Founder and President of WNCL Sp. z o.o. Nearly 25 years of experience in HR, for many years holding management positions in large, international corporations. Has extensive experience in working with, among others: FMCG, pharmaceutical, financial, media, e-commerce, industrial sectors.
HR is her true passion. For 15 years she has been running her own company specializing in the outsourcing of strategic HR functions, based on the model of an hourly Human Resources Director. She is a pioneer of the HR Business Partnering model implementation in Poland and a certified facilitator of the Master Trainer Institute, with extensive experience in conducting strategy sessions and Team Excellence processes for management boards. She is the creator of the Polish National Intervention Center, the first external ethics line for whistleblowers in Poland. She received an award in the first “Businesswoman of the Year” Competition.
Over 25 years of experience in HR in the roles of Director of Human Resources and Head of Remuneration in Poland and abroad. Lecturer at the Lazarski University in postgraduate compensation and benefits studies.
For the first 10 years, he developed his career in compensation and benefits (C&B) in top consulting companies (Neumann, PwC, IBM, Hay Group). The next decade was spent working in the FMCG industry, in Poland and abroad in managerial positions of HR & C&B (Heineken Group). After returning to Poland as HR Director he opened a branch of an international company in the Business Processing Outsourcing(BPO) sector, and then in the logistics industry, where he gained additional experience in designing and implementing all key processes of people management from scratch. In cooperation with business, as an engineer by education, he perfectly combines his knowledge and skills in the field of hard and soft HR. A great passionate for the HR Business Partnering model.
Manager and consultant with over 25 years of experience in building and managing sales functions, social projects and advising on the implementation of HR projects.
Her deep understanding of business, sensitivity to the needs of employees, extensive experience in management, building both commercial and HR strategies, translates into effective and valuable solutions and excellent project management for companies in both start-up and mature structures. She has an excellent ability to diagnose problem situations and recommend nonobvious solutions. She specializes in building business and HR processes and designing and conducting workshop sessions for executives.
Mentor / coach for managers, supporting the improvement of personal effectiveness in the process of a new role, changes in the organization.
Certified trainer in Design Thinking and FRIS® methodology.
Consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading consulting companies: Hay Group, Korn Ferry. Lecturer at MBA studies at the Business School of the Warsaw University of Technology, honored with the title of “Lecturer of Honor”. In Hay Group, she was the Head of the Leadership & amp; Practice for many years. Talent, being a member of the international EMEA L & amp; T team, while also being a member of the Leadership Team Hay Group in Poland.
He is certified by Hay Group in Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Styles, Versatile Leadership by Rob Keiser and M. Belbin’s Team Roles.
Joanna is an accredited consultant of Harvard’s approach to working with Top Team Effectiveness boards, which combines strategic and leadership perspectives.
Her experience mainly concerns HR strategy development projects supporting the implementation of a business strategy, building an effective organizational culture, managing employee effectiveness and building their commitment.
Joanna also has extensive experience in estimating business risk by assessing the match of key leaders to business challenges.
An important part of Joanna’s practice is supporting leaders in development through individual and team coaching.
Examples of projects in the last 5 years include work for management boards at the CEE level of a global pharmaceutical company, 3 leading banks, the largest Polish media company, e-commerce companies, and an international company from the aviation sector; Polish, fast-growing company from the plant production industry, companies from the sector of investments in new technologies.
She is a psychologist of organization and management by education, graduated from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Warsaw and Postgraduate Studies in Personnel Management at the Warsaw School of Economics. She started her professional career at the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and then at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw. Co-founder of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Faculty of ISNS UW. Regional Director of CEE Partners for Democratic Change, an American NGO. Co-owner of one of the first training companies, Yes-Consensus, on the Polish market.
Speaker at numerous conferences, including “Leader or Dictator” with the participation of Daniel Goleman (2012).
Why do we do it?
Why we do it
It may be lofty, but we believe we can change the world by implementing the best HR solutions that make companies stronger and people happier.
We have always cared about it and we treat it as our mission.
For us, it is the most important element of success and a strong foundation for our brand.
WNCL are the first letters of the values that describe the philosophy of our activity and at the same time, characterize the clients that we have the pleasure to work with:
W – Winning
We design solutions that enable our clients to win.
N – Novelty
We break with existing patterns. New challenges require new ideas. Freshness wins!
C – Courage
Winning requires courage – the courage to challenge the status quo and beliefs. We do not shy away from this.
L – Leadership
We are leaders in action and take responsibility for the outcome.
WNCL is also an acronym of the company founder’s name – Iwona Wencel. It all started in 2006, and her name is a kind of guarantee of our company’s quality!