We marvel at your great efficiency and organization, your focused and probing intellectual curiosity, and we admire your deep commitment to the research. We have learned a lot from your keen and penetrating analysis--all those great continua, typologies and cross-case observations--and your well-honed ability to move inductively to higher level patterns."

Ellen Mayer, Research Associate, Harvard Family Research Project






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