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Piotr W. Kowalski Ph.D.

Piotr Kowalski

Piotr has been an adviser, coach and mentor since 1990.

During 1990-2006 he worked in international consulting companies moving up the ladder from a manager to a managing partner. For eight years he worked as a managing partner of the Tax and Legal Department in PricewaterhouseCoopers in Poland. During that time the company led by him developed from 50 to 250 employees keeping its high profitability throughout the period and becoming at the same time a leader in the market segment. His mission, as a leader, is building a longstanding and profitable company growth by development of employees’ talents and the highest quality innovative solutions for the clients. His long-term professional experience enables him now to support others in reaching business and private goals.

Since 2007 he has run his own business in the field of coaching, mentoring and consultancy. He has conducted over 600 hours of individual coaching and mentoring. He helps the management of high development potentials in obtaining the next levels in their career. He works on building the company’s mission and its development strategy with the members of the Management Board. He conducts leadership coaching and mentoring – for both, the new leaders and the experienced ones who would like to change into being even more effective.

A significant area of his work in the field of consultancy is supporting clients from the Professional Services Firms in establishing conditions for stable and profitable growth of their companies. The support in this area includes enabling the company to achieve a competitive advantage in its market segment by appropriate development strategy supported by a suitable organizational culture and management processes.

Piotr’s practical experience is reinforced by thorough knowledge in the area of management and leadership. In 1986 he completed his Doctoral Studies at the London School of Economics, receiving the Prize of the Council of Europe for his doctor’s thesis. During 1996-2007 he did postgraduate studies with specialization
in strategic management and leadership at Harvard Business School, London Business School and INSEAD.

In 2003 Piotr finished an advanced coaching course (Coaching Masterclass) at the School of Coaching in London. He also finished the CoachWise Equipped course at the Coaching Center in Warsaw. He is accredited ICF coach. After passing exams in September 2009 he was admitted to the prestigious Academy of Executive Coaching in London.

His private life passion is photography. His latest project executed in collaboration with National Geographic can be seen at www.childrenofbuddha.com

In August 2009 the above project received one of the most prestigious prizes in photography being the Second Place Winner in the International Photography Awards in the category of reportage.

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