Over the last 10 years, I have utilised the exceptional skills of Christina Kadmos to facilitate forums and planning days, review policies and procedures, write staff induction manuals and implement client feedback processes for community housing organisations. In particular, Christina has developed processes that draw people into a comfortable engaging level of participation and interaction, which results in positive workable outcomes.
Kaz Sternberg, CEO, Great Southern Community Housing Association
Kalico Consulting has been engaged by the City of Fremantle on a variety of projects over the last few years. Of particular note was the engagement completed by Christina on the Age Friendly City project and her subsequent report which was very thorough and well written. The project was well planned, well documented and met expected time frames. Christina is generous in her sharing of knowledge, skills and experience and has excellent communication, research and analytical skills. Her involvement with staff in the community development team both as a mentor and facilitator has been very beneficial. I have utilised both Christina and Maxina separately in the facilitation of workshops and rate their facilitation and planning skills highly.
Helen Emery, Manager Community Development, City of Fremantle
Kalico Consulting was contracted by Pride WA Inc. in 2013/14 to undertake a strategic review in order to identify the purpose of the organisation and position in a contemporary Western Australian context. Pride WA found working with Kalico Consulting to be extremely constructive and helpful to the objectives of the strategic review project and the process of future planning. The experience, skill and professionalism demonstrated by both Christina Kadmos and Maxina Martellotta proved essential to the overall successful outcome the organisation was seeking from the review process. In addition, the understanding and empathy for the objectives of Pride WA, which both Christina and Maxina were able to bring to the project, provided the Pride WA Committee with a level of comfort that the project was indeed in safe hands. Pride WA would not hesitate to recommend Kalico Consulting to other organisations seeking to undertake a similar process and would certainly consider working with both Christina and Maxina in the future.
Graham Lovelock, Pride WA
The Hamilton Hill Community Group appreciate the assistance of Maxina Martellotta. Kalico Consulting assisted the Group to prepare its Future Strategic Plan. Maxina was extremely helpful in guiding members through a well thought-out process to create our 2014 Survey and Pre Strategic Planning Report. Her research suited our needs and information was professionally presented. The process ran smoothly, resulting in achieving our budget and timeframe.
Maureen Fisher-Sim, President, Hamilton Hill Community Group
Kalico Consulting assisted the Regal Theatre Foundation with our community engagement programme. From the outset, Christina's systematic approach and clear thinking along with her very worthy recommendations certainly clarified a cohesive way forward for the Foundation. It has been an interesting journey and some of the information that has been tabled was hitherto an unknown quantity. Our direction now will be on a much firmer footing as a result of Christina's contribution and I feel sure the Foundation and ultimately the Arts community will greatly benefit from our deliberations. Thank you again for sharing your expertise with us.
Richard Diggins OAM JP, Chairman, Regal Theatre Foundation Ltd.
The quality and integrity of Christina’s work is outstanding. Her insightful challenge of underlying assumptions and fresh perspective has brought new understandings to the organisation and guided our continuous improvement. Working with Christina on projects has also given our staff invaluable and unforeseen opportunities for professional growth and development.
Kathleen Gregory, CEO, Foundation Housing Ltd.
Kalico is regularly contracted by the CLC Association to provide a range of services in facilitation, research and analysis for both us directly and our members. Christina's energetic but deliberative style combined with her keen intelligence and deep understanding of the community sector keep us coming back. And with Maxina coming on-board, Kalico's appeal for us has increased further given her background in community services and the law.
Myles Kunzli, Executive Director, Community Legal Centres Association (WA) Inc.
Kalico Consulting has now undertaken a number of projects with Women’s Health and Family Services. These include a major evaluation and a number of successful funding grants. On each occasion our organisation has been very impressed with the quality of Christina’s work and the timely manner in which it is produced. She is an excellent communicator, thorough, knowledgeable and well prepared. There is often a clear disconnect between an organisation and the contractor, which becomes more apparent in reading the end product - competent, yes, but indistinguishable from all the others. This is not WHFS’ experience with Kalico Consulting. Instead we have always received documents that are well written, well organised and very professional, but also capture the unique heart of the project. WHFS highly recommends Kalico Consulting.
Jo Hodson, AOD Service Manager, Womens Health and Family Services
Kalico Consulting provided consultancy to our community mental health service. This included: a comprehensive service review; the preparation of a report based on consultations; and the development of a five-year strategic plan. During this process Christina demonstrated highly effective communications skills and sound and comprehensive knowledge of research techniques. I happily recommend Kalico Consulting.
Peta Wootton, Manager St John of God Health Murdoch Community Mental Health
Kalico Consulting was engaged by the City of Cockburn to develop terms of reference for the Cockburn Fundraising Taskforce, comprising resident and community associations. As a facilitator, Christina was very responsive to the diversity of voices in the group, while enabling clarity and direction in each session. Christina was extremely professional in her communications and production of the final document.
Philippa Davey, Community Development Coordinator, City of Cockburn
Christina is a highly skilled facilitator. She assisted the Women’s Advisory Network of WA achieve valuable outcomes with our Annual Planning Days. She worked with the network in a meaningful way as we discussed and prioritised social policy issues that currently impact on women in Western Australia. Christina has a high level of communication and analytic skills which contributed significantly to our work and the development of future directions.
Angela Hartwig, 2009 Chair, Women’s Advisory Council of WA