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.
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
If you’re new to Clean Language, this beautifully organised and thoroughly user-friendly guide will take you by the hand and lead you through the initial strangeness of asking - and answering - Clean questions, and then through each important stage of working more “cleanly” with clients, including a very reassuring section on what to do when none of it seems to work. More experienced practitioners will appreciate the way each aspect of Clean is discussed in the light of current research and the way the often fascinating case-study transcripts (don’t miss “I Fart in Your General Direction”) are presented in bite-sized colour coded chunks with zippy illustrations and very helpful question-by-question commentary. One reason why this book works so well is because Marian Way spent five years figuring out how to present both the fundamentals and the fiddly bits of Clean in a way that follows the inner dynamic of an actual Clean session. Her great ability to present the convolutions of each client’s inner landscape clearly and coherently will make this book an essential addition to your Clean library.Nick Pole
Marian has captured the multi-layered and multifaceted world of working with Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling with simple elegance and eloquent clarity. The layout, the content, the colours, the case studies and explanations take you on a journey of discovery and exploration with Marian pointing out the many wonders to be noticed and guiding you on your way. Fabulous!Greta Irving