I am a personal and organizational wellbeing expert, founder and owner of The Wellness Institute of Poland, established in 2012 when wellness was almost inexistent in my country. I have over ten years of experience in HR and communications and ten years of experience which includes wellbeing management, coaching and training. I have been trained and certified by wellness leaders from the United States where wellness was born. As a thought leader I have contributed my ideas to growing the wellness field by writing and speaking to academic, medical, business and HR audiences both in Poland and internationally.
8 KEY FACTS ABOUT ME:
Ewa Stelmasiak is an outstanding thought leader and wellness pioneer in Poland. She is passionate about wellness and has taken on leadership roles in promoting wellness ideas internationally including world-level medical and business conferences. She created the equation showing wellness = wellbeing + welldoing as well as a new definition of wellness, “becoming fully alive and expressed in and for the world”. Ewa specializes in personal and organizational wellbeing, as well as creating cultures where it is easy to be well. I admire Ewa as a wellness professional for her impact, diligence and bringing fresh ideas to the wellness field.
I deeply value Ewa’s contributions to our psychiatric community. Both her lecture and workshop were very well received. We like to think of Ewa as one of the top minds in wellness in Poland. Ewa skillfully combines her own professional experience in lifestyle and behavioral change with relevant reviews of scientific literature which makes her message both heartful and powerful. Ewa has a solid track record in international public speaking including lectures at prestigious world-level medical congresses. She also authored many publications in medicine and business. Her view on health and wellness is multifaceted and interdisciplinary.
Ewa Stelmasiak is a hard working individual with a strong determination to reach for the stars and make the world a better place. Her thinking is human-centric and deep. At the same time her bio proves that she’s a continuous learner who swiftly moves among countries, cultures, paradigms and milieus. I think Ewa’s big asset is an intellectual agility which makes her move constantly forward.
Ewa Stelmasiak is an ideal ally for anyone on the journey to be healthier and well. She combines the kind of personal coaching presence that builds trust and facilitates discovery with the skills that insure success at lifestyle improvement. Her dedication to the fields of wellness and lifestyle medicine spans many years and make her an excellent resource.
I highly recommend Ewa Stelmasiak for her work as an organizational wellbeing expert and certified wellness coach. During our collaboration Ms. Stelmasiak has made proof of extensive knowledge, professionalism and experience in wellness and wellbeing in both individual and organizational settings. Another important strength is her multi-cultural awareness. Ms. Stelmasiak speaks several languages. Her excellent communication skills have made it possible to form collaborative relationships with many wellness movement pioneers and leaders.
I invited Ewa Stelmasiak to speak about her evolutionary vision for medicine at the annual World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) in 2014. Ewa showed up as a highly skilled presenter who knew how to get through to the audience with her heartful message. I congratulate Ewa for her work as a speaker and writer, and wish her all my best on her journey of changing the face of medicine not only in Poland, but all over the world.
Ewa Stelmasiak is a valued member of the training faculty, as well as the scientific committee of events organized by the Medical University of Lublin. I see Ewa as a lifelong learner and value her innovative thinking, as well as her scientific conscientiousness. Ewa has an extensive background in health promotion in various settings including wellbeing for helping professions such as MDs or nurses, supporting patients in lifestyle change and delivering workplace wellness management programs. Moreover she has worked internationally on developing a program aimed at fostering cultures of health and wellbeing.
Want a healthy, mindful workforce? Ewa's the go-to person for consultations that can make your employees healthier and happier. We worked with Ewa on a four-city HR roadshow around Poland, and Ewa's input added significantly to the content that we delivered to over 320 participants, as well as to the research carried out after the event. Ewa is very much 'on trend' in HR terms - these will become increasingly important issues for employers in years to come. Highly recommended!
Ewa Stelmasiak was responsible for creating a wellbeing strategy for Veolia CUW. She conducted a training for the management board, a wellbeing program for employees and workshops for leaders who manage teams. What I value most is experience, knowledge and a unique approach to creating a culture of health and wellbeing. Highly recommended!
We collaborated with Ewa Stelmasiak to deliver a series of activities aimed at fostering mental health and balance in a remote work setting for Warta’s employees. We are very happy with the outcome. The knowledge delivery was pleasurable, professional and accessible. According to our audience Ewa Stelmasiak was our best speaker. We will seek to collaborate with Ewa Stelmasiak in the future.
