In life and work I combine my formal training and identity of a sociologist, passion for psychology and lifelong learning, with almost twenty years of experience working internationally across four continents and cross-culturally in education and with NGOs.
I’m driven by curiosity: what makes people connect, professionally and personally, to each other and to oneself? How can we balance individual needs with those of our communities and society? I listen, understand, and find solutions, together with you.
I ask questions to understand and meet the needs in my engagements in designing new content, in working with teams, in facilitation and finally, when engaging in new or ongoing projects.
I write about the various levels of connection in my blog.
I facilitate connections, cross- cultural, organizational, and personal ones.
I design, create and curate content for learning.
I design, implement, oversee, and evaluate international educational programs.
I believe we all have the potential to truly connect, we just need the right tools and conditions.
I currently live in Brussels, Belgium with my partner and a doggy. I’m originally Polish yet spent most of my life outside Poland. I embrace the fact that life is a learning journey and it’s never too late to grow, connect and live wholeheartedly.
I believe that the basis of all organizations and programs are people. As life and world change, constantly, so do organizations. Thus, the way to make sure organizations are achieving their mission and vision in a truly sustainable way, people in the organizations need to feel connected, included, listened to, respected, feel a sense of ownership and trust. If you are in the process of achieving the above with your team, you’re creating a resilient organization that can transform your field.
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
Oh, and if you wonder about the donkey(s) on the website… Even though you might associate donkeys with stupidity and stubbornness as it is often portrayed in literature, it also symbolizes patience, humility, and loyalty. All important to me personally and in my work ethic. Additionally, in antiquity, donkeys were a symbol of peace. Finally, they have an acute sense of curiosity and are extremely cute. So, donkey became (one of) my guiding animals.