Clean Language

What is Clean Interviewing?

7 September, 2017 by Jacqueline Ann Surin

What is Clean Interviewing and how does it differ from Clean Coaching? These are two questions Jacqueline Surin had in mind when she attended a workshop at the recent Northern Taste of Clean.

Clean and Clowning

9 July, 2017 by Marian Way

What does Clean Language have in common with clowning? And how can clowning morph into Clean Space. Read Marian's account of an improv session during a clowning course and the links she made with 'clean'.

5 Reasons To Read ‘Words That Touch’

28 June, 2017 by Louise Hockaday

5 reasons to read Nick Pole’s new book about Clean Language and body work: Words That Touch: How to Ask Questions Your Body Can Answer 

Getting Clients To Trust Themselves

4 May, 2017 by Jacqueline Ann Surin

What do you do when coaching clients ask you for advice, feedback or ideas?  Jacqueline Ann Surin describes two clean approaches for helping clients to trust the knowledge within.

Chalk and Cheese

9 March, 2017 by Sue Charman

How one member of the Online Practice Group resolved a tricky bind during a 2-hour practice session.

Setting Myself Up to be a Better Coach

3 March, 2017 by Jacqueline Ann Surin

Jacqueline Ann Surin explores how she uses the Clean Set Up process to prepare for coaching sessions with clients – and how this improves her coaching.

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.

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 Ann 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.

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