How to summarize 55 years of living here? All these experiences and memories that I am.

Especially since my job is to listen and ask good questions, not tell about myself 🙂

So maybe my best showcase will be Customer Reviews,

But on the other hand, I understand that each of us would like to know whom to trust with our dilemmas.

My name is Ryszard Skarbek. I am a certified coach.

Also a Mentor and HR Advisor.

I mainly work in the areas of mentoring and business coaching
with middle and senior managers.

I help leaders working in large corporations, as well as board members and CEOs of medium-sized companies.

Many years of experience in the field of HR allow me to support HR Managers, HR Directors,
and heads of global HR functions in large organizations, especially those who work
in the shared service center model.

I have 30 years of professional experience. Over 20 years spent in an international corporation as a manager and head of global functions. So I know the realities of the "corpo-world", all its pressures and unwritten rules.

I have worked in the HR department for over 12 years. I started my adventure with coaching in 2012 after obtaining a Performance Coach (CfPAC) and Executive Coach certificate at the British Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM),  which follows the path set by  Sir John Whitmore,  co-creator of the coaching GROW method. The result of the certification was the commencement of regular coaching practice.

I was also the manager and ardent advocate of a project that aimed at implementing a coaching style of management in the global service organization (Europe, Asia, Africa, and both Americas, with over 600 employees). You can find my full professional profile on LinkedIn.

At the beginning of 2020, I left my job and decided to start my independent journey. 

I started alone, and today I am happy to see how the originally created "About Me" section

turned into the "Meet Our Team" section.

Privately, I am a husband and a proud father of two adult sons. I live in the countryside near Krakow and I appreciate the simplicity of idyllic Life more and more. From this perspective, the "twist" of today's world can be seen much clearer. After intellectual effort, I pick up a brush cutter or a shovel/rake and go to the garden.

I was also fascinated by wood and metal. For several years I have been renewing and bringing back to life

old country tools. Who knows, maybe the next step will be a sculpture ...

Latest news: at the age of 55, I painted my first painting! And since the beginning of 2022, I have been painting regularly. I would never, ever expect it (from myself) 🙂

 
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Coach and Mentor
Ryszard Skarbek

 

I am the Mentor of the English edition
Mentoring Program
run by the Business Leaders Foundation

I am a Mentor in postgraduate studies
Executive MBA Program
conducted by the Cracow School of Business

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I am a member of the EMCC

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Selected Certificates

Coach Ryszard Skarbek Coaching Certificate
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Coach Ryszard Skarbek PMI Member Certificate
Mentor Ryszard Skarbek-Female Business Leaders Foundation
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Coach Ryszard Skarbek - Client Opinions

 

Tomasz, CEO

I sincerely recommend working with Mr. Ryszard Skarbek.

Conversations with Mr. Ryszard allowed me to look at the business from a much wider perspective. Thanks to this, our sessions are a conversation not only about personal development in the context of managerial skills, but also about human development.

I really appreciate Mr. Ryszard as a trustworthy person with extensive personal and professional experience, but above all as a partner who is open to talk about all topics.

Coaching with Mr. Ryszard goes far beyond the generally accepted scheme of personal development, opening up the possibility of finding balance and freedom in life.

 

I believe that this is especially important in a world filled with a constant pursuit of success and information.

Each of our meetings gives me a lot of positive energy and will to live.

Rafał, CEO

Before meeting Mr. Ryszard, I did not know what managerial coaching is. Thanks to our cooperation, first of all, I understood the difference between coaching and mentoring.

Second, I was happy to start using both of these support methods. Of course, led by Mr. Ryszard.

I didn't think so much could be gained from working with questions. Ryszard Skarbek has helped me stop and make the best decisions many times. Simply put: it helped me to realize what mistakes I am making and how much influence my behavior has on the people who work in my company.

A few "effective corrections" have changed the atmosphere in the company dramatically, and I work with much less stress.

I would wish such an experienced "HR specialist" to everyone 🙂  

Magda, HR Director

Ryszard Skarbek has this "something" about him, which makes you easy to open up and you get the feeling that someone is listening carefully. You can feel it in all his attitude. In addition, it is extremely professional, which inspires great confidence.

 

He can flexibly change his style and act equally effectively as a Coach and Mentor. I turned to him looking for the support of an experienced HR Mentor, and in a way, I took advantage of it a lot in the area of your personal development.

Thanks to his patience and great intuition, I found out that

that there are no shortcuts in important matters.  

Big changes, important changes, and perhaps most importantly - permanent changes. Thank you!

Michał, Vice President of the Management Board

Ryszard quickly became known as a person with a lot of experience in life and business, a conversation with him allowed me  look at some things from a completely different perspective.


He can hear a person very effectively, even if the problem is presented in a rather chaotic and complicated way 😉
Ryszard helped me through the difficult moment that appeared in my life, and now we are working together on development and goals for the future.

I sincerely recommend and encourage all people who feel
  that they should change something in their lives and want to find in themselves  new amounts of energy.

Tomasz, Manager Logistics

Ryszard has an amazing gift of listening. He heard in my words that  which I myself did not hear or realize.

He can ask very accurate questions, sometimes so accurate that there is silence. But he doesn't interrupt her. It does not impose your opinion, it creates a comfortable atmosphere in which you feel wise support and you are not judged.

