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Integrative Coaching Presence

This event will be via Zoom.


Integrative presence: A needs exchange through somatic responsiveness in dialogue.

Event Information

This workshop explores two obstacles to our ‘presence’ in coaching. 

Presence is defined as the capacity to spontaneously respond to others’ needs in any given moment. This capacity shows in your body before you even utter a word. The body comes before the brain.

What is your joy, shame, sweat, pride, or even taboo around presence? 

We all tend to have a default setting – a golden shadow – about everything: money, love, work, and presence, which limits our potential to have healthy relationships. People disconnect from us. While we think we are present, most of the time we have too much or not enough of it. The result is our presence-less-ness as we miss to see what is relevant in our interactions any given moment.

In this workshop, the presenters will explore two obstacles to presence in coaching as a growth intervention. They will reflect on:

  • the consequences of our presence-less-ness in our default setting
  • our presence-ness, integrating the I, the Other, and the We in coaching 

This approach is based on a recently conducted large-scale international coaching research that investigated 184 coach-client pairs in video-taped sessions to reveal that presence is expressed in how we respond somatically to each other, ie ‘know thy body to be present in any given moment.’ 

This workshop offers a low-to-medium level of interaction to ensure that through our joint experiential presence we can smoothly reflect the two key findings of the research for our practice. 


Tünde Erdös PhD - Ashridge MSc. in Executive Coaching, MCC, EMCC Senior Practitioner

Tünde is an executive coach including C Suite leadership. Her guiding principle is FAIRness: Flexibility, Accountability, Integrity, and Reliability. Tünde’s FAIRness approach reflects her dedication to use a meta-lens that covers complex cultural and organizational contexts.

Her area of expertise is presence both in coaching and leadership, as she is aware that leadership is coaching and coaching is leadership.

Tünde has authored three books and published in academic journals as well as in non-academic magazines. She teaches at HEC Business School Paris and is a supervisor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Tünde’s inspiration is to encourage coaches and leadership to base their practice harmoniously on professional wisdom and empirical evidence.

Maureen Owen MDOT – PCC- Transformational Coach, Facilitator & Consultant

Clients describe Maureen as insightful, committed to genuine partnership, kind, ruthlessly non-judgemental and having a remarkable ability to help others think outside their own perspective.

Maureen supports leaders and their teams to navigate and lead at the edge. Committed to fostering thought provoking and creative partnerships, Maureen encourages her clients to use the challenges they face as catalysts for growth, and the opportunity to learn, to bring more of themselves, their gifts, their potential and humanity forward to expand what’s possible.

Maureen has over 25 years’ experience working with human and organisational dynamics as a successful executive and leadership coach, organisational development consultant and senior manager. She applies the learning and insights gleaned from years of navigating the messiness and complexity of corporate life to support her clients to maximise their personal and professional potential in whatever circumstances they may find themselves.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Learn about two key surprising findings from a large-scale international research study into coaching presence.
  2. Understand the role your energy plays through the body in coaching presence.
  3. Explore two obstacles to your presence in coaching as a growth intervention.
  4. Recognise the consequences of your default setting around presence and its potential impact on your coaching.

Event Program

10 mins – Welcome and introduction

60 mins – Guest presenters

20 mins – Q & A

Special Concessions

We encourage guests who may not be ICF Australasia members and who have an interest in the profession of coaching to join us for this event.

Special concession rates are available for:
– students undertaking ICF accredited programmes
– members of professional membership organisations such as AHRI, ACA, PACFA and APA
– ICF members affiliated with Chapters other than Australasia

To request a concession, please email the event manager with your name, type of concession being requested and detail of Training Provider/Chapter Affiliation outside Australasia/ professional membership body.

ICF Members

$20 AUD

Non Members

$40 AUD

Event Date

23 September, 2021

Gretel Nreytenbach

Continuing Coach Education Units

1.0 CCEU in Core Competencies (TBC)
0.5 CCEU in Resource Development (TBC)


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