Hi, I'm Iwona [Evona] and just like you I'm filling a lot of different roles in a day
I was born and raised in Poland. As far as I remember, it was always fascinating for me to learn what makes one company win over another, why do some organizations perform better than others, and what makes a real difference when it comes to success.
This inquiry led me to the world of quality management systems, processes and principles in the oil and gas industry initially in the UK, where I was fortunate to work on various projects especially in FEED and EXECUTE phases.
This is when I discovered that a lot of the project challenges we had in the execution stage was due to a poor early project planning, where decisions were made or not made, and to improve the project success rate, we must help project teams improve the way to move a project from the idea stage to a concept, a development, through to a project to an asset.
My vision for transforming workplaces into places where people feel empowered, work together well and feel safe to speak freely has become a driver behind many initiatives, including a wonderful opportunity to work with the largest Australian energy producer as an internal facilitator, trainer and an advisor on their stage gated process.
I spent over 10 years working in Perth, Australia designing, training, coaching and facilitating workshops for dozens of decision makers, executive teams and project teams, contractors, stakeholder groups and communities.
I saw how early project planning and facilitation can help achieve positive outcomes and create high-performing teams.
In November 2019, together with my loving husband and two beautiful children we moved to Coastal Bend in Texas
to start our new adventure.
As a result of Covid -19, I believe that there is an urgent need to educate and promote facilitation as a way to get the team to do the work. By aiming to improve the teamwork, we improve the ways the projects and programs are done which has a direct impact on the organization's bottom line, employees engagement, wellbeing, business results and our communities.
This is why I feel very excited about the opportunity to bring my expertise to Texas and find new ways to support local as well as international clients.
By the end of 2023, we want to transform 500 organizations. Will yours be one of them?
Masters Degree of Science in Economics and Engineering, Poland
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Australia
Internationally Certified Facilitator
International Association of Facilitators
Technology of Participation Network
Portland Tx Chamber of Commerce
San Patricio Economic Development
Project Management Institute (PMI) Corpus Christi
"Ordinary meetings don't interest me. Creative group leadership. Book 1 - What is Facilitation" (2016 Amazon No 1 Bestseller)