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The Association for Coaching (AC) believes there is something, or someone, to celebrate every day. That's why we are delighted to feature four members each month who have made an outstanding contribution or have achieved something that should be celebrated and shared with others.

Maria Iliffe-Wood

Maria has volunteered as a facilitator of the Nottingham and Derby Co-Coaching Group for 8 years. She also co-ordinated the co-coaching forums for some time. She has fulfilled her role with wisdom, professionalism, generosity and grace. It has been an absolute joy and delight to witness her growth during that time both as a skilled coach and as a caring and successful facilitator. She values the strengths of others and, despite being a very experienced coach herself, is humble enough to constantly learn from others and welcome their input. Thank you, Maria, for being the person, and the coach, that you are! Maria was nominated by Elizabeth Juffs.

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Pauline Triggiani

Pauline has been a key driver of the AC in NSW overseeing the amazing events program we have put on this year. She was worked her butt off making sure that speakers talk about the right things, that we get great venues and that everything is organised - of course with the unstinting support of her wonderful team. Her efforts culminated with our brilliant Xmas event where a bunch of musical coaches all came together to form a supergroup! At the same time she has been driving our whole strategic process and ensuring we stay focussed and resolute. Pauline was nominated by a fellow AC Member.

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Jo Birch

Jo has made a significant contribution to the world of Coaching and particularly Coaching Supervision. Initially Jo worked as a counsellor and was Chair of BACP Coaching Division, with a special interest in supervision. Since then she has designed and tutored on many Coaching Supervision programmes worldwide, presented at conferences And particularly has been so generous in facilitating discussions at the AC Supervision Special Interest Group and AC Group Supervision Experience calls since 2014. She recently explored ‘supervision at its best’ and from an earlier workshop Jo created a bank of Simple Rules (Essence Behaviours) for a chapter in the book ‘Coaching Supervision: Advancing Practice, Changing Landscapes’ which Jo edited with Peter Welch, published in May 2019. Jo has been a long-standing member of AC and has consistently offered her creativity and insight into developing our profession and the future of coaching supervision. Jo was nominated by Jeannette Marshall.

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Mandy Gutsell

Mandy has been running our local co-coaching forum for many years, of which I've been a member for around a year. She made me feel welcome straight away. She has nurtured and developed a wonderful group of growth minded coaches. She has also created a safe environment for practise coaching, and one where we feel open to express thoughts and explore topics in a non-judgemental way. I appreciate the work that Mandy puts into the group in terms of preparation, facilitation and delivery. Every meeting is interactive and truly upholds the key principles of coaching, as well as building great relationships. Each meeting is a process of discovery and an opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge. I'm so glad to have found the group and look forward to it's future growth. Mandy was nominated by Louise Creswick

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To nominate a friend or colleague to be an AC Featured Member, please complete this short nomination form or email karen@associationforcoaching.com with:

  • the members name
  • email address
  • why they should be featured (for nomination categories, see below)
  • between 120-150 words explaining why you believe the member deserves to be featured
Suggested recognition nomination categories are:

1. AC Contributor who has made an outstanding or exceptional contribution
2. AC Member/Contributor who has been with the AC for a long time
3. Member who has achieved something that should be celebrated and shared with others

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