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When was the last time you spent a whole day with yourself the way you actually wanted, without thinking you should be somewhere else?

Doing nothing, meeting friends, going to the cinema, reading books, drawing, dancing and actually living the moment without thinking about the other things, has become extremely difficult these days.

In the critical period on the job market, it’s harder to say stop, when it is crucial to have a job. And being grateful for that is one thing. However, it’s possible that you’re surrounded by the voices saying: Be productive! Is it really what you’ve been doing the whole time? This is the list of your tasks? XX would be able to do that so much faster. Don’t postpone your…


For me this interview is quite special because it’s the first time when I’m talking about a tech company culture with a psychotherapist taking care of the balance inside the firm.

Observing tech organisations over the years I lacked the voice that has a deep understanding that would support my gut feeling around company culture aspects and, well, it finally happened with Sylwia Maśka-Tomszak — HR Business Partner at Versum. In this conversation we’ll touch a few topics: company culture, benefits and feedback habits she’s building inside Versum.

Rita: When I heard you guys — a tech based organisation have…


This article is a recap of the Table Talks — Inspired by LeanIn Circle event and its panel discussion I had a chance to facilitate on July 30th.
Thinking about a topic of beginnings in the new tech industry, together with Karolina Hałaszkiewicz — a co-founder of our initiative, we knew, there will be a lot to talk about. And there was!
In this part I’ll focus on myths and challenges we defined. …


How to build company culture in organisations that experience rapid growth — An interview with Sebastian Maśka — CEO at Versum

With this interview I’m beginning a new cycle on my blog: Company Culture Talks will consist of the articles and conversations about the core of the companies — culture, leaders’ mindset, challenges, solving problems and emotional intelligence in the teams. Today my guest is Sebastian Maśka CEO at Versum — a SaaS automation platform for SPA and salon management — turned into an international company with over 140 employees.

In the last article on Medium you wrote: “Today, our…


How to Build a Social Movement?

During the Infoshare Conference I had a chance to interview a few amazing people. Among them was Nicola Gryczka — one of the most influential women I’ve met. She’s a CEO of a socially responsible project Gastromotiva, which is reinventing people’s mindsets on social gastronomy and raising zero waste food awareness.

This series has started on Women’s Day and is dedicated to women who make an impact on the world of business and new technologies.
The whole #ChangeIsFemale project consists of ten interviews with ten women. Each interview has ten questions and a portrait drawn by me.

1/ Gastromotiva covers…


When you think about connecting with people, what value does it bring to you? In June in Krakow together with Jonathan Castletine-Jackson we’re running a first #LeadersHive event dedicated to people who want to develop their leadership skills. During our first session we’re gonna talk about networking and connecting and differences between those two. We’ll be learning how to build a valuable network being a leader. In the conversation below, we’re exploring how network connections can bring you business and build your reputation.

To subscribe, register here https://www.leadershive.com/

Rita: Last week I was at Infoshare conference and heard a few conversations about connecting but in…


Reaching for top positions in the companies and choosing leadership path might be life changing, regardless of whether you’re a woman or not.
The role of a leader requires deep understanding of the business and processes, but that’s not even half of its definition. Leadership comes with empathy and constant work — mainly on our communication skills — to build trust and authentic relationship with our team and with ourselves.

Today I invited Angela Wiggins — a leadership coach based in the United States, whose knowledge and recommendations supported by expertise
in working with female leaders are — I believe…


When was the last time when you said “thanks for your amazing job”
to your co-worker? When was the last time when somebody came up to you and said “I appreciate your work”?

As a communication strategist I design initiatives supporting company culture development, because my work is to figure out how to support space for growth for the organisations’ employees and clients. During the whole planning process, we run workshops and individual sessions and I get to talk to many people responsible for different roles — beginning on a c-level, through managers, team leaders, to team members and specialists.


Ever since I started to participate and organise different meet-ups and events, I’ve met hundreds of incredible people. This series has started on Women’s Day and is dedicated to women who make an impact on the world of business and new technologies.

The whole #ChangeIsFemale project will consist of ten interviews with ten great women. Each interview has ten questions and a portrait drawn by me. My fourth guest is Agata Chmielewska.

#changeisfemale

1/ What’s your definition of success?

I came across many definitions of success. They are usually related to people’s professional achievements. …


Ever since I started to participate and organise different meet-ups and events, I’ve met hundreds of incredible people. This series has started on Women’s Day and is dedicated to women who make an impact on the world of business and new technologies.

The whole #ChangeIsFemale project will consist of ten interviews with ten great women. Each interview has ten questions and a portrait drawn by me. My third guest is Magdalena Baran.

1/ What’s your definition of success?

Success happens when I help others discover their superpowers. It is true for individuals and organizations. It has a lot to do…

Rita Pater

Business strategist and coach helping companies find their unique path. I work with entrepreneurs on their personal brands and growth. #changeisfemale

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