My name is Ella. A fairy tale of equality and diversity.

Do you remember the fairy tale about Cinderella? The story of a beautiful girl with golden blond hair, abused by her step-mother and her step-sisters. A girl who doesn’t lose her spirit of happiness waiting patiently until she is rescued from her predicament by a prince riding in on a white horse who she can… Read More

On HR’s struggle against COVID, current market trends, and love of sweatpants

Over the past couple of months, I have had the pleasure of having a virtual coffee with a handful of HR execs from a number of companies and industries. We discussed how their companies fared in the pandemic, focusing primarily on people. During our conversations, I was struck by how the pandemic elevated the role… Read More

All in all, it’s a wonderfull life

There are some days that are rotten from the start.  You open your eyes and you already know that everything is going to go wrong. Fortunately, relatively rarely and surprisingly, they can take an unexpected turn.  This was the case on Friday, November 29, 2019. I get up late and, starting from breakfast, I am… Read More

When not everything goes as planned at your home office

A marketing communication agency cooperating with IMSA International Executive Search proposed the preparation of a global report regarding trends and changes, which senior managers will be facing in 2019. For this purpose, my partners from 23 countries and I were to prepare material containing our forecasts for the upcoming year. One of the areas indicated… Read More

The text is about not returning from Gdansk to Warsaw on Sunday in the middle of summer. Well, who would even do that?

Sunday. Gdańsk. I am driving on the A1 highway hoping, that we will make it to my Warsaw home in 4 hours with my 3-years-old daughter Sophie, and if I put the pedal to the metal maybe even in 3.5 hours. After driving several kilometers, I already knew, that that idea just went out the… Read More