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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.


The Clean Coaching Online Training Programme
Complete Overview

Clean Coaching provides a different, simple yet highly effective approach to one-to-one facilitation. It is a style, strategy and set of techniques that help coachees gain insight and make changes through discovering more about their own ‘insider’ perspective: of themselves and the world around them. Through the use of specifically-phrased, structured coaching questions, the coach’s own biased perspectives are stripped from their language, ensuring the coachee’s unique personal experience is honoured. With no distraction, the coachee’s imagination is free to flourish and new ideas and understandings can emerge.

Four modules

Our Complete ‘Clean Coaching’ Online Training Programme consists of FOUR MODULES which enable you to learn at your own pace and at a time that suits you. Whether you want to dip in and develop a fresh approach to your coaching, or dive deep and gain an ILM endorsed accreditation in Clean Coaching, we have something for you. The arrows above show the typical progression that students follow when learning with us, although each module is designed also to stand alone, so you can choose whichever module best serves your requirements.

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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.

MODULE TWO: CLEAN LANGUAGE FOUNDATION (Six week’s duration with four live classes. 12 hours CPD)

MODULE ONE: CLEAN COACHING FOUNDATION (Six week’s duration with four live classes. 12 hours CPD)


"Gaining Insight through Movement"

We suggest you start learning here! Suitable for those with absolutely no coaching or Clean Language training, but also for those more experienced wanting to gain a fresh and original approach to coaching developed by the creator of Clean Language himself, David Grove. It provides simple frameworks and useful guides that you can put into immediate practice within your coaching. It incorporates the basics of Clean Language, Clean Space and Grove’s ‘Emergent Knowledge’ theory of change. It is also the place to start if you wish to become accredited with us as a ‘Clean Coach’.

What you will gain: The confidence and know-how to facilitate clients to make transformational changes using core ‘Clean’ principles and techniques.

Next available dates 2018:

Class Dates: Thurs 15th March, 29th March, 12th April and 26th April 2018

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 Three: Clean Coaching Advanced:

"Gaining Insight from Changed Perspectives"

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"Exploring Metaphors with Clean Language"

Suitable for experienced coaches interested in learning Clean Language to incorporate into their own coaching frameworks. The course emphasises the value of working with client’s self-generated metaphors as a creative approach. Some coaches may wish to start learning at Module Two and return to Module One at a later stage if they decide to continue learning Clean Coaching and apply for accreditation.

What you will gain:An understanding of how to enter a client’s inner world through metaphors & help them explore issues & reach solutions from a deeper source of knowledge.

Next available dates 2018:

Class Dates: Weds 23rd May, 6th June, 20th June, and 4th July 2018

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 Four: Clean Language Advanced:

"Connecting and Expanding with Confidence"

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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

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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:

Visit Angela's personal website for more information about coaching and supervision

Buy "Essential Life Coaching Skills" now via Routledge 


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

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

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)