Mrs Maria Iliffe-Wood
Accredited Coaching Supervisor
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Mrs Maria Iliffe-Wood

Accredited Coaching Supervisor

Professional Qualifications

  • Coaching qualifications
  • Member of a coaching body
  • Supervision qualifications

About Maria

I work with people who want to take a leap in their personal development or professional growth. Coaches who are ready to go beyond models, theories, tools and techniques and are willing and open to see a deeper perspective, that holds the potential for transformational growth in all aspects of their life and role.

I help you to explore the depth and breadth of your own inner wisdom and presence. Through this exploration you will gain greater self-assurance, calm, resilience and mental wellbeing, as well as grow in your coaching capability.

Sessions with me are relaxed, informal and calm whilst at the same time have the potential to be profoundly life changing and life affirming.

My book, Coaching Presence; Building Consciousness and Awareness into Coaching Interventions has been published in English, Russian and South Korean and has been read in over 20 countries. It is on the recommended reading list for many University Coaching Courses.

I am a registered Three Principles Practitioner, one of only a handful in the UK. I am full member of the Association for Coaching and the Association of Coaching Supervisors and comply with both codes of ethics.


Supervision Rate See my tariff for online supervision.
Telephone Supervision Rate Not offered.
Other Rate Talk to me about rates for face to face supervision, which will be based on the above tariff but will need to take account of travel time and mileage.


Mentor supervision

OD practitioner

Reflective practitioner

Supervisor of coaching



Group supervision

Telephone and/or virtual


Certificate in the Supervision of coaches, mentors and consultants (EMCC Accredited) with the CSTD and Bath Consultancy, completed in June 2013


Maria has been my Coach and Supervisor for more than four years. This short sentence doesn't come close to describing how I have developed through the time Maria has given to me. At the beginning when I was seeking to understand both myself and my coaching Maria showed patience and persistence to ensure that I discovered these for myself. At the same time Maria was always willing to share articles, interventions and approaches that expanded my skills and therefore an improved coaching experience for my clients. The book Coaching Presence became my coaching "bible". Our conversations have developed to become much more than just coaching supervision. Maria lives and breathes presence and high quality thinking. Through our conversations I have become an advocate for these, gained the confidence to share these with others and a calmer more relaxed person. The learning, the thinking and the inspiration all come highly recommended. Kev Urwin, Coach.

Maria is a trusted and valued supervisor for my own supervision practice and coaching-mentoring. Generous and calmly objective, she helps me cut through the flaws in my own thinking and enables new perspectives. The mist lifts and I'm off again! All underpinned by safety with a true personal caring and a knowledge of how to place her presence for the best impact. C.W.

My Publications on AOCS

What is Coaching Presence

What is presence and why is it so important

Read Article

Reflections of a coaching presence workshop

A glimpse of what happens in a presence workshop with me.

Read Article

Coaching Presence Workshop reflection

"It's a retreat not a workshop"

Read Article

What is presence?

The most natural thing in the world

Read Article

The world needs Coaches who are not too tired to be present

Taking care of our own needs so that we can take care of our clients

Read Blog

My Events & Groups on AOCS

No events or groups in the AOCS database.

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Location & Catchment

Based in: Ferrers Arts and Crafts Centre Staunton Harold Hall Ashby de la Zouch Leics LE65 1RU

United Kingdom

Travel & Catchment

I will travel up to 5 km (3 miles)

Languages I speak


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