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BUSINESS REFERENCES


Ralph McGaw
Senior Quality Manager at G2A.com

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Jack’s a uniquely talented and perceptive leader who can transform a business and achieve efficiency others may think impossible.

I report directly to Jack in his role as Head of Global Support, managing a highly diverse international team and am awestruck by his attention to detail balanced with foresight and leadership based on results.

He’s bold, dynamic and thorough, and his visionary leadership coupled with the grit needed to push organizational improvement brings immense value via new revenue streams, monetizing existing services, and talent management.

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Andrzej Moskalik
Director of Client Services Department, Member of the Board at BCC
 

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I have had occasion to co work with Jacek about a year. This cooperation was really valuable for me. The great value in cooperation with Jacek is open and fair communication. It doesn’t happen often today in business 🙂

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Christopher Knoerr
SAP Vice President, Head of Sales, SAP Customer Engagement & Commerce (CRM, Marketing, B2B/B2C Commerce) at SAP

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I had the pleasure to work with Jacek while he was managing the Indirect Channel in Central Europe (Eastern Europe) for SAP. I was truly impressed by his professionalism, creativity, management style and competences and ability to execute towards results. I was sad when he left SAP as he was a true asset and value add for us…. I enjoyed working with him a lot. Great guy!

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Sherri Goodrum
Partner Advocate / Channel Partner Enablement at Juniper
 

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Jacek has a proven track record as Director of RESE Russia, CEE, Israel & Turkey region at Juniper for networking and security products and cloud. He earned my respect and had a stellar reputation among his colleagues and direct reports for his intelligence, business savvy, presentation skills and results in exceeding quota. Great guy and results oriented.

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Karolina Kirylowicz-Rozek
GoogleManager, gTech Ads – Performance

 

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I am working with Jacek in DACH SMB services at Google reporting to him as Team Manager – he is the head of DACH cluster. It has been a pleasure to work with him. Jacek is very organized and oriented on delivery of results and specific actions. When he joined our team he has built together with us a clear vision, focused us towards the goal and within few quarters lead us to the award for best team performance in EMEA region. I admire Jacek for his coaching skills, that I have experienced not only on team level but also as his direct report. He is also really fun to work with. I truly enjoy working with him and can recommend him as fantastic manager and visionary leader of the team.

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Duygu Caglar
Sr.Channel Manager at Juniper Networks

 

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Jacek is full of joy and motivation, details matter for him, he also gives importance to his personal development , he is a life time learner. I value his words and give importance to his coaching style.He is heading the regional channel and very good at managing different countries and different nationalities.

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Emin Kursun
General Manager at Neteks

 

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Jacek is a very talented business manager who understands fundamental of channel business very well in IT.

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Penny Jones
EMEA MDF Investment Manager at Juniper

 

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I have worked with Jacek since he headed up the channel organisation for Russia, CEE, Turkey and Israel, at Juniper Networks.
During the two year’s I have worked with him, Jacek has been responsible for growing revenue in the region as well as managing a marketing budget of $2m+. His ability to bring in the desired growth in 2013 resulted in almost doubling the Market Development Fund budget from the previous year.
Jacek’s passion to succeed is evident in both his management style and his achievements – he works tirelessly towards his goals and is always willing to discuss new ideas.

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Konstantin Sidorov
Member Board of Directors at Channel Mechanics

 

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I know Jacek as very professional manager with global experience and vision.

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Michael C. Fritz
Sales manager at Juniper

 

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Jacek is heading the regional team with passion and dedication and i am reporting directly to him. I value his coaching approach and i believe that all members of the team, even though personalities are different, are profiting from that.
His focus on results matches my own approach very well and i appreciate his ability to make fast and thoughtful decisions w/o losing time on unnecessary things and non result oriented discussions.

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Karolina Pulka
Google Online media account associate / Part of Jacek’s Team

 

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I used to work with Jacek in the AdOps Operations team at Google and I’d definitely recommend working with him as he showed a high level of his management and coaching skills. Seeing the big picture of the business was a great advantage of Jacek in problem solving, going an extra mile and reaching unreachable. I admire his attitude to the work itself, but also to the people and career development. With his coaching skills he managed to increase the motivation in the team, to energize the team and to reach the goals. I got inspired by Jacek and I started to believe that everything’s possible, if you’ve got the proper motivation, the right attitude and the needed skills.

