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When Caitlin Walker was invited to speak at the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) European Conference in Sweden in September 2014, little did she know it would result in an explosion of interest in Clean Language throughout Europe. Caitlin had already planned trips to Florida, Malaysia and France for 2015 and the new contacts she made in the ICF resulted in Clean Learning visiting Russia, Switzerland and Finland as well. Caitlin was also invited to be the keynote speaker in Brussels and Madrid – at the start and end of the ICF 2015 European Tour. Finally, through a separate contact, Caitlin visited Brno University in Czechoslovakia to train teacher educators in Clean Language for reflective practice.

Return Visits

Building on this success, Caitlin has already completed a second training in Moscow and will be returning in March this year for a third event. These events are sponsored by the International Coaching Academy who are also going to publish From Contempt to Curiosity in Russian. In December Caitlin returned to BCI Finland for a second time to offer Clean for Teams for business coaches there. Hanna-Kaisa Lindfors from BCI said:

“These 2 days gave me much information about myself - and the workshop also made me more enthusiastic to work with groups and teams, now that I’ve got these fantastic tools!.”

Caitlin was also very fortunate to enjoy Helsinki on the lightest and darkest days of the year, and both times Caitlin and Clean were met with a very enthusiastic welcome.


Caitlin will be heading off to Kuala Lumpur between 15th- 24th January to work once again with Anne Munro-Kua Transformations (AMKT), which will be a great chance to follow up on the training she ran with Stuart Clark in April 2015.

An interesting thing about this trip is that Jacqueline Surin, who was at the training in April, and who came to the UK inSeptember for further training and collaboration, has since been sending us video footage of herself delivering Systemic Modelling in the workplace. This has allowed her to gain invaluable feedback and she is now at the stage where she will be able to co-deliver Systemic Modelling training with Caitlin.

One of the things Caitlin finds exciting about going back to Kuala Lumpur is the diverse mix of people that work together. Diverse in spoken language, race and religion and also in the places that they plan to take Clean Language and Systemic Modelling to: from business development to bar tending, and from education to political activism. The diversity of this group resonates with the original ideas that Caitlin had when first developing Systemic Modelling - that it could go anywhere and do anything where human beings want to work collaboratively together.


Following Caitlin’s trip to Florida last January, where she ran a workshop for Equine Assisted Facilitators, she was invited to North Carolina this coming April, where she’ll be running Clean for Teams, a 1-day Introduction to Clean Language and for those lucky people who work with horses - Clean Language and Systemic Modelling for the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Facilitator


Meanwhile, I visited Portland, Oregon last year and my 2016 trip will be my seventh visit – all hosted by the wonderful Bev Martin. After so many trips, I now have many friends in the city and I feel like Portland is a second home, and I can’t wait to see everyone. I am particularly excited that this year I will be training Clean forTeams there for the first as well as Clean Language: Core Skills.

About Marian Way

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A highly skilled facilitator and trainer, Marian, who founded Clean Learning in 2001, has developed and delivered training across the world. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches, co-author, with James Lawley, of Insights in Space and co-author, with Caitlin Walker, of So you want to be… #DramaFree.

Marian is an expert Clean facilitator, an adept modeller, a programme writer and an inspirational trainer. She has a natural ability to model existing structures, find the connections between them and design new ways for people to learn. Marian was a leading innovator within the Weight Watchers organisation, which included developing the “points” strategy, a local idea that went on to become a global innovation. She is a director of both Clean Learning and Training Attention CIC, world leaders in clean applications for corporate, educational and community development. She designs our programmes and workbooks, leads workshops and teaches on all our courses. She’s trained people in Great Britain, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Japan and the USA. Marian is also a recognised Clean Assessor.

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