AC Webinar Series: Coaching Presence
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AC Webinar Series: Coaching Presence

02/07/2020 to 23/07/2020
When: Thursdays, 2, 9, 16 and 23 July 2020
8.00 EDT / 13.00 BST / 14.00 CEST / 16.00 GST / 20.00 SGT / 22.00 AEST
Contact: Smaranda Dochia, Director, Digital Learning & Events

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Maria Iliffe-Wood, Executive and Leadership Coach, Coach Supervisor and Author


A series of 4 online seminars: 90-minute interactive webinars.
Recordings, slides and other resources will be available to all registered.


2 July:      The Presence of What? 
9 July:      What difference does presence make? 
16 July:    How do I stay present? 
23 July:    Going deeper.

Program Rate

Members: £85 + VAT
Non-Members including 1-year AC Associate membership: £135 + VAT**

** This offer applies only to those who wish to become AC members. 
It cannot be used towards the renewal of current AC membership.

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Coaching Presence

Presence is the foundation stone that all coaching tools, techniques, and interventions sit upon. Without that foundation stone, coaching does not work.


The extent to which coaching is successful is the extent to which the coach is aware of and understands the nature of presence and how it shows up in their coaching.


In this webinar series, Maria will encourage us to undertake an in-depth exploration of presence - where it comes from and what gets in the way. She will show us the power of reflecting on these two questions to bring the power of presence to your coaching.


In this webinar series you will learn:

  • What is presence
  • The difference presence makes in coaching
  • How you already know what presence is, even if you think you don’t

Maria will provide the opportunity for live Q&A in each session.

Topics and schedule for the webinar series

**Live webinars will take place at 13.00 BST on the above-mentioned dates.


Webinar 1: The Presence of What?

For there to be ‘presence’ it might indicate that there is a ‘something’ that is present. If I’m going to do it in my coaching, shouldn’t I know what that something is, what it looks like, what it feels like? When I know what it is, then I can learn to do it. Can’t I?


Webinar 2: What difference does it make?

I have a whole load of tools and techniques that stand me in good stead, so why should I concern myself with presence? I’m getting pretty good results in my coaching already, so what difference would presence make?


Webinar 3: How do I stay present?

I want to know how to get present. What skills, tools, techniques will help me to get there? What gets in the way? How do I stop that happening? How do I ensure I stay present for the whole of my coaching sessions?


Webinar 4: Going deeper.

What have we learned about presence? Going deeper to find out more. How and where do I go from here?


Recordings and slides will be made available to all registered participants.  


  • Take the time to reflect on your own presence in your coaching sessions prior to the webinars
  • What do you notice about it?
  • What gets in the way of it?
  • How do you know that you’ve been present?
  • What does presence mean to you?

Speaker Bio

Maria Iliffe-Wood has been coaching for over 30 years. She is an executive coach, leadership coach, and coach supervisor. No matter who she works with her focus is on presence. When people are connected to this intangible, they have access to a greater source of wisdom than can ever be possible when searching in our intellect for the answers.

Maria published her book, Coaching Presence, Building Consciousness and Awareness into Coaching Interventions in 2014, since then it has been read in over 20 different countries, translated into both Russian and South Korean, and it is on the recommended reading list for many academic coaching courses.

Price and special offers

All AC continuous professional development events are good value and offer a special price for AC members.

AC member: £85 + VAT

Non-AC member: £135 + VAT to gain full access to the series + ONE YEAR Associate Membership with the Association for Coaching

Included in the price:

  • 4 x 90-minute interactive virtual seminar with Maria Iliffe-Wood
  • Resources to explore the concepts and apply your learning
  • Recordings of the series and slides for your library
  • A Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certificate at the end of the series
  • One-year Associate Membership with the Association for Coaching (if  you are not already a member)  

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