Are you ready for another dose of inspiration? Read the latest episode of Soaring with Sabre in which Krzysztof Kosciesza-Zaba shared his greatest lessons during the journey through different business teams in our company.
- In your journey with Sabre for over 11 years you have changed business units and roles, which is very inspiring. Tell us how was the experience?
I changed roles a couple of times within the same business unit. I joined Sabre as an Air Pricing Operations Analyst, back 2010; after almost 2 years I had the opportunity of becoming the Supervisor of the team I was part of. I learned a lot about leading and developing people while learning from my own mistakes. In 2019 I was promoted to Manager of the APO team of EMEA and STNME where I was able to impact a broader operation and a more diverse group of people. 2 Years after, I left the Air Pricing Operations’ family and moved to the API team as a Manager for the teams based in Krakow and Singapore.
In terms of experience, well… I’m still here and not planning changing employer.
- What motivates you to look at different roles as you progressed in your career?
I am driven by continues improvement which is what has kept me developing in the company. I believe this is why I felt ready to move forward each time the opportunities were there.
The business is in constant change, which is why we as employees need to continually adapt and grow our skills to be driven by the same pace of change and evolution.
- How would you advice people who want to consider internal moves like you have done?
Going outside your comfort zone might seem stressful, and it is, however our brainpower will cope with that. You would be able to learn more and adapt to the new environment, which in the end will benefit you and our company as well.
It is important to make yourselves ready for when new career opportunity will show up.
By ready – I mean be curious and driven to know more and have a trust in your leader as his/her role is to help you grow.
- What has been your biggest learning as you worked through different business teams?
Two main things, I would say: First: There is a huge potential in every person. Every employee can deliver great results when they are developed and groomed in a good environment and with the help of a good mentor. Second: that Michael Jordan was right when he said: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
- What’s the best part of Sabre that you like?
The human side of our company, I do believe we are a unique Corporation which values the employees more than processes. I saw many times, how company and leaders across many locations care about us.
It’s Sabre uniqueness in Krakow and Global companies.