AC Skills Development - Exploring Presence in Coaching with Maria Iliffe-Wood and Roger Noon
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AC Skills Development - Exploring Presence in Coaching with Maria Iliffe-Wood and Roger Noon

The Association for Coaching is delighted to offer you the opportunity to participate in our Cambridge event exploring the experience of coaching presence and taking a look at the summary of recent doctoral research into presence from both coach and client perspectives. Members £25, Non-Members £40 [ex-VAT]. VAT will be added at checkout.

When: Tuesday 19th March 2019
6:00pm - 8.30pm
Where: Institute of Continuing Education
Madingley Hall
Cambridge CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom
Contact: Sally Bullock

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Maria Iliffe-Wood, Author, Coaching Presence

Dr.Roger Noon, Practicing Coach and responsible for doctoral research undertaken at Oxford Brookes University


This evening session will be broken down into two parts.

Part 1: Maria Iliffe-Wood

This session is a build on Maria’s book Coaching Presence. It explores in more depth the Invisible Coach that is introduced in the book. We will discuss what/who is present when we talk about coaching presence and what difference it actually makes. How do you know when you are truly present, what does it feel like and how does it happen?

Part 2: Dr. Roger Noon: Introducing recent doctoral research into presence in executive coaching.

This session explores the notion and value of presence in coaching conversations and is unique in considering both coach and client perspectives. It summarises the recent doctoral research undertaken by Roger Noon at Oxford Brookes University. Since Roger is a practicing coach, the research is derived from a desire to improve his personal practice and learn more about what contributes to both effective coaching and an effective coaching relationship. For those who see these two aspects as synonymous, the findings will no doubt resonate with your experience and also extend your appreciation of a phenomenon that is seen as fundamental to the coaching process yet is currently undervalued as a relational factor.

Whilst presence might be viewed as tacit and nebulous, this session will present a practical, accessible conceptual model that distills its nature by mapping the experience of coach and client research participants in a way that provides new insights and proposes a richer language than has existed previously. As a result, practitioners will be better able to recognise the experience of presence in themselves and their clients, which will contribute to their ability to develop more powerful coaching relationships.

Places are limited so please book now!

In this skills development evening you will learn:

1.        How to recognise the experience of presence in themselves and their clients.

2.       The ability to develop more powerful coaching relationships.

3.       The ability to effect greater transformation for clients through coaching.

Speaker Bios

Maria Iliffe-Wood:

Maria Iliffe-Wood is an executive and leadership team coach. She is a qualified coach, coach supervisor, and author of Coaching Presence, Building consciousness and awareness into coaching interventions. A book that has been read in over 20 countries. She works with coaches, leaders and leadership teams across all sectors.

Dr Roger Noon:

Dr Roger Noon is an executive coach and independent change management consultant currently involved in culture change and conduct & ethics work in the banking sector. He holds a Masters in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School and a Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford-Brookes University. He is also a student of tai chi.

Price and Special Offers

As with all AC continuous professional development events, the fees are offered at a very good value, with an extra special price for AC members.


AC member: £25 + VAT.

Non AC member: £40+ VAT

Attendance qualifies for CPD and a certificate will be emailed to you post-event.

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