About us

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 CPF · 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.

Bruno is an IAF-Certified™ Professional Facilitator, a member of the International Association of Facilitators, and serves on the board of its Belgian chapter.

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.

  • Neal Cavalier-Smith, Strategy Director
    Bruno Selun is, without doubt, the most gifted facilitator it has ever been my privilege to witness. In a long career in consulting and politics, I’ve seen countless facilitators, many highly skilled, but none (including myself) beat Bruno for his ability to pin down the objectives of a meeting, and his tenacity in bringing the participants to alignment – all with a playful charm and apparent ease which belies his talent.
    Neal Cavalier-Smith, Strategy Director
    Design Bridge
  • Sarah Cayrafourcq, Consulting Partner
    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.
    Sarah Cayrafourcq, Consulting Partner
    Prospero & Partners