She is just the sort of coach staff find helpful – she is approachable, enthusiastic and full of good ideas that go with the grain of the application. With her heartfelt and intelligent heart & mind approach she nurtures talent and builds confidence so people demonstrate that they can be leaders and winners. Her work has a bottom line too. She has helped my staff attract over £6M pounds in funding.

Peter CawleyHead of Department Mechanical Engineering Imperial College London

I succesfully applied for a £2M research fellowship with Magdalena´s help at the interview stage. Magdalena came highly recommended by several colleagues who had been successful in obtaining the same grant after being coached by her. Magdalena critically helped me to shape my vision and pitch (slides, delivery, etc). She really helped me to aim high and not be afraid to do so. My presentations, the way I prepare and deliver them, were massively changed forever

Monica Bettencourt-DiasDirector Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC)

I was most fortunate to cross Magdalena’s path at the right time for my career and personal development. She coached me when preparing for my EPSRC Established Career Fellowship interview and she revolutonised my way of thinking about delivering a talk to non specialists in my field of expertise. Incredibly focused and hard-working she just seems to know exactly what people interviewing for grants and senior positions (she also boosted my confidence for my Professorship interview) want to know. Her scientific background helps enormously – she effectively helped me extract the key messages I wanted to communicate. To cut a long story short, we nailed it and I got my £1.5M grant and my Professorship! I would recommend her to any of my colleagues who need coaching for important interviews. I have no doubt she is one of the best in the circuit.

Daniel DiniProfessor Mechanical Engineering

I came to Magdalena feeling I was drowning in work, struggled with prioritizing and finding focus and also having to deal with a one-year-old kid at home. I’ve done courses before but coaching was amazing. I no longer feel stuck and frustrated. Thank you for helping me get on top of my work and securing two consecutive promotions.

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LucyFemale Academic

I coach entrepreneurs and business people and I came to Magdalena because I saw her give a workshop for coaches in London. I needed to get a handle on my own productivity and her warmth and shrewd observations hit deep. Our work was life-changing. I can seriously say our work helped save my marriage and grow my business.

IanPerformance Coach

“I have had the privilege of being coached by Magdalena for over five years and she has been an excellent sounding board and instrumental to my professional development. Her strategies for team productivity have helped me and my team to really make time count. She has certainly helped me to convert ideas into meaningful strategies that deliver the required results.”

Tim Ruthven, Head of Marketing, Imperial College Business School

Tim RuthvenHead of Marketing and Communications

“It is hard to express in one or two sentences how good Magdalena is – however, I will say the following: Magdalena is not your average ‘presentation guru’ – she is a world leader in her field. Consequently, working with Magdalena makes a REAL and CONSIDERABLE difference. My time spent working with Magdalena was characterised by a succession of ‘wow’ moments – where her insightful to-the-point suggestions would raise a presentation slide, or a verbal response, to a completely new level. I would recommend Magdalena in the strongest possible terms, and I look forward to working with her again in the near future.”

Peter VincentLeader in Aeronautics

Magdalena is an incredibly perceptive coach – she can articulate what is going on very quickly to get to the heart of the matter. Using a very warm and supportive approach, she brings an expertly used range of tools, theories and intuition to help and challenge her clients. She is 100% with you every step of the way. I found Magdalena’s coaching to be incredibly valuable, helping me to grow in confidence and get ready for the next challenging step in my career, and also to re-evaluate myself and develop new, more effective perspectives on my career and relationships. I would definitely recommend Magdalena as a coach!

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Tracey SteadIndependent Training Consultant & Facilitator

Magdalena very fast gauges the expectations of the people. Accordingly she suggests how to and what to pitch in. She helped me in expressing my research vision to people from different scientific backgrounds and in giving me the confidence needed for a successful interview.

Prof. B. PalEngineer

“Have you ever sat and listened to a presenter and wished that they would just keep on talking and opening up your mind to fascinating stuff which is not only backed up by research, but also highly practical in its application to your 1:1 and group coaching? It doesn’t happen very often, in my experience.

Magdalena had over 80 of us buzzing with enthusiasm and curiosity to find out more…and she gave us more, and more, and even more than we could have dreamt of!

Thank you, Magdalena Bak-Maier, for your generosity and skill in conveying a hugely valuable tool to help us coaches to fast-track our clients towards their dreams and goals. And congratulations on getting such great reviews on our event evaluation forms.”

Kathleen Sullivan, London Regional Events Organiser, Association for Coaching and Senior Lecturer, Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Kathleen SullivanLondon Regional Events Organiser, Association for Coaching; and Senior Lecturer, Brighton & Sussex Medical School