Anna Pawlak Kuliga
Global CFO IKEA Retail (Group Ingka)
Global leader full of passion for growing people and business together and promotor of authentic leadership. Rich transformational experience across the world’s markets.
CEO Breakthrough Leadership and TEDx speaker
Hal Halladay empowers organizations to innovate and drive business growth through coaching and leadership. He provides unique leadership development experiences that achieve breakthrough results and that unlock and expand leadership capabilities in high-growth companies. He is a TEDx speaker and creator of the leadership empathy principle the “Black Rock.”
Hal served as a C-level executive in high growth companies for 20+ years and worked as an investment banker in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He received a BA from the University of Utah and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Hal is a father of four and a grandfather.
Krakow University of Economics
Ph.D. in management, long term employee of Cracow University of Economics. Director of Executive MBA Program at Cracow School of Business. Expert in designing and managing higher education and executive education programs (BA, MA, MBA, PhD). Member of EFMD international accreditations peer review teams. Certified trainer and academic tutor. MOOC developer and TEDx speaker. Co-author of award winning Massive Open Online Course on Intrapreneurship and laureate of Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence International Awards 2018. Member of Academy of Management since 2010. Researcher and author of publications on corporate entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and higher education teaching and learning. Reviewer for several leading journals and member of Editorial Board of Social Entrepreneurship Review.
Krakow University of Economics
Economist, political scientist, doctor of economics, assistant professor at Department of Public Policy (Krakow University of Economics). Does research in the area of political economy, fiscal policy, public administration and the labour market. Participant of over 10 research and implementation projects of a national and international character. Lectures on subjects related to the issues of public finance, fiscal and economic policy, public administration. Co-founder of the Polish Economics Network.
Founder of Reins Group
Founder of Reins Group, has more than three decades of international experience in designing value propositions and strategies for entering the market, for those companies quoted in the stock market, start-ups and governmental agencies. He researches tensions between the behaviour of clients, organizational readiness and technology in the context of sustainable innovation. Usually, these conflicting interests result in permanent clashes that create an energy that Jef Teugels likes to call energy for innovation. Natural Step Framework (TNSF) defines the limits, within which this energy supports sustainable innovation.
Founder of Projekt PL
Graduate of the Krakow University of Economics at the Faculty of International Economic Relations and the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel (Germany), specialising in International Business Economics. He has been developing his own business for 20 years. It actively supports many social and community initiatives. Founder and CEO of the Projekt PL Foundation, a think tank that studies the changes that new technologies cause in society and the economy. Together with his wife, Ewa, he brings up four children, trying to implement a balance between family and professional life.
Krakow University of Economics
Ph.D. in economics in the discipline of Science of Management. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Management, previously in the International Management Department at the Cracow University of Economics. She is also the Director of the International MBA program, and Head of the Social and Environmental Development Unit. She is manager of a program financed by NCBiR “CUE available for everyone”, improving the availability for people with disabilities. She takes part in several international research and educational projects, including EU projects in the field of social entrepreneurship, MOOC courses, as well as working with startups and corporations. She is a certified European Consultant of Social Economics and a certified Innovational Lecturer. Member of the International Management Development Association, of Innovative Poland, and of The Polish Economic Society. She is a researcher of management, social responsibility, sustainable development, relations with the environment and startups with a social mission. Monika Sady has received numerous awards for her involvement in charity work, especially in the project “SOS -Społeczna Odpowiedzialność Studentów” (Students’ Social Responsibility).
General Director of FRSE/Director of the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Program and the European Solidarity Corps
General Director of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System, director of the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Program and the European Solidarity Corps. Member of advisory and consultative groups at the European Commission. In 2005-2007, he was a member of the board of the European association EALTA, which works to improve the quality of language proficiency testing.
Coordinator of the Council of Europe project “Country Profile”. Since 2014, an expert of the “Horizon 2020” program. Author of articles on language management and education published in Poland and abroad, including by such renowned publishers as Cambridge University Press, Multilingual Matters and MDPI. Author of the book The Competences 4.0 as Facilitators in the Realization, Management and Sustainability of Erasmus+ Projects in the Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic, published in 2021. Member of the Scientific Council of the International Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, USA. Member of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group at gov.tech/KPRM. Official delegate of Worldskills Poland and vice-chairman of the Mazovia Industry Council of the Future.
