International Happiness at Work Summit
September 26-27, 2019
What will you gain?
Our goal is to create a forum for the exchange of views, knowledge and experience in the field of new trends in human capital management, as well as to provide knowledge at the highest level, to get to know each other and share skills and experience among people professionally connected with human resources management.
Thanks to the organization of the International Happiness at Work Summit, we see a huge opportunity to share knowledge and promote the idea of happiness at work, positive psychology at work as well as the position of the Chief Happiness Officer – on the Polish and international arena. Chief Happiness Officer / Joy Manager is a concept that is intended to bring benefits to both the employee and the employer. It is worth getting acquainted with it today and implement it in all companies in every industry in the future.
For all those interested in modern personnel management and using the latest tools available on international markets, in particular:
Registration and Morning Coffee
Welcome and Summit Opening
The future of work and the work of future: Will we have the same chances to be happy at work?
Javier Rubio Ramiro, Senior Coach – Professor Chief Happiness Officer, Spain
Happiness at work – our experience on the Polish labor market
Speaker to be confirmed
Annick Bleyen, HR Bliss Consultant & Transformation Coach, Belgium
Key success factors for a happy workplace – R&D Vx experience at GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
Pauline Nguyen, Change Catalyst, GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), Belgium
Coffee Break & Networking
Performance or Happiness? Success requires both!
Aurelie Litynski, Chief Happiness Officer, Happitude at work, Switzerland
Human Resources or Human Beings? Happy organizations do it differently!
Luisa Tuzza, Trainer & Coach, Être, Italy
How happy are your employees? Is headcount more important than heart count?
Maja Nedučić, Chief People Officer, Vega IT Sourcing, Serbia
Laughter Yoga in theory and practice
Karin Lesiak, Laughter Yoga Coach, Poland
The role of an anthropologist in the business. Why do many high-end companies and successful startups hire anthropologists?
Helle Hust, Anthropologist & Culturebooster, VirksomhedsAntropologerne, Denmark
How we made work a joy (in a worldwide distributed company).
Virag Lovas, Operation Manager / Chief Happiness Officer, BESK Group, Hungary
Sven Koble, Founder, BESK Group, Germany
Discussion panel (international and Polish guests):
Sylwia Wódkowska – Pęksyk, EMEA Org Effectiveness Partner, Intel, Poland
Angelika Iwanow, HR Manager, CulinaryOn, Russia
Dorota Wierzbicka-Kot, Promoter of Chief Happiness Officer concept, Poland
Renata Kałużna, CEO & Founder @ powermeetings.eu & Chief Happiness Officer, Poland
Cocktail, speed dating, networking
Registration and Morning Coffee
How to measure Happiness at Work?
Romeo Grzębowski, Chief Inspiration Officer, Extended Tools, Poland
Stress levels and how to effectively lower them
Alina Gwoździewicz, Wellbeing & Health Coach, Poland
Maga Korbel, MBSR Trainer, Therapist, Yoga Iyengar teacher, Poland
Marta Pociejewska, Tai Chi teacher, Horse-riding Instructor, ReiKi Master, Poland
Wioleta Polakowska, Physiotherapist, Masseuse, Poland
Coffee Break and Networking
OKRs – How to define and measure delivery of strategic goals, engaging employees and strengthening their internal motivation
Daniel Skowroński, Agile-Lean Coach, Management 3.0 facylitator, Valkir Academy, Poland
Bogna Gąsiorowska, Mindfulness Practice, Polish Mindfulness Institute
Coffee break & networking
Izabela Kazimierska, Technical Director, 4 Results, Polska
Wellbeing 4.0 in business, or how to make wellbeing agile?
This workshop will allow you to:
Ewa Stelmasiak, Managing Director, The Wellness Institute, Polska
End of the Summit
Previous roles/experience: Sylwia has 17 years of experience in HR. Sylwia has worked as an HR Generalist, an HR BP and an HR Manager in many different branches, such as educational publishing, B2B manufacturing sectors, and counseling. Before joining Intel, Sylwia worked for seven years as an HR manager at Arla Foods Shared Service Centre. At Arla, Sylwia was responsible for setting up the Shared Service Centre and its further growth. She was driving Arla’s HR strategy and all HR support functions. She had a leadership role responsible for business partnering and organization development. Sylwia joined Intel Corporation in February 2015 as Workforce Mobility Manager and Poland SSC Manager. After two years she moved to Business Partnering function and has started a role of EMEA Org effectiveness partner. There she has built a strategy of employee engagement and the whole infrastructure around it. She is responsible for Org and Leadership Development.
