Ask, Don’t Tell for Coaches (Nov – Dec 2015)

Special Events

Oct 26

Clean Language is a powerful and effective way to communicate which gets to the heart of practically any issue. This workshop will give you some of the next steps in applying Clean Language to your coaching.

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Clean Language was originally developed to help clients to resolve deep trauma. But today many of the sharpest people in the world have realized it can help them solve complex problems.

A wide range of professionals, including managers, auditors, computer scientists, sales promoters, market researchers, coaches, educators, health professionals and many others are using Clean Language because it helps them to empower people rather than tell them what to do.

Clean Language is free (i.e. “clean”) of one’s own assumptions, interpretations and judgments. So it reduces the risk of wasteful projections.

By asking Clean questions you carefully explore the metaphors that underpin a person’s thinking. And in doing so you can help them change their lives in a way that intrinsically respects each individual’s uniqueness and supports their own empowerment.

About the Workshop

From the start of this online workshop, you can expect a hands-on experience of the power of Clean Language.

You will also…

  • Learn the most useful Clean Language questions and begin using them straight away.
  • How to listen exquisitely with an open and neutral curiosity.
  • Uncover ways you can work exclusively using only the information that comes from your client.
  • Begin working with client generated metaphors in an outcome frame.
  • Learn to avoid some of the most common pitfalls that lead to client resistance and lack of follow-through.
  • Experience using Clean Language questions for gaining clarity in information and develop deep connections with others.

Class times and structure – Virtual Training

This will be FOUR 90 minute virtual training sessions followed by a one hour applications based follow-up call two weeks after the last virtual event.

  • Location:    Video conference – TBA

(All times are posted as Pacific Standard Time)

  1. Tuesday – November 10, 2015 5-6:30
  2. Tuesday – November 17, 2015 5-6:30
  3. Tuesday – November 24, 2015 5-6:30
  4. Tuesday – December 1, 2015 5-6:30
  5. Thursday – December 10, 2015 5-7:00

Workshop Goals

At the end of this workshop you will know what Clean Language is, where it comes from, and how it is being used today.

You will know how Clean Language can be used as a neutral tool — on its own or combined with many other current methods you may find useful.

You will have the ability to ask the 9 most used Clean Questions, experience these Clean Questions in action, and discover how that makes a difference in another person’s ability to think well and deeply.

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Who is using Clean Language Anyway?

Clean Language questions and methodology are being used around the world in therapy, coaching, NLP and business.

Do I need to do any pre-study before I attend this training?

No. This is meant to be an introduction giving you the background and information you need to get started using some of the clean questions and thinking right away.

Is there anything I need to have ready for the training?

Yes, please have a notebook and pencil availble for taking notes. These trainings will be emergent – meaning that we will be working with real people on real issues and not doing imaginary scenarios. Be ready to take notes and listen exquisitely.

What resources might I look at before attending?

There are many resources available at this is the home of Penny Tompkins and James Lawley, the creators of Symbolic Modeling.

My books are available at:

Other books: [available on Amazon]

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please feel free to contact me at or by phone: 805.345.8649

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, if for some reason you will not be able to attend the event as planned, please contact me at least 48 hours prior to the event and I will be happy to transfer your event fees to the next event of your choice. Please see refund policy below.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you are welcome to update your registration information. If you have any difficulties, please contact me and I am happy to assist you with any changes you may need.

What is the refund policy?

If you need to cancel the event you have booked, we may be able to transfer you onto a similarly priced event at a later date at our discretion. There is no charge for this. Please contact us as soon as possible if this is the case.

If you no longer wish to attend this event, but know someone else who does, we can transfer your place to them free of charge.

If you need to cancel completely and would like a refund, the following charges may apply:

  • From time of booking up to 48 hours in advance: You will get all your money back apart from a $45 admin fee and credit card processing charges.
  • From 48 hours before start date: 100% course fee (i.e. you will get nothing back)

We need to receive your request for a refund in writing to:

It is your responsibility to confirm that we have received your request. Please telephone 805.345.8649 to insure that your email / letter has arrived with us.

In the unlikely event that we need to cancel an event, we will refund you in full as soon as possible, or will transfer your booking to another date, whichever you prefer. However, we are unable to compensate for monies paid to third parties (e.g. for alternative accommodation, or for travel).

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