Caitlin Walker has been
involved in creating, training and speaking about Clean Language as applied to
groups and organizations for 20+ years. She is regularly requested to present
at business conferences to talk about and teach on culture change in teams and
across organizations. The application of Clean Language and Systemic Modeling
to coaching has led to Caitlin being invited to be joint keynote speaker in the
International Coaching Federations Global on tour conference, speaking in over
7 countries to international audiences. Caitlin is a leading innovator in the
field of Clean Language applications in business, schools, community
development and in reaching the hardest to help and creating a context in which
they can thrive together. She has delivered a TEDx
talk and is the author of the book From Contempt and Curiosity. You can also
tune into a recent agile.fm podcast to warm-up to this
talk her work. The day before the conference, on September 4th, she will
deliver a Clean Language workshop in New York City.
Being able to think and behave in an agile way requires a set of seemingly complex but actually quite simple skills.
Can the team members collaborate using the diverse skills and knowledge available in the group?
Can people distinguish between what is presented and what is being inferred?
Are they open to taking and giving high quality evidence-based feedback?
Is each person able to manage their own state so that they’re paying high quality attention to what’s happening around them? The single biggest factor that impacts our ability to do the above is whether we are in a state of contempt or a state of curiosity.
Caitlin Walker has been supporting communities to move from contempt to curiosity to collaboration for over 20 years, from innovative tech companies, to violent teenagers to large corporations. She’ll share some core skills for detecting drama and inertia and engaging instead with curiosity and congruence.