Magdalena’s retreat is so much fun, it gives you a space to open up to your true self. It gives you so much food for thought and allows you to really look at different aspects of your life that you may have never considered before. Magdalena has this amazing energy…
Developing Individuals and Organizations to Deliver Outstanding Results
Hello and welcome to Make Time Count (MTC) where we help you do well and be well.
I’m Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier, MTC Founder and Chief Architect, neuroscientist, productivity and well-being expert and leading international coach.
I founded Make Time Count to empower people to follow their hearts, trust their inspiration and walk their own path. My work helps people achieve balance, heal, work and lead with greater impact.
Our clients create results in a way that honors the human spirit. I also create powerful productivity and well-being tools.
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Deep emotional and somatic intelligence grounded in profound inner knowing, love and wisdom. What we yearn for and need to feel safe, loved and included.
Conscious mental processes that power inquiry, creativity, problem solving, reflection and ability to conceptualize things.
A better world starts one heart and mind at a time.
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Laura, Heart & Mind Retreat Participant
Debby, Heart & Mind Retreat Participant
The work is fun and subtle yet powerful and intense. I found myself wholly integrated within the group as I have never experienced before. I had a real conception with myself and others which hasn’t shifted. I have fallen in love with myself and others again. I am on the…
Virginia Nava, Entrepreneur
I recently attended Make Time Count’s Grid™ Goal-setting workshop which was so insightful! The workshop is unlike any goal or productivity workshop I have attended. It invites you to connect deep within and helps you work out what you truly desire. You’re then assisted to put this into small steps…
Laura, Academic, Mother, Expat
I can honestly say that the 14 Day Habit Builder works! This tool has helped me to change the way I think and process life and work events and helped me learn how to control my emotions.
Dmitry Gurov, Positive Psychologist, Coach and Facilitator
I loved the simplicity and power of this online retreat. Magda did an amazing job of making difficult things simple!!… Loved the work. Loved the sincerity of the people. And the small group format to work with.
Mr TC (Tarlochan) Gill
I attended the Grid retreat because I have a serious lack of focus (I mean serious lack). The Grid tool… helped me get clarity on my use of time and purpose.
I have attended several Make Time Count Retreats over two years. I will continue to attend these retreats to: 1. Take time for myself to reflect, heal, learn and grow. 2. Magdalena and Make Time Count team create a safe space to share with others. 3. Magdalena is experienced, kind,…
How Grid can help early career researchers achieve more and strike a better balance between all they have to do.
We use emotional intelligence to navigate the world, relationships, everyday situations often without realizing it. Here are practical ways to improve.
Do you know that over 60% of students say their wellbeing and mental health has declined ‘since the start of the autumn term last year’, according to ONS report? Moreover, recent student interviews highlight other core issues: from climate change to job insecurity and social inequality, young people are anxious and tired. We are saddened…
We’re thrilled to announce that Magdalena is presenting the Grid approach at the Columbia University Coaching Conference.
Students are masters of stress: keeping up with assignments, friends and a part-time job can be very overwhelming. On top of that, international students deal with a cultural change, increased pandemic worries, and more often than not, being alone in a completely new place. Is this you? Worry not, we’ll go through some of the…
From the MTC Online Store
Grid Introduction Training
This 5 modules online course will support your personal and professional success. Gain clarity and confidence to approach and organize your work and life using the Grid method developed by Dr. Magdalena Bak-Maier. Be healthier, happier and achieve more from Day 1 by learning to: Advance results across 4 key areas of your life so…
Grid Weekly Block – 25 Weeks
Creating your own Grid weekly map is the perfect way to stay organised and keep calm. Printed in sharp and full colour, this Grid block will look great on your wall, desk and helps you visually track your progress and healthy balance.
1 Day Grid Retreat Tickets
A one-day small group gathering designed to experientially help delegates explore the way in which we can show up in life, work, and for ourselves to create specific outcomes using our Grid work-life balance and productivity framework.
Body Talk Book: How to tap into your hidden superpower
In her latest book, Dr. Magdalena Bak-Maier teaches you her original approach to connect the most important information processing system – your mind and body. 237 Pages.
14 Day Habit Builder
The 14 Day Habit Builder is an online, self-taught course designed to help you: make a critical positive change learn to create habits that work for you! raise your motivation and confidence. Learn how habits work in practice and how to develop one that gets you closer to the results you're after. Over the 2…
Get Productive Free Sample Chapter
This simple, effective time-management exercise from the book Get Productive is what started the whole project. By tapping into how our brains work out problems and find solutions, I have been able to teach people how to save time and achieve results in an hour instead of a whole day.
Get Productive Book
For anyone who′s felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a co-worker giving you a minute–by–minute account of their previous night′s date, help is finally here.