Branding: In her private life, she’s a wife and a mom of two children. She plays the piano and is interested in architecture. In professional life interested in change management, employee engagement, organizational Development and Leadership.
Coach, trainer, on top of being a scientist and a nurse, dancer, mum3and spouse, Pauline has spent the last 5 years of her carreer accompanying employees through change, focusing more specifically on increasing engagement level and wellbeing at work. She strongly believes in human potential and helps people to leverage on their strengths to reach their goals, individually and in teams.
With a master’s degree in psychology, Maja is employed in Vega IT company as a Chief People Officer. In the company, she found what she has always wanted to do – together with her colleagues, she tries to make every day more pleasant and better for all the members of the team, and build the culture that encourages diversity, timely feedback and the right to make mistakes. In addition, she has been attending the course in cognitive behavioural coaching, REBT (Rational Emotional Behaviour Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
Proud single parent for over 18 years of 3 young adults.
As employee I worked as a Manager in Project management – Sales – Procurement Management.
2008 started with Balanceboost, HR consulting.
In 2011 focus was in facilitating transformation (cultural design, Mergers&Acquisition, efficiency) saved a lot of money for organizations but was able to touch hearts at all levels!
Since 2017 focus on Happiness@Work.
Today with Blissfull@Work I whisper how you can create a happy & engaging workplace for your people.
I was Born to Bring happiness into lives.
I am constantly on the look for possibilities with a strong presence and commitment to promoting REAL values to enhance work and CORPORATE culture.
I believe in the lead by example and with authenticity – manage, mentor and grow teams through integrity, accountability, honesty and in consideration for the individual and the good of the whole; demonstrating emotional intelligence, strong leadership, and mentoring skills.
I believe in integrity, sincere behavior and dealings with others; taking responsibility for my actions and follow through on promise and request; treat others with respect; work for the good of the business, and the good of the whole.
I take on a passionate approach towards all tasks in a wholehearted and enthusiastic manner.
I look beyond the obvious to develop CREATIVE and IMPACTFUL solutions for the better good.
I don’t want to engage but fulfill and promote the value and responsibility of working in a team. Look for the potential of employee happiness, productivity, energy, and creativity.
Strive to achieve excellence in business, team, and work, define, implement, monitor and provide coaching concerning operational processes and excellence, with the overall objective to constantly improve processes focusing on a higher goal.
WORK needs to be ENGAGING, CREATIVE and SPARK CURIOSITY.
IT NEVER GETS EASIER YOU JUST GET BETTER.
I act on a simple belief that we can build a happier tomorrow, together. There are always more challenges to solve, more issues to overcome, and more relations to work on.
As a leader in a business which is involved in communities, I listen and focus on giving the most to inspire teams and individuals in the ever-changing work environment.
The greatest thing about being an entrepreneur is doing what I love: help people grow in their community by experiencing the advantages of POSITIVITY WITHIN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT.
My clients reach out to when their organizations are lacking the results they are looking for, especially if they fail to align their workforce with the company’s goal.
Originally working with computer science I have realized that I am less for the code and more for changing the way people were working and mainly approaching and solving problems at the workplace. Since then I am listening, guiding, and making organizational change wherever I go.
My approach has high attention to the individual human element and deep knowledge of complex adaptive systems. I support you and your team to unravel puzzling hurdles. I’ve helped ordinary people work together to create awesome teams and products.
I help you to have the will to change your environment and methods to maximize the productivity and value of a team.
I founded BESK, an agile product and education company. We host trainings and spread Scrum-happiness at conferences wherever we go.
If you’d like to work with BESK for our analysis or hire me to speak at your event, please reach out through beskgroup.com or drop me a LinkedIn message.
