A man and the firm

Made for each other

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Monika Ciesielska

Managing Partner / Recruitment

An expert in recruitment and evaluating

the competences of management staff.  A head hunter.


For more than a decade, has been successfully recruiting

and auditing managerial competence at the highest level

for both international and Polish corporations.

Founder of Carpenter Consulting.

Board Member of IMSA International Executive Search.


Management graduate from the Warsaw School

of Economics, as well as finance from the

University of Gdańsk.

She holds a number of press releases

in business titles, such as: Forbes, Puls

Biznesu, Newsweek, Personel Plus,

Personel i Zarządzanie.


Monika is collector of contemporary art,

a passionate horse rider

and since recently, a fan of aviation.


Mum of a babygirl - Sophie.

Magdalena Krawczak

Managing Partner / ?Sales

An expert in sales and building development strategy.


In 18 years with T-Mobile, went from info-line consultant

to Regional Director of B2B Sales.Has been in charge

of large projects for Fortune 500 clients.

Has distinguished herself and been awarded

for the outstanding results she achieves.


Always committed and focused on the Client's needs.

Magdalena is a specialist in building long-term

business relations, with special attention

to increasing satisfaction of the Client

from the quality of services.


Magdalena is an art lover and art historian.

A collector of contemporary sculpture.


Mum of Milena and Miłosz.


Fall IMSA meeting in Casablanca 15.12.2017

IMSA fall meeting took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco between 25th and 27th of October 2017. The year 2017 is very important to IMSA Executive Search network as the decisions made during meetings held in 2017 will affect how the network will operate during the next three years. The participants met to discuss what the objectives will be, how key indicators of success will be defined and how the agreed upon strategy will be implemented by the members.

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Monika Ciesielska elected new president of IMSA International Executive Search 25.04.2017

Monika Ciesielska, founder of the consulting firm Carpenter Consulting, was elected president of IMSA International Executive Search, in early April. Thus, she headed the international organization of head hunters from 25 countries around the world. For the past four years, Monika Ciesielska has been on the Board of Directors of the organization, actively participating in its formation, and in the development of cooperation and exchange of best practice among members. During Spring IMSA Meeting, which took place April 5th-7th in Marseille, Monika was elected new president.

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How to reach the K2 summit in democratically managed organization 17.05.2018 @Monika Ciesielska

Most of the candidates, which I am interviewing, while being asked about their style of managing people, provide me with an answer, that it is a democratic one. But is it really? In general you can say so, but in reality it is always the boss, who is making the final decision and choosing the solution from those proposed by others. In corporations, medium and small companies, the boss is closing the brain storming session and points the project, which will be a priority. Some people say, that a good boss, will moderate the discussion in a way, that allows him to achieve his own goals and in addition make people think, that it was their common decision.

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Olgierd Świerzewski announced Polish candidate to the British award of "The Lawyer" magazzine 06.03.2018 @Monika Ciesielska

We are proud to announce that Olgierd Świerzewski, employed by us as the General Legal Councel at Orbis (Accor Polska), is the Polish candidate for the title of Corporate Lawyer of the Year, awarded by the British magazine "The Lawyer".

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Case study: recruiting Drive Solutions CVT Manager for Continental 29.12.2017

Continental, a leading global automotive manufacturing company specialising in tyres, brake systems, interior electronics, chassis and fuel usage optimisation, approached Carpenter Consulting for help in search of a Drive Solutions CVT (Commercial Vehicle Tyres) Manager. The search project was conducted due to planned roll-out into new markets (including Poland) of an innovative Continental’s solution called Integrated Fleet Management (IFM).

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Individual career development plan - the dream of middle and senior management 12.05.2017

During interviewing with candidates for managerial positions, one of the interesting topics is motivation to changing the job. The most common answer is the opportunity for professional development and the challenges, that the organization offers to the newly-emplyoed. By deepening the topic of professional development, we come straight to individual development plans, where managers notice many benefits for themselves.

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Life in balance requires courage 29.12.2016

A clear demarcation between work​, home, and passion takes courage - but the change ​it brings, is worth it. An interview for the CXO.pl., with Monika Ciesielska-Rutkowska, Managing Partner of Carpenter Consulting, was conducted by Grzegorz Stech. - Do Polish managers actually know how to work? According to the studies, Polish work an average of 10 hours per day, we are one of the most intense working nations, and also the least effective. So if that's how the work look like, how do we take a rest?

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Tennis is a combination of passion with business 09.05.2016

We want a reasonable balance between how much time we devote to work and how much to our family and the development of our passions. The problem is that in many companies expectations for engagement and productivity are increasing. On the one hand, the performance bar is being raised every year, on the other hand we talk more and more about the Work Life Balance. An interview with Monika Ciesielska in the magazine "The Polish Tennis".

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Lemon and Marthon

Koń Lemon fot. Andrzej Rutkowski

Lemon & Marathon

Lemon is a lovely English thoroughbred horse (pictured on the left), stationed at the Racecourse of Służewiec (Warsaw). Since 2010, we provide Lemon with bad and breakfast, which are: an extensive paddock and systematic supplies of carrots. Lemon is a horse injured, what basically means that we only can spoil him. And that we do with pleasure.

Lemon is extremely enthusiastic about people and horses, but has only one friend . It is Marathon (pictured on the right), an English thoroughbred horse as well. Lemon, although is very friendly, has a very strong and dominant character. He is the ringleader of escapes from the paddock. However, always makes sure that his friend is not lost and keeps his eye on him.

Both Lemon and Marathon, are honorary horse blood donors. They already rescued many horses' lives. We are pleased that such a fantastic horses are the face, and in fact - the mouth of Carpenter Consulting. 

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Carpenter Consulting - IMSA Poland is steadily growing since 2005, as an expert in the area of assessing competencies of top and middle level of managers. As a Polish memeber of IMSA International Executive Search, we fulfill recrutiment projects internationaly.