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About Solution Focus

Solution Focused practice is transforming coaching, consulting, managing and leading in organisations all over the world. The approach values simplicity in philosophy and language and aims to discover "what works" in a given situation, simply and practically. The focus on what's wanted (not what's wrong), what's going well (rather than what's gone badly) and practical progress (rather than explanatory theory) leads to a positive and pragmatic way to work with organisations and individuals. SF has its roots in the therapeutic approach devised by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others.

This group was formed in 2002 and has held international conferences evry year since, attracting participants from over 20 countries. We have also held three summer universities and events in Japan (J-SOL) and North America. Read about the SOLWorld charter, past SOLWorld events, the Steering Group and the innovative and effective way that SOLWorld operates. To find out more about the Solution Focused approach, Jumpstart into SF. To start finding your way around, read about making the most of SOLWorld.


SOL Summer Retreat 2014 - join the experience! 1 Reply

Are you ready to inspire yourself in Solution focused work?In a way that is tailor-made for you? Imagine: Spending some days in a castle in Belgian flatlandGetting inspiration from the surroundings,…Continue

Tags: space, open, 2014, Retreat, Summer

Started by Dominik Godat in Conferences and events. Last reply by Bärbel Fink Mar 24.

Workshop Storytelling on April 3 & 4 april: join us!!!

There are still places available for the workshop Storytelling on April 3 & 4 april, organized together with Ilfaro in Belgium.This workshop will be in Dutch.For more information:…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Conferences and events Mar 15.

Herausfordernde Gespräche mit Mitarbeitenden

Publiziert am: 24. FebruarSeiten: 40Preis: 1 CHF; 0.90 EURISBN: 978-1-63173-676-6 Link zum iBook Store…Continue

Started by Carin Mussmann in SF practice Mar 10.


I´m going to prepare a workshop focussed on conflictmanagement for psychologists. Please send me tools that are very useful in your daily practice (offlist) - the best of your personal trainings…Continue

Started by Bibiana Falkenberg in SF practice Mar 5.

Call recording software

Hi thereI am working towards my ICF certification and need to record a couple of coaching sessions to be presented.I was wondering if anyone used a Skype call recording software or any other…Continue

Tags: ICF exam, coaching recording

Started by Natavan Aliyeva in Uncategorized Feb 12.

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Travis Hales commented on Ivan Webb's blog post Solution Focus Checklist
"This is an excellent tool, thank you for creating it :) I am curious, has the tool ever been tested for its psychometric properties?"
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Császár Eszter is attending Katalin Hankovszky's event

2nd SOLWorld CEE regional conference at Hotel Adina

February 5, 2015 to February 6, 2015
After the 1st regional CEE conference we proceed in gathering the SF folks in Central and Eastern European countries for sharing and building SF practice in organisations. Mark the dates in your calendar and come back for more details after summer holidays. Thank you.See More
Jul 13
Anton Stellamans is attending Eva Persson's event

SOLWorld Conference 2014 Sweden at Stockholm, Djurönäset Sweden

September 3, 2014 at 1pm to September 6, 2014 at 2pm
The dates for the SOL2014 in Stockholm, Sweden are September 3-6. Very soon there will be more information out on, but you can already now sign up for the SOL2014 newsletter to keep up with all the latest information on the event as it is released. Click here to sign up! Hope to see you in Stockholm!Eva on…See More
Jul 9
Anton Stellamans posted a status
"Just registered for SOL2014!"
Jul 9
Tricia Lustig commented on Marco Matera's group best summer ever
"I am working on my best summer ever... And mostly I'm spending time in the moment and accepting what is, being grateful for what is.  I'm appreciating the wonders of sun after rain, of vegetables growing in our garden, of being the…"
Jul 7
Tricia Lustig joined Marco Matera's group

best summer ever

A place to collect our best summer to honor Björn. To collect storiesSee More
Jul 7
Svea van der Hoorn commented on Marco Matera's group best summer ever
""In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer" - Albert Camus. In 1995, I placed this quote on the acknowledgements page of my doctorate - which I finished in the shadow of a very loved person bringing his life…"
Jun 30
Paul Z Jackson posted a blog post

Lessons from a spin doctor – how the Inner Game met Solutions Focus

I’ve just spent three days on a tennis court, learning the intricacies of the Inner Game – and beyond – with a group of sports coaches led by former US tennis pro Sean Brawley. I went with two aims. One was to improve my tennis and the other was to clarify the resonances between Inner Game (IG) and Solutions Focus (SF). Here’s how the best bits of Inner Game make sense to me, in an amalgam with SF.To make progress in anything probably demands Focus and Practice...…See More
Jun 30
Petra Mueller-Demary commented on Marco Matera's group best summer ever
"Dear Eva and Bjoern, I would like to share with you a beautiful story that started with the first SOLretreat you initiated together with the group of 6.   Last year, when we organized the SOLretreat on Romania a dear friend of mine was one of…"
Jun 28

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Jumpstart into Solution Focus

You want to learn more about "Solution Focus"?

You prefer a "step by step" introduction instead to start with reading some
voluminous books?

You would appreciate to have a complete "helicopter view" on SF after the first step…

Created by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009 at 10:25am. Last updated by Hans-Peter Korn May 28, 2010.

Making the most of

If you’ve just arrived at (the SOLWorld ning group), you may be looking at all the features and wondering where to start.  This note might be helpful…



Created by Mark McKergow Jun 3, 2008 at 4:55pm. Last updated by Jesper H Christiansen Jun 1, 2011.

SOLWorld Resources

Welcome to the SOLWorld Resources section.  This part of the site features information about the SOLWorld network, our past events and materials from our previous website.  It will take some time to update all the information, so thanks for your patience. 

Information in this part of the site is 'read-only'.  If you want to start discussions, please go to the Forum or Groups. …


Created by Mark McKergow May 12, 2008 at 4:08pm. Last updated by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009.

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