Coaching Events 

In 2021 there are many exciting opportunities to join Maria Iliffe-Wood in an exploration, discussion orreflection on the subject of presence and finding your inner wisdom.

Coaching Presence Practice

11th March 9am - 11.30am

Maria Iliffe-Wood will lead a conversation and coaching practice that focusses on coaching from the unknown into the unknown with the Welwyn Garden City, Association for Coaching, Co-Coaching Forum.

There will be a very short presentation on the topic, followed by the opportunity to practice with other like minded coaches. Maria is delighted to be taking part with this warm and friendly group of coaches. 

How to book - to follow.

Coaching Conference

23rd - 25th March 2021

Join Maria Iliffe-Wood when she does a keynote speech and coaching workshop at the University of South Wales conference which after last year's success will once again take place online. Maria will talk about the link between Presence and Wellbeing. She will explore how the two are intertwined and what that means for our coaching practice.

What is presence and mental wellbeing? Here's some food for thought:

Maria talks about presence in her book as:
An enabling space... You are calm, fearless and mindful... You are flexible, adaptable and responsive. In this presence you have time and space to reflect and consider what you are doing, why you are doing it and what your options are.
Coaching Presence; Building Consciousness and Awareness into Coaching Interventions. Iliffe-Wood 2014
Mental Wellbeing

The World Health Organisation defines mental wellbeing as:
A state of wellbeing, in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully.” 

When we are being or living in the present moment, we have a clear mind, there is no mental chatter to get in the way, we have access to wisdom, creativity and confidence.

When we are in a state of mental wellbeing, we have no thoughts from the past, or worries about the future, to contaminate our thought process. We feel ok, we are resilient, confident, optimistic, hopeful.

What’s the difference between the two states of mind, and what’s the same? And does this have any impact on our coaching practice?

Coaching Presence Workshop

6th May 2021 9am - 12.30pm

In this half day online workshop Maria Iliffe-Wood will invite you to reflect upon and explore the foundation stone that underpins all coaching. 

This event will be a slow-paced reflection into what lies underneath and between the actions and words that take place in the coaching relationship. 

This is an Association for Coaching event. Full details to follow.