Doctorate in the field of humanities in the discipline of linguistics in 2007 at the University of Warsaw and habilitation in the field of social sciences in the discipline of management and quality science in 2022 at the Silesian University of Technology.
Musician, composer, author and member of ZAiKS.
Motorola Solutions Systems Polska
He is responsible for Motorola Solutions’ operations in Poland. The company provides telecommunications solutions for government customers, public security services and commercial companies.
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Mining and Metallurgical Machinery of the AGH University of Science and Technology (studies in the field of mechanics, specialization in thermal power engineering). Director of the American Chamber of Commerce Krakow & Katowice Branch, member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, member of the Board of Directors of the ASPIRE Association, member of the Malopolska Information Society Council and the Malopolska Economic Council.
Organizational psychologist and sociologist
Psychologist and organizational sociologist, PhD in humanities, experienced coach and consultant, leadership researcher at Stanford Culture Lab and Jagiellonian University, co-founder and Chief Scientist at Freenovation, speaker at Powerspeech. For several years he has been involved in training in the field of business psychology and leadership (piotrprokopowicz.com) and researching and developing management cultures that allow people and organizations to achieve success. Author of many articles on management, published, among others, in the American edition of Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. He gained practical and academic experience on both sides of the Atlantic – in Washington, New York, Copenhagen, Halifax and Krakow. Guest and expert of TOK FM, Future Report, Rzeczpospolita and Puls Biznesu. Co-author of the book „A good enough leader. 12 lessons of authentic leadership for times of uncertainty”. (liderwystarczajacodobry.pl) and the author of the book „Recruitment and selection based on evidence”.
Krakow Unviersity of Economics
Ph. D. in Economics & Master of Psychology working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing, College of Management Sciences and Quality, Cracow University of Economics (Poland). Scientific interests: online marketing communication, psychology of consumer behaviour, advertising. She is the author of over 50 articles and monographs, including “The role of social networking in brand marketing Communications”. Katarzyna is a member of the American Marketing Association, International Association of Researchers and Scientists in Latvia, Polish Scientific Marketing Association and the Spokespersons for Science Association.
Communications and project management specialist with over 15 years of varied professional experience. Passionate about people, purpose, communications and finding solutions. A strong believer in clear and inclusive communication. Background combining NGOs, business and academia – along with being a passionate enthusiast and certification process driver for the B Corp movement – allows me to assist individuals, Teams and organisations in change and development.
Energised and driven by purpose, I combine the potential of a creative and responsible self-driven issue solver with the attitude of an enthusiastic and collaborative team player. I am an avid learner and love the fact that this mindset gives me the opportunity to grow constantly. Challenges invigorate me, and I consider problems a change of plan rather than a nuisance – all the more when I am a part of a Team working on behalf of an organisation set for sustainable growth.
Director of the Centre for Smart Technologies
Director of the Centre for Smart Technologies at the Faculty of Management, University of Łódź. She serves as the Leader of the Research, Innovation and Implementation subgroup of the Working Group on Artificial Intelligence at the Committee of the Prime Minister. She is passionate about the impact of artificial intelligence on human behaviour and the extent and nature of interactions between humans and technology, including issues of digital ethics. She is the author (in part co-author) of numerous publications published both in Polish publications, including professional journals, and abroad. She was in the group of specialists involved in the preparation of “Assumptions to AI strategy in Poland”, and in 2020 she was among the winners of the Perspektywa Top 15 Women in 5G ranking. She is a two-time winner of the Centre IR competition in the Scientist of the Future category. She strives to intensify cooperation between the scientific and research world and its socio-economic environment in the national and international markets, for which she received the award of the Minister of Science and Education this year.
Strategic Communication Advisor/Public Speaker/Change Maker
Her mission is to help people hone their communication and influencing skills to lead people and impact the world.
She is a communication expert and an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in creating, managing and facilitating development projects. She founded her first business – a PR Agency in 2007 and successfully implemented more than 30 PR and lobbying campaigns, including the one enforcing a ban on smoking in public places in Poland.
Currently, she is in charge of Story Seekers Poland, a consulting and training company powered by Mike Bosworth Leadership™. Magdalena is a part of a global team of coaches and consultants who help managers and business owners in B2B industries communicate, influence and sell more effectively. For the last 8 years, she has conducted more than 150 training and development projects and workshops for organizations located in the USA, Singapore, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Norway, Armenia and Poland.
