The most precious resource for business people is not their time. It’s their energy. – Robin Sharma

In March 2018, once again, Warsaw will become a hub for corporate executives and entrepreneurs focused on developing innovative, agile and vibrant enterprises. Agility by Design is a professional development programme for global entrepreneurs, business disruptors, progressive corporate leaders, intrapreneurs, HR professionals, and innovation driven business consultants. It has been created as a hub for those who are passionate about creating more agile, more humane, healthier and happier work environment. Designed for those who care about their future, the future of their organisations and the future of our planet Earth.


A sense of purpose comes from feeling useful – feeling that our efforts contribute to something bigger than ourselves. – Simon Sinek



The programme

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Performance and productivity towards 2020 - tools for self-development


9.00am - 10.00am Welcome: Joanna Kalkstein, Eyal Litwin and Katarzyna Wojnar

Leading with Empathy - an introduction with Joanna Kalkstein

Leading with Empathy is seeing yourself as privileged to serve others. When you see yourself as a boss, it becomes difficult for you to lead with Empathy because you already see yourself above the people you are leading.

Room A

10.30am - 12.30pm Work and life by design with Helene Schmit - (English language workshops)

Helene will share with you her personal story and her perspective on sources of productivity and fulfillment. She will consider the energy impact on every aspect of work, designing work environment based on that knowledge and setting healthy boundaries accordingly.


1.15pm - 2.00pm Laughter Yoga with Jacek Kopeć

Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise program for Health and Happiness. It has Many health benefits for physical and mental wellness. Laughter Yoga is combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises, which oxygenates our body and brain, makes us feel more healthy and energetic.


2.30pm - 4.00pm Discover the wisdom of the streets with Katarzyna Wojnar

Street Wisdom is a social enterprise with a mission to bring inspiration to every street on earth. We give individuals and organisations the skills to see the urban environment in a new way, ask a question and use the answers they discover to unlock fresh thinking. It’s „walking-based problem solving” - a mix of psychology, mindfulness and cognitive science. Join our global movement and discover that Answers Are Everywhere.


4.30pm - 6.00pm Questions from my Gurus with Joanna Kalkstein

A brief encounter with the mindsets of the most prominent influencers of our time. In this workshop you will have an opportunity to be inspired by thoughts and concepts that fuel imagination of Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, Robin Sharma, Alexander Manu and Simon Sinek. You will try to think like they do and brainstorm over questions they would ask you.


Room B

10.30pm - 12.30pm Be kind - happiness at workplace workshop with Kasia Wojnar and Anna Zdzieszyńska

Unexpected but precise – that is our promise for the workshop. We believe that personal and professional growth begins with pausing for reflection. „Points of you” method enables you to take a step back from your daily routine and look at your workplace from different perspectives.


1.15pm - 2.00pm Deeply practical conversation with Operating System Canvas with Ewa Bocian

The OS method (OS for "operating system") canvas brings the central elements of your organization into a holistic view: from very concrete structural elements through observable practices and processes to usually difficult-to-grasp values, motivational situations etc. These dimensions and their interactions allow to identify relevant fields of action, but also resources. You can apply this canvas to HR, as well as to individual departments or to the entire organization.


2.30pm - 4.30pm Build agile and energized teams with Anna Gabryjelska-Basiuk

Building an agile and effective team takes more than gathering skillful individuals and great project manager. Team cooperation depends on intangible aspects such as team spirit, motivation, trust, engagement, and accountability. Even if they seem impalpable this factors hugely influence tangible results and nowadays we have precise modern tools to work on them.

Anna will present a transformative method of Deep Democracy that helps to build agile and resilient teams and organizations which adapt to a changing environment, transforms tensions into creative resolutions and uses all time diverse potential to pursue meaningful goals.


5.00pm - 6.00pm The Science of Happiness with Dr. Jacek Kopeć

Discover the latest research findings on the topics of happiness, optimism, motivation and more. An enthralling exploration of the science of happiness. We all know what it feels like to be happy, but what mechanisms inside our brains trigger such a positive emotion? What does it really mean to be happy, and why can't we feel that way all of the time? What if we could definitively say: "If you do this, you will achieve a happier and healthier life?" What if we could unlock the key to happiness?










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 Performance. Focus. Energy. Synergy. Mindfulness. Happiness. Passion. Direction. Results.


 Performance. Focus. Energy. Synergy. Mindfulness. Happiness. Passion. Direction. Results.


Our faculty 

Change happens through the power of communities. You are looking at a community of people passionate about transforming organisations, creating positive social change and influencing happier and healthier living for all. Our faculty members dedicated their time in support of your organisation and to provide funds for educating children in Africa. These individuals are human potential experts committed to improving, innovating and energising organisations around the world and thus influencing better future for all.

Transforming your business and transforming lives of children in Africa

Joanna Kalkstein - AUSTRALIA

Helene Schmit - FRANCE

Eyal Litwin - ISRAEL

Katarzyna Wojnar - POLAND

Ewa Bocian - POLAND

Anna Zdzieszyńska - POLAND

Jacek Kopeć - POLAND

Anna Gabryjelska-Basiuk POLAND

Bartłomiej Bielman - POLAND

What is our BIG WHY?

The project carries three distinctive objectives:

To inspire healthier, happier, more engaging, more innovative and thus more sustainable and profitable organizations
To promote the most outstanding and progressive concepts of leadership, organisational design and personal development
To create impact beyond our own communities by providing education to children in the most deprived regions of the world


WHO inspired AbD?

Agility by Design was inspired by today's most recognized human and organisational potential experts: Richard Branson, Marshall Goldsmith, Tony Hsieh, Alexander Manu, Robin Sharma, Simon Sinek, Tony Schwartz and Dr. Greg Wells


HOW will you benefit?

You will meet thought leaders from around the world. You will be challenged with questions and disruptive concepts. You will be taken out of your comfort zone.  You will embrace the new paradigm of performance, teamwork and organisational potential.


HOW much does it cost?

Please go to registration page where you will find prices and more information.

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The story of Agility by Design


In 2014, while attending in Toronto a personal development programme by Robin Sharma, I had an opportunity to meet Modupe Adeyemo from Lagos in Nigeria. Modupe is an extraordinary human being: immensely knowledgeable and professional, yet humble and committed to helping those in need. 

Soon after we met, Modupe decided to leave her corporate career in the banking industry to focus on caring for children in need. 

To help Modupe raise funds I created the concept of Agility by Design. The idea is simple: business educators from all around the world donate their time to deliver lectures at Agility by Design conferences and the profits from those events go directly to the children of Lagos. All under the caring and highly competent supervision of Modupe Adeyemo.

By participating in the Agility by Design project you will contribute to making a child’s life so much better. For less than $1500 per year a child is provided with food, clothing and education. Soon you will be able to see the photos of the sponsored children and read their stories.

Thank you for supporting our initiative!

With gratitude

Joanna Kalkstein

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Inspiring Venue


Brain Embassy is the very first co-creating in Poland. You'll get here the opportunity to meet creativity at its best. It is a place for everyone from big companies to individuals - the whole variety of inspiring people under one roof. Where you can become an important part of our exciting workshops and meetings, share ideas with local and international experts of different fields and enjoy your work in the way you love. You'll be amazed while discovering & hacking at Brain Embassy.



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