Clean Approaches for Coaches is about creating the conditions for change within a coaching session, quite naturally and without giving advice, making suggestions, or interpreting your clients’ needs. It answers a question many new coaches have: OK I get that it is the client who does the work and that I have to keep my opinions to myself – but how do I do that? The answer is to use Clean Language, devised by clinical psychologist David Grove, which encourages you to focus on the language your clients use to express themselves, and to draw their attention to that language, to develop and expand their thinking around particular words and phrases, so they gain the clarity and insights they need to move forward. The book draws on the work of Penny Tompkins and James Lawley to explain how you can uncover the metaphors at the heart of a person’s language, and to discover the wisdom within those metaphors. Throughout the book, there are plentiful examples, diagrams and case studies to aid your learning. Written in a clear and engaging style, with quirky illustrations created by the author, this is not just a how-to book. It is also a story book and a reference book. And whether you are a new or experienced coach, and whether you are new to Clean Language or a veteran, this is a must-have book.