She has extensive experience in public speaking. She organized and/or staged more than 70 business conferences, for Harvard Business Review Poland, World Economic Forum in Davos, Economic Forum in Krynica, Cybersec in Poland and many others.
She brings a practical experience to the academic world, caring out lectures and workshops for post-graduate and MBA students at Krakow School of Business UEK, Kozminski University, and Hult International Business School. She graduated from the University of Economics in Kraków, the Leadership Programme at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Academy of Innovations at ICAN Institute. She is a social activist actively involved in game-changing programs.
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AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION, COACHING, TRAINING AND CONSULTING
- Sales conversation with a new customer
- Initiating sales cycle with a new prospect
- Prospecting and lead generation
- Overcoming discovery resistance
- Storytelling in sales
- Customer Success Stories and case studies in sales and marketing
- Integrating sales and marketing
- Discovery calls
- Understanding your buying personas
- Value based conversations
- Communicating like trusted advisor
- Communicating vision of the future (new strategy, transformation project, etc.) – leadership presentations
- Building trust and joint vision in a team (team integration and inclusion)
- Running effective executive meetings
- Authentic and inspiring public speaking
- Leadership storytelling
- Empathic listening
PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PRESENTING
- 4 layers of effective presentations: strategy, content, delivery, design
- Engaging the audience during (online and on-site) meetings
- Storytelling in presentations
- Overcoming stage fright
- Verbal and non-verbal communication
- Strategizing, building and practicing presentations
PORTFOLIO – CONDUCTED PROJECTS
2005 – 2021 Producer of conferences, program director, and host
- Harvard Business Review Poland – Director of Conferences, organized and hosted approximately 30 business conferences with international speakers (2011-2014)
- International MBA Congress in Cracow –– Director of Conferences, organized and hosted 7 editions of the Congress (2005-2011)
- International Congress of the Polish Cardiac Society – 3 editions (2008-2011)
- Congress of Polish Economists in Cracow, 2006
- “Business Trends” – 5 conferences (roadshow) in different parts of Poland (2015)
2011 – 2022 Journalist, Moderator, Conference Host
- Host and Media anchor in the Polish House at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2022 and Davos 2023
- Host of the Global Climate Change Summit for the Polish National Research Center with delegates of 22 Ministries of Environment from all around the world, representatives of UN, and EU in 2021
- Moderated dozens of panels at the Economic Forum in Krynica (2014-2019)
- Hosted two editions of CYBERSEC, the most significant cybersecurity forum in Europe with over 1000 attendees, including representatives from NATO, EU, government, and business (2018, 2019)
- Hosted five editions of Festival of Innovation of Małopolska (2015-2020)
- Host of HeroStories – my very own series of in-depth interviews with representatives of business and science
2011 – 2022 Key-note speaker
Keynotes and workshops in 10 counties around the world (US, UK, UAE, Singapore, Germany, Poland, Armenia, Norway, Belgium) , for leaders representing more than 50 different nationalities, cultures, and roles within their organizations
I spoke, among many places at: European Alcohol Policy Conference in Oslo 2022, The World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular in Dubai in 2018, Meeting for Women who Influence in Singapore in 2018 and MBA Club in Kraków.
2011 – 2022 Executive Training, Coaching and Consulting
More than 2500 hours of trainings and workshops in the areas of: communication practices, influence strategies, and sales tactics for the senior and middle management executives
- Developed communication of new strategies, transformations, organizational changes, and marketing campaigns
- Expert in the Game Changers Academy project for change leaders
- Mentor for a number of growth programs for women and children, co-developed with Girls in Tech, Lesław Paga Foundation, Children’s University Foundation, among others
Trainings and coaching projects in the area of: leadership communication, change communication, sales, marketing communication, internal communication realized for more than 200 companies worldwide
Wroclaw University of Economics and Business
Bogusława Drelich-Skulska is a full professor of economics and head of Department of International Business at the Wroclaw University of Economics and Business (WUEB) in Poland. Prof. Drelich-Skulska serves as Vice-Rector for Accreditation and International Cooperation of the WUEB from 2020 to 2024.
Her research and teaching areas are international business and development economics. An important area of interest are also activities related to the global value chains (GVC) and international accreditations processes. Professor Drelich-Skulska was a visiting research fellow at the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), Seikei University, Tokyo, Japan (2012), and a visiting professor at the universities in Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Latvia and Switzerland.