Luisa Tuzza is a consultant, trainer, and coach who helps people and organizations to achieve happiness through the expression of their talent and their uniqueness.
Before founding Être – The well-being of people and organizations, Luisa spent over 20 years in the commercial department of a fast-moving consumer goods corporate, first dealing with customer management and trade marketing and then taking on the responsibility for training, organizational development, and internal communication. After a successful career in the development of people, in the implementation of important change management projects and in the organization of internal processes, Luisa now helps companies and individuals to be the best version of themselves, expressing their full potential.
Luisa, a researcher, practitioner, and teacher of various holistic disciplines, believes that both in business and in private life, it is essential to consider the person in their entirety and integrity. On this concept, she bases her work both on organizations as well as on individuals.
Aurelie aspires to increase the awareness on happiness at work in companies and help leaders and employees being successful by creating more work-related happiness in their teams. She learnt about the topic of happiness at work from experts worldwide, became a Chief Happiness Officer in 2017 and created an approach which tackles crucial topics such as behaviour, communication, empathy and trust within companies. Aurelie is originally from the south of France, married to her polish husband, mother of 2 and has been in Switzerland for more than 10 years after living and working in various positions in France, UK and Canada.
Daniel is a consultant, change agent, servant leader and coach of modern management methods.
For many years associated with the IT industry and the development of innovative digital products. Currently, beside supporting IT teams, he transfers his experience to accounting services centers, legal departments, marketing,
administration or sales. He works with operational teams as well as all level managers, HR professionals and board members. With solid, practical knowledge, many years of experience in Agile, Lean and Management 3.0, he helps to shape and
strengthen the healthy development of organizations.
He provided consulting and training in UAE, Qatar, Great Britain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Poland.
He supported long-term transformation of the organization, e.g. Gemius, XTB, BGK, Morizon, Rentals United, ThyssenKrupp, Roedl & Partner.
Sci-fi and heavy music fan off hours, addicted to continuous improvement of competences.
I believe that the best kind of patients is the ones having been healed and taught how to take care of themselves. The ones who will never have to come back to you (unless they have some new major issue, never tackled before), as they know what makes them feel better and what causes problems with their health. This is why I teach my clients not only what they should eat to feel better but also what lifestyle changes could prove beneficial and I give them practical tools to manage their energy throughout the day so they can enjoy their life whatever they do.
I am particularly interested in dealing with loneliness, depression, stress and autoimmune diseases, which often overlap and make life impossible to bear, as I have experienced these issues first-hand and/or in my closest family. I was however extremely lucky, as I had found a supportive environment, which, coupled with my long-life passion for sports and healthy lifestyle, gave me an amazing opportunity to develop my skills and find myself in a position where I am now able to help other people suffering from similar conditions. Thanks to many therapies I have gone through and a regular practice of meditation, I am now in a point where I rediscover myself every day and I find the resources and strength that I need to follow my own path, together with the clarity to make the right choices. I also do my best to stay connected to my source of kindness and understanding (towards others and myself) when things don’t go as smooth as they could and I incorporate NVC principles wherever I can.
I have been working with individual clients for 4 years, using my signature method, based on a combination of bulletproof scientific knowledge, functional medicine, and holistic therapies, together with mindfulness, coaching and different nutritional modalities. With my clients we work as a team, so that they have all the tools and knowledge they need to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. At the same time I help companies take care of their employees’ health – I give workshops on healthy lifestyle and nutrition, and I am the founder and manager of the Corporate Wellness Club.
Initially holding a double Master in Economy and having followed an international career in marketing and project management, I was very much guided throughout my life along a parallel path – the one of discovery of human nature and secrets of human health. To find myself today as a certified Nutrition Coach (at Ben Coomber’s Bodytype Nutrition Academy), certified Polarity Therapist, certified Personal Trainer, certified Horse-riding Instructor (specializing in dressage), having also finished a Transpersonal Coaching Training (by Jarosław Gibas) and numerous trainings in functional nutrition.
In the parallel reality I’m a mum to a great teenager and together we do our best to understand and soothe Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD and our cat, Armani.
