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After a long and difficult pandemic, my team in the Department of Foreign Affairs came together for the first time in 26 months. Many colleagues were meeting for the first time in person. Hannah’s excellent facilitation helped us to quickly re-establish an esprit de corps. Her solutions-focused approach helped us identify improvements to our ways of working. And her diligent approach to meeting preparation and documenting follow-up means that I am able to hand over many of the actions and conclusions to my successor, as I move on this summer. I would thoroughly recommend Hannah’s facilitation to anyone seeking to rebuild their teams and foster a sense of shared purpose as we emerge from lockdown ways of working.

Michelle Winthrop, Policy Director, Development Cooperation and Africa Division, Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland

Hannah from Barncat Consulting provided excellent training to staff on group facilitation. Hannah took the time to understand what was needed and so was able to provide the requisite training. Her work was informed by careful identification of the needs, expectations and wishes of each attendee. She was also available for those who had additional queries to contact her directly. It was a pleasure to work with Hannah. She is calm and a good listener and communicator. She is organised, punctual and thorough and has a wealth of experience. She is thoughtful and gives attention to detail. The attendees were delighted with the training, which they found to be practical, extremely beneficial, engaging and enjoyable.

Dr. Frances Hannon,  Senior Researcher,  Policy, Research and Public Affairs, National Disability Authority

Hannah is a great consultant, and in DanChurchAid we have now been lucky to benefit from her expertise and assistance with three different reports. Hannah is professional, effective, and flexible, and she is able to conduct research and data gathering, coordinate with subcontractors, and produce messaging and media friendly texts. It has been a pleasure to work together, and we are happy to recommend her for future assignments.  

Mattias  Söderberg, Chief Advisor, DanChurchAid

We are really pleased with how the workshop went - we could not have done it without you! Your expertise and input in structuring the workshop was incredibly beneficial and made the afternoon hugely productive. The facilitation at the event was super and the scribes were all excellent. 

Dr Paul Bolger, Environmental Research Institute, UCC and lead organiser of the Royal Irish Academy knowledge co-production workshop 

Barncat Consulting developed the Migrant Integration Strategy for County Wicklow. Hannah worked with us for a year under very difficult circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the associated restrictions. However Hannah managed to consult widely with stakeholders while adhering to the restrictions, gaining meaningful input and also building relationships and establishing networks in the process. In particular Hannah was proficient with Zoom and used it excellently for consultations and webinars. The result is a high quality and relevant strategy on migrant integration. Hannah was a pleasure to work with, highly skilled, adaptable, professional and self-directed. I have no hesitation in recommending Barncat Consulting.

Deirdre Whitfield, Community, Culture and Social Development, Wicklow County Council 

Thanks again for everything- you have been truly amazing to work with – like having a really great colleague.  You have also found a way to manage Zoom focus group meetings in a way that encourages participation and allows for the diverse views of the group to be heard and recorded.

Lindsey Butler, Community Section, Kilkenny County Council 

Hannah came in to support the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to deliver on a significant policy project. She worked with us for throughout the course of a year producing analytical think-pieces; preparing and facilitating workshops; leading on organising and briefing teams for public consultation meetings. She was an excellent consultant – highly professional in her engagement; very responsive to our needs and always delivered high quality outputs to tight timelines. I would highly recommend her and hope to have the opportunity to work with her again.

Nicola Brennan, Policy Director
Development Cooperation and Africa Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin

Hannah is an excellent consultant. She is highly professional, thorough, responsive and extremely easy to work with and produces written outputs in a clear, well written style. I would highly recommend her. Hannah has provided strategic support to numerous Christian Aid Ireland projects, including policy work, programmatic learning and reviews, strategic development, analysis and engaging in critical review and reflection. She provides exactly what a good consultant should- support that you need, delivered in a way that you need and without creating additional or unnecessary work for a busy team.

Karol Balfe, Head of 'From Violence to Peace'
Christian Aid Ireland.

It was a pleasure to work with Barncat Consulting on our recent project. The support provided by Hannah and her team was thorough, clear and appropriate to our requirements. The working style was also clear and responsive to our questions and clarifications. I would be happy to recommend Barncat Consulting to others.

Niamh Garvey, Head of Policy and Advocacy

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