When I think about wellbeing and building a healthy culture in the organizations, immediately Ewa comes to my mind. I had the pleasure to invite Ewa to conduct few workshops for the international community of innovators and take part in the panel discussions. All of them were very inspirational and full of content - we received extremely positive feedback from the participants. Ewa is always very professional, well prepared, up to date with the newest trends, and passionate about the topic. She has extensive knowledge of all the aspects related to wellbeing, and what's more important, she has the gift of sharing it in really interesting ways! It is a pleasure to work with Ewa - her passion is contagious and her calmness helps to focus and stay grounded in the present moment!
Ewa Stelmasiak has supported me and my team in creating a wellbeing strategy aimed at enhancing employee engagement and supported our efforts in creating a culture of appreciation at Citi Solutions. She led an online event aimed for our employees. I deeply appreciate Ewa Stelmasiak’s extensive knowledge and full professionalism, her flexibility and willingness to accommodate our needs. I am highly satisfied with our collaboration and its results. Highly recommended!
The Oral History of Wellness is a collection of interviews with pioneers in wellness, beginning in the 70's. The interviews are led by the founding father of the wellness movement John W. Travis. I am honored to have been interviewed for the series as an international thought leader contributing to the making of the wellness history.
Master of Science in Communications Management.
Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, USA, 2014
Master of Applied Linguistics (languages : French and English).
University of Warsaw, Poland, 2001
SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager. National Wellness Institute, USA, 2014
Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist. National Wellness Institute, USA, 2014
Certified Health Coach RealBalance. Global Wellness Services, USA, 2015
Certified Wellness Coach RealBalance. Global Wellness Services, USA, 2015
Certified Wellness Inventory Coach. Heath World Online, USA, 2013
Body-mind coaching tools for wellness. The Institute for Life Coach Training, 2012
Group Wellness Coaching. RealBalance Global Wellness Services, USA, 2014
Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience. The Mindful Project, UK, 2016
Inner Relationship Focusing. The British Focusing Association, 2016
Certified Coach. TROP School of Coaches, 2011
Certified Facilitator. TROP School of Trainers, 2014
SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Stelmasiak, E. “How to take care of yourself when you take care of others?”. 21st Lublin Scientific Meetings – New Perspectives and Threats in Psychiatry, Lublin, 2019
Stelmasiak, E. “Applications of Wellness Coaching in Psychiatry”. 20th Anniversary Lublin Scientific Meetings – New Challenges and Horizons in Psychiatry, Lublin, 2018
Stelmasiak, E. “Wellness for Medical Doctors”. 14th International Danube Teaching Course in Neurology, Kazimierz Dolny, 2018
Stelmasiak, E. “Contemporary Human Challenges and Wellness”. 6th Lublin Health Promotion Days and scientific conference – Medical, social and legislative aspects of childcare, 2018
Stelmasiak, E. “Enhancing quality of life in headache patients – the point of view of a wellness coach”. 7th Conference of the Polish Headache Society, Warsaw, 2018
Stelmasiak, E. “Applications of Wellness Coaching in Medical Education”. 13th International Danube Teaching Course in Neurology, Kazimierz Dolny, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. “Wellness, coaching and medicine – what do they have in common?”. World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy), Athens, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. “Health and Wellness Coaching in patients with chronic diseases – scientific evidence”. 12th International Danube Teaching Course in Neurology, Kazimierz Dolny, 2016
Stelmasiak, E. “Health and Wellness Coaching as a method for habit and lifestyle change”. 4th Lublin Health Promotion Days and scientific conference - Excess Weight, Obesity and Health, Lublin, 2016
Stelmasiak, E. “Stop Stress. How to maintain a state of optimal vitality?”. Lublin Health Promotion Days and scientific conference - Civilization Threats to Health, Lublin, 2015
Stelmasiak, E. “The Future of Medicine. The Role of Relationships in supporting healing”. 11th International Danube Teaching Course in Neurology, Kazimierz Dolny, 2015
Stelmasiak, E. “Creating Wellness as an Evolutionary Paradigm for Medicine”. World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy), Budapest, 2015
