My bio should start with the words: "My name is Monika Ciesielska and I am a head hunter". And you could put a full stop here
I have been involved in executive recruitment, running my own practice in Poland under the brand Carpenter Consulting for close to 20 years. I am an active head hunter, recruiting managers, directors and board members, representing diverse areas of expertise and professional experience.
I started working with IMSA Search Global Partners more than a decade ago. We specialize in executive search recruitment, operating through 50 offices, in 30 countries worldwide. In 2017, my business partners elected me President of IMSA Search, which effectively means that I have become the leader of this truly global team of professionals responsible for finding the best talent in the world. I am in my third term as President and also the first woman in this position.
Together with my global partners, we create best practices in recruitment, supporting our clients with their recruitment needs anywhere and at any time. We are committed to diversity not only in short-listing candidates but also in expanding our internal team.
Being a constant seeker of new challenges, in 2018 I launched new.doors, a recruiting agency for technical positions. I managed the end-to-end recruitment process, creating and implementing recruitment strategies, leading the talent acquisition team in providing best-in-class support to clients across Europe.
In addition, I am the Chairman of the Board at Elevato Software, an innovative platform designed to manage HR processes including recruitment, employee assessment and development, talent management.
Privately, I am a girl from the seaside. I try to visit my family home regularly, because I miss the sound of the waves and walks by the sea regardless of the season. I collect contemporary art. There are no more free walls in my apartment for more pieces of art.
My most favorite thing to do is horse riding and I am happiest when I can do this together with my daughter Zosia. We have two lovely horses, Lemon and Marathon, who give us a lot of horse love. Apart from horseback riding, we love swimming, biking, mountain hiking or just lazing around. We read a lot and are huge fans of Narnia and Harry Potter. Our family includes also Czarek, who is an extraordinary cat, which is confirmed by every person, who has had a chance to meet him. Czarek came to us from a shelter. He went through a lot of difficult struggles, but now he has his own people, and lucky for us, we are them.
I invite you to listen to the conversations with my guests on the "Skrzydlaty HR" podcast and to read my articles, that reach the group of 30,000 followers on my LinkedIn profile.
Thank you for your time.