I was so inspired the first time I heard Clara speak about Participatory Action Research with such passion that I had to bring her back to our organization. She worked tirelessly with us over a year to build a cohort of youth development programs in our County who could confidently run their own PAR projects. Clara’s energy and approach to group facilitation is authentic, inclusive and professional. As a consultant, she goes above and beyond. I had such confidence that the project was in good hands. I would work with Clara again and again.
Clara led our entire team through her Participatory Action Research (PAR) qualitative assessment training. Her professionalism, expertise, and teaching methods resulted in the most powerful and useful understanding of how to record and assess the quality of programming with the young people we serve. This training has provided our instructors and staff the ability to collect incredibly valuable data to help our organization improve and show the efficacy of our programs. I cannot speak more highly of Clara and the value and insight she brings to any organization or program.
Clara’s ability to connect with her audience, to delve deeply (and quickly) into material, and to make meaning for all of us was excellent and rare in a consultant. In guiding the faculty and administrators through the uses of Participatory Action Research, Clara helped bring new opportunities into focus. In all, Clara’s presentation left our team energized and thirsting for more. Highly recommended.
Clara, your presence grounds me with every exchange. My experiences with you as a coach have been so deeply impactful and have brought deep clarity to my process as an artist, an organizer, and a human being. I know that you will listen deeper than I do to myself and help me understand the next steps I need to make with confidence and grace.
Clara worked with me to develop a thoughtful curriculum for a business retreat that I facilitated for my family (owners of Newland Hardware & Altadena Hardware). Her ability to listen and offer useful suggestions, feedback and resources enabled me to create a space for everyone to stay open, communicate with respect, and identify challenges and solutions for the family and business. Most importantly, Clara was incredibly supportive of me throughout the whole process, awarding me confidence and grounding during the retreat.
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