Good facilitation is like magic
You know it can’t possibly be as effortless as what you see. And yet, you’re deeply enjoying that meeting because someone else thought of everything for you.
Thinking of everything for our clients has been our job and passion since 2013.
Bruno Selun · Founder
Bruno founded Kumquat Consult in 2013 out of passion for advancing progressive ideas in Europe.
His job and passion: helping clients achieve great outcomes in participatory gatherings. Since 2003, he has worked with a range of institutions, NGOs and foundations in Europe and the United States. He is widely praised for his analysis, strategic advice and communication skills, coupled with the empathy necessary to understand any organisation’s needs.
Before that, Bruno worked in the European Parliament advising 170+ elected Members from six political groups on controversial issues in civil liberties, justice, foreign affairs and human rights.
Eva Lena Vermeersch · Administration Manager
Eva Lena brings her passion for operational management to Kumquat. She discovered her love and talent for organisation and maximising efficiencies while working as a freelance translator, which lead her to pursue a career as administration manager and join the Kumquat team.
Her multi-faceted approach encompasses systems, automation, processes and admin management – all in the service of excellent administration for Kumquat’s clients.
Eva Lena has a Masters’ degree in Translation for International Relations (English and Russian into French).
Marie Dubost · Facilitation Associate
Marie has worked with and for civil and non-profit organisations since 2010. Her experience lies mainly with social issues and human rights, such as sexual and reproductive rights and disability rights.
She is driven to support organisations in achieving impact by facilitating change, adaptation and strategic reflection. Marie has a degree from Brussels’ Solvay Business School, specialising in the governance, communications and strategic management of non-profit associations. She is a member of the International Association of Facilitators.
Stephanie Berger · Facilitation Associate
Stephanie supports businesses developing a human-centred focus, making customers happy and employees engaged. This means understanding the ‘Why’ of customers or helping organisations uncover existing culture to better shape a new, innovative work environment.
As a facilitator, she designs bespoke formats to tap into teams’ collective intelligence. As a service design coach, she captures the shared assumptions in the room and transforms them into testable hypotheses. She also supports transformation teams in communicating change to employees to accelerate implementation.
She has coached teams in Dutch, French and English, and has worked for policy agencies, SMEs, as well as for larger companies such as ING and KBC.
- "Marie and her colleague delivered the best training we have ever had as a team. Marie is that rare thing, an expert administrator and manager whose work is so perfect it disappears into a reassuringly well-oiled background machine. A true operations and organisational professional. I look forward to working with Marie again and recommend her unreservedly."