The 2 day Career Accelerator programme with Magdalena has seriously helped me to review my career and how to manage myself tomorrow. How to get the best out of my past and how to look at myself honestly and assess what I need to do. To take responsibility for myself and show me how to improve. An excellent programme!
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.
I’ve invited Magdalena to give a Grant Writing Workshop for researchers at ITQB (Lisbon, Portugal). She completely over exceeded all the expectations, making the event a huge success! Statistics speak by themselves: 96% of the participants rated it as Excellent or Very Good. They felt the workshop was a worthwhile investment of their time and would recommend it to other researchers. Apart from being very professional, Magdalena is a wonderful and joyful person. Some comments we’ve got from participants: – “It was helpful. It exceeded my expectations (by far) FANTASTIC!” – “This workshop was a great catalyst to start working on a grant.” – “I benefited a great deal from the grant writing session. The feedback was useful and the exercises prompted me to get an early start on my grant application.” – “I enjoyed it definitely not a déjà vu.” – “Prof. Magdalena Bak-Maier had a fantastic attitude towards the students!” – “One of the best I attend. I love the psychological approach to “humanize” scientists :)” – “Glad that I attended it!”
“Magdalena’s grant writing course at ITQB, Portugal, was an eye-opener! Her presentation was clear, interesting and well organized. She pointed out many items that we usually don’t remember as being important to catch the project reviewer’s attention! I really enjoyed how she organized the sessions, how she interacted with the participants, and I would like to recommend her grant writing course to other institutions. ” IBET/ITQB, May 2012
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the Time Management workshop. Already it has made such a difference to me. I liked your theory about just tackling one thing. I tried it at home last night and I got so much more done!
At work I am getting more done too. There is still an overload but after out office and team move next week this will be different and more manageable. So I am optimistic and hopeful. I have your wonderful cards on my desk and I look at a different one each day.
After our session with Magdalena, my team came out stronger and more determined than ever to achieve a good service to our customers. As well as bonding more as a team through enjoyable exercises, we were able to get down to some serious discussion about what we wanted to change and how we would go about doing that. Magdalena helped us to identify team wisdoms and team characteristics which we will now use as both a personal and group guidance system to carry us forward. These characteristics will enable us to maintain our effectiveness as a team, they will also periodically be used as a barometer to measure ourselves against. All in all we collectively agree that the session highlighted what we’re good at, while also enabling us to identify strategies and tools to allow positive and empowering personal and team progress.