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Take a Clean Approach to Valentine’s Day

13 February, 2017 by Louise Hockaday

I usually feel quite cynical when it comes to Valentine's Day each year. The expectation and anticipation created can be huge. Will it be a day that should be ignored, a steamy encounter or a day where we can show how much we love one another?  Try a clean approach to Valentine's Day.

Fine Tuning Your Skills

25 January, 2017 by Marian Way

A key principle in all David Grove’s work is that of iteration, which is what happens when the result of a procedure is used as the starting point for the next application of the procedure. We ask a clean question, a person responds and we then ask a clean question of that response. This is one aspect of the work that makes it so powerful; ideas build one upon another and new – or old – wisdom can emerge.

Three Simple, Powerful Questions to Help You Plan a Successful 2017

24 January, 2017 by Louise Hockaday

If you're reflecting on the year that's gone and looking at the year ahead, why not try a simple technique to set out your year and get your plan in place? The Clean Set Up process is based on three simple questions. Download our pdf and have a go for yourself.

How do you describe Clean Language to a new or prospective client?

24 January, 2017 by Marian Way

This is a question that is often asked during trainings such as Clean Language: Core Skills or Systemic Modelling. Participants become very enthusiastic about the skills they are learning and begin to think about putting them into practice – and then they hit a problem: “I don’t know how to describe this in such a way that people will understand what I am talking about.”

People open up in a different kind of way with clean questions

23 January, 2017 by Marian Way

Rachel Gilmore has so far attended eight days of training with us – Clean for Teams plus a couple of modules of our Systemic Modelling Programme – and she is already using clean with several of her clients. When she told us she was already getting better results than with her existing methods, we were intrigued, so Marian interviewed her to find out more…

Focusing on What a Client Does Know

20 January, 2017 by Jacqueline Surin

Have you ever had a situation where you asked a client a question, and their answer was “I don’t know”? Find out how Jacqueline Surin coped with this in two different coaching sessions.

How to Find a Practice Buddy

12 January, 2017 by Marian Way

Some ways you can meet and practice with others who are interested in Clean Language.

Systemic Modelling TripAdvisor Review

23 November, 2016 by Nick Simmonds

Nick Simmonds recently attended a Systemic Modelling Level 1 workshop. Read his TripAdvisor style review on the course.

“I no longer persecute them”

5 November, 2016 by Jacqueline Surin

How can learning about the Triune Brain and the Drama Triangle make someone a better manager? Jacqueline Ann Surin had the opportunity to teach Clean Language and Systemic Modelling to several heads of department in a foreign trade company in Kuala Lumpur this year. Among others, she introduced them to these two models. Find out what happened...

Practice May Not Make Perfect But Can Definitely Improve Skills

24 October, 2016 by Louise Hockaday

In a recent Clean Language: Core skills training event, Marian Way told us we needed to do our 'due diligence' to improve in Clean Language. 'Due diligence' is a term often used by David Grove which meant: do lots of practice, get feedback and learn from it.