- Maja Meissner Managing Partner
- Alicja Pohrybieniuk Partner
- Paweł Kudzia Partner
- Grzegorz Nawrocki Partner
Marcin Michalik - Lipka
Anti-Terrorism and Personal Safety
- Peter Jenkins Partner
- Małgorzata Klimczyk, PhD Partner
- Dorota Hoffmann Partner
- Magda Rodak Partner
- Monika Jankowska Partner
- Małgorzata Domanowska Finance Director
- Kazimierz Czartoryski Researcher
Following Herder’s idea we understand the concept of Culture as the flow of moral energy that holds social bonds and society intact. Different nations may exist within one civilization, but they will always be distinguished in terms of their own culture, because culture determines who they are.
Meissner&Partners Executive Search and Organizational Development specialize in Executive Search, Executive Coaching and Executive Development. We offer custom-tailored development programs for leaders and their organisations, based on many years’ experience of our business partners. When designing programs for specific companies we examine their needs, stage of development and internal organizational culture. We guarantee discretion and confidentiality. Our business approach is based on issues related to culture. We believe that they have a strong influence on the modern world.
We offer, among others, unique workshops such as running “Oxford Debates” in the corporate environment, “Cultura Animi” program, “Management through CSR” trainings and, in response to contemporary threats, “Anti-Terrorism Courses” for employees of all types of organizations.
We work for companies operating in various sectors: pharmaceutical, media, public (cultural institutions), financial, industrial, educational, private equity, FMCG and healthcare.
Our partners: the Ambassador Partnership, the U.S. Department of State Exchange Program, the British Alumni Society in Poland, Master Management Poland Ltd.
Maja is the Founder and Managing Partner of Meissner&Partners. She specializes in Executive Search and Executive Coaching. She has gained her experience as a partner in ARETES Consultants. She also is the Managing Director at HIFU CLINIC Prostate Cancer Treatment Centre and Chairman of the Program Board of the Foundation for Women Entrepreneurship. She conducts courses in the field of Public Relations within the framework of the Executive MBA program at the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Science.
She earned her degree from the faculty of management at the International School of Management FP in Warsaw. She was a participant of the East Central European Scholarship Program – Marketing, Management and Public Relations at the Georgetown University/University of Wisconsin. She completed the Corporate CoachU program and the Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) Training Program, as well the ICF-accredited trainings run by Erickson College International such as: Dreamwork & Advanced Metaphors, Family Coaching and Corporate Mindfulness. She is an active member of the International Coach Federation. She is a certified user of the MPA® and EASI® Master Person Analysis – tools supporting the recruitment process and professional development of employees.
Previously she worked at leading international publishing houses, where she held the following positions: Chief Executive Officer, Marketing and PR Director and Sales Manager. She was also responsible for pharmaceutical marketing at the American corporation.
Alicja is a Partner at Meissner&Partners. She is an expert in individual coaching since 2007. She works with people who want to benefit from support in their professional and personal development. Her clients are mostly middle and senior-level managers working at international corporations and Polish companies. Thanks to her skills, she is able to build a unique relationship with a Client, based on trust and good contact. Working with a Client she uses a strengths-based approach, extending his/her sense of agency, decision-making skills and responsibility for himself/herself. She holds a master’s degree in psychology. She studied at the Faculty of Social Psychology at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is a certified user of the MPA® Master Person Analysis – tools supporting the recruitment process and employees’ career development.
Her previous professional experience includes many years of business practice in the area of advertising, marketing and media.
Paweł is a CSR consultant specializing in Management through CSR. He develops CSR strategies in three simple steps: „minus in plus”, „pro + fit” and „max – mini”. He says that this kind of CSR is „made for our children”.
He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Warsaw. He was a war correspondent, member of the board and director of the Foreign Missions and Emergency Response Department of the Polish Humanitarian Action and online community manager. He was also responsible for CSR at AmRest Holdings.
Paweł also discovers different “stories from the history of PL” and presents them during inspirational meetings in companies and schools.
Grzegorz Nawrocki is a graduate of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He also completed postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Broadcast Journalism at the University of Preston. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Warsaw (American Studies Centre). He is also a graduate of the Faculty of English Philology at the Jagiellonian University and a two-time recipient of the British Chevening Scholarship (the Joseph Conrad Scholarship) awarded by the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was also a scholarship holder of the “Leader in Civil Society” program at the Robert Schuman Institute in Budapest.
Grzegorz is the President of the British Alumni Society. of He is the organizer and host of Oxford style debates „The Impact”, organized in partnership with the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Poland and Onet.pl at the Polish Theatre in Warsaw.
Grzegorz is the winner of the professional internship program “BAS Top People Project” (2004) at the BBC World Service in London. He also prepared newscast from selected Polish events for BBC 5 Live. He worked as an intern at the BBC World News program „HARDtalk with Stephen Sackur” (2005).
He was involved in promoting the development of civil society in Poland. As an associate of the School for Leaders in Warsaw and president of BAS British Alumni Society Grzegorz organizes Oxford Debates on current social issues. He conducted broadcast journalism workshops for young journalists and social activists in Poland, Germany and Denmark. He taught radio journalism at the European Summer Academy (Cologne).
Marcin Michalik – Lipka
Anti-Terrorism and Personal Safety
Marcin is a personal safety expert, trainer, close combat instructor and self-defence instructor. He is one of the very few Krav Maga pioneers in Europe and Poland. Marcin is the founder and owner of the first Krav Maga School in Warsaw – Ultimate Krav Maga Warsaw (since 1999). Currently he represents the most dynamically developing organization of tactical close combat Mastro Defence System. Together with Israeli experts Guy Rafaeli and Yaron Hanover he founded the prestigious international organization Ultimate Krav Maga Federation (Tel Aviv / Israel), which offers personal safety trainings. He was given the MASTER title. Marcin is the official representative of the Israel Combat System in Poland.
He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Foundation A.R.T. Against Violence and expert in the field of personal safety.
He has trained, among others, the First Special Forces Regiment in Lubliniec, Anti Terrorism Units in Cracow and Warsaw and Special Forces units in Israel.
Peter Jenkins joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1973, having graduated from the University of Cambridge with an honours degree in Classical Studies, and having spent two years at the Harvard Graduate School for Arts and Sciences as a Harkness Fellow.
His diplomatic career took him to Vienna, Washington, Paris, Brasilia and Geneva. He also was the UK’s chief representative to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. In 2001 he was made Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency and other UN organisations in Vienna.
For his contribution to the solution of the Iranian nuclear crisis he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. He also presided over negotiations on the UN Convention against Corruption. Peter works as a mediator for the Ambassador Partnership and he is a business advisor. He writes and lectures on nuclear and trade policy issues. He is an Associate Fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
He is bilingual (English and French) and speaks German and Portuguese.
Małgorzata Klimczyk, PhD
Małgorzata Klimczyk, PhD is a life coach certified by the ICC in 2009. She is a member of ICF Poland and ICF Global. She completed postgraduate studies in organizational coaching and leadership coaching at the Department of Psychology at the University of East London. In 2012 she completed her training at the VIA Institute with qualifications for working with teams and team leaders.
Małgorzata runs individual development programs for people who are aiming at personal development in leadership, personal effectiveness in achieving goals, interpersonal communication and improvement of effectiveness and teamwork satisfaction.
Native proficiency in English and her professional experience in international environments enable Małgorzata to work effectively with foreigners.
She is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University and a graduate of De Montfort University in Leicester, UK where she completed a doctoral degree in Inorganic Chemistry.
Since 2000, she has managed Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs departments in international companies in the food and cosmetic industry.
Dorota is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology and postgraduate studies at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Her main fields of interest are recruitment, team and leadership building, negotiations, mediations, creative problem solving, managing a task team, building business strategies, monitoring business activities, coaching and coaching style of leadership in business. She completed, among others, the following courses: the Academy of Management and Multilevel Negotiations run by NLP Neuroeducation, International Coaching Certification, Transforming Communication®, Train the Trainer, ORSC Fundamentals – Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching Fundamentals, advanced coaching methods at Erickson College International and group facilitation techniques accredited by ILM, UK. She is an Extended DISC® Accredited Consultant.
