Last Updated: September 13, 2019 3:43PM
Name: Anna Mackiewicz
Global Talent Development Manager
How long have you been at Lionbridge?
I joined Lionbridge more than 2 years ago. First, I managed learning programs and tools for Lionbridge employees in Warsaw. Since April 2019, I’ve moved to a global role to develop learning experience in all offices.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
I usually start at 10 with a cup of coffee and check my mailbox and The Bridge for fresh news. Often I write down in the morning the most important things to do during the day. Now, working globally, more of my day is filled with virtual meetings than meetings in person.
What is your favorite place in your office?
I like our spacious and bright kitchen a lot, it’s a great place for a break and less formal work discussions.
What is the best part of your job?
Working in such an international environment with experts from different countries. It’s great to exchange ideas and build together a learning culture.
What is the most exciting opportunity on the horizon for your team this year?
To offer more global learning activities for employees from different sites.
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I speak 3 languages!
Polish, English, French
My favorite local saying is…
“Co dwie głowy, to nie jedna”, and it means “Two heads are better than one”. Basically, two people can often solve a problem better than just one person on their own.
A tourist visiting my city shouldn’t miss…
The “Powiśle” district – having a walk on the river side full of restaurants and bars and going on the roof of the Warsaw University Library with a great view.
My coworkers would say my weirdest habit is…
Eating at least a small dessert after lunch each day
Outside of work, I always make time for…
Time with my family and friends and some sport activities (I love to spend time outdoors – biking, hiking or walking around different cities)
The best piece of career advice I’ve ever received is…
The importance of external and internal networking and mentoring – to build a better understanding, develop competences and get inspirations
My hidden talent is…
Designing (training) and playing (social) board games