In 2014 I started an independent OD practice rethinking conventional management consulting and pioneering the application of behavioral science in work environment design in the CEE region. Today I work internationally facilitating culture & leadership development programs and advancing my expertise in the area of mental health at work.
For Wood & Company, a leading Central European investment bank, I developed employee wellbeing strategies, consulted team mergers and provided workplace consulting for corporate occupiers of the Wood & Company Real Estate portfolio.
In 2017 I co-founded Trust Women, a nonprofit connecting and empowering female professionals active in Slovakia and opening dialogue about tabooed topics related to gender equality.
HB Reavis, the largest workspace provider in the EU, signed me up to build the methodology and product strategy of Origameo, an international consulting service aimed to design tailored work environments aligning company culture, business vision and diverse work-styles. Another assignment was the initial product strategy for HB Reavis‘ coworking product, HubHub. Both Origameo and HubHub are international market leaders.
For Powerplay studio, a growing sports game company, I lead a complex OD project including leadership coaching, developing their people & operations department and education program.
I designed a research project funded by grants to study human-environment interaction in innovative workplaces worldwide. I interviewed users and founders of coworking spaces, innovation centers and alternative work communities in London, Lisbon, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, New York, Boston, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Warsaw and Bratislava.
For Colliers International, a leading commercial real estate and investment management company, I built the workplace consulting service line of their Slovak branch and co-developed the strategy and design of a pilot workplace product in collaboration with Business Lease.
At EIA, a recognised leader in tech entrepreneurship education, I coached emerging entrepreneurs with a focus on leadership development and team dynamics.
I participated in a five week change design course at award winning global design firm IDEO to learn about the process of co-creation and engagement. I use this framework regularly in my OD projects with leaders as well as in designing human-environment interaction in organisations.
I took my first professional steps in transformation advisory at PwC’s People & Change department in Prague and Bratislava where I focused on company culture programs and CEE innovation ecosystems.
I received a Masters in Organisational and Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and in my research I focused on the impact of company culture and physical work environments on innovation and collaboration. During my time at the LSE I also co-organised European Student Startups and TEDx LSE.
Prior to moving to London I took a summer course in Cognitive Science at Berkeley Summer Sessions to better understand the nature of knowledge, language and consciousness across disciplines such as artificial intelligence, psychology and linguistics.
TFI is a San Francisco based poverty alleviation focused nonprofit where I worked as Community Manager on a book and documentary project called Living on a Dollar a Day. I also co-organised the visit of the Dalai Lama in collaboration with the East-Palo Alto School District and the Ronald McDonald House.
As member of the organizing team of two TEDx conferences in Bratislava and one at the London School of Economics I worked on selecting & coaching speakers and communication.
During my studies at the University of Milan – Bicocca I focused on multiculturalism in corporate culture (Bachelor’s thesis) and completed a systems psychodynamic leadership coaching course.
Paralel to my studies I started my professional journey working at IBM’s International Service Center where I was responsible for maintaining client relationships with US institutional clients.