Welcome to Alison, who joined us for the first time this month. The meeting topic was 'Pure Practice', meaning that group members were free to choose which aspect of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling to focus on. To help everyone decide, Marian handed out copies of the assessment criteria and briefly explained the various bits of terminology.
One group had a go at co-facilitating - two facilitators with one client - and reported that they learned a lot. Another group focused on noticing how many of each Clean question the facilitator asked, as well as practising the 'framework for change'. And a third group - of newer members - got to grips with the basics like syntax and noticing metaphors in each others' language.
We concluded that the skills listed on the criteria sheet are quite wide ranging, so we could have focused on a particular skill as a group (indeed the list of skills could keep us going with topic ideas for at least a year...), although it was also good to have a 'pure practice' frame so people could decide for themselves what they needed.
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.