Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

Solution Focus for leaders, managers, coaches and consultants - worldwide




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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 every 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.


A very happy and inspirational 2016 !!

I wish you a very happy and inspirational 2016 !!Joske Diesfeldt of the Association for Organization Development…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Uncategorized Jan 1.

New ideas for SF group meetings 5 Replies

Our guest at the London SF group in August was Eugen Staub.  We talked about SF groups that meet, like London, to share good practice and spread the word.  What works well in Switzerland?  Eugen goes…Continue

Tags: variety, Space, Open, meetings

Started by Paul Z Jackson in SF practice. Last reply by Eugen Staub Sep 4, 2015.

Case study - Using the SF Approach to find £1.5 billion savings on HS2 (High Speed Train) Programme UK 4 Replies

Solution Focus Case StudyThe High Speed 2 rail project (HS1 was the Channel Tunnel project) will be Europe's biggest infrastructure project, if it receives government approval to go ahead. As part of…Continue

Tags: HS2, SolutionFocus, SolutionFocusCaseStudy, YesAnd

Started by John Brooker in SF Success Stories. Last reply by Hans-Peter Korn Mar 28, 2015.

Did you know? Facebook and LinkedIn

on Facebook there are several groups where SOLworld is present:Group: SOLworld - Sharing and Building Solution Focused Practice in Organisations…Continue

Started by Katalin Hankovszky in SF practice Feb 16, 2015.

Swiss SF-Symposium, Lake Lucerne, May 28./29 2015: Registration is opened (use early bird!)

As this symposium is in German language the following text is in German:Unter dem Titel:"Lösungsorientierte Zukunft: der Dreh zur Vielfalt"widmet sich die 3. Tagung des Netzwerks für…Continue

Started by Hans-Peter Korn in Conferences and events Jan 14, 2015.

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The SOL2012 Experience: "Sharing Steps to Success" at Keble College, Oxford University

September 6, 2012 at 9am to September 8, 2012 at 1pm
You are invited to join us for the learning and sharing event of the year!Here are just a few great reasons to be there... you can:join an extraordinary group of people with a shared interest in making things work better in organisationsmeet dozens of world-class practitioners and thought-leaders in the fieldchoose from…See More
Masashi Ishikawa is attending Yasuteru Aoki's event

J-SOL4 (The 4th Japanese National SOL Conference) at Kita-Hiroshima Classe Hotel

August 20, 2011 to August 21, 2011
Summer retreat type conference for Japanese speaking solutionists
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Solution Focused Therapist, trainer, coach. I add psychomotor and mindfulness skills.
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Blog Posts

Little e-book about solution-focus

Posted by Paolo Terni on August 27, 2015 at 1:07

In search for a Coach in Zagreb/ Croatia

Posted by Gesa Niggemann on August 16, 2015 at 18:02

SF and the new politics of Syriza in Greece

Posted by Paul Z Jackson on February 17, 2015 at 13:35 — 1 Comment

Solution-focused politics; the case of Syriza

Posted by Fania Pallikarakis on February 17, 2015 at 12:12

My new book 'Host' is out at last!

Posted by Mark McKergow on December 18, 2014 at 13:30


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 Mark McKergow Nov 3, 2014.

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.

Open Space at SOLworld conferences

SOLworld Open Space instructions as it was used at the 2011 conference, by Mark McKergow


Created by Katalin Hankovszky Dec 30, 2015 at 10:18pm. Last updated by Katalin Hankovszky Dec 30, 2015.

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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