About

At Training Attention we create intelligent networks of attention across groups, enabling them to make the most of the experience and expertise of each individual present.

Our mission is to support leaders, in all sectors, to build collaborative, sustainable, peaceful and highly effective organisations. Our vision is to grow our network, slowly and intelligently, in local and global partnerships, testing and refining our work and supporting the world to move from contempt and conflict, towards curiosity and collaboration

We’re a small, value and skills-based team, dedicated to developing individuals, teams and organisations to work more effectively, compassionately and meaningfully together.

Our approach is designed to reduce contempt, increase curiosity and inspire capability at work, at home, in business, in schools and in our community.

Through a combination of innovative thinking, rigorous challenge and short and medium-term research, we’ve developed the credibility to work with the highest level of leadership, as well as the most disenfranchised of our citizens.

We ensure that all of our consultants have experience in a wide variety of contexts. This keeps our ideas fresh, our expertise up to date and we are able to cross-fertilise best practice from public, private and third sectors.

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.

Lucy Walker

Lucy Walker

Lucy facilitates community, business and education groups to develop collaborative learning skills, working internationally to build efforts to end modern day slavery and female genital cutting. Lucy holds an ILM certification, is trained in Systemic Modelling and Clean Language, and co-founded the London Practice group.

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Jacqueline Ann Surin

Jacqueline is the leading Clean Language specialist in Asia. She is a Level 1 Clean Facilitator and a Master Level Systemic Modeller, and has a PCC with the ICF. She coaches and facilitates internationally both in-person and online.

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Doris Leibold

Doris has trained in Clean Language, Symbolic and Systemic Modelling. She is passionate about sharing tools and strategies that enable people to stay empowered in difficult of situations and make decisions that are in line with their values.

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Rachel Gilmore

Rachel is an ILM Level 7 coach and has a MSc in HR Development. She has spent more than 1500 hours coaching individuals, teams and organisations to enable them to (re) discover their purpose and be at their best.

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Sarah Scarratt

Passionate about the gentle efficiency of Clean Language and Systemic modelling, Sarah works with her clients to create a space where they can do their best thinking, understand patterns and rewrite them so that they can more effectively reach their desired outcomes. 

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Gudrun Stolzenburg

Gudrun is an ILM Level 5 coach, has trained as a Clean Language Facilitator and holds a Systemic Modelling Professional Level qualification. She is based in Liverpool and is a neurodiversity coach as well as working on different Systemic Modelling projects.

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John Barratt

John is a Certified Enterprise Coach and ICAgile Expert who loves seeing individuals, teams, and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. John spends most of his time supporting organisations to descale and become more resilient.

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Svetlana Shapovaliants

Svetlana has over 25 years of experience as a senior professional in large international corporates. She is a Level 1 Clean Facilitator, has achieved Systemic Modelling Trainer level and is an assessor for the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Pascal Clarkson

Pascal Clarkson

Currently living in the Netherlands, Pascal is very active in the Clean Community and co-organises a yearly Clean Language Event. It is his mission to spread the ideas and practices of Clean Language as much as possible, as he believes these to be of great value.

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Sarah Baca

Sarah is a coach, therapist, facilitator, and teacher who has a passion for using Clean Language to help others discover what makes them feel vibrantly alive. She has been working with organizations as an agile coach for over a decade, specializing in enterprise and leadership coaching.