What is a Clean Genie?

What is a Clean Genie?

I will never forget my first taste of Clean Language, well over 20 years ago now. I had been learning NLP and for one of my weekend workshops, Penny Tompkins and James Lawley were the guest tutors. Of course I volunteered to be the demo subject ‘coachee’...
“And does that have a shape or a size?”

“And does that have a shape or a size?”

You might not have come across this specialist Clean Language question, which is: “And does that (client’s words) have a shape or a size?” As this is a specialist Clean Language question rather than a basic one, it means it needs to be used with caution, as if asked...
“Whereabouts?” versus “Where?”

“Whereabouts?” versus “Where?”

In Clean Language, a crucial question to learn early on is the “Whereabouts is (client’s words)?” which can also be phrased as “Where is (client’s words)?”. How do you know which version of the question to use? Before we even get to this, perhaps a more fundamental...
Six Ways to Sharpen your Clean Language skills

Six Ways to Sharpen your Clean Language skills

SIX WAYS TO SHARPEN YOUR CLEAN LANGUAGE SKILLS Had some training in Clean Language but struggling to put it into practice? You are not alone! Clean Language is incredibly simple, but that doesn’t make it easy. Initially you need to fight against counterproductive...