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Welsh Conference to Bring Together Industry Leaders from Across the World


The Welsh Coaching Conference is set to take place in Cardiff City Hall once again next year, bringing together some of the world’s leading practitioners and academics in the field of coaching.

The annual, sell-out event provides an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the newest approaches and practices, and will allow you to network with some of the most influential names in coaching.

‘Challenging the Narrative’ is the theme of the event, with keynote speaker Dr David Drake exploring the approach of narrative coaching; how you can shift stories about yourself and others to create new possibilities and results.

David founded and runs the Center for Narrative Coaching & Leadership in San Francisco, and has worked on narrative coaching, change and leadership initiatives for over 70 organisations including Google, Nike and the Australia and US federal governments.

Professor Sarah Corrie, who specialises in coaching psychology, will also be a keynote speaker. Sarah has experience in both public and private sector services and runs her own coaching practice. She is the author of numerous articles and four books, including The Modern Scientist-Practitioner and The Art of Inspired Living; Coach Yourself with Positive Psychology.

The third keynote, Clive Hyland, is an executive coach with an exceptional insight into the neuro-scientific principles, which underpin human behaviour. Clive typically coaches business leaders and their top teams, ranging from major global businesses to public service organisations and start-up entrepreneurial ventures. Much of Clive’s former career was spent developing businesses. This included 5 years as CEO of Pink Roccade, a mid-tier IT Services company, which he took from £10m revenue to £70m in 5 years.

Along with these leading keynotes, there will also be a number of workshops and masterclasses taking place throughout the day.

The Annual Welsh Coaching Conference is organised by the University of South Wales Commercial Services, and supported by Academi Wales. Next year, the conference will take place on 8 March 2018, and tickets are already on sale at

Louise Bright, the Director of Research and Business Engagement at the University of South Wales (USW), said:

“We are thrilled to have secured some of the world’s leading names in coaching to speak at our conference next year.

“USW has a proud association with the coaching profession. Our coaching network supports over 600 people, we routinely deliver ILM qualifications and CPD events, and we are an organisation member of the Association for Coaching. Every year our conference provides an opportunity for attendees to network with experts in the industry, and gain a range of new, practical tools to take away and immediately aid their work.”

Keynote speaker, Clive Hyland, said:

“I am delighted to be a keynote speaker at the Fifth Welsh Coaching Conference. It is the third year I have been involved in the conference, which keeps getting bigger and better and is an essential date in the diary for anyone involved in coaching across the country.”

The conference is aimed at coaches and mentoring practitioners, trainers, training and HR managers, and anyone that would find coaching of use to them in their role. For more information, or to book a place, visit or contact Kate on 01443 482482 or [email protected].