Hi, I Am Anastazja Michalak!
I am a certified, experienced Project Manager. I dived into this profession in 2014 in the pursuit of a career change. As soon as I discovered Project Management, I realised that this is it – my profession, my calling, my favourite activity, which I can learn or execute from dusk till dawn and never fill tired or bored. I fluently speak 4 languages: English, German, Polish and Russian. I have a firm believe, that the more languages you know, the more of a person you are.
Life Before Project Management
After making a master degree at University, I made a career in teaching and upskilling people in English and German languages, trained and coached them to pass international exams in those languages, became an expert in this sphere, made an attempt of my own small language school business and … felt bored. I have always wanted more – wondered how would it be to work in business, in a corporate world, which sounded like a challenge. I took my chances and made a change. I had an insight into project management and found it extremely interesting, since it so much matched my personality and, somehow unconsciously, triggered natural desire to learn and discover. Later, I would realise that project management was the best choice I could have ever made, what is more – it helps me in developing my strengths and skills.
Beginning Of My Career As A Project Manager
I have worked for such corporations as Greiner Packaging, Atos, Nokia and IBM and was an active volunteer for international project management organization – PMI. I did in fact dive into the corporate world and each experience added not only a new line to my CV or new story to my life, it changed my whole outlook on business, work, cooperation with people, management, communication, feedback and many other things which I would definitely like to share with you in this blog.
Why I decided to start blogging?
I decided to start blogging about project management for 3 major reasons:
I share with you, on this blog, what I learn and read, what I apply at work and life and the results I get. I try new approaches, develop my theories and test them to see if they really work. Of course, this is my experience and my way of enhancing and embracing it, but I am sure you can take something useful from it with you.
So let’s get ourselves noticed in this noisy world and make our voices count!