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...

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. 

Preview of ‘Clean Approaches for Coaches’

14 April, 2013 by Marian Way

My new book "Clean Approaches for Coaches" addresses a question a lot of new coaches have: "OK, I get it that it is about the client and their agenda and not about me giving advice, suggestions etc… but how do you do that in practice?" Starting with an overview of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling, the book takes you step-by-step through the process of coaching someone using Clean Language.

Is Your Team of Rivals Working in Harmony?

12 January, 2012 by Marian Way

I’ve been reading “Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” by David Eagleman. In it he argues that most of our processing is done unconsciously (hence ‘incognito’) and that our conscious minds have only a limited role – that of setting direction, or a desired outcome.

Using Clean Language Principles in Coaching Sessions

23 July, 2009 by Liz Brant

Having had three clean coaching sessions with Marian working on my own challenges, I have now started to apply just two of the techniques she uses with my own coaching clients and I have been very impressed with the results: first the outcome question, "What would you like to have happen by the end of this session?" and second, repeating back exact words.

Clean Language as a Coaching Tool

15 January, 2009 by Marian Way

Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Hampshire Coaching Group last night, I used the metaphor of Clean Language as a 'powerful tool' to illustrate the upsides and downsides of using metaphors to explain things. This metaphor is often used of Clean Language and since coaching draws from many different disciplines, it's an obvious one for coaches.

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