I help teams inside large non-profits, consultancies, NGOs, public health institutes, universities, and government agencies build their data capacity.
It takes more than a single training, a piece of software, or a couple of webinars to build a data culture. Let me be your guide and strategist.
Do you have a data culture problem?
- Data is inaccessible to the people who need it the most.
- Program teams don’t use your data dashboards.
- Data reports are long, boring, and often unhelpful.
- IT teams, design teams, and program teams are siloed.
- There is an overall lack of data technical capacity.
- Overwhelmed coders and frustrated program staff.
- Lack of professional data support and mentorship.
- A general feeling that you do not have access to the “right” software tools.
In addition to being a skilled analyst and evaluator, Chris has a wealth of knowledge about user experience, web design, graphic design, and data visualization. His innovative ideas and strategic support invaluable, and I consider him a creative mentor. I truly enjoy working with Chris; even in the most challenging of circumstances he has always managed to make me smile!Kristen Dayton, Content Strategist at EnCompass LLC
Culture might eat strategy for lunch, but strategy can also help grow culture.
I provide comprehensive consulting support.
If you are wondering where you should start, this is where you should start. Gaining a better understanding of your data strengths and weaknesses can help you to plan out your next steps.
Data design style guides, reporting assets (templates, charts, and graphics), resource libraries, and documented processes can save countless hours in the future and provide an overall data product quality boost.
Developing prototype data products can help you better choose the right software investments. Stop relying on the biased side by side comparison tables that come up in your Google search.
Training can take many forms including webinar series, presentations, workshops, bootcamps, and eLearning modules.
Developing a virtual community of practice can help you to break down siloes and boost peer to peer learning. A group coaching series or facilitated masterminds can provide the direct hands on support individuals need to overcome their unique challenges.
Are your data products effective in theory or in practice? I use approaches like User Experience Evaluation, External Analytics, and Rubric Reviews to determine whether your products are actually meeting your organization’s needs.
A strategic, whole-systems, human-centered design thinker, Chris brought to us expertise in data science, technology and learning systems. Chris listened deeply internally and externally, asking questions that created new insight for our teams. Clients frequently expressed their appreciation for Chris’s collaborative and creative approach, while colleagues consistently valued his mentorship.
Chris brought to us expertise in areas as diverse as building online learning platforms, cybersecurity, human-centered design, and R&D strategy. I highly recommend Chris as an architect and facilitator of online training, strategist in learning and technology, and valued strategic business advisor.Tessie Catsambas, CEO/CFO at EnCompass LLC
Would you like to see a few examples of my work?
You can visit my portfolio to see a selection of my work. My professional background is best viewed on LinkedIn. You can also learn more about my work by reading and following my blog here on Fresh Spectrum.
Very much enjoying our creative reporting workshop with Chris.
He has gone the extra length to help me with an annual report and gave feedback on an article I wrote. Our weekly sessions are informative and practical and helping me moving forward in my data and design journey!Mareli Claassens, PhD, Professor and Evaluator
We wanted to thank you so much for being part of the Visitor Studies Association Conference program. You delivered an excellent and very relevant talk. Thank you for taking the time to learn about our work and tailor your topic to our audience.
Many people told us that your talk was their favorite part of the conference! As the folks responsible for the content of the program, it was wonderful to have the conference start off on such a strong and energetic note. I even sat in on one session where a [typically very traditional] presenter had added some sketches to her slides inspired by your talk!Visitor Studies Association Conference Program Committee
Big on Challenges, Short on Budget?
Consider enrolling in DiY Data Design for Teams. All of your team members get full regular access to my DiY Data Design learning community. Your team will also get access to a private space inside our workshop Circle community and a private group coaching session each and every month. This is still a pilot offering, so get in touch to find out more information.
Want to Explore Working Together?
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We’ll talk about your project needs and see if I’m a good match.
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