Testimonials

"We hired the Kumquat team in 2018 and 2019 to co-design and facilitate our annual meeting. Bruno and his team were incredibly professional, diligent, and an absolute joy to work with. Kumquat’s facilitation elevated the meetings to another level. A number of participants told us it was one of the best meetings they attended and it was thanks to Bruno’s excellent facilitation and attention to detail."

Ghazal Keshavarzian, Former Director

Elevate Children Children Funders Group

"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

"Bruno is a very professional and engaging moderator. He did an excellent job in moderating a high-level panel discussion that we organised during the 2019 edition of the European Development Days, and I highly recommend his services as facilitator and moderator."

Sietske Steneker, Director

UNFPA Brussels Office

"Kumquat provided process planning and expert facilitation for an important meeting between our EU Agency and civil society leaders. We much appreciated the uncomplicated and professional cooperation and their flexibility. They adapted to a tight timeline and took our team's ideas on board. Our meeting participants greatly appreciated the meeting’s facilitation, which clearly contributed to a focused outcome."

Waltraud Heller, Programme Manager

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

"Kumquat supported one of our convenings with great success. Bruno was involved in all stages of planning, worked closely with the speakers and managed the event professionally, ensuring we reached our objectives, managed time and engagement from participants. While facilitating, he also related and brought depth to the topic at hand."

Helena Duch, Head of Solutions

Oak Foundation

Laetitia Veriter, Programme Manager

Citizens for Europe


Laetitia Veriter
"Of all the facilitation processes we've followed, Kumquat's was the best we experienced as a team – and at a very important transitional moment. Bruno perfectly understood our needs regarding format, methodology and spirit. He developed a process ideally adapted to our situation and wishes, and we really enjoyed the journey! Not only did he greatly deliver as a facilitator, he also gave very good advice and ensured we were aligned all the way. We highly recommend his services!"

Sarah Sommer, Programme Director

European Programme for Integration and Migration


"We selected Kumquat for a sensitive and important exercise because we trusted them and their expertise in facilitating virtual conversations from previous collaboration. The delivery of this exceptional online strategy review process with our governing body exceeded our expectations and gained positive feedback from participants. Bruno has the ability to read the room (even if virtual), show flexibility where needed, and drive conversations to their defined objectives. Kumquat's professionalism with online tools empowered participants to engage meaningfully, whether used to virtual work or not, and even with limited time."

J. Kelcey, Programmes Director & G. Kelava, Programmes Officer

International Education Funders Group


"Kumquat worked closely with us to design and implement our first virtual symposium. They were involved with multiple aspects of event planning from advising on the best tech platforms, to supporting external speakers, to developing a communications plan to maximize registration and participation. We also benefited from Bruno and Marie’s facilitation during the event, which was thoughtful, engaging and, most important, appreciated by our members."

Léonie van Tongeren, Fund Manager

Civitates


"I cannot recommend Kumquat enough. Bruno and Marie helped us put together tailored meetings and training, both offline and online, on numerous occasions over the past years. All events were highly interactive. I’m very impressed by their skilful facilitation, understanding of the field, creativity, and flexibility and generally feel we got twice as much out of each meeting thanks to them."

Sarah Cayrafourcq, Consulting Partner

Prospero & Partners


"Bruno delivered positively the best training we have ever had as a team. Bruno is quite simply a virtuoso trainer, with a unique combination of facilitation expertise, didactic talent and technical know-how. He works thoughtfully and flexibly with clients to deliver exactly what people need to learn and can use immediately. His work has already transformed the way we facilitate and has also improved our team cohesion and motivation in the process!"

Ivan Donadello, Information Management Team Leader

EU External Action Service


"Bruno and his team really helped us reach our goal. We defined our purpose together, Kumquat designed an efficient strategy and process and followed them step by step. Their deep understanding of our groups’ dynamics, of our working environment, and their creativity and flexibility brought us to a successful outcome even in time of crisis!"

Director, Open Society Fellowship Program

Open Society Foundation


"Kumquat has done an exceptional job in meeting my needs as Program Director, as well as my team’s needs when navigating a complicated strategy process. We rely on Bruno to provide objective, creative, and timely advice. His follow-through is impeccable. He develops clear and structured processes that take us smoothly through relevant steps, and enable us to navigate seamlessly as organizational priorities and considerations shift."

Sarah Sommer, Programme Director

European Programme for Integration and Migration


"We selected Kumquat for a sensitive and important exercise because we trusted them and their expertise in facilitating virtual conversations from previous collaboration. The delivery of this exceptional online strategy review process with our governing body exceeded our expectations and gained positive feedback from participants. Bruno has the ability to read the room (even if virtual), show flexibility where needed, and drive conversations to their defined objectives. Kumquat's professionalism with online tools empowered participants to engage meaningfully, whether used to virtual work or not, and even with limited time."

Carin Benninger-Budel, Programme Director

World Organisation Against Torture


"Your training and individual coaching on virtual facilitation was very instructive, interactive and pleasant to follow. Several team members said that it helped them better run their online meetings, which has been so crucial this year! We hope to work with you again."

Sarah Cayrafourcq, Consulting Partner

Prospero & Partners


"Bruno delivered positively the best training we have ever had as a team. Bruno is quite simply a virtuoso trainer, with a unique combination of facilitation expertise, didactic talent and technical know-how. He works thoughtfully and flexibly with clients to deliver exactly what people need to learn and can use immediately. His work has already transformed the way we facilitate and has also improved our team cohesion and motivation in the process!"

Paul Hagan, Second Secretary

UK Mission to the EU


"The shift to working remotely due to COVID-19 brought profound challenges. That’s where Bruno and Kumquat came in. Learning from a professional like Bruno helped open our eyes to the new possibilities that the current situation has brought. Our office has proceeded to confidently organise even more online events, based on the advice Bruno gave us."

Tamara Fox, Director of Evaluation and Learning

Open Society Foundations


Open Society Foundations
"Over the last three years, Bruno and his colleagues at Kumquat have worked with a dozen teams at Open Society. They have helped design and deliver events that consistently achieved their goals and received positive feedback; trained dozens of colleagues in online and in-person facilitation; and created first-rate resources on how to run effective online meetings that were widely distributed and easy to use. Kumquat has been technically excellent, a joy to work with, and delivered effective services while mindfully navigating what they demand of their partners."