The coaching sessions with Magdalena were hugely valuable – she was able to identify my strengths and weaknesses and made me much more confident dealing with questions probing what I thought were weaker areas.  My proposal was ranked 5th before the interview stage, but this improved to 1st after the interview, and the coaching certainly contributed to this.  The techniques she used in coaching improved my presentation speech, the accompanying slides and my overall confidence going into the interview.  The grant was a 5 year EPSRC fellowship worth just over £1m.