Magdalena was invited to give a Grant Writing Workshop for professors and researchers at the Faculty of Psychology. This was new for most of us and since Magdalena uses a holistic psychological approach to science productivity I must say that some researchers went to the workshop with doubtful thoughts in their minds….After all we are all psychologists to start with, what could she teach us? It turns out the workshop was a huge success! In a very professional and yet enjoyable way, Magdalena took us through a series of very simple but revealing exercises that not only allowed us to clearly identify each one’s strong and weak points but also prompted many of us to get started on our grant proposals. In sum, we benefited a great deal from the workshop, it was a definitely worthwhile investment and I would strongly recommend it to other research institutions.
Are you successfully achieving your goals in 2019?
Want some insight?
Fail to prepare and prepare to fail
The reason why most people fail at their goals is not because they are impossible to achieve.
A lot of it is due to a lack of discipline, procrastination, harmful prioritising and pre-planning.
Puzzled by life? Unable to make all the pieces fit together?
Want to be on top of things?
Do not sacrifice your well-being
Many people make sacrifices in life because they tell themselves that they need to do so. Whilst certain sacrifices are indeed inevitable, many do not have to be made.
A fulfilling life is a life which is holistically lived. Friends, family, career, hobbies, money, health… these should not be mutually exclusive, they are all important aspects of a fulfilling life.
Introducing: The Grid
The Grid is based on my work with many passionate, ambitious overachievers who all share the desire to fly high without suffering burn-out and plummeting. This simple and powerful approach to life and work has been called “an ingenious goal-tracking system with a strong visual element” by Psychologies Magazine. If you value independent study, you can embark on the programme on your own by reading and applying this method using my Grid book. For some people this is enough.
However, if you want to delve deeper into the Grid practice, I have created specific personal development Grid programmes to suit your needs. In it you will learn about my latest findings, insights of what makes effective change happen and practical know-how to enable you to do just that!
Imagine the life you have always dreamed of and start working towards it!
Do it at your own pace
Elementary Grid Introduction
This is for those who wish to make changes in their personal life and are looking for a quick way to get started. Here you will get an overview of the Grid, how to start applying this framework on a daily, monthly and annual basis. We will cover the science of visual and creative working, motivation and learn through case studies how everyday pressures push people into culturally accepted forms of self-harm and how the Grid can protect us.
Gridnik Master of Practice
For those interested to take things deeper, work towards important shifts in lifestyle and learning how to become Grid masters through practice. Here we work through the four Grid sectors in turn starting with self-care, life, career and finally work. Each of the modules contains research into the science of productive living and working, latest insights into effective personal leadership, practical activities and tips as well as group syndicates to review and deepen learning.
Gridnik Mentor and Coach
For those who want to share their Grid practice with their local community, workplaces or with their clients. This level focuses exclusively on practical applications of integrating Grid practice into everyday working and living and supporting others in its discovery. It is designed for coaches, consultants, wellbeing specialists, managers and leaders interested in developing healthy workplace culture practices. Completion of Level 1 and 2 programmes is a must.
I had the pleasure of experiencing a make time count workshop with Magdalena in Jan. I found the workshop and her new tools transformationary. Magdalena was appropriately challenging in a calm yet motivational way. She has wonderful skills and a natural art at helping you get the best results for yourself. I cannot wait to work with her again. Plus her book is a must read!
I attended one of Magdalena’s Irish workshops through the Association of Coaching. What an inspiring yet practical speaker! She used neuroscience to support her strategies on being productive and fully engaged the audience throughout the session. I bought her book “Get Productive” and have used many of the tools and techniques for my own personal development as well as recommending it to clients. One of the best ‘productivity’ books that I have come across in along time. Thank you.
Magdalena was our chosen speaker for an Association for Coaching event – the session was an opportunity to create discussion and debate from coaches on her ‘Get Productive Wheel’. She has a captivating and gentle style which draws people in and invites them to experiment and be creative. The feedback was excellent and people wanted more. I’d definitely recommend her as a speaker and plan to follow the development of her work.
Magdalena spoke recently at the Portsmouth Hospitals Research Conference. As a GP, it was inspiring to hear of successful strategies to reflect and effectively manage an ever demanding workload with multiple roles. As a result i am considering how Magdalena’s techniques could help in my own career development and day-to-day survival, as well as how she could help support our practice/businesses to thrive in an increasingly difficult environment.
Magdalena ran a parallel workshop at the recent Staff Developers Conference 2015 on Tapping Hearts and Minds to Enable People to Thrive in a VUCA World. She introduced us to her 4 step coaching approach. Even in a very short time is made us pause and recognise what we could do differently. I always find Magdalena interesting and inspiring to listen to – she has a knack of making me think very differently to the way I do normally. Never a bad thing!
I recently attended training day by Magdalena, hosted by the Association for Coaching. It was an exceptional day. Magdalena has a very special presence in the room, being able to offer a true fusion of heart and mind. Her knowledge and experience of applying the neuroscience with coaching is brilliant. I have come away equipped with a range of new strategies to apply to my own personal development as well as use in my practice with clients. This training day combined with the books have opened up new dialogue for me. I have been able to move through a number of blocks as a result of this day. If you get the opportunity to hear her speak, or work with her, grab it with both hands and be very excited!
I recently attended an event lead by Magdalena for HR leaders in London organised by the CIPD. I was most impressed with her approach to personal development and the neuroscience element was covered perfectly for the non- expert and made fascinating. I thoroughly enjoyed this event (I missed my tube stop on the way home as I was distracted reading her book) and would recommend anyone to search out Magdalena out and invest some time listening to her.
I recently attended an event where Magdalena presented on “everyone can be brilliant.” Her presentation was thought provoking and I connected with the content particularly about aligning hearts and minds and the research she presents on the impacts of the nervous system to being your best. Would thoroughly recommend.
I recently attended a brilliant masterclass delivered by Magdalena. The masterclass focused on her grid method, which helps promote work/life balance and overall wellbeing and empowerment. To say I came away absolutely blown away is an understatement. This is a must-attend masterclass for anyone interested in improving wellbeing and productivity – their own and/or those of their clients. I’m already using the method and can feel the benefits of increased focus and energy – as well as identifying areas I’m neglecting and need to work on. More than the above, what made this a different masterclass was Magdalena’s style. She’s incredibly warm, passionate about her subject, has a wealth of knowledge and great sense of fun. In short, an inspiration. If you ever get an opportunity to attend one of her workshops do not delay. Get yourself booked on. It’ll be the best investment you make.
I attended Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier’s, The Grid Empowerment Model as part of British Psychological Society Masterclass CPD series. It was absolutely fantastic. It’s a beautiful blend of science & simple yet profound tools, for immediate applications. I would whole heartedly recommend this to anyone, practitioner or as a personal development tool.
I attended an integration workshop led by Magdalena at the AICTP (Association of Integrative Coach Therapist Professionals) conference in January 2018. The whole workshop was incredibly moving and inspiring and reminded me of the importance of paying attention to all parts of ourselves to feel truly integrated. Not only did I benefit, but so did my fellow workshop attendees, and I have since used the exercises with several of my clients – with profound effects.