Michał Kanarkiewicz

Michał teaches how to think strategically by playing chess. His methodology helps teams to think more effectively and with a broader perspective. He draws on chess strategies developed by masters to reveal how to help you grow your company.


  • Consulting
  • Strategy and Management
  • Innovation
  • Motivation
  • Leadership
  • Team building
  • Change management

Language:Polish & english

Strategic thinking coach, chess player, MBA lecturer, inspirational speaker. Owner of training and consulting company Kanarkiewicz Strategy Consulting. Author of 6 books, including the bestseller Strategies of Chess Masters in Business. Teaches strategic thinking, strategy building, and decision-making through chess. He hosts his own program: “ABC of Chess” on television. In 2020, he tied in a chess game with the twelfth chess world champion Anatoly Karpov. As an inspirational speaker, he uses the strategies of chess masters to show how a company can grow. His clients include international organizations such as Coca-Cola, Volvo, Heineken, EY, PwC, KGHM, PZU, Bank Millennium, Bank Pekao, ING Bank Śląski, Bank Pocztowy and Luxmed. He regularly appears as a speaker on the biggest stages of business and personal and professional development events. He performed with Nick Vujicic in front of an audience of 5000 people.

What does Michael’s training look like?

  • power speech “Strategies of Chess Masters” is an inspirational speech about applying the best strategies of chess masters in business and everyday life of your employees,
  • simultana (simultaneous game session) of chess for your employees,
  • interactive quizzes, competitions, and much, much more!

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