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Our expert team

Our team is an interdisciplinary group of people who are constantly inspired and looking for new business solutions.
We are united by maturity, creativity, strategic thinking skills and constant curiosity.
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Katarzyna Andrzejczyk-Briks
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Aleksandra Chrapko
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Agnieszka Deja-Jaworska
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Sylwia Hull-Wosiek
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Paulina Ignatowska - Zaremba
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Jacek Jokś
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Bart Jurkowski
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Elizabet Khmellier
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Maria Kurasz
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Marta Megger
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Agnieszka Mróz
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Catherine Nowotna
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Edith Paul
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Krzysztof Peliński
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Agnieszka Pełka-Szajowska
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Natalia Slowikowska
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Jakub Snochowski
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Agata Waligorska
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Monika Wietrzynska

Katarzyna Andrzejczyk-Briks

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On the Concordia Design team, she is dedicated to supporting design processes by observing and analyzing trends and signals of change. She inspires designers and companies to create innovative products, services, user experiences using creative thinking methods.

Creates proprietary methods for analyzing trends and teaches how to work

With them in organizations.

He conducts lectures, trainings, workshops and events.

Develops reports on consumer and design trends for various industries.

Art historian, educator, curator and lecturer

Art history and design School of Form, SWPS University of Humanities and Social Sciences and Collegium da Vinci.

He believes that everything designed is arranged into a story about us - our needs, fears, aspirations and dreams, and by designing the present we also influence the future.

Therefore, it is always worth considering whether we are good designers of the future for ourselves, our descendants and the planet?

Aleksandra Chrapko

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Trenerka i coach (ICF), wykładowczyni na studiach podyplomowych „Agile Leadership” Uniwersytetu SWPS. Współzałożycielka Platformy rozwojowej dla liderów „Agile Leadership Tribe”. Wspiera liderki i liderów w transformacji zmiany przywództwa na takie, które opiera się na filozofii agile i wartościach servant leadershipu. Towarzyszy we wprowadzaniu zmian w ich zawodowych obszarach, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem budowania wartościowych relacji z samym sobą i ludźmi, z którymi pracują. W swojej pracy wykorzystuje podejście Analizy Transakcyjnej (AT) oraz Treningu Akceptacji i Zaangażowania (ACT). Certyfikowana trenerka FRIS®.

Agnieszka Deja-Jaworska

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Psycholog, coach PCC ICF (Professional Certified Coach International Coaching Federation), trenerka biznesu, certyfikowana trenerka modelu FRIS, facylitatorka, moderatorka Design Thinking. Doświadczona trenerka, mentorka oraz asesorka w akredytowanych przez ICF programach szkół coachingowych. Specjalizuje się w pozytywnej komunikacji, oferując odkrywanie, poznawanie i rozwijanie własnych kompetencji. W pracy z kadrą menadżerską oraz zespołami wdraża kulturę partnerstwa, współtworzenia i dobrostanu m.in. w oparciu o analizę transakcyjną oraz nurt eriksonowski. Entuzjastka projektowania oraz wdrażania zmian biznesowych i hr w organizacjach. Z jej usług korzysta(ł) najwyższy szczebel menadżerski wielu branż, m. in. FMCG (Carrefour, Intermarche), IT (EQ-System), motoryzacyjnej (Volkswagen, Volvo Group), edukacyjnej (SWPS, CDV) czy administracyjnej (UM Poznań). Humor, pasja życia i dystans do siebie to klucz, którym otwiera wiele drzwi. Motodiabeł 😉

Sylwia Hull-Wosiek

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Development & Creativity Manager at Concordia Design. Author of the Creativity+Thinking method, which is the result of her years of experience, reflection and project work based on creative techniques, design thinking and HR practice. Certified business trainer, consultant, educator, coach with years of experience in human resource management. When designing innovative solutions, products, experiences or education, she uses a variety of diagnostic and development tools tailored to the purpose of the processes and the team she works with. Among others, she has worked with Volkswagen Poznań, IKEA, Żabka, Microsoft, Interseroh, Vox Furniture, Vox Profile and many others.

Paulina Ignatowska - Zaremba

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Service designer and facilitator of future scenario design.

At Concordia Design, he supports the design of the future by analyzing trends and signals of change. He teaches an agile design approach. She works on the basis of Human Centered Design (Service Design, Design Thinking and Creativity+Thinking). While working at Huge Thing Accelerator, she supported Polish and foreign technology startups to enter the Polish market. She believes that design can change our lives for the better, which is why she shares her knowledge by serving as Director of Relationships

With hospitals in the K.I.D.S. Foundation - Innovators of Children's Hospitals.

Jacek Jokś

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Trainer, coach certified at the Professional level (PCC) by the International Coach Federation, coaching supervisor. Consultant, working with entrepreneurs, managers and HR departments of both start-ups and large organizations. He cooperates with two psychological studios in Poznań, where he provides psychological assistance. He spent the last few years at an international automotive corporation, supporting managers and teams in change. He specializes in training in the development of coaching and managerial competencies, as well as in working with emotions and strengthening mental toughness.