Thanks to this, I worked through a few topics that hurt me and discovered solutions that would not have occurred to me before.

Even people on my team noticed my change and started asking me what training I was in.

Monika, Manager Procurement

Remarkable empathy. Wisdom and maturity. A lot of experience feels. But not imposing their opinion. And this peace. But not idleness.  

Rysiek can push down. It did not allow me to escape from the confrontation with my main challenge, and this confrontation and appropriate work on the subject, now turned into a specific action, bring better results than I expected at the beginning.

 

Thank you!

Agnieszka, Finance Manager

I am glad that I found Rysiek at the right moment in my life, when I really needed the support of an experienced coach.

During the following sessions, slowly, without rush, I worked through the areas and topics that were important to me.

Thanks to Rysiek's extensive professional experience, his patience, the ability to ask very accurate questions, empathy and excellent listening skills, I reached the source of my limitations, realized them and learned to talk about them openly, which gave direction to the next stages on the way to an important change for me.

 

I have made many surprising discoveries and made a very big step in my personal development. During the session, we managed to build a partner relationship based on trust and openness.  

 

Without the help of Rysiek and his coaching skills, I would not have reached the point where I am now in a relatively short time. Thank you

Tarkan, Head of Export Sales

Rysiek quickly became known as a person with a lot of experience in life and business, a conversation with him allowed me  look at some things from a completely different perspective.


He can hear a person very effectively, even if the problem is presented in a rather chaotic and complicated way 😉
Rysiek helped me through the difficult moment that appeared in my life, and now we are working together on development and goals for the future.

I sincerely recommend and encourage all people who feel
  that they should change something in their lives and want to find in themselves  new amounts of energy.

Andrei, HR Director

Ryszard Skarbek is a gifted colleague and his expertise is completed by a powerful intuition and the ability to see through situations and people.

Ryszard will always find a way to help you and in his role, he does it with diplomacy and humbleness while offering you very effectively the gift of coaching. His way of using his sense of humor coupled with asking the right mind-provoking questions is always encouraging thinking.

Ryszard has the natural ability to manage tough situations

and he always does it with calm and empathy.

Can, Director Global HR Services

Ryszard is an experienced functional HR Leader with x-experience in IT function.  At the same time, he has built working knowledge and hands-on experience in Change Management and Internal Consultancy. He can provide advice and guidance to more junior people on Project Management thanks to his extensive experience built in IT and HR functions.

I enjoyed partnering with Ryszard over seven years, most notably, he served me as a thinking partner when I needed to make important decisions.

I take this opportunity to mention my gratitude to Ryszard for nudging my inspiration for doing the right things for people and PMI as well as supporting me during the implementation phases of such initiatives.

Iza, HR Project Lead

As a fresh people manager, I could always count on Rysiek's advice and support. He's always eagerly shared his knowledge

including mistakes for me to learn and not to repeat.

However, it is his almost supernatural skill to create a soothing atmosphere accompanying our discussions & meetings that has been most astonishing to me.

 

his complements Rysiek's inborn composure and acquired expertise much broader than just the HR area and makes Rysiek a great supervisor, coach, and mentor.

Anna, HR Project Manager

Ryszard Skarbek is a highly skilled professional having an array

of various experiences. I had the pleasure to be guided and coached by him, what helped me to discover how complex subjects can be simple and how easily to spot an opportunity in an issue.  

At the same time, I know very few people who could be so much supportive to challenge the status quo and encouraging to reach out for much greater accountability. His wisdom and composure make every conversation pragmatic and fulfilled with lifelong advices.

Agnieszka, Director Finance

Ryszard was an excellent coach - very calm, balanced and focused on developing his coachees. I've learned a lot from him, and he helped me to understand and improve a lot about myself

Agnieszka, Marketing Manager

I highly recommend Ryszard Skarbek as a coach. He is a good observer and listener, a balanced and understanding person. Really makes you feel empowered!

Monika, HR Manager

I was privileged to be part of the team managed by Rysiek

and this experience has left a lasting footprint in both my professional and private life.

 

As a manager, he was able to truly lead and inspire his team, focusing in his role always on people and their growth.

I have always found him exceptional in building authentic and trusting relationships. He has been a go-to person for me when I needed support or advice as I had confidence in his experience, wide perspective, pragmatism and a genuine wish to help.

Renata, HR Manager

As a seasoned professional with natural coaching talents

Ryszard Skarbek in his role of internal coach has supported employees in their journey of learning and development from where they are to where they want to be.

His ability to cultivate the necessary trust and respect has allowed individuals to overcome barriers often stopping them reaching their own top performance and reach their own full potential.

Rohit, Global HR Services Executive

I would like to recommend Rysiek very highly. His enthusiasm to develop people around him (Coaching and Mentoring Skills),

 

He is very high on self-discipline, His Analytical skills and ability to work with numbers and conclude appropriately, Ability to manage complex organizational projects involving difficult stakeholders with ease.

 

All in all he is a rare resource with very high Project management, People Development and Management Skills. He is a great resource to have within the team and organization.

Grzegorz, CEO of the Internet Portal

Ryszard Skarbek is a type of "old school" manager who pays the same attention to objective realization and team coaching at the same time (due to strong people understanding competency Ryszard is able to influence on own team performance and their satisfaction from work).

 

A very calm and cooperative person who is always ready to help. I can admit that his coaching ability is on a high level.

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