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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.

We have friendly relations with the many SF organisations around the world, particularly with SFIO (SF In Organisations). Many people are involved in both groups.


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SF coaching clients required for research project

Dear SF community,I am an educator, coach and a Masters student at Oxford Brookes University currently working on my dissertation. I would like to interview 4-5 coaching clients who have been coached…Continue

Started by Stephen Lawson in SF practice Mar 29.

Find a Solution Focused Practitioner in Norway?

A friend of mine has a sister living in Tromsø who has anxiety and depression and difficulty making decisions.  She is British but has lived in Norway for a long time.Does anyone know an SF…Continue

Started by Penny West in SF practice Nov 25, 2018.

Very happy and inspirational 2017 !!

Very happy and inspirational 2017 !!Joske Diesfeldt “l’Orchestre Confluences” with musicians from different horizons perform the…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Uncategorized Dec 29, 2016.

SOL World Summer Retreat 2017, Greece

When?  Sunday - May 28, 2017 to Friday June 2, 2017Where? Karpathos Island, Greece  …Continue

Tags: 2017, Summer, SOL, Retreat, SF

Started by Irini Nikolaidou in Conferences and events Dec 1, 2016.

SF worldconference call for papers now online

Call For Papers, Workshops, Spaces for the SFworldconference…The SF worldconference will take place September 22-24, 2017 in Bad Soden, Germany (near Frankfurt airport)Please fill in our call for…Continue

Started by Kirsten Dierolf in Conferences and events Sep 3, 2016.

Latest Activity

Emily Rose Pasley is now a member of SOLWorld
18 hours ago
Bence Bárdos is now a member of SOLWorld
Oct 3
Selina Verniers updated their profile
Oct 3
Sara Luciana left a comment for Petra Mueller-Demary
"Dear Petra, More and more l discover the SOL world and I really like how things unfold:) Thank you for being together in this journey! Looking forward for our next face to face experiences and skype/zoom disscutions. A smile, Sara"
Sep 30
Petra Mueller-Demary left a comment for Corina Puiu
"Dear Corina, welcome in the SOLworld community.  I am happy to see your here and even more looking forward to see you face to face in Bucharest. cheers Petra"
Sep 30
Corina Puiu is now a member of SOLWorld
Sep 30
Jacqui Van de Velde is now a member of SOLWorld
Sep 29
Gina Bulai updated their profile
Sep 27
Gina Bulai left a comment for Petra Mueller-Demary
"Thank you for inviting me, dear Petra! Really looking forward to seeing you again!"
Sep 27
Petra Mueller-Demary left a comment for Sara Luciana
"Dear Sara, welcome to the SOL world network. I am happy to see you here! I am even more happy to see you soon in Bucharest or on skype, moving the SOL CEE conference forward. Thanks for your enthusiasm and initiative. cheers Petra"
Sep 26
Petra Mueller-Demary left a comment for Gina Bulai
"Dear Gina, welcome in the SOLworld community!  Happy to see you here - and even more happy to see you soon in Bucharest :) Petra"
Sep 26
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Sep 24

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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 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 Aug 22, 2017.

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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