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My peace of mind is not dependent on my bank account and other things I learned in 2020

Jan 04 2021 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

Like a lot of people 2020 challenged much of my thinking. Here's some things I learned last year:

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Presence is for life not just for coaching

Nov 12 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

I often talk about presence as the key factor that underpins the process and enables transformation in coaching relationships. 

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Coaches: How to hold Imposter Syndrome more lightly

Oct 20 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

Something that comes up often in coach supervision sessions is the weight of responsibility that we can carry as a coach. This can look like: 

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Coaches: Trust the process not the tools or techniques

Oct 01 2020 | by Maria Iliffe-Wood

As a coach I have no idea what I will say or do that will ensure that my client has the level of transformation that they are hoping for or...

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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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