Bart Jurkowski

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Psychologist, trainer, improviser.

He builds bridges between business, psychology and applied improvisation.

It supports companies and teams in creating an organizational culture in which people want to work.

He teaches the first improv course for MBA leaders.

Elizabet Khmellier

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Elizabet Khmellier is a graduate of the Design Lyceum of Kherson, Ukraine. She also graduated from the School of Form with a specialization in Domestic Design and was a participant in the Erasmus+ program with a specialization in Product Design at the Listaháskóli Islands University in Iceland. Her work was presented at the Łódź Design Festival in 2019/2020, and her thesis was given to the archives of the museum in Miedzyrzecz as an important part of the history of Greater Poland in matters of preserving the heritage of natural dyeing with regional plants. Also this work was presented at Gdynia Design Days in 2022. Elizabet has expertise in product design and visual communication. She is a hobbyist in natural dyeing and 3D visualization design. She is a fan of dye plants and textile material science.

Maria Kurasz

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Expert in project management and business development. She gained experience implementing international projects in European, US and Asian markets. She supports businesses in business development and implementation of new products in Polish and foreign markets. She has worked with brands such as Amazon, Facebook, Komputronik, Mitsubishi, Amica, Boiron, among others. Graduate of the International Executive MBA Poznań - Atlanta with AMBA accreditation. At Concordia Design, she is in charge of community management and commercialization of the Lab150 Research, Design and Prototyping Center. She is responsible for contact and cooperation with new companies and development of the sales department. Her greatest passions are mountains and exotic travel.

Marta Megger

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Certified Gallup talent coach, Design Thinking facilitator, Diversity&Inclusion trainer, certified business coach, manager. As a Gallup talent coach and trainer, she specializes in developing individuals and teams based on their strengths, supports building diverse teams and inclusive workplaces, and helps unleash creativity and create innovation by moderating Design Thinking and Creativity+Thinking processes. She has experience in both the day-to-day management of businesses and teams, as well as creating long-term development strategies and business plans. She is also active in non-governmental organizations and is currently involved with the Stonewall Group in Poznan, where she coordinates and conducts Diversity&Inclusion trainings.

Agnieszka Mróz

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He has been involved in service design and qualitative research for 7 years. He designs new services, improves existing ones to meet current and future market needs. She uses service design approach to design online solutions, communication processes, sales, recruitment, adaptation, customer service, etc.

She has worked with more than 100 companies and institutions, organizations.

She has carried out projects for Play, the National Digital Archive, Metro Properties, the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, and the Social Innovation Laboratory, among others.

He teaches postgraduate students at SWPS in the fields of Service Design, Innovation Management (Design Management) and Collegium DaVinci (Creative Management).

He shares his experiences on his profile Personally about service design (https://www.facebook.com/servicesandbox.agamroz

https://instagram.com/service_sandbox

Catherine Nowotna

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Experienced Project Manager. At Concordia Design, he manages service design and organizational culture processes in companies. Supports business in change using Creativity+Thinking method. Builds relationships and customer experiences. Service Design Enthusiast .

Together with experts, she carried out such projects as "Design of a new model of customer service in a bank outlet" for Millennium Bank and "DNA Innovation Laboratory" for Pekao S.A. Bank. She has moderated workshops for clients in various industries, including KGHM, Tatra National Park, Interlan, BAE Systems.

For many years associated with sales and production of various events.

Trained as a philologist of the New Greek language, she holds a postgraduate degree in brand management from the University of Economics and service design from SWPS University.

Edith Paul

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Designer of learning organizations, pilot of change

He initiates and coordinates projects, related to the creation of new services, products, business models and the transformation of organizational culture. Creates teams that bring these ideas, projects and models to life. He turns the slogan "life long learning" into concrete actions, helping to create learning organizations. She uses experience in change management, lean, agile, design thinking, systematic inventive thinking. Certified FRIS Trainer. She also prepares to communicate about change - she is a trainer who specializes in public speaking.

From every trip he brings inspiration, from every movie he draws an idea for a service:)

Krzysztof Peliński

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Specialist in furniture construction and technology, materials engineering, wood and wood-based products, 3D modeling in CAx systems. He has worked with the R&D departments of Vox Furniture and TRE Design. Graduate of doctoral studies in the Department of Furniture, Faculty of Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences.

At Lab150, I manage the work of designers and technologists within the design and prototyping department. I am responsible for working directly with the client, advising and supervising the ongoing process from conception to the successive creation of a prototype, to further research and market implementation.

In his spare time, he organizes bicycle tours and travels around Poland and southern Europe. He derives great satisfaction from cooking and exploring flavors, especially Mediterranean cuisine.

