An optimal state of mind - calm, still, clear, without the interference of mental chatter.
The best that you can be, beyond any expectation you may have at the moment.
A little bit about us...
Our work has evolved organically through experience and personal growth over the last 25 years. We’ve adopted new approaches and concepts and let go of less effective ones. We’ve become increasingly aware that traditional psychological approaches and concepts for development and growth eventually bump into built-in limitations. By their very nature, at best, they are only ever an approximation of reality.
During the last few years we have found and live from a different paradigm of how the mind works. We work with people in a way that is underpinned by fundamental truths or principles that create our reality and experience. An understanding that transcends models and concepts. An understanding of what creates a 'Quiet Mind' and how this determines the quality of our life.
These principles are not something you need to learn in the traditional sense of acquiring knowledge, skill or adopting a particular practice. They are and always have been creating our reality and experiences. They are the source of our wisdom, creativity and love. For many these principles are something to be remembered, not learned.
You already have this understanding and will naturally intuit and realise it for yourself. We help you to
reconnect with this awareness. When we naturally fall into a Quiet Mind all aspects of life improves – relationships, clarity of thinking, creativity, problem solving and mental wellbeing, to mention a few.
From Quiet is a service that has arisen out of our own evolution and understanding of what really makes a difference. When we work with people they report transformation in their whole life – both personal and professional. When people realise this understanding, all their capabilities improve and they find new ones. They find it easier to handle conflict and stress, they find they have more creativity in their work, interpersonal relationships become easier. Teams find that they can work together more productively and efficiently.
With this understanding everything changes.
Maria Iliffe-Wood - Executive Coach
Maria is deeply inspired by the people she works with.
"It is amazing to see the change in people when they realise
a truth from within that changes their whole outlook on life.
I've seen people change in front of my eyes. I see weights
lifted from their shoulders and suddenly everything is possible.
Something lights up within them, that changes them forever.
It is always a privilege to witness this transformation."
Ashley Wood - Facilitator and Coach
Ashley has been a leadership development consultant, facilitator and coach for over 30 years. He has a talent for creating an environment that invites people to reflect and look within themselves for inspiration and wisdom.
"I derive immense satisfaction and continue to learn from accompanying people on their personal journeys of discovery and insight."
This is what we do at From Quiet...
Time spent with us a highly personal experience. Whether you engage as an individual or as part of a team, it is an investment in yourself. You will find your experience with us to be both profound and enjoyable. In a relaxed environment, transformation happens. You take time to reflect and come to a deep understanding of how your mind works.
Through this understanding you find the answers to how to live an easier and more graceful life, be happier and more successful, however that may look for you. You will understand how to rest in a healthy state of mind more of the time. From a healthy state of mind impossible things seem more possible. Greater success becomes easier. Another word for a healthy state of mind is a Quiet Mind. From a Quiet Mind there is more possibility of greatness hence From Quiet Greater Yet.
Coaching & Mentoring...
One to One Coaching
One to one coaching sessions over a period of 6 - 12 months. Face to face or via a video conferencing app. This programme helps you to gradually deepen your understanding of a Quiet Mind over a period of time.
A retreat style experience designed to bring about a Quiet Mind and to effect profound transformation in a short space of time. Usually between 2 & 4 days. Whilst the transformation can be profound, the event is very relaxed.
Bespoke coaching programme
Programmes can be tailored to suit the individual or small group needs and include a mix of one to one and intensive sessions.
A short programme of 6 webinars, with an option to enhance the learning through one to one coaching. Aimed at understanding 'Quiet Mind' to bring about transformation in your leadership style and relationships.
A short programme of 6 webinars, aimed at exploring and developing your presence in coaching. How to bring a Quiet Mind to your coaching to effect greater transformation for your clients.
Aimed specifically for leaders to understand a Quiet Mind in the context of leadership. Leaders who attend these retreats realise profound changes that bring more grace and ease to their work. This understanding has the potential to raise performance levels significantly. Retreats are offered for individuals, small groups or intact leadership teams.
