SOLICITOR, Senior Legal Counsel, Technology Sector. London, UK.
"I started coaching with Kavita not knowing what to expect. From the first session and as the weeks went by, I have found myself constantly surprised by what was coming out of the sessions. Kavita knows how to see through what you are saying, ask the right questions and show you how your mind is working and how all your roles in life (job, family, friend, motherhood) are entwined and connected to each other. It has been so helpful to me and I have gained much more clarity and resilience in my everyday life – I would recommend it to everyone!"
SENIOR CONSULTANT, Government advisor, DFID, FCO, UK.
"I was very impressed by Kavita's coaching in both style and content. She has an approachable manner and her personal style is kind and encouraging yet also no-nonsense and very professional and confidential. The content of her advice was useful and practical. I was amazed how she could see the connections in my life between my personal and professional self very easily - and opened my eyes to myself! I also enjoyed talking woman-to-woman and her implict feminist perspective. I didn't want my 1 hour session to stop. I would highly recommend her."
ACADEMIC, International Labour Economist, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands.
"It is remarkable how the coaching@simplicity has strengthened my understanding and capacity to articulate clearly how ideas should and should not be communicated. This skill is something very special as it allowed me to recognise the psycho-social background from which I was communicating my demands on processes and on people, which often resulted in a more complicated understanding of my point of view. At the same time the language became less cluttered, more simple but yet more powerful leading to important results and outcomes. It involved linking my professional, social and emotional elements to ensure effective results on a complex project which were positive for all concerned."
COUNSELLOR, Integrative Solutions, NC, USA
"Success in my position as a career Coach and a mental health counsellor depends on my ability to extract the essence of complex client data including desired outcomes, and to convert them into measurable, achievable steps. My coaching@simplicity teaches me to separate the essential from the extraneous, the impactful from the irrelevant and to communicate strategies in a compelling way. Simplicity's unique recognition that psychological processes underlie all work related processes is a feature of their success."
SCREENWRITER, Creative Industries, London UK
“Coaching@simplicity has helped me to understand how I have been frustrating myself with regard to my creativity. By simplifying the issues used to distract myself and bringing them to the forefront - by analysing my behaviour and the potential reasons why I have been drawn away from a creative career, I have gained a new perspective, which allows me to put my needs first. For the first time in a long while I have felt empowered to go after the goals which are the most rewarding for me, and to take that leap of faith into following what is really in my heart, which I think I was too afraid to really acknowledge before. I’m very grateful to Simplicity for bringing up these issues that have been causing me a lot of pain and difficulty, and which I probably felt were not worthy of discussion. Now I have a much greater sense of purpose and find it easier to put a worth to what I am doing. I recommend Simplicity very highly”.
"I have also found it very useful that the coaching did not necessarily strictly fall into ‘career issues’ only, but also encompassed psychotherapy. This, I feel is a very wise approach because we as people are not islands, and the wider family/friends/social situation can have a great impact on career choices and how we feel about ourselves. Being able to unpick complexity from a multi-dimensional stand-point was very useful for my ‘outside-career’ problems. I really appreciate how I can discuss wider issues, that on the surface appeared to be unconnected to my career, but which upon closer inspection form part of the fabric of my creative make-up and the choices that I am making, which do impact my life."
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Kavita Abraham-Dowsing and Evangelia Berdou evaluated our 4-year programme on digital media communities for social change at midterm. The evaluation included both quantitative and qualitative research in eleven projects in eight countries on youth citizens’ voice and SRHR. It provided us with an insightful analysis and excellent recommendations, through linking our programme to the bigger picture of the development sector and the role of media in changing social norms, Kavita’s area of expertise. Many of their recommendations have already been incorporated by our teams in their 2020 planning to strengthen the programme. What further stood out for me was their dedication and enthusiasm for the theme, which resulted in a comprehensive report and many exciting and insightful conversations (and probably many more hours than planned). It was a great pleasure to work with you!
"In addition to the wealth of experience, Dr Abraham-Dowsing brings to the team both flare and practicality, which is a difficult combination to pull off."
"I found the meeting very stimulating. It reminds us that perspectives on norm change – even within the same disciplinary approach – are also uniquely different and contested. It also reminds us that absorbing the implications of disciplinary perspectives takes considerable time. Importantly learning how to interpret behaviors is vital, but the best we can do is give people a range of options as to how norms may change so they can draw on that which is most relevant to them in their particular contexts and moments in time.
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this learning group.
"For me this was a wonderful introduction to a community working at the edges of academic rigor, depth of experience and a pragmatic, inclusive approach to a growing solutions space. Personally, I am keen to dig deeper into the possibilities offered by the bridging of behavioral science and human-centered design, particularly understanding motivations, trust and influence with ecosystems as a basis for appropriate, impactful and sustainable design and use. The MSN Collaborator will provide a great place of experience exchange and collective action. I sincerely hope to have the opportunity to participate and contribute in future."
Intercultural coach, trainings as an educator, facilitator and orchestrator. Lead in intercultural work, women in the workplace and identity. Most recently delivered a talk to around 300 leaders at AstraZeneca in the Women as Leaders programme
Designed and facilitated a series of workshops to develop an evaluation design for the BBC internal global coaching services
Institutional Sustainability evaluation of the end of programme organisational transformation.
End and Mid Term Evaluation of Youth facing Digital platforms in 11 conflict and fragile states including China.
Visiting Fellow - MSC Health Communications external speaker
Bridging Theory and Practice in the Media and Social Norms collaborator
Capacity Building Organisational Assessment, Womens Survivors of War, Afghanistan.
Review on Representation pathways for marginalised women survivors of conflict
Advisor - Using twitter data to complement surveys on attitudes towards violence against women: A case study in Brazil
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