Independent Consulting

AZENet Week: Filling in the Strengths Gaps by Melissa Kovacs

Greetings, fellow evaluators! My name is Melissa Kovacs, and I am a statistician and program evaluator based in Scottsdale, AZ. I am the founder of FirstEval, LLC, a statistical consulting and evaluation firm, and I am part of the Arizona Evaluation Network (AZENet). Most of my evaluation work supports social service provider organizations and the …

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IC TIG Week: Leveraging my Independence to Transform My Skills and the Quality of my Work by Susan Wolfe

Hi, my name is Susan Wolfe and I am the CEO of Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC. My company provides evaluation, needs assessment, training, and coalition development focused mostly on health and education equity. One of the benefits of working independently is that I have control over my professional development. If I see something that …

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IC TIG Week: June 5th is My Independence Day by Mindelyn Anderson & Geri Lynn Peak

Hi, I am Mindelyn Anderson, Ph.D.,  Founder + Principal Consultant of Mirror Group LLC, LEEAD* Protege, and IC TIG Program Co-Chair.  Hi, I am Geri Lynn Peak, DrPH, Chief Insight Facilitator of Two Gems Consulting Services and Itinerant Social Actionist, 3X LEEAD Mentor, Mirror Group Birth Doula. We are sharing our experiences of how our …

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IC TIG Week: Using a Sabbatical to Transform My Consulting Practice by Ann Price

Hi everyone! I am Ann Price, Founder and President of Community Evaluation Solutions (CES). We help non-profits, foundations and community coalitions design, implement and evaluate social change strategies to make this world more just and equitable and help them tell their story. I founded CES in 2004 and like many of us, the pandemic caused …

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IC TIG Week: Leveraging Independence, Together by are Amanda Klein, Ann Price, Chelsea BaileyShea, & James Pann

Hello! We are Amanda Klein, Ann Price, Chelsea BaileyShea, and James Pann of the IC TIG. We are all independent evaluators and members of one of the IC TIG Mastermind groups. We each live in different states, but we’ve been meeting via Zoom every two weeks since January 2020 to discuss our businesses and evaluation …

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IC TIG Week: Evaluation as a Tool for Social Justice by Chad E. Kee

Hi! I’m Chad E. Kee, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of  WhitworthKee Consulting, LLC. The COVID-19 pandemic and police brutality leading to the death of yet another Black person, George Floyd, are highlighting—yet again—systemic racism that exists in our society.  As a Black male, I am disturbed by the current state of our society and find …

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IC TIG Week: Leveraging Independence for Transformation by Nina Sabarre

Greetings, AEA365 community! My name is Nina Sabarre. I am the Chair-Elect of the Independent Consulting TIG and the Founder & Principal of Intention 2 Impact, LLC. The IC TIG is honored to host the week leading up to Independence Day to share our experiences and resources related to this week’s theme: “Leveraging Independence for …

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Trying to Empower Female Evaluators To Stop Feeling Like Impostors by Sara Vaca

Dear AEA365 readers, I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant and frequent Saturday contributor. I come today with my third post about Impostor Syndrome (doubting your accomplishments and feeling a constant fear of being exposed as a “fraud”), after the first one where I shared my experience with it and the second one asking for readers to …

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Fighting My (Unjustified) Impostor Syndrome by Sara Vaca

Hi, I am Sara Vaca, independent consultant and frequent Saturday contributor. Lots has happened since my last post in February (a global pandemic for crying out loud), so I’ve been trying to find a timely topic, relevant to what we are all currently living, but I’m afraid I could not come up with one. Therefore, …

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EPE TIG Week: Independent Evaluation Consulting Opportunities and Climate Change by Stephen Maack

Hi, I’m Stephen Maack, an AEA member since 2002, a long-time member and former Chair of the Independent Consulting TIG.  I own REAP Change Consultants, a sole proprietorship, and have done many education-related and library evaluation contracts and some non-profit and health consulting.  Due to the importance of climate change during the remainder of my …

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