Founder & CEO, Marketing and Sales
I am a creative optimist with lots of energy. I teach my sons tolerance…
and openness and I follow the principle that in order to be happy, you need a little bit of egoism. I am motivated by the possibility of self-determination and having an impact on the world around me, as well as by the people that I work with.
I studied economy at the University in Munich, later I worked in M&A, consulting for German-listed companies. I learned the importance of work ethics, networking and creative thinking. I have worked on people’s development for the last ten years and now I understand that you need motivation and passion for what you do to be satisfied. I like sharing my knowlegde, I publish and write about management through individualisation, I wrote the book “Chcieć, móc, potrafić. Dlaczego ludzie nie robią tego co powinni?“.
Founder & CEO, Project Management
I am open to challenges and I love situations in which others give up and do not believe it will happen. I help them discover…
their strengths so that they DO believe in themselves. I appreciate directness and cooperation with people. I am Miss Independent, and my children rub my nose in it, so I learn all the time. I am full of energy, I love travelling and changing perspectives. I choose action and I get bored quickly.
This is probably why I studied at three universities: The Military University of Technology in Warsaw, University of Szczecin and Justus-Liebig-Universität in Giessen, Germany. I graduated from German philology, and my passion is management and psychology. I acquired professional experience working in business, telecommunication, IT and the media.
Where do we come from?
My friend’s husband came back from a business trip in Vilnius very excited, because he met a wonderful woman from Poland there, Kasia, and he said we had to meet. It was spring 2007, at the campus of the university in Munich.
A few months later, I was sitting with Kasia in the centre of Warsaw, and we were preparing our first training project.
The first training project
For six years after the first meeting, we ran many training sessions together and drew one frustrating conclusion: everyone participated in the same training, but few were successful…
People came back to their desks and forgot 90% of the knowledge, and training was like a dietary regime for the companies: they gave the necessary tips, but could not dissuade people in the long term from eating a plate full of donuts.
Looking for an answer
We were looking for an answer: what is the impetus, what makes some people achieve their objectives and others not, and how can we permanently change behaviours?
These questions led us to the Reiss Motivation Profile®. It was our Eureka! moment. We knew instantly that it would give us the answer to current business problems.
Foundation of Instytut Durkalskiego
A few months after the first talk with Professor Steven Reiss, the American creator of the tool, we founded Instytut Durkalskiego RMP Polska.
Soon, it turned out that despite RMP success on Western markets, Polish organisations were not ready to embrace such an individual approach to employees not such an innovative tool for the study of intrinsic motivation.
Popularising the RMP tool in Poland
We started by selling RMP tests. Next, we added training, seminars, team-building events and many workshops on motivation in business and private life, for all sectors, for the groups between 6 and 200 people.
But something was still not right. After positive feedback from customers, once the training or workshop finished, we did not hear back from them. The feedback that we received after a few weeks was very sad: the client was not able to implement the changes or activities worked out during the training alone, and the schemes of everyday life remained unchanged.
Management by Individualization
We needed a new approach and basis for training support. We needed a programme for permanent behavioural change and long-term improvement of team effectiveness. This is how we created the Management by Individualization.
The Management by Individualization is a complete programme based on the practice of new skills, constant evaluation of progress and supporting presence of experts who establish and strengthen new concepts. The main axis is the Reiss Motivation Profile®.
From May, in addition to the stationary certification, we also offer online certification.
For the sake of the highest substantive and practical value, online certification takes four days. This is one day longer than the stationary certification.
Our second website dedicated to business services is launched. Together with a team of specialists, consultants and trainers, we support managers, companies and organizations.
All people involved in working with business clients, in addition to business experience, have a RMP Master certificate and a deep understanding and the ability to apply this knowledge in a business context.
In response to the growing number of inquiries from people who want to develop their competences and managerial skills, we are launching an open programme addressed to managers.
This is our original programme dedicated to both experienced managers and people preparing for promotion to managerial positions. We provide modern and unique knowledge on a global scale – Management by Individualization – in the most transparent and practical way.
Where are we now?
We continue to hear that what we offer is utopia – impossible to implement in “this or that” organization. But fortunately, it is becoming increasingly rare. We observe that the willingness to cooperate grows in direct proportion to the problems faced by our clients. The time for training is running out, and more and more companies are looking for alternatives (no, blended learning is not a true alternative to training).
We are personally engaged in every project. We always remain at the client’s disposal ― we meet, talk, ensure the best quality. Everything that we do needs to be simple. Poland is one of six countries with an exclusive licence to use the RMP methodology in business.
Where are we heading?
We are constantly trying to perfect Management by Individualization (MBI). At the same time, we are taking it to other countries abroad. We have created an approach that effectively helps prepare organizations for the challenges of the future. New generations who enter the labour market want every employee to be treated like a unique, original individual. They want to be respected and develop in harmony with themselves. We know how to do it and we teach it.