Coaching

Why Is Metaphor So Important In Coaching?

What’s important about metaphor? We hear metaphors all the time, don’t we? People talking about one kind of thing in terms of another kind of thing. For example, when someone says, “I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place,” they’re comparing their current situation, that they can’t decide between two things, to being stuck …

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Emotions, Body-Budgets And Clean Language – For Happier, Healthier Coaches?

Could coaching and facilitating using Clean Language make you happier and healthier? It’s quite possible, I think! I’m currently reading How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett and I’m making some connections about how human minds work, and how that relates to coaching, to facilitation, and to Clean Language. Many thanks to James Tripp …

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Clean Language At A Glance

Could there be a Clean Language at-a-glance infographic? Visualmapper Wallace Tait asked this week if there was a Clean Language infographic, and that set me thinking. If there was one, what could it contain? The Clean Language Questions There are a few visual representations of the Core Clean Language questions out there. For example, when I used …

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Clean Language: Powering Up By Slimming Down

Clean Language can make expert communicators even better at what they do: it offers an upgrade to however you’re currently communicating. My friend and colleague James Tripp recently likened Clean Language to the Chinese martial art Bagua Zhang. Apparently the founder of that art taught its central piece, called “circle walking”, only to people who …

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