Dorota is the author of publications on coaching, communication, management and visual thinking. She combines innovation and high communication skills with the energy of the action activator – she provides excellent support in discovering and triggering the ability to work effectively in situations perceived as difficult. She has the natural ability to develop close relationship with a coaching participant and inspires him/her to achieve his/her goals, with particular emphasis on building appropriate relationships resulting in fruitful cooperation. She works in accordance with the ICF Code of Ethics.
In her work she draws on her experience gained during 13 years of working at Hewlett-Packard, where she was involved in selling B2B solutions. As a member of the HPE Poland Management Board she actively participated in a number of strategic projects in the EMEA region and global structures.
Magda Rodak is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics. She worked for Polish companies – branches of international publishing companies for over 10 years. She initiated and carried out many publishing projects in various fields, including Project Management, TQM and Controlling. Currently, she runs her own business Ludzki Wymiar (The Human Scale).
Magda is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). She also completed coaching trainings at the professional and master level, including the Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) Training Program and Team Coaching Intensive™. As a coach mentor, she supports young entrepreneurs within the frames of the Youth Business Poland program, part of the Youth Business International network founded by HRH The Prince of Wales. She hosted radio programs on coaching. Magda has extensive experience in coaching (over 1450 individual and group coaching hours). In 2009, in recognition of her valued contribution, Magda was elected a member of the board of the Polish branch of the International Coach Federation by the coaching community. She conducts individual coaching processes for managers, based on the unique Co-Active® Coaching model, which focuses, among others, on the holistic approach to a coachee; moreover she enriches the model with a systemic approach. While working with a team, she uses the unique TCI™ diagnostic tool, which builds awareness of the team’s abilities in two dimensions: effectiveness and positive attitude.
Monika Jankowska is a graduate of the University of Warsaw, where she studied English Philology. She has 17 years of business experience at the international FMCG and B2B companies, where she held managerial and executive positions in HR departments, both in production and sales divisions of these organizations. As a member of the management teams and head of HR department, she was involved in strategic business management. She has a lot of experience in transforming organizations, merging two corporations, and creating and implementing systems and processes. Her greatest strengths were: the development of managerial staff, especially in the area of human resources management and communication between people and between departments. Since the beginning of 2008 Monika has been involved in individual coaching, team coaching and management training. Since 2010 she has been providing professional supervision for other coaches. She has completed over 1500 hours of coaching. To broaden her knowledge in the area of Human Resources she completed the 5 – module HR management program at the Ashridge Executive Education (previously Ashridge Business School).
She started her coaching education at the Coaches Training Institute accredited by IFC (International Coach Federation), where she also completed a certificate program and became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). She also completed the ORSC (Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching) training. In 2010 Monika completed a course on coaching supervision at the Academy of Executive Coaching in the UK.
Małgorzata Domanowska holds a master’s degree in economics. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Finance and Statistics (majoring in Finance) at the Warsaw School of Planning and Statistics. She is also a graduate of postgraduate Accounting Courses at the Warsaw School of Economics. She is a certified tax advisor with many years’ experience in managerial positions at private companies. She was often responsible for managing the entire finance area and the internal control of companies. Since 2010 she has been cooperating with Meissner&Partners as Finance Director. Małgorzata is responsible for preparing and implementing company’s financial policy and supervising current operating activities.
Kazimierz is a second-year student at the University of Warsaw, where he studies Applied Sociology and Social Anthropology. He is a graduate of the 9th Klementyna Hoffmanowa High School in Warsaw (with curriculum focused on civics, English and geography). In the evenings he works at TR Warszawa. In his spare time he has been working for many years as a tutor and organizer of sports and travel camps at the Warsaw Catholic Intelligentsia Club. His hobbies are traveling and exploring new cultures. He is an avid cyclist and skier.