Both the projects Christina worked with me on suffered significant disruption from external factors, including neighbours’ activities building an extension that competed with our works, Gemeente requirements that went far beyond expectations/reasonableness.
Christina was hugely supportive and patient with every unexpected challenge that came along and remained focussed on the end objective. She was very well organised and persistently kept pushing others until answers came, there was never an occasion I needed to chase her. (If only I could say that about many of the other contributors to my works!)
She was proactive and inventive in seeking alternatives and different ways to persuade the various other parties to align and enable the projects to move on.
She showed great flexibility in working at times that suited me, as my availability is poor during the working week; emails and calls could be held in evenings and weekends when it really wasn’t possible during the day. I think she put a great deal of personal time in antisocial hours moving my works along.
Her documentation of time and billing was meticulous and also very generous, logging by the minute/five minutes where I can imaging others would round up to the quarter or half hour. She went above and beyond with the planting scheme, which was not a part of the job expected from her, but delivered great input to this as it is something she enjoys.
Overall, Christina was both very professional and very pleasant to work with. I had no hesitation approaching her for the second project, as I had high esteem for her work on the first.
written by Julie, Amsterdam, December 2016