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Coaching Conference 2018

Welsh Coaching Conference

8.30am – 5pm, 8th March 2018, Cardiff City Hall 

In association with Academi Wales, we are delighted to present our fifth Annual Coaching Conference, bringing together some of the world’s leading practitioners and academics in the field of coaching. Targeted at all coaching practitioners looking to develop themselves personally and professionally, the day will provide you with a range of new, practical tools to take away and immediately aid your work with your clients, as well as considering a broad range of approaches of ‘challenging the narrative’ in coaching practice. The day will provide an ideal networking opportunity for you to catch up with practitioners, colleagues and contemporaries in the coaching field.

Keynote speakers


Dr David Drake founded and runs the Center for Narrative Coaching & Leadership in the San Francisco Bay Area. David has worked on narrative coaching, change and leadership initiatives for 70 organisations, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Google, Nike, PwC, Westpac and the Australia and US federal governments. Clients appreciate his systemic and innovative approaches. He is the founder of the field of narrative coaching and the creator of the Narrative Coaching Labs for practitioners and Narrative Design Labs in organisations. David has trained over 10,000 people in 14 countries in his methods. He has started a global community of licensed Narrative Design Partners to bring this work to the world in new ways.



Professor Sarah Corrie is a Coaching Psychologist and Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She is a Founder Member and former Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Special Interest Group in Coaching Psychology, and in 2016 was the recipient of the Society’s Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Coaching Psychology. Sarah has particular expertise in emotional well-being and mental health and has extensive experience in both the public and private sector, working as a coach and as a therapist. Amongst her other roles, Sarah is an Academic Advisor for Middlesex University (Doctorate in Professional Studies) where she is also a Visiting Professor. She is the Programme Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy offered by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Holloway University of London, and is the author of seven books including, The Art of Inspired Living: Coach Yourself with Positive Psychology.



Clive is an experienced leadership coach, with a previous career as a corporate CEO and HR Director. He has strong strategic, business and people development skills, all underpinned by neuroscience. He has a proven coaching record of supporting CEO’s and their teams to achieve commercial and cultural growth. His main area of work is client coaching, primarily focused on leadership, strategy and advanced human performance. He also runs coach development and masterclass programmes, and has coached in professional sport and public service organisations. Clive is the author of two books: Connect through Think, Feel Know and The Neuro Edge.

& many more workshops and masterclasses!*

Intended audience

Coaches and mentoring practitioners


Training and HR managers

Anyone that would find Coaching of use to them in their role.

Delegate fee

£175 (early bird for £150 for bookings by 26th January 2018) PLEASE NOTE: VAT not chargeable. Cost includes registration, lunch and refreshments and all conference/workshop materials. Discounts are available for multiple bookings – please contact us to discuss.

Bursaries are available for coaches on the ‘Wales Coaching Network’


Any enquiries regarding sponsorship or exhibition space, please contact Kate or Sharon on 01443 482482 or [email protected]. Supported by:

*Speakers correct and confirmed at time of going to press. The conference organisers cannot be held responsible for any changes to the programme due to circumstances beyond their control.

I’m really glad I chose USW Commercial Services so wanted to let you know and also thank you for providing me with the tools for a completely new career

Project Manager, NHS Strategic Health Authority, South of England

I can definitely recommend the course and USW Commercial Services Ltd

Claire James, Training Officer, Memory Lane Cakes

Good level of discussion throughout. Nice and informal, relaxed debate generated by the tutor

Delegate, FA Wales