Stelmasiak, E. “Applications of Health and Wellness Coaching in Medicine”. 10th International Danube Teaching Course in Neurology, Kazimierz Dolny, 2014
Stelmasiak, E. “Wellness Coaching: 7 steps to lasting lifestyle change”. Lublin Health Promotion Days and scientific conference - Lifestyle and Health, Lublin, 2014
Stelmasiak, E. “Wellness coaching as an integral part of the evolutionary vision for medicine”. International Scientific Conference - Wellness and Beauty, Lublin, 2013
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS & EXPERT PANEL DEBATES
Stelmasiak, E. „Wellbeing leadership – how to take care of yourself and of your team?”. Forum of Employee Health, online, 2021
“How to deal with failure?”. Thursday Gathering #046 Health Tech & Well-Being, online, 2021 (interview with Ewa Stelmasiak)
“What will be the future of Health-Tech and Wellbeing in post-covid reality?”. Thursday Gathering #046 Health Tech & Well-Being, online, 2021 (expert panel debate)
Stelmasiak, E. “Culture of health and wellbeing – what is it and how to foster it?”. Forum of Employee Health, online, 2021
Stelmasiak, E. “Digital Wellbeing – blending the on/offline worlds”. Venture Café Thursday Gathering #034, E-commerce & Digital Habits, online, 2020
“The future of Wellbeing”. International Happiness at Work Summit, online, 2020 (expert panel debate)
Stelmasiak, E. “Work cultures in remote settings”. Connect & Scale up – conference organized by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP), Warsaw, 2020
Stelmasiak, E. “Wellbeing 4.0 – leading for new work cultures”. Business Insider Global Trends Festival, Keynote Speech, Warsaw Stage, 2020
Stelmasiak, E. “Wellbeing 4.0 – a vision for a sustainable future”. Venture Café Thursday Gathering #024 Technology for Sustainable Future, Warsaw, 2020
“How do business women deal with the pandemic and quarantines?”. Women’s Business Club by the French-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFP), online, 2020 (expert commentary)
“New Health”. Venture Café Thursday Gathering #9 Hacking Our Lives, Warsaw, 2020 (expert panel debate)
Polish labor market report launch and meeting with investors, BPCC HR Review Conference Series, London 2020 (expert panel debate)
Stelmasiak, E. “How do Wellbeing 4.0 trends impact the way we work, live and lead?”. Keynote Speech at BPCC HR Review conferences series in Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław and Cracow, 2019
Stelmasiak, E. “Beyond silos: what does wellbeing have in common with CSR?”. Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility by the French-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFP), Warsaw, 2019
Stelmasiak, E. “Fostering supportive work environments and self-care in a 4.0 world”. Emerging Cities & the 4th Industrial Revolution – conference organized by Poland Today magazine, Bydgoszcz, 2019
Stelmasiak, E. “Wellbeing 4.0 in Business”. International Happiness at Work Summit, Warsaw, 2019
“Wellbeing in the Office”, European SME Congress, Katowice, 2019 (expert panel debate)
Stelmasiak, E. “Managing Organizational Wellbeing – what, how and why?”. First International Wellbeing in Business Conference (self-organized by The Wellness Institute), Warsaw, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. “Advancing the Wellness Paradigm in Poland”. National Wellness Conference, Minneapolis, 2015
Stelmasiak, E. “The co-creative contribution of Wellness coaching to profound and healthy change in organizations”. Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Public Communications, New York City, 2014
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS & BOOK CHAPTERS
Stelmasiak, E. „Key Performance Indicators for Organizational Wellbeing”. Book chapter in „Wellbeing in an organization – what? how? why?”, Infor, 2018
Stelmasiak, E. „Doctor-Patient Communication: Applications of Wellness Coaching in Medical Education”. Book chapter in “Challenges of the 21 st century. Healthcare and Medical Education”, Federation of Polish Medical Societies, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. „The Paradigm Shift from Treatment to Healing. An evolutionary roadmap for medicine”. Health and Wellness, NeuroCentrum Scientific Publishing, 2015
Stelmasiak, E. „Wellness coaching as an integral component of the evolutionary vision for medicine”. Health and Wellness, NeuroCentrum Scientific Publishing, 2013
Stelmasiak, E. “Wellbeing is a team game”. ICAN Management Review, 2021 (published as a comment to article by Judd Allen, Ph.D – “Wellbeing Leadership. How to enhance social climate?”)
