Workstreams

PPF Coaching and Executive Coaching

The main difference between mentoring and coaching is that the latter becomes particularly useful slightly later during an individual’s career. Coaches can support managers to boost performance, facilitate change, deal with conflicts, widen perspectives and make the best of their inner and outer resources. Executive coaching enable senior managers and board members to refine their skills, gain new perspectives, connect to their inner vision and find ways of implementing it within the company and  also to become more congruent and confident as a leader. When such sessions may be of use, PPF can direct our members to experienced coaches or executive coaches to assist them with the presented issues. Although coaches charge for their services, PPF has managed to negotiate special rates for all its members.

PPF Inspire me

We want to motivate our audience. To do this we invite inspiring people to our events. A motivational speaker is someone with an amazing life story to tell – but it isn’t just the story itself that will motivate the audience, it is the way they tell it and the passion behind it that makes their speeches all the more inspiring.

PPF Investment club

We are a group of individuals who meet for the purpose of investing. We meet typically on a periodic basis to make investment decisions or gather information and perform investment transactions outside the group.

Career Focus

We host events, workshops and courses including: career exploration workshops, employer information sessions, resume and cover letter workshops. Whether our members are preparing for an internship, applying to their first post-graduate position or looking to move jobs, attending these events will help them hone their resume building skills and launch their dream career.

Entrepreneurship Club

We have great fun running the Entrepreneurship Club, a networking club for start-ups, students and business people, who share a common goal of fostering the entrepreneurial spirit.

Women in Business

Women in Business is the fast growing business network for female entrepreneurs and business leaders. Our members benefit from business networking events with inspirational speakers, intimate business lunches and master-classes in a range of topics delivered by industry experts.

Mentoring

Having a successful career is difficult at the best of times, and our members will often find they need a wide range of skills and experience. This is where PPF comes in, matching experienced mentors with ambitious Polish Professionals. Our mentors have a genuine desire to make a difference to our members’ careers. They volunteer their time and are committed to sharing their skills, knowledge, experiences and contacts with our members.

Toastmasters

PPF have teamed up with the local Toastmasters groups. Toastmasters meetings we attend are learn-by-doing workshops in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.

Charities

It is one of our objectives to support local communities and we do this through supporting British charities. We convene meetings with representatives of charities to encourage our members to get involved in charitable activities.

Hobby clubs

Apart from career focus, we would like our members to network. What better way is there to get to know each other, then socialising together and participating in one of our Hobby Clubs, such as Golf, Capoeira, Photography, Cooking and many more.

Globetrotter

Nothing can replace the unique experience travelling offers. Our meetings with travel enthusiasts and explorers will help our members decide what will their next travel destination be.

PPF Mums and Dads Network

Many of our members are parents and we are enabling their networking by organising monthly meetings in one of the soft play areas for children in Edinburgh.

PPF After work

This is a monthly networking event for all PPF members and friends at one of the Polish cafes in Edinburgh.

PPF Dine Out

Every quarter we meet in one of the restaurants in Edinburgh to dine and network with other Polish Professionals, Polish Students, Polish Academics and friends of the PPF. This cyclical event is organised in cooperation with the Polish Society at the University of Edinburgh.