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Magda Wust
Program Manager, Global Strategy and Operations, gTech at Google

 

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Jacek and I had a pleasure to work on numerous programs & projects aimed at delighting small and medium sized businesses – online marketers and customers of AdWords. I worked on Jacek’s team at a time when he managed to grow DACH operations to perform at their highest and be the best in EMEA. Jacek is a manager of a unique skillset – I especially valued his people management and coaching skills (both on the business and also personal level). Jacek knows how to manage people around him without a fuzz – he’s simply fun to work with, tends to think big and outside of the box but, at the same time, is focused on high quality deliverables and gives his teams a sense of a job satisfaction.

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Joanna Jochimczyk
Google HR Business Partner CEE

 

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I had a pleasure to work with Jacek, reporting to him directly as a Team Lead, in his role of Head of DACH SMB Services at Google. During that time, Jacek managed the DACH team to become the best performing team in EMEA. Jacek is very much result oriented and focuses on high quality deliverables from the team and people reporting to him directly. At the same time he has excellent people managerial skills, he provides excellent coaching and actionable feedback to people working with him. He is very supportive of his reportees’ growth and development, which makes one feel motivated and willing to go an extra mile. One of the qualities I admire most, is Jacek’s ability to create in the team an atmosphere of trust, openness and fun! I really enjoy working with Jacek and I do recommend him as an excellent manager.

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Aleksandra Bartoś
Transaction Partners Lead, Microsoft
 

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Jacek is highly responsible, sensitive, open and people-oriented manager, who values teamwork, open cooperation and creates an environment for creative ideas and fruitful brainstorming. Respects uncommon opinions and takes best of diverse discussion between team members. My kindest regards to Jacek.

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Peter Kadlec
Account Executive Expert (Large Enterprise –Public Sector) at SAP Slovensko s.r.o.(reported directly to Jacek)
 

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It has always been a pleasure to work with Jacek. I was always impressed by his professional management and knowledge. He is very smart, creative, responsible, innovative and supportive. I also liked his enthusiasm for co-operation with the sales team and his prompt responses. Having issues to solve it was a pleasure to do it with him, as there was always a will to find the best possible solution. I appreciated very much to have him as colleague.

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Agnieszka Damaziak
Senior Enterprise Account Manager at SAP
 

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Jacek did a good job establishing and leading a channel sales team covering the CEE region, was creative in bringing and managing several new initiatives and improvements. Jacek is also deal-oriented manager but without losing sight of the strategic objective. In other hand Jacek was a great boss, tough but fair, systematic, real professional.

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Richard Hrabovsky
CEO at exe, a.s.

 

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Jacek is highly professional and result driven business leader. He is very quick in understanding the situation and his solutions are effective and result oriented. He has very structured approach and is excellent in communication. |’ve enjoyed to work with Jacek on restructuring our channel model.

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Maciej Pogorzelski
Channel Sales Manager at CISCO
 

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We worked together for a long time. I always felt like a member of a team,managed by Jacek. Always focused on the goal, business-oriented but in a friendly manner, open-minded and actively helping and willing to listen to my suggestions. It made him one of my best bosses I have ever had.

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Peter Ivanov
American Cyhamber of Commerce in Bulgaria
 

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Jacek is very experienced channel manager. His area of expertise is for EE and CIS, but his fundamental knowledge will allow him to take any position worldwide in commercial and channel sectors.
I know him as a manager oriented to details with good moral and ethics.

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Jozek Gruskovnjak
General Manager, South-East Europe Cisco Systems
 

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Jacek has been working on my leadership team for South-East Europe and has delivered outstanding business results during his tenure, both in terms of revenue growth and increased organizational capabilities (inside sales, channels etc.). Though it seemed that Jacek stepped into a role that was too big for him in the beginning, he proved to be an very quick learner that doesn’t shy away from challenges and takes coaching inputs very seriously. In a very short time he became a core member of the leadership team that contributed significantly to the strategy and execution of sales programs in South-East Europe which resulted in very high growth rates. It was a pleasure working with Jacek and I would definitely recommend him for a leadership role, especially in channels operations and SME markets.

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Igor Sikorski
Unified Communications Business Development Manager, CEE at Microsoft
 

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Jacek is top professional in area of IT Channels. I had a pleasure to work with him at CIsco in CEE region for over 3 years. Before that we have worked together at Cisco Poland, for roughly 3 years. He has successfully built Cisco channel team in all CEE countries and created the channel landscape for Cisco in this geography. Some of his best practices are being utilized at Cisco till now (e.g. channel landscape frameworks and metrics). Jacek is sharp, highly energetic, businesslike person.

Working with him was always a pleasure and great experience.