Prof. Drelich-Skulska was a member of the Innovation Committee of AACSB International (2019–2021), is a member of the Board of Trustees of IHI Zittau [Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD)], (2021–2024) and a member of the Accreditation Advisory Board of Woxsen University (India).
Poznań University of Economics and Business
Marek Cieślak, PhD (hab.) is an experienced academic, employed as an associate professor at Poznań University of Economics and Business (PUEB). He earned doctorate and habilitation degrees at home university. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Program Board for the Executive MBA Poznań-Atlanta Program, and since 2019 he has held the position of Programme Director for Accounting and Corporate Finance (Academic Dean).
Marek has over 23 years of teaching experience not only at PUEB, but also at other Universities and in-company trainings. He is a skilled teacher, having won 15 “Best Lecturer” awards in students’ popular vote.
He has been a Visiting Professor at SRH University in Heidelberg since 2016.
Marek is a prolific author in the field of accounting, having authored or co-authored several publications, including monographs on accounting ethics and the quality of financial statements.
Akademia WSB Dąbrowa Górnicza
Wroclaw University of Economics and Business
PhD, is Professor at the Department of Management Systems Design at Wroclaw University of Economics and Business. Head of postgraduate program Executive Master of Business Administration on Wrocław University of Economics and Business. He was the Dean for Academic Programs (2019-2021) and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Management, Computer Science, and Finance (2012-2019). He is a member of PMI and IPMA. Head of postgraduate programs – Advanced Project Management and Project Management. He is certified in PM area – Certified Senior Project Manager (IPMA – Level B), PRINCE2® Practitioner. His academic research is focused mainly on project management.
Poznań University of Economics and Business
Anna Matysek, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Poznań University of Economics and Business (PUEB). She is an experienced Director of the Executive MBA Poznań-Atlanta Program held in cooperation with Georgia State University in Atlanta, United States.
Anna has over 15 years of experience at PUEB in teaching different courses across Bachelor and Master studies, initiating and executing new educational programs (English-taught Bachelor of Business Administration, Master in International Business). She also serves as a Visiting Professor at UIE (Universidad Intercontinental de la Empresa, Spain).
Her main research areas include institutionalism, macroeconomics and political aspects of international economics. She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles, chapters, and monographs, including serving as editor and author in five monographs published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. She is also a member of the editorial and review board of the Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research (Webster University), the International Journal of Emerging Markets (Emerald), and the Cross-Cultural & Strategic Management (Emerald).
Kozminski Executive Business School
Dziekan Kozminski Executive Business School, Dyrektor programu Executive MBA.
Ekspert w obszarze rozwoju menedżerów. Członek zespołu Association of MBAs, międzynarodowej organizacji przyznającej prestiżowe certyfikaty Master of Business Administration uczelniom na całym świecie. Od 20 lat zajmuje się projektowaniem programów rozwojowych dla przyszłych menedżerów. Specjalistka w obszarze potrzeb rozwojowych menedżerów i ich definiowania oraz budowania relacji w biznesie.
Na co dzień odpowiada definiowanie potrzeb rozwojowych menedżerów, tworzenie programów studiów podyplomowych, kursów oraz MBA. Odpowiada także za relacje z absolwentami Akademii Leona Koźmińskiego oraz współpracę uczelni z otoczeniem biznesowym.
University of Warsaw
Dr. Tomasz Ludwicki holds the position of Director, at The International Management Center at the Faculty of Management, The University of Warsaw, a unit designated for the executive education including its flagship Executive MBA Program. He is Ford and Mellon Foundations scholar and Marie Curie Fellow (EU Program). Besides his managerial role he also teaches strategy, international strategy, organizational consulting and he is supervisor of master thesis and consulting projects at MBA Program. His research interests includes organizational consulting and strategy. He taught courses at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lund University and Hochschule fur Philiosophie in Munich. He is also the assessor in the Association of MBAs based in London. He consulted leading Polish and global corporations in the field of strategy, process and organizational structure.
The Executive MBA Program at the University of Warsaw was established in 1991, as one of the first MBAs in CEE, with cooperation of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Up to date almost 30 cohorts have graduated providing over 1500 executives for both Polish and international corporations, as well as a number of successful entrepreneurs and experts. 5 out of top 10 companies in Poland are managed by our graduates. The Program is ranked among top 3 in Poland for last 30 years by Wprost and Perspektywy rankings.
