Coaching with Presence 

Presence is the most important skill for coaches, facilitators and trainers.

Come and deepen your presence through improv. This is not a day for talking about models and theories. It’s a day for practicing, experimenting and doing.

You’ll notice when you

  • feel exposed
  • check out or don’t step in
  • get lost in the rules
  • positively or negatively impact the pace
  • use tone and energy in different ways
  • accidentally become the expert

We’ve designed a workshop that we ourselves want to attend! We’ll be going to our learning edge, and invite you to come along with us. Stuart Reid will facilitate and Claire Pedrick MCC will fully participate as a delegate and be there to make the connections between improv and coaching.


Structure :
6.5 hours training as an in-person event.
This can be used towards ICF accreditation. 

The training is run in-person in fabulous venues with a maximum 12 people. (We will always run this in-person. And online training coming soon!)

Cost : £312 inc. VAT this includes a three course lunch, please let us know any dietary requirements when you book.

Best training day ever! I loved every bonkers minute of it! 

Mark Chappell

“At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is”


What will it be like?

We believe that people learn best when they feel comfortable and supported. So we create a friendly, welcoming, relaxed and playful environment in which you can learn and explore. The workshop will be very active – you’ll be on your feet a lot of the time, in pairs or small groups, trying things out and experimenting with different games and techniques. You’ll find it liberating, joyful and fun – improv will help you to really be yourself. As trainers, we believe in talking less so you can do more, letting you discover for yourself what works for you.

Improv isn’t about being funny, clever or fast-thinking, it’s not about remembering jokes, and it isn’t stand-up comedy. It’s about working as part of a team, supporting each other, to create scenes, stories and characters that are believable. You’ll find yourself laughing a lot during the day, and you’ll find that improv scenes can be serious and dramatic as well as funny.

Is there anyone for whom the workshop is not suitable?

The minimum age for participating in our workshops is 18, and the workshops are not suitable for anyone with significant learning difficulties, visual impairment or mobility difficulties.

We expect that all delegates are working as coaches, trainers or facilitators.

What should I wear?

Improv is a physical activity: you’ll be on your feet, lying down and moving about most of the day. So wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Bring some water with you too as some of the exercises and games will literally warm you up and have you moving around the room.

How do I get there?

Travel by carEasily accessible from many major routes: M1, M6, M5, M42, A5 and A14. Free parking is available at the conference centre

Travel by busRegular buses from the University campus to Coventry city centre and rail station. Taxis are freely available at the bus terminal

Travel by train –  Coventry is on the West Coast Mainline and serviced by regular trains, 7 days a week

Travel by planeBirmingham International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away

Book here for next dates

These events fill up very quickly!

Friday 1st December | 9:30-16:00
Location : In person, Putteridge Bay, Luton UK

Future Dates

Friday 19th April 2024 at Putteridge Bury, Luton – email to be the first to hear when these tickets go live.