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Bogdan Constantinescu
General Manager at CISCO Romania
 

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I’ve worked with Jacek for 4 years during his tenure as Channels Manager for SE Europe in Cisco. Jacek is a very proactive manager, with a very realistic and pragmatic approach. Always ready to support and help – a real contributor in the extended management team. I would recommend Jacek, based on his experience and skills, for a sales or business development role in an international or local environment.

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Bill Szmyd
Director of Marketing Cisco Systems Inc
 

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I saw Jacek work in a role across the globe that demanded a lot of time, energy, interaction with people and critical thinking. He was thought of as a critical, “go-to” member of the team when we needed resources or advice about working with partners, management and sales people outside our typical purview.
I worked with Jacek several times and found him to be hard-working, able to work with anyone, and just a heck of a nice guy. I can unconditionally recommend Jacek as an asset for any company.
Bill Szmyd

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Piotr Kordialik
SSP Cloud Infrastructure at Microsoft Sp. z o.o.
 

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Jacek is a very experienced Manager in IT Industry. He was very focused on people development in his group. Jacek is also very passionate about his contribution in organisation success and I can surely recommend him.

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Arnold Sagi
Key Account Manager, Adriatics at ZyXEL
 

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While working with Jacek (and reporting directly to him), I have found him to be of a great support for both, my individual performance and team’ performance. He was always ready to see things from different perspective and to listen to the feedback from his team to find the right solution for particular issue. He would sometimes challenge our decisions, but that was in our best interest, so we could learn the different aspects of the particular business cycle. He has a great personality in both, private and business realm and is a person to whom you can always turn for an advise or help. He would always stand out for his team and give his full support and attention to each team member and would always find the right way to motivate to reach our targets. I would surely work with him again.

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Gilles NEMBE
CISCO Director of Sales, Business Development, Operations
 

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I had the pleasure of working with Jacek in the Cisco Emerging Markets.
At that time, as part of the Commercial team, Jacek designed, then deployed a set of best practices on how to best invest in the development and management of partners and empower them to best address the needs of the largest cities in the Emerging Markets.
Jacek strives to make a difference through close alignment between theoretical aspects and direct in-field deployment. I found him effective in his approaches and a real pleasure to work with him.

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Gregory Lynch, JD.
Senior Director, Corporate Legal Cisco
 

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Jacek is detailed oriented and a very fast learner. He innovates and manages to the success for his team. Jacek is passionate about his work and is always looking for improvement and process evolution. He is loyal and dedicated to his work while constantly growing his team. I highly recommend Jacek as he is a pleasure to work with and a valued member of any team.

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Tomasz Starzec
APC Country Manager
 

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Jacek obviously has gone a long way forward since we worked together in APC, but we still stay in touch so I still can credibly recommend Jacek as a hardworking, result oriented individual who invests lots of effort in his personal and professional development. I can rank exceptionally high his follow thru and communication skills, especially presentation and training skills. Really good job there

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PUBLIC SPEAKING/ TRAININGS REFERENCES

Ewelina Ciach
Accenture Business & Application Integration Analyst
 

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Jacek is a Professional Business Trainer and Speaker. I had pleasure
to participate in his Training on Recruiting and Motivating Employees
and Teams. Not only he is excellent in communication and
interpersonal relationships, but also, when it is needed, he proves to
be an inspirational and skillful Coach. Strong business focus and
definite case studies from his vast experience build his positive
charisma as a Leader and Role Model. I strongly believe that
cooperation with Jacek is beyond expectations and exceeds satisfaction
in 360 degree performance!

 

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Michał Zwierz
Personal Branding Coach Grand Brand
 

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Master of focusing people’s attention. Concentrated on delivering real value and techniques that will accelerate life of his students and audience. If You are looking for a trainer that will elevate You and Your teams soft skills, I’d bet on Jacek.

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Michał Wróblewski
CEO/Editor in Chief at GENTmag.pl
 

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Jacek is extremely charismatic trainer who can bring out of people what is most valuable in them. Great man with a great attitude to life, full of energy, which it shares with others. I would recommend wholeheartedly any cooperation with Jack Chmielecki.

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Sylwia Olszewska
Global IS Vendor Manager at ABB
 

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I’ve had a chance to see Jacek’s coaching and presentation skills at one of the Personal Branding Conference – “Create Yourself”.
It was a pleasure to see how Jacek can INFLUENCE and MOTIVATE others, giving a very good professional presentation to 800 attendees “How to succeed in a corporate business”! I was really impressed and had a feeling that the audience by giving an applause standing was fully satisfied! Congratulations Jacek!

