How to Find a Practice Buddy

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Having people to practice with is crucial if you want to master the art of Clean Language. Here are some ways you can meet and practice with others who are interested in this way of working, starting with online opportunities:

Clean Approaches for Coaches: Facebook Group

Join this group to talk about the book, ask questions and find practice partners.

Other Facebook groups / pages


Clean Forum

This was started ages before Facebook, Linkedin etc came to the fore, and as well as being a good place to scout for a practice partner, you'll find lots of useful information here.

Clean Webinars

I run these approx. once a month. The webinar starts with everyone saying what they would like to get out of it (i.e. we ask, And what would you like to have happen?) Once everyone has said what they want, we create a structure for the rest of the session based around those desired outcomes. The things people ask for vary and tend to include: find out what Clean Language is; get a specific question answered; hear someone being facilitated; get some personal development. All questions and contributions are welcomed. Click here to learn more / sign up

Practice Groups

Fareham, Hampshire, UK

This group meets at my house on 3rd Monday on every month. 7pm arrival for networking and coffee - start at 7.30pm, finish at 9.30pm. If you have read the book, you're welcome to join us.  More info here. (Cost is £10 per meeting) Contact me if you'd like to come along.

London, UK

This group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. 6.30pm arrival for networking and coffee - start at 7.00pm, finish at 9.00pm. More info here. (Cost is £15 per meeting) Join us to meet like-minded people and hone your clean modelling skills.

Online Practice Group

The Clean Language Online Practice Group is hosted by Sue Charman of Clean Learning & Training Attention via Zoom on the last Thursday, 7-9pm, of each month, excluding August & December. More info here.

Yorkshire, UK

The Yorkshire Practice Group is hosted by Tamsin Hartley, at her home in Beverley. It is usually on the last Tuesday of each month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. More info here.


The Northwest Clean Modelling Group is hosted by Caitlin Walker & Shaun Hotchkiss at The Practice in the Wirral, Merseyside. It is usually on the third Monday of each month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. More info here.

Training Events

Whether you join us for a 1-Day Introduction or the full Clean Facilitator programme, you'll be sure to meet and bond with people who are at the same stage in their learning as you, and also wanting people to practice with.

If you know of any other practice groups, please let me know, and I will add them to this list.

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About the author

Marian Way

Company Director & Trainer, Portchester, Fareham
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.

How to Find a Practice Buddy


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