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For me, meditation practice is honest and authentic being in this moment. Just as it is. Without masks. Without anything else. I’ve been meditating since I can remember. As a child I often sat still, in silence, relaxing in presence, not calling it meditation but simply feeling the peace and happiness of unlimited Being. It was just the most pleasurable, natural and spontaneous expression of me, with which I filled the majority of my free time. And the nature surrounding the home I was raised in gave me a beautiful refuge to Be in. Looking, listening, feeling. At my family home, Zen meditation was an everyday occurrence. Within our attic was situated a large Zendo (meditation space), where regular intensive retreats were held. As a result I’ve been connected to the powerful energy of a group practice since childhood, and the memory of that has stayed with me since.
My initial higher education was as a graphic artist. After studying at the Academy Of Fine Arts in Cracow my wild and free nature started to expand and fly beyond the confines of the painter’s canvas. I began travelling and meeting people from all over the world. And at the same time, I started the process of gradually letting go of the rigid beliefs and structures of my family, school, religion and culture. I am discovering who I am, opening for unlimited possibilities, seeing and feeling the richness of the world and the people living in it. I’m realizing the limitlessness of the mind is. I’m discovering an inner strength borne out of the essential and undeniable freedom of my spirit. Spiritual practice is becoming free from illusory thoughts, beliefs and habitual, long worn out ‘doings’ that are no longer serving us and our truth. This process is inextricably connected with the pain of loss and the risks of change, which cannot be stopped when we are really being in the flow of life.
This is the path of an open heart, which lets everything run through it, and at the same time is radical in rejecting anything that is illusion. In my heart I hold tremendous gratitude for all the beings who have assisted me and still do in this change. In whose eyes I can see that they see what I see. For those that are like mirrors who cry and laugh with me …
I graduated as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 2006. and I am certified MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher. Since 2010, I’ve been leading regular 8 week Mindfulness MBSR courses, group meditations and retreats. Being with people on a deep and real level is simply the biggest passion of my life.
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CEO at HRM Institute; an experienced expert and visionary in the area of employer branding, shaping and optimizing the work environment, building strategy and brand communication, talent management and HR marketing. Consultant, trainer, trainer and lecturer (among others: AGH, SGH). Author of publications on building the employer’s image, employer HR marketing, employer branding storytelling, generation Y / Millenium. Organizer of conferences, trainings and workshops in the area of communication and building the employer’s brand strategy. For years, he has been following EB trends, conducts research, shares knowledge and advises leading employers. The knowledge offered inspires participants to introduce activities in their companies! firstname.lastname@example.org | www.hrminstitute.pl | +48 500 041 562
I have always felt one with nature and the animals, have sensed their vulnerability with my artistic soul – so I have been meditating and eating vegan since I can remember. Therefor a wide spectrum of my first professional experiences: sports instructor (mainly horse-riding), zoo-physiotherapist and photographer.
I am naturally optimistic and trusting. I love sharing my knowledge, healing people and animals, showing the beauty and fragility of the world through photography and other forms of art (lately ceramics).
I have discovered My Way in the field of Martial Arts (among others), when studying Tai Chi – Yang style since 2005 and Chen for last 3 years, as well as the underlying and deeply connected practice of Qi Gong, which brings amazing results as it comes to energy work.
I was also very much inspired by ReiKi techniques and became a Master Healer, which gave me a new level of self-confidence and added a new healing modality to my toolkit, giving me a powerful way of helping other beings – both human and animal.
It is my current mission to teach different movement and energy practices in order to improve the mental and physical health and wellbeing of my clients. Using this bespoke combination of modalities, I became the first person in Poland and one of the first in the world, helping equestrian riders improve their body awareness and make faster progress in the art of horse-riding (www.taichidlajezdzcow.pl).
I know from experience that practicing Tai Chi improves our lives on more levels than we could ever imagine, therefore I recommend each and everyone to give it a try, as it can become a gateway to a better life for many. That is also why I work with the companies who want to take care of their employees, working under pressure and lacking time for sports. Tai Chi is not only a great way to relax and enter into a gentle contact with our bodies and hidden emotions. It is also a deep spiritual practice and it is said that through its practice one can gain “the flexibility of a child, the strength of a lumberjack and the mind of a sage”.