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Grzegorz Turniak
Networking expert, mingling maven, speaker,
 

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Jacek is a professional with a great international leadership and sales experience. He has knowledge and knows how to share it.
I also know him as a fantastic, inspirational speaker and a kind friend.

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Jerzy Grześkowiak
BNP Paribas Securities Services
 

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Jacek Chmielecki’s trainings are characterized by dynamism and unconventional approach to the presented content. The instructor is primarily concerned with achieving the professional goals of his students, so you do not expect “everything will be fine” approach. Personally, I learned interesting things about the recruitment process, which I was not able to find in the available materials. I recommend Jacek Chmielecki’s trainings!

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Jakub
training participant
 

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Brilliant way of conducting classes!!! Not only the theory, but also the exercise, the synergy between leader and participants, all of those significantly adapted to the participants needs so that everyone was able to get the most of the training … ..The training itself showed how to effectively use knowledge in practice. It allowed me to reflect on myself as an employer managing people. For all collaborating in teams, or forming their own teams within their businesses.

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Barbara
training participant „Jak odnieść sukces w korporacyjnej dżungli”
 

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I enjoyed the professionalism of the leader, the naturalness and the healthy approach to the topic of “business.” Extremely developing training…filled me with good energy, willingness to make a change and for further personal development. Thank you. This training is ideal for people who have conscious goals about their career as well as for those who are just starting to build their career path.

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Joanna
training participant
 

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Training was very rich in conclusions. Well prepared. The experience and knowledge of the leader – huge. For all those who want to build their own business, or success in the company, here’s the message: be a great listener, explore the needs of others and answer them, things will work out.. ..

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Tomasz
training participant
 

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This training gives you the opportunity to learn a number of important skills – deviating entirely from standard academic knowledge. Training basically for all those expecting much more from life, who say “no” to mediocrity …

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Kamil
training participant
 

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Super energetic training, encouraging people to take more from life. My conclusion? Effective communication and self-perception count. I recommend to all those who wish to develop themselves consciously and who wish to succeed at many levels.

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Malwina
training participant „Jak odnieść sukces w korporacyjnej dżungli”
 

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The training was great … a very specific approach to the topic, touching of all the crucial elements of life not just in corporate life but in general. Interesting exercises, especially sales during the lunch break, which perfectly “simulated” the conditions of life in corporations, where sometimes we have to “devote” our basic needs …

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Patrycja
training participant
 

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Training of a very high energy level, supported by movement and teamwork. Supporting withdrawn and insecure people. A large amount of exercise allowed for practical use of the discussed skills.  I recommend this training because of many practical tips and a special atmosphere: supportive during the exit from your comfort zone. I recommend it to all people interested in business and personal development, wanting to break the schemes and create their own unique image.  

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MENTORING/ COACHING REFERENCES

Agnieszka Janicka-Maj
Coowner
 

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Competent, firm, to the point! I had a few on-line meetings with Jack and a serious personal coaching session. The session radically changed my outlook on things that seemed baffling with no solution. Jacek gave me courage, pointed out directions and led step by step through the process of planning a change.  Under the guidance of Jack, I made difficult remedial work in a company that only after a few weeks give very significant, noticeable results. Jacek is honest, puts tasks to work! The help that Jacek has given me is very concrete and substantive. My situation seemed hopeless … Working with Jack gave me strength. He’s a demanding partner to talk to. After just a few minutes of the session, he was able to spot the gaps and areas that were immediately eligible for change. I got very specific tools, I keep coming back to my notes from the session, I act with faith. There is still a lot to do, but I can do it! Thank you Jacek!

 

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Grzegorz Skoczeń
Koordynator w Xvision
 

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I am very happy that we have met such an expert as Jacek. Before the meeting, we were wondering how to increase sales and grow our business. Xvision is a company acting in the area of new technologies and a leader in selling interactive flooring for playrooms in Poland. During the meeting, we analyzed and presented the conclusions of the company’s operations so far. We talked about client segmentation, sales structure, markets to focus on and expansion outside of Poland. After this meeting we realized what we have to improve and in what direction we should go to get the most out of it. Jack’s particularly valuable comments, were those regarding the strategy and sales arguments. I want to thank once again for everything. I highly recommend such meetings to anyone who considers improving the company’s operations.

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Damian Winkowski
Conventica
 

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Jacek is a very inspiring person with sales and coaching background. When people need some boost and positive thinking, Jacek is right there. He manage people with energy and he doesn’t accept excuses, so you always have to find the solution in case of hard situation. He is great mentor and he can advice, how to increase personally as well as from business perspective.

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