Talks and Events

Check out where we are giving talks, presenting at conferences or running events.

Upcoming keynotes
Marianne will be delivering a keynote at the British Canoeing Club Conference on March the 14th. The keynote will centre around motivation, inclusion and participation.

Marianne Davies
Motivation Specialist with Dynamics Coaching
Creating Fields of Dreams

“For many years I reflected deeply on and tried to understand, the motivation and passion that inspires people to engage in paddlesports. As a mother, enthusiastic participant, practitioner, coach developer, coaching manager and academic; these musings were founded from multiple perspectives and toward an abundance of different goals.”

In this keynote, we will explore the wonderful opportunities and experiences that being part of a paddling club can provide to individuals, families and communities. The challenges to clubs of becoming more engaging and inclusive without losing what works for those already involved. And how clubs can create the fields our dreams are built on, whatever our ability, motivation or particular discipline/s.

2019 Highlights
Transforming-lives-symposium

We had a fabulous event at Sheffield Hallum University. September 11th 2019.

Don’t worry if you missed this one. Click here to listen to Marianne presenting her PhD research: Reframing the horse-rider relationship: Can a nonlinear pedagogy nurture the magic of equestrian sports?

Skill Acquisition Research Symposium Transforming Lives: How applied scientific research on skill acquisition and talent development can enhance the quality of learning experiences in sport and physical education programmes. We’ll keep you posted about the next one.

British Canoeing Coaching and Leadership Conference Keynote

Eastwood Hall, Nottinghamshire, 23rd-24th November 2019.

Marianne was one of the keynote speakers at this year’s conference along with Professor Sophia Jowett and Steve MacDonald. Her keynote was titled ‘Re-weaving the Coaching Rainbow’.