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I’m a professional physiotherapist and I offer a wide variety of different kinds of massage therapies to my clients depending on the problems and pains they have. I work both with patients who need a thorough rehabilitation after injuries or accidents, as well as with people who prefer preventive actions and come to me before they actually start experiencing pain or discomfort. This is actually one of the moments when I feel the most satisfaction at my work – when thanks to the education, which I provide along the treatments, my patients begin to notice how much we can do together beforehand – to prevent the injury from even happening, to prepare their bodies for high performance.
This is actually my second passion – sharing knowledge – and it works miracles when taken to the next level while working with larger groups. That is why I like working with companies and educating employees as to how they can take care of their bodies during office hours and after work. They learn about what exercises they can do during the breaks, why moving is so important and how to overcome small ailments. But above all, they learn how to prevent pain, which is a real plague of todays’ world and a source of elevated stress levels in modern workspaces. And this is how the vicious circle forms for many, as many disorders afflicting my clients take their source directly in chronic stress.
I have graduated from Social Academy of Sciences in Warsaw (with Masters in Physiotherapy). During my studies, I did a 3-months long internship in Chec Republic’s most renowned sanatorium – Lazne Teplice. I have an extensive experience gained both in hospital environment (neuro-rehabilitation) and private clinics.
I am a constant learner, I continuously extend my knowledge, going to trainings and conferences, so as to be able to best serve and help my patients. Latest to-date is my discovery of the therapy of temporal-mandibular joints, which proves particularly helpful when relieving patients with high sensitivity to stress and trismus.
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He is passionately seeking ways to discover and maximize the use of human resources in business. As experience increases, we discover that people who are happy exceed success at work than those who work because they are obligatory. She strengthened her conclusions by studying positive psychology (she completed postgraduate studies in Positive Psychology at the University of Warsaw in June 2018) and I see the effects of acting in everyday life of various tools supporting personal development and teamwork. After graduating from SGH, working in an audit of work and then in consulting related to large consulting companies. She specialized in conducting due diligence financial projects and has been developing the team’s infrastructure for several years. Conducts trainings. He is a coach and mentor. Has the FCCA title. She is inspired by Professor Martin Seligman, Mo Gawat and Jurgen Appelo.
Co-author and co-founder of the CHO brand – Chief Happiness Officer, which was created from the need to support people in releasing their potential and motivation to act. A business woman in the full sense of the word – full of innovative, brilliant ideas and energy to act – virtually unstoppable. For many years he has been successfully running his own company powermeetings.eu, constantly expanding into new fields. Extremely creative and feeling the pulse of the market. It gives its clients a lot of added value. Perfect in bringing what he’ll commit to. It organizes events for the real estate, energy and several industries. Inspired by: Jenn Lim, Tony Hsieh and Gary Vaynerchuk.
Firma powermeetings.eu działa na rynku energetycznym już od ośmiu lat. Wyłoniła się z firmy SC Consulting powstałej w 2004 roku i mającej na celu organizację profesjonalnych konferencji oraz szkoleń na rynku nieruchomości komercyjnych. W trakcie 12 lat istnienia zorganizowaliśmy ponad 350 wydarzeń (najczęściej autorskich), goszcząc prawie 30 tysięcy specjalistów.
Zespół powermeetings.eu odpowiedzialny jest za badanie rynku, dobór najbardziej aktualnych tematów i organizację spotkań w trakcie których skupiamy się zarówno na przekazaniu najlepszej wiedzy merytorycznej jak i kojarzeniu nowych partnerów biznesowych.
For 15 years, we have helped organizations in Poland leverage the full potential and creativity of their people and teams with Extended DISC tools. During this time, we have had the opportunity to apply our solutions to the benefit of 1 500 organizations and tens of thousands of their employees, associates or candidates.
Today, in the digital revolution’s era, clients’ expectations, workplace environment and labour market trends bring new challenges to all of us. Therefore, to retain our market-leader position and provide you with the best solutions for employee recruitment, development and engagement available, we have decided to extend our portfolio to include new brands and tools:
Extended Tools are digital tools for employee recruitment, development and engagement.
The leading international brands we represent in Poland are:
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