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.

President at global network IMSA International Executive Search.

President of the advisory board at Elevato Software.


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.

Monika Ciesielska
Report on Executive Trends 2020 11.02.2020

The market is instantly changing and even though we cannot put an equal sign between particular markets, we definitely share some trends, which are present globally. This is what our colleagues from the IMSA Search have to say about the trends on the global job market for 2020.

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IMSA Search Fall Conference in Zurich 15.01.2020

MSA Search Members met in Zurich, Switzerland, to discuss best Executive Search practices, share knowledge and explore new innovative and effective ways to serve customers. “When unique experts from five continents meet together to work on global issues, no problem is too complicated or difficult. The energy of our network is unstoppable” says Monika Ciesielska, President of IMSA Search Global Partners.

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Three faces of ghosting: emotional, employee and recruitment 08.05.2019 @Monika Ciesielska

The term ghosting appeared in corporations around 2 years ago. Candidates, representing various professions, mainly specialists, began a process that shocked at the beginning, to very quickly become the norm, and even a trend. Not to show up for a job interview and not even having the courtesy to say so? Such a situation would have been unthinkable at one time. Meanwhile, HR departments and recruiters complain that at the moment this is simply a normal occurrence.

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Customer Exeprience in the times of non-working Sundays 03.02.2019 @Monika Ciesielska

Some recruitments stay inside us for longer. For various reasons. In this case the client came to me from the neighboring office. Our companies are located at Rondo 1 in Warsaw. He admitted that up to now he had worked with headhunters strictly specialized in real estate, however this time he needed a company that also scours through other markets, as the position did not touch upon investments, real estate management or leasing, just marketing.

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The Best at LinkedIn 26.02.2020

Monika Ciesielska featured by the re:post magazine, with the title of the Top Voice of LinkedIn in Poland 2019. The award came as the result of the widely received article "The Strength of the Silver Wolves".

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Case study: recruiting Drive Solutions CVT Manager for Continental 09.01.2018

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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Lemon and Marathon

Koń Lemon fot. Andrzej Rutkowski

Lemon and Marathon

Lemon ​and Marathon are the lovely English thoroughbred horses, stationed at the Racecourse of Służewiec (Warsaw). Since 2010, we provide our horses with bed and breakfast, which are in translation: an extensive paddock and systematic supplies of carrots. Both Lemon and Marathon are injured, what basically means, that we only can spoil them. And that we do with pleasure.

Lemon is extremely enthusiastic about people and horses, but has only one friend and it is Marathon. 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.