Clean Approaches for Coaches
Clean Approaches for Coaches is about creating the conditions for change within a coaching session, quite naturally and without giving advice, making suggestions, or interpreting your clients’ needs. It answers a question many new coaches have: “OK I get that it is the client who does the work and that I have to keep my opinions to myself - but how do I do that?”.
Throughout the book, there are plentiful examples, diagrams and case studies to aid your learning. Written in a clear and engaging style, with quirky illustrations created by the author, this is not just a how-to book. It is also a story book and a reference book. And whether you are a new or experienced coach, and whether you are new to Clean Language or a veteran, this is a must-have book.
Marian, you have done it! Clean Approaches for Coaches is an essential handbook for coaches, counselors, managers, teachers, parents - for all who influence and lead others and choose to do so impeccably and with a clean approach. David Grove gave us access to the treasure of using metaphor to find meaning and to create lasting change. This book is the step by step, specifically HOW to make the best use of that rich treasure in a practical and productive way. The book is methodical, detailed, specific and inspiring - much like Marian's training programs. You are gently led deeper and deeper into the subject, acquiring knowledge and understanding in layers. David Grove said that metaphor mediates the interface between conscious and unconscious processes. Marian’s book is a valuable traveling companion into both realms for client and facilitator alike. Wherever you learn, coach, teach, grow and develop yourself and others, this book will guide you in your exploration of this deeply respectful approach to human change and development.Bev Martin
I could hardly stop reading. I especially liked the step-by-step, iterative buildup of knowledge, the explicitly reflected coaching conversations (case studies), and the most useful illustrations, plus the clear structure of the contents.Dr. Klaus Schenck
This book is worth its weight in gold! Packed full of clear, useful diagrams and case studies, this is a ‘must-read’ for anyone wanting to work with Clean Language. Combining the principles and theory with practical application in an effortless blend, it has enabled me to deepen my existing knowledge of Clean Language and has provided the clarification and additional explanation I was searching for. I will continue to use this wonderful resource regularly both for my client work and in everyday life.Lisa Sturge