Tomasz plays tennis and enjoys skiing in the winter and Mediterranean Sea in the summer.
Warsaw University of Technology
Prof. Grazyna Rembielak is a Professor in Marketing at Warsaw University of Technology Business School. She has many years of experience in scientific and research work at recognized foreign universities. She worked in Great Britain for ten years at Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford-Manchester. She currently cooperates with the University of Salford in Manchester, UK; Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Management Center in Innsbruck, Austria; Baruch College is a New York City University, USA.
She specializes in Marketing and Management and International Business, closely cooperating with businesses. She has extensive experience in academic teaching, design, and development of educational programmes, management, ensuring and improving the quality of education, and international accreditations. She has extensive experience holding managerial positions, using her marketing and managerial skills and expertise. Currently, she is the Director of the Quality and Development Department and the Director of Executive MBA and MBA Programmes at the Warsaw University of Technology Business School.
Prof. Grażyna Rembielak is also an active scientist taking part in national and international research projects, reflected in numerous publications and participation in high-ranking international conferences in European countries and the USA. For many years she has been working as a reviewer for several highly-rated international journals and is a member of the editorial boards of selected journals and conferences. She is a co-founder and chairman of the Scientific Council of the “Applied Business and Economics Journal”.
University of Lodz
Anna Sibińska PhD is the Director of the Polish American MBA Program at the Polish-American Management Center at the University of Lodz. Coach, lecturer and academic tutor. Consultant and advisor in management, marketing, and business communication. Market research specialist. Author of many scientific publications on marketing and consumer behavior. Leads and coordinates research and development projects for companies in the medical, clothing and training sector. She plans, implements, and manages market research programs.
As the Director of the Polish American MBA Program at the University of Lodz, she is responsible for developing training programs for managers and business leaders. Mentor and tutor in MBA students’ advisory projects for Polish and foreign companies.
Akademia WSB Dąbrowa Górnicza
Prorektor ds. Badań Naukowych i Rozwoju Kadr Akademii WSB w Dąbrowie Górniczej, Kierownik Katedry Zarządzania Instytucjami Szkolnictwa Wyższego Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego. Członek międzynarodowych stowarzyszeń badawczych (AAM, EURAM, IFERA, PGV).
W 2004 roku utworzył pierwszy w Polsce program master double degree z amerykańskim Clark University. Pracuje również jako visiting profesor, prowadził wykłady i badania w kilkudziesięciu uniwersytetach na świecie m.in. Clark University, Universidad de Alcala, Universidad del Occidente, Universite de Grenoble, Temple University. Uczestniczył w realizacji kilkudziesięciu programów międzynarodowych finansowanych z funduszy Unii Europejskiej. Uczestniczy w pracach kilku międzynarodowych organizacji naukowych: American Academy of Management, International Family Enterprises Research Association, Reseau Pays du Groupe de Vysegrad (Komitet Sterujący) oraz European Academy of Management. Przedstawiciel polskich organizacji w akredytacjach i stowarzyszeniach międzynarodowych m.in. NCFMEA, ENQA, NEASC, CEEMAN, FEDE.
American Travel Wellness Expert
America’s Travel Wellness Expert, Edyta Satchell, a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach is a renown corporate travel executive, speaker, and wellness practitioner.
She helps thousands of travelers to look and feel their absolute best before, during and after travel, so that they can have beauty, confidence, productivity, and success. By creating highly customized beauty itineraries that correspond with their trip plans, she addresses the source of their suffering that is driven by their skin type, climate, trip destination, dietary restrictions, and other.
Edyta has been featured in many prominent travel, wellness, health, and business media outlets. She has given over 40 TV interviews and has been published in many magazines and publications. Her interviews are focused on wellness, travel, traveler wellbeing, and emotional wellness.
In her latest book Beauty and the Travel Beast, she helps travelers to overcome health and wellness challenges that occur before, during, and after travel.
Edyta is an international speakers and educator. She speaks at conferences, events, and conducts educational sessions for college students globally.
She is a certified integrative nutrition health coach, renowned corporate executive, speaker, and wellness practitioner.
Edyta has more than 20 years of global travel leadership experience.