Stelmasiak, E. “Leaders’ Wellbeing. Awareness and Growth”. Employee Wellbeing in the post-pandemia”, PCBS market report, 2020
Stelmasiak, E. “A recipe for retention”. Personel Plus HR Magazine, 2020
Stelmasiak, E. “Managing Wellbeing@Work: introducing business metrics to the C-suite table?”. Contact Magazine British-Polish of the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce, 2019
Stelmasiak, E. “How to build a long-term relationship with the employee?”. My Company Polska, 2019
Stelmasiak, E. “Doing well by being well – doing well by doing good”. Contact Magazine of the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce, 2018
Stelmasiak, E. “Should good life be of interest to medicine?”. Wszystko Co Najważniejsze online portal, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. “Medice, Cura Te Ipsum. Take a deep breath and start with stress reduction!”. Yolk, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. “Wellbeing in the workplace. Employee development and employer’s awareness”. Wszystko Co Najwazniejsze online portal, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. “Wellbeing – more play at work!”. HR Standard online portal, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. “Employee wellbeing – a trend or strategy?”. French-Polish Chamber of Commerce, 2017 [in POL and FR]
Stelmasiak, E. “Life in the World of Wellness” - an interview with John W. Travis, Newsweek Health, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. “Employee Wellbeing – more than just feeling good”. Biznes na fali online portal, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. “How attention leads to thriving”. Coaching in a Skirt online portal, 2017
Stelmasiak, E. “Why giving advice doesn’t work?”. Wszystko Co Najwazniejsze online portal, 2018
Stelmasiak, E. “Listen to your body”. E-magazine of the TROP School of Coaches and Trainers, 2015
MEDIA INTERVIEWS & EXPERT COMMENTARIES
“The secrets of well-leadership. Who does it mean to lead for wellbeing?”. stronakadry.pl HR online portal, 2021 (article & video-interview)
“How to take care of team wellbeing?”. ICAN Management Review, 2021 (video- lecture)
“Wellbeing Leadership”. On the Blackboard Series, ICAN Management Review, 2021
“How to effectively introduce new habits?”. Masters’ Secrets Series, ICAN Management Review, 2021 (podcast interview)
“Wellbeing are physical, psychological and social human needs”. Kulturaumyslu.pl online portal, 2020
“Stress management is a good investment”. ICAN Management Review, 2020
“How to react wisely to negative emotions in the workplace?”. ICAN Management Review, 2020
“Healthier habits, better results”. ICAN Management Review, 2020
“Art of attraction: Poland's labor market”. Poland Today Live, 2020 (video interview)
“The wellbeing prescription for talent retention”. Forbes Women Poland, 2020
“Companies are struggling to retain employees”. Business Insider Poland, 2020
“Investors look for ways to retain their staff”. Rzeczpospolita national daily newspaper, 2020
“How to combine running a company and personal life?”. My Company online, 2019
“Nap rooms, saunas and massages. This is how companies do wellbeing”. Puls HR online portal, 2019
“10 thousand steps”. Polish National Radio Jedynka, 2018 (radio interview)
“Work-Life Balance – fulfillment in combining various areas of life or living up to predetermined roles?”. Fashion Magazine, 2018
“How to keep perspective, be here and now and be happy?”. Shape Magazine, 2018
“How to put an end to rumination?”. Polska Mówi online portal, 2018 (video interview)
“How to take care of yourself?”. Polska Mówi online portal, 2018 (video interview)
“How to live well with illness?”. Polska Mówi online portal, 2018 (video interview)
“How to sleep well?”. Polska Mówi online portal, 2018 (video interview)
“How to cope with a sedentary lifestyle?”. Polska Mówi online portal, 2018 (video interview)
“How to take care of yourself when you are a caregiver?”. Polska Mówi online portal, 2018 (video interview)
“How to cope with stress?”. Polska Mówi online portal, 2018 (video interview)
“How to take care of yourself and your wellbeing?”. Radio Pop Pruszków, 2018 (radio interview)
“Pale faces”. SENS magazine, 2017
“How to live well with diabetes?”. Cukiernapoziomie.pl online portal, 2014
“Life likes to fill every gap”. Mamazone.pl online portal, 2014
“7 steps to lasting lifestyle change”. Radio Lublin, 2014 (radio interview)