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
Reading Clean Approaches for Coaches is like going through the clean coaching process itself: it’s fun, simple, iterative and entrancing. Along the way there is space for great insights, deep thoughts, sudden clarity and familiar recognition of old ideas in a new form. Marian’s book is a brilliant example of the very best of modelling – she takes something highly complex and serves it up in such a way that anyone can do it. She leaves you with nothing to worry about, just a range of clear tools to pick up, practise, lay down and return to. Marian writes personally and engagingly as the wonderful teacher she is. She takes me on her journey and points things out along the way so that I feel confident to make that journey again alone and find my own meaning along the way. Her illustrations and case studies bring a clarity to learning the process that stays with me long after I’ve closed the book.Caitlin Walker