Creating the context for a #DramaFree team

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.

Frequently asked questions

What is Clean Language?

Clean Language is a simple set of questions developed by counselling psychologist David Grove. These questions are used with a person's own words to direct their attention to some aspect of their own experience. Asking these questions in the right context often results in an interesting new insight or the recognition of some new possibility. And if that new possibility is then questioned using Clean Language, the result can be quite profound. Clean questions invite people to consider their experience from different perspectives and they are often surprised by their own capacity to generate new, powerful and useful ideas about their own experience.

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What is Systemic Modelling™?

Systemic Modelling™ is an approach for supporting groups to use clean questions and metaphor models to better understand one another and to develop the skills and capability to collaborate meaningfully.

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