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What does heart have to do with coaching

Sep 03 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

When I look from ‘heart’ my experience changes. I see life in a different way. I see the situation in a different way. I see others in a different way.

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How much space to give clients in coaching sessions

Aug 22 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

When coaches observe me in my work, perhaps at a coaching practice forum, in a coaching demonstration or a webinar, the feedback is often to do with how slow the...

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What I Don't Know as a Coach

Aug 04 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

I enter every coaching session from a place of not knowing. 

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Why Group Supervision for Coaches?

Jul 20 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

I’ve been a coach for over thirty years and a coach supervisor for eight years and I still engage in regular one to one supervision and group supervision.

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When we decide to let ego fall away, we will make the world a better place.

Jun 17 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

When ego is involved, love and understanding go out the window. While we’re busy paying so much attention to our own thoughts and ideas, listening to another’s point of view...

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Get to know your ego

Jun 10 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

Ego has a lot to answer for. It can get us into trouble, it can stop us from achieving what we want to achieve, it can get in the way...

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Ordinary Moments - Food for Thought

May 21 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

When my mind is unsettled by any feeling that I’d prefer not to experience, the thing I crave most is peace of mind.

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Pay Attention to Ordinary Moments

May 15 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

Pay attention to ordinary moments, when everything just feels normal and OK.

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Do you get that feeling when you KNOW that you are right, and others just won’t see it?

Apr 21 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

I get it, when I’m certain that I’m right, when I know it’s my way or the highway, when there’s no shred of doubt, when I know what must be...

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Steve's Story of Depression

Apr 17 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

This time last year I was depressed. I’d been in the depths of despair for months. When I look back, it had been building up for years. I’d lost my wife.

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