I partner with executives and entrepreneurs to help them pursue sustainable growth, support their people, engineer serendipity and cultivate healthy workplace cultures worldwide. I have applied behavioral science, conducted research, established long-term client relationships and successfully engaged leadership teams to create a vision, build alignment and facilitate ownership of behavioral and physical changes in the workplace. I have pioneered the development of two international workplace consulting service lines and have an extensive track record of successfully implemented workplace programs. Having spent nearly a decade in transformation advisory, I build my expertise to improve how people reflect, connect, learn and ultimately feel and perform at work. Prior to choosing an independent path in 2014, I have worked as a consultant in both small and large consultancies and in a poverty-alleviation focused NGO. Committed to advance the psychological experience of work, I create and implement well being & mental health strategies at board level, facilitate group dynamics and continue my training in psychotherapy.

What I look for in these partnerships and interventions: 

  1. mutual awareness of motivations to pursue growth 
  2. an in depth understanding of individual / organizational behavior, group dynamics, patterns and unconscious processes
  3. co-creation for inclusion, engagement and autonomous decision making
  4. the purpose of connecting diverse and often opposed stakeholders
  5. the role of strategic foresight in building future oriented scenarios
  6. the practice of articulating authentic personal and group narratives. 
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A selection of what I've done so far

KP

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 mental health at work. 

wood

For Wood & Company, a leading Central European investment bank, I developed employee well being strategies, consulted team mergers and provided workplace consulting for corporate occupiers of the Wood & Company Real Estate portfolio.

trust women

In 2017 I co-founded Trust Women, a non profit connecting and empowering female professionals active in Slovakia and opening dialogue about tabooed topics related to gender equality.

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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 related to developing the initial strategy of HB Reavis‘ coworking product, HubHub. Both Origameo and HubHub are international market leaders.

pps

For Powerplay studio, a growing sports video games production company, I lead an OD project including developing their people & operations department, leadership coaching and education program. 

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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. 

colliers

For Colliers International, a leading commercial real estate and investment management company, I built the workplace consulting service line for their Slovak branch and developed product strategies and a change program fot a pilot workplace project in collaboration with Business Lease.

european ia

At EIA, a recognised leader in tech entrepreneurship education, I coached emerging entrepreneurs with a focus on leadership development and team dynamics.

ideo u

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 to deliver change in organisations.

PwC

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.

lse

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.

berkeley

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

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.

tedx

As member of the organizing team of two TEDx conferences in Bratislava and one at the London School of Economics coaching speakers and creating outputs for media.

bicocca

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.

ibm

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.