Aleksandra Potrykus

Experienced Facilitator, Agile Coach
coach, facilitator, trainer
Agile, Leadership, People Management
15 Years
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Passionate about bringing people together to share ideas, uncover insights, and create a future we desire.
I enjoy delivering, designing, and finding purposeful team & group events and workshops to facilitate change and create high-performing and engaged teams.

I work with all sizes of teams and groups from 5 to 700 attendees. I had a chance to work with both the fortune 500 companies as well as startups and SMEs.

I most often work with leadership teams, HR teams and people managers. I have also designed and delivered region-wide employee learning events.

In 2020 I certified myself in Agile and in 2021 became an HR Associate, Lead Trainer, Senior Agile HR Consultant and Coach for the Agile HR Community.

  • Co-founder of & Shake Up the Workplace - a future of work ecosystem.
  • Skilled Facilitator & Content Lead: Shake Up The Workplace Unconference content Lead, moderator of Virtual Sessions.
  • Internal programs and communities: incl. Learning Weeks, Being At My Best, Outstanding People Management
  • Certified Agile HR Practitioner, Agile Coach and Trainer
  • 10+ years Corporate HR experience (Talent & Organizational Effectiveness, Change Management and HR Business Partnering roles)

Lived and worked in Germany, UK, New Zealand, and now based in Switzerland

Areas of Expertise: Future of Work, Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, Talent & Learning, Team and Leadership Development, People Management, Agile for non-IT

Degree: MSc in Economics


  • Agile
  • Leadership
  • People Management


  • 400 / hr


  • English
  • Polish
  • German


  • Future Skills
  • Team building
  • Challenge & Games
  • Career Development
  • Wellbeing
  • Culture
  • Leadership
  • Team Assessment


  • Some Objectives I work with
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creating Team Culture
  • Learning Together
  • Wellbeing
  • Working Remotely
  • Alignment
  • Change Management
  • Impact
  • Leadership
  • People Management
  • Problem solving
  • Productivity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Purpose & Values
  • Relationships & Trust


Previous Clients

  • novartis-logo-preview-image


    Design Sprint for Leadership Development Team, ongoing coaching and leadership community evolution

  • mattel_logo


    Ongoing people, culture, and engagement work. Design and delivery of EMEA-wide learning days.

  • ecolab


    Design and delivery of engaging and inclusive meetings

Qualifications and certifications

Certified in 360 Korn Ferry Oct 2021 - Jan 2050 Certified in 360 Korn Ferry

Certified in 360 Korn Ferry

MBTI Step I and II Oct 2021 - Jan 2050 MBTI Step I and II

MBTI Step I and II

HBDI Practitioner Oct 2021 - Jan 2050 HBDI Practitioner

HBDI Practitioner

Agile HR Certified Practitioner Sep 2020 - Feb 2028 Agile HR Community

Agile HR Certified Practitioner

Masters Degree in Economics Jan 2003 - Aug 2018 University of Szczecon


The Mattel EMEA HR leadership team invited SUTW to share insights on the future of work to help us update our people plan. Our time with Aleksandra was refreshingly different to the usual thought leadership offer. Our thinking about work trends and the employee proposition was updated with global facts & analysis. We workshopped the insights that were meaningful to us and to the challenges facing our business. The output was an updated people agenda, infused with external insight, meaning & purpose. The session inspired us to be insight led, collaborative & innovative in our approach and to focus on the future now.I would recommend SUTW to any leader who wants to future-proof their people agenda and to engage current and future workforce generations with a meaningful people plan.
E. Conway
Senior Director, Human Resources at Mattel, Inc.
Aleksandra is an outstanding leader with a genuine interest in people’s development and interactions. Her ongoing contributions to the European Leadership Team were pivotal in advancing the broad team agenda towards people development, integration and engagement. Aleksandra’s positive energy is contagious and much appreciated. It is a pleasure to work with her.
U. Mejia-Melgar
Marketing Director Southern Europe
"Thank you so much for your excellent session for the International Coaching federation! It went so well and was received so well too, with many questions from the audience and great engagement in the breakout rooms"
A. Ismail-Wey
ICF Switzerland Lead
"The session this morning was brilliant, very inspiring. The content was right, it felt authentic, and simply put it was touching. I know there is a lot of work behind the scene to prepare for events like this and I know it takes courage to show your vulnerability. You made hundreds of people feel really good today, this is so important, and you should feel very proud."
VP Marketing, Mattel EMEA
VP Marketing, Mattel EMEA
“Initially we started chatting with Ola and Bilge from Shake Up The Workplace simply out of curiosity. The way they look at the ‘Future of work’ is open, bright and inclusive, and after a few chats, we rapidly realized that we had much to learn from each other. Based on this, we decided to ask for their help to design together one of our key workshops this year. Throughout the process, Ola and Bilge really leaned into 'co-creating' with us, challenged our views when needed, and gracefully supported us in building a better understanding of our internal clients: A mix of pragmatism and creativity that significantly helped us advance our work as a global leadership communities team. Thank you both for your energy and generosity.
J. Heni & L. Sembach
Global Leadership Development Leads Novartis

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