Coaching

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.

Living with Ambiguity

24 December, 2015 by Marian Way

A couple of words often used in association with Clean Language are ‘curiosity’ and ‘neutrality’. A Clean Language coach is accepting of everything a client says, not favouring one piece of information over another, but remaining neutral - like an impartial observer. 

The Principles of Clean Language

22 November, 2015 by Marian Way

Clean Language was developed by David Grove in order to help people to access more information about their own experience, rather than be influenced by a therapist’s ideas. He did not want to lead his clients. Of course, there are many more contexts where it's important not to lead someone...

The Street Cred of a Qualification

6 August, 2015 by Sue Sharp

Sue Sharp talks to Lesley Downs about her experiences on our ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring, and what has happened since then.

Opportunities to Use Your Coaching Skills with Neuro-Diverse Adults

24 June, 2015 by Marian Way

Many people who train with us go on to work as coaches and supervisors for Genius Within, a company that specialises in work-based solutions for adults with neuro-differences. Genius Within coaches work with people with neuro-diverse conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Acquired Brain Injury and chronic neurological conditions, empowering them to create and implement strategies that will enable them to achieve their potential.

How to Handle Difficult Conversations using the Karma Cycle

21 July, 2014 by Marian Way

I was reading a recent article on the ILM website about how managers can deal with difficult conversations at work, when I came across this paragraph about how to deal with issues of poor performance: “The conversations that you have with the individual must be related to the behaviour of the individual and not the personal characteristics of the individual...

Meet the Team: Stuart Clark

20 July, 2014 by Marian Way

For the second of our Meet the Team series, I spoke with Stuart Clark. Stuart is currently working on a Training Attention project which involves using Systemic Modelling with teenagers, and in September will be running our Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring with Sue Sharp.

Clean Coaching is Green Coaching

10 September, 2013 by Sharon Small

On my way out of a small co-op health food store in San Luis Obispo the other day I saw a local green directory, Solstice, which is published for the area I live - along the Central Coast of California. I looked at the directory and was about to pass by, but something made me pick up a copy. And in that moment it dawned on me that Clean Coaching is Green Coaching.

Less is More in Business

21 June, 2013 by Nancy Doyle

Last year my business, Genius Within, was growing and I had more and more associates working for us, delivering to a wide range of clients. I was delivering face-to-face services as well as managing the business and I was very busy, to the extent where I completely forgot a key meeting. I realised I needed to take some time to reflect, and to learn from this mistake.