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"...last but not least, I also wanted to express as a final word is a profound and heartfelt “thank you” to you, Angela. I loved the course, and cherish my deeper awareness regarding the importance and the impact of clean language and I’m so impressed by your leading the webinar in terms of inspiration, clarity, eloquence, bringing spontaneous examples and picking up on what participants said earlier in order to build and finish off the arc of a session. Just wonderful and I can truly say that this is the best online course I’ve been on so far. "
24th May 2017 Karen Nanninga, Coach

"It's been an incredible journey learning from you - your passion for Clean, your knowledge and wisdom, your generosity, and the incredible quality of your courses and course materials have always inspired and motivated me. You are my model for coaching and training done right...." 31st May 2017 Gavin Kirk, Coach

"I just wanted to drop you an e-mail to say how much I gained from the module. I found it extremely informative and the practical application sessions have proved invaluable. It has most definitely helped me to embed clean techniques in my own coaching sessions and the results have proved very effective."
22nd April 2016. MW, Learning & Development Manager, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.


Want to learn more about Clean Coaching with EK?

Please complete the 'contact us' form above to register your details and we will send you a link to access to two audio recordings:

1) Getting for A to B with EK: This is an hour-long teleclass delivered by Angela Dunbar, who explains more about the process then conducts a fascinating demonstration with a class participant.

 2) The Spaces of Clean Coaching: a rare resource featuring David Grove, the originator of Clean Language and other Clean processes, describing the "Clean Coaching with EK" process.

We will also add you to our database and keep you informed of future recordings, newsletters, articles, events and training workshops as they are scheduled.




This distance learning programme has been developed by Angela Dunbar working in conjunction with Carol Wilson. The training is aimed at coaches who want to learn new ways to facilitate clients in a non-directive and creative way. Angela Dunbar is lead trainer on this programme and has had extensive training with David Grove, Penny Tompkins and James Lawley and others, with a total 10 year's of Clean experience.

The complete programme consists of THREE modules. Click here to download the full programme contents, see below for individual module dates and further details.

Module One: Exploring Metaphors with Clean Language

Dates Autumn 2017:

Class Dates: Tues 19th Sept, 3rd Oct, 17th Oct and 31st Oct 2017

Class Times: Choice of 11.00am to 12.30pm UK time or 6pm to 7.30pm UK time (Check local time against UTC/GMT)

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Module Two: Exploring the Parts and Finding a Whole

Dates Autumn 2017

Class Dates: Tues 7th Nov, 21st Nov, 12th Dec and 19th Dec 2017.

Class Times: Choice of 11.00am to 12.30pm UK time or 6pm to 7.30pm UK time (Check local time against UTC/GMT: 10:00/17:00)

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Module Three: Putting it together with Confidence

Dates 2017 TBA

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This distance learning programme was originally developed by David Grove working in conjunction with Carol Wilson in 2005. They worked extensively together to prepare a stand-alone training course that would give coaches some key skills and techniques using Clean principles and Emergent Knowledge. Angela Dunbar is the lead trainer on this programme and is a Certified Clean Language Facilitator, immersed in all things “Clean” for over 10 years.

The complete programme consists of THREE modules. Click here to download the full programme contents, see below for individual module dates and further details.

Module One: Gaining Insight through Movement

Dates Summer 2017:

Class Dates: Thurs 25th May, 8th June, 22nd June and 6th July 2017

Class Times: Choice of 11.00am to 12.30pm UK time or 6pm to 7.30pm UK time (Check local time against UTC/GMT).

Click here for full details

Module Two: Gaining Insight from a Changed Perspective

Dates 2017 TBA - please register your interest

Click here for full details and further dates

Module Three: Gaining Insight through Self Awareness

Dates 2017 TBA

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FREE WEBINARS and TELECLASSES on Clean Coaching with EK and Clean Language for Coaches Connect easily through your own computer for visual and audio learning, or simply use an ordinary landline telephone for audio only. DATES FOR 2014 COMING SOON
Click here to find out more and to register


If you have had some Clean Language training and have regualr coaching clients, this group is the ideal way for you to get regular, high-quality supervision from an accredited supervisor with a 'clean' focus.

12 sessions per year of 1.5 hours duration for a cost of just £348.00 for the year which you can spread over 12 months at £29.00 per month.

For more details click here

"Your course is an example of virtual excellence! Amazing how you combine the presence of “you” with the technological aids to enhance our learning!"

Allard de Jong, Coach


We offer an ILM endorsed accreditation process for students who have completed our full Clean Coach programme, including all Clean Language and Emergent Knowledge modules. Click here for full details

Successful candidates receive an ILM Endorsed or Development certificate on completion of their course, marking their professional development, along with six month's free studying membership of ILM, offering them access to a wealth of expert information, advice and support services to maximise their training experience and encourage CPD.
Click here to see a list of Accredited Clean Coaches

What is Clean Language for Coaches?

Click here to see a You Tube video of an audio visual presentation with Angela Dunbar explaining what it's all about (produced by the IIC to launch a webinar conducted in April 2011)

A Brief History of The Clean Coaching Centre

Clean Language was developed in the 1980s by David Grove to alleviate traumatic memories, by repeating a client's words back and asking a series of questions which would elicit metaphors and develop them with the least possible influence from the practitioner. David discovered that when people describe their experiences in metaphor they can move through a traumatic memory and resolve the effects more quickly and easily than by conventional therapeutic methods.

David went on to explore spatial remedies, literally moving clients around to gain insight from different perspectives, and in 2005 developed Emergent Knowledge (EK), based on Clean Language, metaphor, spatial questioning and the new science of Emergence. He worked with Carol Wilson, co-founding the "Clean Coaching with EK" training programme to translate his techniques into methods that can be used safely by coaches and other practitioners with no training in therapy.

For over 25 years David's work has been breaking new frontiers and coaches have found his techniques effective in reducing blocks and phobias that hold their clients back. Clean techniques bear similarities to coaching in that they are 100% client led and make frequent use of the practice of reflecting back clients’ words.

David passed away in January '08 and Carol continues his work with our Chief Course Director, Angela Dunbar, a qualified Clean Language practitioner who also delivers Clean Language training at Oxford Brookes University.

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About Angela Dunbar

Angela is an accredited coach, coach trainer and supervisor, in full time practice since 1994. As a former council member of the Association for Coaching, Angela is passionate about developing coaches and was a 2010/11 Nominee for the AC Honorary Award for “Impact” within the coaching profession. In 2012 Angela was made an Honorary Life Fellow of the AC in recognition of her contribution to the profession.

Angela is an expert in the use of Clean Language and other Clean techniques, with hundreds of hours of practical experience. Angela’s first book “Essential Life Coaching Skills” was published by Routledge in 2009. Angela combines a solid understanding of psychological theory with a practical approach for self-understanding and change.

Go to Angela's 'Linked-In' profile for an up-to the minute summary of her activity and to see many endorsements and recommendations on her skills and professionalism:

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