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This review is from: Good Question!: The Art of Asking Questions To Bring About Positive Change (Paperback)
"And what would you like to have happen?" Wendy Sullivan, director of Clean Change Company, asks in a new book packed with articles from some of the UK's top coaches.
As Clean Language practitioners know, this question gets clients focussed away from the problem and towards what they really want instead.
It often helps them discover new information and to realise what needs to happen for them to achieve their desired outcome - and get change moving, straight away.
"Because the change comes entirely from the client, it will be consistent with who they are and be a perfect `fit'. This makes long-lasting change more achievable," Wendy explains.
The article includes several case studies showing how Clean Language can be used to help people achieve their desired outcomes, individually or in teams.
It includes a powerful sales pitch for Clean coaching - and covers a possible downside, too.
"As the coach, you are largely invisible. This is not everyone's cup of tea: it can be fun having people say how wonderful your suggestions are! The pay-back is experiencing how the client's change happens for them. There is always a wonderful logic to the changes," Wendy says.
The book, "Good Question! The Art of Asking Questions to Bring About Positive Change", is edited by Judy Barber and includes articles from many other well-known coaches.
They include Jamie Smart, who asks "The Miracle Question"; time management expert Mike Forster; "fearless networker" George Metcalfe; Ealing's Jesvir Mahil; and Gary Outrageous (of Oadby) who wonders: "On a scale of one to a hundred, where is this on your wanton desire scale?"