Agnieszka Pełka-Szajowska

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Ekspertka Concordia Design

Uczy metod twórczego rozwiązywania problemów i szukania rozwiązań. Łączy kreatywność z krytycznym myśleniem. Dodaje do tego wnioski empiryczne z nauki, by robić to z głową 🙂 czyli wykorzystując praktyczną wiedzę o zespołach, psychologię społeczną i poznawczą oraz ekonomię behawioralną (evidence-based). 

Psycholog społeczna, pilotka zmian i praktyk biznesu (na koncie ma nagrody m.in. nagroda SUPERBRANDS). 

Pracuje z dużymi i średnimi firmami w obszarach: creative problem solving, krytyczne myślenie, kreatywność, design thinking, decision thinking, zespoły, komunikacja, zarządzanie i psychologia biznesu, facylitacja, efektywne spotkania. Posiada ponad 20-letnie doświadczenie w tworzeniu i prowadzeniu szkoleń, warsztatów, webinarów i ekursów, tworzeniu narzędzi rozwojowych oraz projektów rozwojowych dla firm. 

Certyfikowany trener biznesu, mentor, edukator i wykładowca studiów podyplomowych i MBA, prelegent na konferencjach m.in. “I love HR”, prowadzi także zajęcia train-the-trainer. Członek zarządu Polskiego Towarzystwa Trenerów Biznesu, Partner i Trener FRIS, certyfikowana facylitatorka metody LEGO Serious Play. Autorka narzędzi m.in. Decision Thinking i Solversi. Pasjonatka książek i żeglowania.

Natalia Slowikowska

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Researcher, trend analyst, sociologist. She gained experience carrying out research projects in the field of social and marketing research. She supports businesses in the area of qualitative and quantitative research, especially in the field of new product launches, prototype testing, innovation implementation and new technologies. In research processes, she focuses on the needs and user experience by embedding them in current market and social trends.

He says that every study is about discovering new sources of human inspiration and the needs that guide us in making choices. He believes that the most interesting needs are the unconscious ones and those we don't talk about.

She has done research for industries such as FMCG, mobile, medical, automotive, financial, education, gov & NGO, among others.

Jakub Snochowski

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Trainer of effective improvisation in business, actor, director, playwright, theater educator.

He has worked with Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Skolimowski, Krzysztof Krauze, Jerzy Stuhr, Jan Klata, Mariusz Treliński, among others. He has trained BZ WBK, PKO S.A., PKO BP, Santander Bank Poland, PZU, PKN Orlen, Enea, ZUS, Volkswagen Poland, Ikea, Orange, Play, Profim and many others.

For more than a dozen years he has been fascinated by efficiency in improvisation. His way of working is a resultant of his experience from the borderline of art and business. He proves the usefulness of artistic tools in managing a team, crisis, self, supports the ideation process. Effective improvisation also strengthens the skills of presentation, self-presentation, cooperation, improves communication, works well during a sudden change, helps to recover from a crisis.

Its trainings are available in short TEDx-type formats, through workshops of a few hours, to art events, a format designed for larger groups. Some formats are available online.

Agata Waligorska

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Business trainer, HR manager, coach and mentor of leaders, pilot of change. She has been supporting managers in team management for over 10 years. In many roles she has worked in distributed structures, so she shares proven methods of hybrid work. She is an expert in the areas of relationship building, communication (including feedback, communication of change), employee competence development and the use of coaching tools in the role of a manager. She has gained experience in large multinational corporations and Polish family businesses (in the roles of sales network manager, HRBP, trainer, team manager) and by running her own companies. She knows and understands business - both from the side of systems, processes, structures, to the specifics of various industries: retail, pharma, logistics, FMCG, marketing. In addition, he overlays the perspective of the organization's culture. She loves various tools, and is the author of the developmental relationship-building card, Jupitajnia. In her work, she uses coaching methods, creative techniques, Creativity+Thinking methodology and coaching and leadership competencies, constantly seeking and designing new ones. She isa bookworm and explores both what the research says in her areas of expertise, and enjoys learning about news, new work models, and niche initiatives. She is interested in marketing and technological innovations.

Monika Wietrzynska

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Project Manager with several years of experience. Prior to joining the Concordia Design team, she managed projects at the Poznań International Fair and was a Brand Manager at SWPS University's School of Form.

At Concordia Design, he coordinates a two-year incubation program for 20 companies in the Greater Poland region and conducts workshops on marketing strategies.

He is also responsible for the implementation of the development program for employees of Pekao SA bank under the Talents Up!

She describes herself as a do-it-yourselfer - she likes to have a plan, appreciates order, and loves ticking off completed tasks from her list. She is interested in the language of communication, sociology of design and trends in inclusive design.

She holds a degree in sociology from Adam Mickiewicz University and a postgraduate degree in Public Relations from Birkbeck University in London.

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