Bespoke team programmes
Prior to working with a team we will seek to understand the issues faced by individuals in the team and the team as a collective. We design and tailor a programme to ensure that these issues are addressed through the understanding of a Quiet Mind. Teams we have worked with have seen profound improvements in team effectiveness, productivity and profitability without the need to work hard at changing behaviours.
Coaching Presence workshop
A two day programme aimed at developing your coaching presence. This is for anyone who is a coach, mentor, consultant or a leader who uses coaching in their work. The workshop is underpinned by a Quiet Mind understanding and has the potential to bring about a profound shift for you and your coaching relationships. It is a highly reflective and experiential two days.
Live More Stress Less Workshop
Events throughout the year open to anyone who would like to experience less stress in their life. Maria Iliffe-Wood and Ashley Wood will share a simple understanding that helps people all over the world to have more mental health and wellbeing. They will be joined once per quarter by special guests who will also share their understanding of the Three Principles.
The Three Principles as described by Sydney Banks. A simplicity of understanding about the fundamentals behind the complexity of the human mind, that explains how we create our moment to moment experience of life.
Mind is the intelligence behind all life. It is the essence of who we are and is a universal wisdom that we all have access to within us.
Consciousness is the gift of awareness. Without consciousness we would have no experience. We experience Thought through consciousness. Our level of consciousness is variable.
Thought is the creative energy behind all our experiences. Thought creates our reality. From Thought comes our feelings, moods and experiences. We experience life through Thought.
I found an understanding of the power of 'not doing', 'not controlling', and an acceptance of things as they are, before stepping out to make the changes I want to see.
Director, DD Capace Ltd
I’ve previously taken part in other leadership programmes, but this one wasn’t anything like those. It was more about me as a person rather than learning proven techniques or how I should behave. I wasn’t expecting to learn something that would change my life but it really has. I’d recommend it to anyone.
Managing Director, Troy Business Services
I became conscious that things were changing, I was influencing others more, and I could relate the changes back to the sessions. It kept developing week on week. I have more feeling of contentment in my personal life and in my work.
Business Development Manager
The book Coaching Presence became my coaching "bible". Maria lives and breathes presence and high-quality thinking. Thank you for the learning, the thinking, the inspiration and for your unstinting support. It has been life changing and an absolute pleasure.
I am so excited and honoured to be a guest on this workshop alongside Maria and Ash Wood who, it has to be said are the most amazing teachers of this understanding and also happen to be incredible human beings too
3P coach and practitioner
Thank you doesn’t seem enough after those amazing three days! To take the time out of “normal life” and be part of a conversation about something so life changing was such a special experience
The insights I had around the true nature of thought and how much attention I needlessly pay to them will be something that will stay with me for life. The great thing has been life after the event – the conversations have left a mark and have changed how I approach situations that would have previously kicked my brain into overdrive.
What we’ve learned over the last two days could change the world
When I woke on Friday morning (day 2 of the workshop) I felt as if I’d been sprinkled with fairy dust!
Maria and Ash had a lovely relaxed way of delivering the sessions and engaging with the group and they articulated the messages really well. I also enjoyed sharing my understanding with the group. Listening to what others took from each session helped deepen my understanding. I wasn’t expecting to learn something that would change my life but it really has.
Managing Director, Troy Business Services
I am experiencing a feeling of immense calm and self worth and feel refreshed and excited about the things in my life and in the future.
Consultant and Coach
The lessons I learned from your workshop continue to have a profound effect in my life.
Thank you for spending QUALITY time with us. In particular for me, the engagement will definitely impact positively on my life for a long time.
It was an enlightening experience.
It was a transformative experience. Quietly and deeply profound.
The physical and emotional environment you both created was truly profound and impactful on me.
Facilitator, Trainer and Coach
It was great to hear from the two of you again, as always, so calm and peaceful, an oasis in the madness of the corporate world we operate in!
Chief Executive Officer
You have really helped lift the quality of thinking in the organization
Chief Executive Officer, Letshego Holdings Ltd
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