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BIO Włodzimierz Świątek


Włodzimierz Świątek

Ph.D. / Lecturer


Faculty of Social Sciences in Warsaw
Department of Management


Business psychologist, facilitator, trainer and coach. His research interests include management and leadership, effective communication, art of facilitation, group process, conflict resolution, building and developing high performing teams, stress management and work-life balance.

He graduated with a Master’s degree in Psychology from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and completed his doctoral degree in social sciences at the University Ignatianum in Kraków. Additionally, he studied at Noble Manhattan Coaching (Oxford, UK) and gained a Practitioner Coach Diploma accredited by the International Institute of Coaching and Mentoring. His additional professional courses and trainings are as follows: “Conflict Resolution, Group Dynamics, Facilitation and Leadership” (Switzerland, 1992), “Group Work and Conflict Resolution” (Poland, 1993), “Intensive Course of Process Work” (USA, 1994), “Lava Rock&Extreme States Clinic” (USA, 1998), “The Role of the Facilitator” (UK, 2005).

Dr. Świątek has written two books, including: “Leadership in Action” and “Masks of Leadership”. He is also an author of over thirty professional publications.

Over the years, he lectured at numerous higher education institutions, including: SWPS University (2002-2008, Faculty of Psychology), the University of Warsaw (2006-2010, Faculty of Management), Warsaw School of Economics and the University of Minnesota (2008-2012, the Executive MBA Program), Warsaw University of Technology Business School (2015 – ongoing, EMBA, GMBA, Total Design Management, World Class Manufacturing), and SWPS University (2016 – ongoing, Management and Leadership Program).

His career in psychology and management spans over 25 years, including 20 years of business coaching (executive coaching, team coaching) and mentoring. As a training consultant, he collaborated with many companies, such as Impact International, Progress Project, MDDP Business Academy, and People of Progress. Currently his main focus is on training for leaders and managers, executive coaching, and team coaching. His clients include Nokia, Emerson Process Management and Water Solutions, Nowa Era, Novartis, Nutricia, PZU, MAKRO CASH&CARRY, PEKO SA, MTU AEROENGINE, Lucent Technologies, Alstom Power, Bosh-Siemens, BZ WBK, Sanofi-Synthelabo, Nestle Polska, and McKinsey.

He is co-founder of the Leadership for Future Think Tank and co-creator of the Leadership LAB Project at SWPS University. Moreover, he conducts workshops, which are a part of the “Spread the Wings and Fly” project dedicated to young leaders and innovators.

At SWPS University, he teaches classes on Management and Leadership Program.

Related information on SWPS University website