What makes Clean Language such a powerful questioning technique? Like other questioning techniques, Clean Language has been designed to help someone really engage with what’s unique about his or her own experience. Whereas a technique such as appreciative inquiry or motivational interviewing deliberately (and usefully) put attention on ...

This is one of the ways in which Clean Language is rather different from NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming). NLP pays particular attention to the representational systems (also known as sensory modalities or VAKOG) being used by a client. When they think about a particular thing, are they primarily seeing, hearing or feeling it ‘in their ...

Like other coaching approaches, Clean Language coaching is outcomes-focused, with an emphasis on getting clients to set their own goals, writes Clean Language coach Margaret Meyer. But unlike some other coaching approaches, this is done by asking questions – the simple but powerful Clean Language questions, which are used to gather ...

One of the most common challenges facing anyone who has just discovered Clean Language is how to start using this powerful tool at work. For some practitioners, the ‘fit’ between Clean and another change tool is obvious. Clean Language questions flow very naturally alongside other coaching or change tools such as the GROW model, or ...