Clients

Here are some clients GMI has worked with over the last couple of years:

Bioforce , Charter 4 Change, Center for Security Policy, Conciliation Resources, Crisis Management Initiative, Crown Agents, European External Action Service, Executive Programme Graduate Institute Geneva & American University for Central Asia, Geneva Call, IFPD, Swiss Foundation, IOM, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Church Aid, Oxfam, ELNHA Project, Peaceful Change Initiative, Start Network, DEPP Learning Project, Start Fund, Swiss Academy for Development, Swiss Solidarity Foundation, Wikimedia.

Testimonies from Clients

The Board and staff of IFPD are extremely grateful to Koenraad and Smruti for having led us through a revision of the Foundation’s strategy and establishing the basis for a renewed five year strategic plan.

Both Koenraad Van Brabant and Smruti Patel have been very forthcoming, easy-going personalities and it is a pleasure to work with them.

Their extensive experience in field work in various countries, as well as their competence as consultants brought much insight into our discussions.

All participants in our "strategic retreat" have learned much from Koenraad and Smruti through their leadership and guidance in a challenging exercise. We highly recommend these two consultants to any organisation in need of revising their strategy or projects.

Christine Magistretti-Naville, Chair of the Board, IFPD

On behalf of IOM Turkey MEAL Unit, we would like to thank you for the support and guidance you gave us during the time we worked together.

We learnt a lot during the scooping mission visit especially reflecting on our AAP mechanisms and the constructive feedback you shared with us.

We will continue to reflect the feedback to improve the quality of our AAP systems and we wish you all the best!

IOM Turkey MEAL Unit

I have to say thanks to the HAP then, your personal contribution to building my capacity on PSEA. I am a better and knowledgeable person thanks to you. Thought I should let you know how proud I am of you. God bless

We are setting up CBCMs in South Sudan as a PSEA taskforce and you can't imagine how the knowledge you imparted in me is being in use.....all UN agencies are tapping into it! I know your work leaves positive impacts everywhere you go.

Miriam: PSEA consultant with UNICEF in South Sudan

Thanks so much for helping me to find myself again. I really appreciate it. I believe I am now on the right path towards full recovery. I am also convinced I am able to continue on the positive path with the insights you gave me. I am really grateful that you choose to help me on this journey that can sometimes be lonely and challenging.

I would say that you are really insightful. you have a unique way of helping your clients to find solutions to their own challenges. Further, you have a talent in heling them to have confidence in their own unique qualifications and abilities.

Feedback on Coaching - NGO leader

I wanted to thank you for providing us with an open atmosphere that was conducive to different types of exchange. You brought out positive thoughts/reflections from many of us. The calm and serenity with which you approached the challenging/hurtful conversations was desperately needed. I only regret that we did not have an additional day to get through more of the muddy waters! "

“I have very much appreciated your ‘savoir être’. You reminded me of who I am and where I would like to go. You reawakened my courage and confidence that I can and will find my way and that I have to go for it.”

Participants in a team coaching retreat

Almost all the participants of this Charter4Change annual meeting found the meeting highly productive and to a good extent the credit of that goes to your facilitation skills. It was just not an assignment for you, but your passion towards the localisation process which ensured throughout the meeting that local voices get heard and their concerns incorporated in the plan. 

Sudhanshu Singh, Charter4Change Coordination Group