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Clean Language: A Webinar for Coaches

This four-part series on Clean Language, co-led by industry expert Marian Way and Adult Development expert Chris Wahl, is for coaches who want to learn a new and powerful method of working with clients, which combines a series of deceptively simple questions with deep mindfulness of the coach. The webinars are informative, interactive, and experiential. Marian's book, Clean Approaches for Coaches, will be the foundation for this four-part series.


  • Session 1: What is Clean Language? Marian will explain the concept, share the clean questions, and give examples and demonstrations of using them in a coaching context.

May 28, 2019 8:30am-10am ET

  • Session 2: Modeling: Marian will demonstrate the process of Clean Language coaching by working with a volunteer on surfacing their metaphor landscape, or mental models, related to an outcome they want to have. Marian will stop the process to reveal her own thinking as the process unfolds, and you will learn from her how to determine which clean questions to ask next.

June 4, 2019 8:30am-10am ET

  • Session 3: Working with Metaphor: You will work in pairs to develop your own and another person’s metaphor, and then apply this approach to metaphors your own clients may bring up in a regular coaching conversation. As well, Marian will show you how to elicit a metaphor if your client doesn’t have one. You will discover that metaphors are everywhere.

June 18, 2019 8:30am-10am ET

  • Session 4: Working with DesiredOutcomes: All Clean Language coaching sessions start with the question, “And what would you like to have happen?” While this is an invitation for the client to state their desired outcome, often the client will talk about a problem, or how to get rid of a problem, or list six different desired outcomes, or talk about how they would like someone else to change. Marian will share with us the P.R.O. model, Problem-Remedy-Outcome, developed by James Lawley and Penny Tompkins, and there will be an opportunity to practice as well as get your questions answered.

June 25, 2019 8:30am-10am ET


The webinar will take place on the Zoom platform. You will receive information on how to access the platform after we have received your completed registration form and payment. All webinars will be recorded. ICF CEUs will be awarded for all participants who attend.

To attend, please click "Register" and fill out the registration form. After completing the form, please click "Buy Now" and complete your registration through PayPal.


The cost is $395 for all four sessions. In the event you cancel your registration, there is a $50 non-refundable administration fee.

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