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Coaching

“Ann, I’m sending you this email in desperation after a long sleepless night. I have an important deadline around the corner. I am currently in the process of preparing for a meeting to discuss my initial findings and recommendations of a study that was conducted.  All of the results are currently housed in Excel, but I am struggling to decide on the best way to synthesize and graph the data. I’m guessing I need some time series charts. Truthfully, I am not sure. Are you available within the next few weeks to give me quick feedback, or point me in the right direction of what I need to do?”

I’ve got your back.

 

How It Works

Choose a package: one, four, or eight hours.

Sessions are one-on-one or for small groups (three people or fewer). You’re welcome to share a package across several employees within the same organization; e.g., eight sessions split between a few staff. For larger groups, let’s talk about workshops or webinars. Coaching will complement a structured training.

You’ll receive an email within one week of payment to schedule your first session.

We’ll connect via screensharing.

 

What We’ll Work OnCheck out this Excel-based dashboard that Ann K. Emery designed during a one-on-one coaching session with a client. The organization used this dashboard to share important information at their quarterly board meetings.

Here’s what I’ve done:

  • A research company had data visualization skills in-house so they asked me to serve in an advisory role for a major report. Over eight sessions, we edited the graphs that their analysts and graphic designers had drafted.
  • A new Director of Research needed to know what types of common visualization mistakes she should be looking for in her team members’ publications. Over eight sessions, we walked through her real datasets, remaking many of the graphs as we went.
  • A grantmaker needed to aggregate key statistics about his portfolio–how many grants were funded, to how many different organizations, in various dollar amounts, and so on. He also needed to compare this year’s portfolio to prior portfolios, but the information was scattered throughout several databases. Over five sessions, we built a master dataset, analyzed historical grantmaking patterns, and produced a dozen graphs for an upcoming presentation to his Board of Trustees.
  • A small team of data analysts needed to communicate how their organization was progressing towards their goals. They had the number-crunching skills but needed to be pointed in the right direction visually. Over two sessions, we produced this dashboard (anonymized version at right) to display whether they were reaching their goals. They discussed this dashboard during their annual Board of Directors retreat.

 

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