Who we are

Clean Learning is a world class provider of training in Clean Language, Clean Space, Symbolic Modelling and Systemic Modelling. We operate internationally and have led events in the UK, Russia, Malaysia, France, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, America and Japan. Our training is well structured, skilfully illustrated, appropriately challenging and highly accessible. Our facilitators are highly qualified and more importantly, experienced in applying clean approaches in real-world contexts with tangible, measurable results. 

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Marian Way

A highly skilled facilitator and trainer, Marian founded Clean Learning in 2001 has developed and delivered training across the world. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author, with James Lawley, of Insights in Space

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Caitlin Walker

Caitlin is a director of Clean Learning and the developer of Systemic Modelling™. She is the author of From Contempt to Curiosity, which details many of the innovative and transformational projects she's led.

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James Lawley

James Lawley studied with David Grove for 12 years. As a result, he co-developed Symbolic Modelling and co-authored "Metaphors in Mind" with his partner Penny Tompkins. Together they have a private practice and teach Symbolic Modelling to therapists, counsellors, coaches, managers and teachers throughout the world. 

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Penny Tompkins

Penny Tompkins co-developed Symbolic Modelling which incorporates the Clean Language of David Grove, and is co-author of Metaphors in Mind: Transformation through Symbolic Modelling and a training DVD, A Strange and Strong Sensation.

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Sue Sharp

Sue loves helping individuals to grow their confidence and skills, particularly during times of change and transition. She is a passionate coach and trainer and is a certified Clean Facilitator, an NLP Trainer, a Magical Spelling™ tutor and an ILM certified coach.

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Bev Martin

Bev was one of the first people in the USA to be awarded a Clean Facilitator certificate. In fact, if it wasn’t for Bev, there would be no “Clean in Portland”.

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Tamsin Hartley

Tamsin is a coach, NLP practitioner, Magical Spelling™ tutor and a certified Clean Facilitator. This enables her to create a space for her clients to work imaginatively towards their desired outcomes.

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Shaun is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, an NLP Master Practitioner and a consultant, coach and facilitator. He also supervises other therapists, coaches and facilitators. He worked and travelled with David...

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Julie McCracken

Julie McCracken is a teacher with more than 10 years experience of using Clean Language in classroom and coaching contexts. She is author of a pioneering new book, Clean Language in the Classroom, due to be published in October 2014.

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Keith Gregory

Keith is a project manager who is passionate about using Clean Language in organisational settings.  He is a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt and an expert in the use of CMMI, a model for improving organisational performance.

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Martina Foreman

Martina trained with Clean Learning for her Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 in business coaching and mentoring qualification in 2013. She has since gone on to use this qualification to coach over 400 hours with neuro-diverse clients in the workplace.

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Lucy Walker

Lucy is a coach and NLP Practitioner with a degree in International Environmental Conservation. She facilitates cross-cultural collaboration on issues such as youth unemployment and sexual reproductive health.

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Phil Swallow

Phil Swallow has worked closely with leaders in the developing field of clean approaches, both in UK and France, as experienced facilitator, co-trainer and assessor.  He wishes David Grove...

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Sue Charman

Sue Charman came to Clean Language from a theatre and storytelling background, fascinated by metaphor, inner landscapes and our own capacity for change, all of which are areas where story...

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Neil Pavey

Neil is a certified coach, trainer and facilitator, an NLP Master Practitioner and has trained in Clean Language and Systemic Modelling. He uses these tools to inspire and enable change when working with small and large businesses, the creative industries and in personal development.

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Christoffer de Graal

Christoffer is a Coach, a Poet, a Musician and has spent many years studying mindfulness.  He was a long time student of David Grove and has extensive training and experience in many forms and methods of coaching and facilitation including Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling.