Making a CLEAN break in coaching

Posted on: 22 Jul 2021

Most coaches don’t know when it’s time to make a CLEAN break in coaching.


Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about making a CLEAN break from coaching. I’m talking about making a CLEAN break in coaching through Clean Language training.


An impressively versatile coaching tool for understanding people, how they think and how they change, Clean Language is arguably the most powerful, yet simple tool a coach can use.


Judy Rees, Clean Language expert, author, facilitator, trainer and assessor explains Clean Language as an “amazing combination of questions, listening and metaphor” which can be used to fast track building trust, to ask more powerful questions, to listen more specifically, and to create and leverage metaphors.


With Clean Language in your coaching toolkit, you can find out what your clients are really thinking and feeling, deepen your connection with them and accelerate the changes they desire.


We think Clean Language should be part of basic coach training, and that’s why ReciproCoach has once again teamed up with Judy Rees, to bring you the Clean Language Training Round. In its fifth year running, the ReciproCoach Clean Language Training Round will give you access to Judy’s course, Clean Language Essentials For Coaches. Six 30-minute video classes will train you in six specific Clean Language techniques, They also show you how you can use Clean Language to improve your practical results with your clients, alongside your existing coaching models and approaches.




You will learn the basics of Clean Language, including: harvesting information from your clients – what they know, what they think, how they feel; exploring “unknown knowns” – the deeper things that your clients don’t realise that they know; shifting your client’s emotional state; motivating your clients to change; and, giving and getting effective, useable feedback.


The ReciproCoach Clean Language Training Round combines this training with 6 sessions of peer coaching both as a coach and a client. You will work with two different people for a total of 12 sessions, and with structured debriefing following each session, you’ll get to apply and experientially deepen your learning as you go.


Find out more about our introductory Clean Language Training Round here, or, if you’re already convinced about the power of Clean Language and want to join, go ahead and register here. Past participants will be happy to know that you can also reinvigorate your use of the Clean Language skills in our Clean Language Practice Round.


You may also like to sign up for the Clean Language group mentoring session (as a participant or observer) with Judy. Available for separate registration, and not included in the training round, the Clean Language group mentoring session will give you the opportunity to get/observe expert feedback on your/others’ Clean Language application within coaching sessions.


Supporting you in extending your coaching impact even further,

Kerryn Griffiths, PhD, PCC
Global ReciproCoach Coordinator