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.

What is Clean… and Clean Is Like What?

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…

When You Elicit a Metaphor, Then What Happens?

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.

Creative / Not Creative

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'.

A Heart that Knows

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.

Moving Forward

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.

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