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.
6 August, 2008 by Marian Way
I ran a session with Nancy Doyle at this year's Clean Conference, where we asked: What is Clean? Where did Clean come from? Clean is like... because... and Clean is not like... because…
10 December, 2007 by Marian Way
We started this month’s meeting with an ‘Open Space’ type beginning, by asking for ideas about how we could spend our time together.
8 February, 2007 by Marian Way
When I am working on the 'technical' bits of a website - choosing colours, getting columns to line up properly in a table, or buying stock photos, for example - I often wonder whether other people would describe the process as 'creative'.
19 September, 2004 by Marian Way
When I attended the NLP Conference at Regent's Park in June 1999, little did I realise that this was the first in a number of steps that would change my life.
4 August, 2004 by Marian Way
If you want to move forward or get ahead, you're not alone. For many of us, life is a journey or pathway and taking certain steps will mean we end up where we want to go. This is a common metaphor that pervades everyday speech: I'd like to move forward; we've come a long way; my life has ground to a halt; I need to change direction; he's always one step ahead; she's at a crossroads in her career.