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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.



New ideas for SF group meetings 3 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 Aug 19.

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.

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.

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.

Using a "SolutionStage" for developing a strategy in a big IT company

The challenge:A department specialised on data warehousing with 40 people working there, of an IT service provider with over 2000 employees had to define the future service strategy. In this…Continue

Started by Hans-Peter Korn in SF Success Stories Jan 12.

Latest Activity

Paolo Terni posted a blog post

Little e-book about solution-focus

How can you make Solution-Focus as easy to understand as possible?By using children stories!I gave it a try, and now my little book of solution-focused-inspired children stories is available on Amazon as an e-book. educators, practitioners and change agents.See More
Aug 27
Eugen Staub replied to Paul Z Jackson's discussion New ideas for SF group meetings
"I am pleased to notice: Our meeting from August 7th has inspired me a lot and I have therefore published my most recent newsletter today on this subject. Interested? Under the following link you can find the German version: Impulsletter"
Aug 19
Susanne Burgstaller replied to Paul Z Jackson's discussion New ideas for SF group meetings
"I have heard a lot of good things already about the Swiss intermission group, and I guess we could learn from this in Austria too! so thanks for sharing!!"
Aug 19
stefania catellono posted a photo
Aug 19
Annika Weman Widegard updated their profile
Aug 19
Wim Sucaet is now a member of SOLWorld
Aug 17
Eugen Staub replied to Paul Z Jackson's discussion New ideas for SF group meetings
"Dear Paul. Thank you very much for this excellent summary :-) Herzliche Grüsse aus der Schweiz Eugen Staub"
Aug 17
Gesa Niggemann posted a blog post

In search for a Coach in Zagreb/ Croatia

Dear members, At the moment I am searching for a coach near Zagreb/Croatia for a client of mine. Offers please to me! Thanks, GesaSee More
Aug 16
Klaus Schenck commented on Katalin Hankovszky's video

2nd SOLWorld CEE conference 2015 Budapest - Slideshow

"Hi Kati, just watched your wonderful slideshow - thanks for the impressions from a conference I didn't attend! What's the program you used to create the compilation? (- I like the Format a lot! ...) Cheers, Klaus"
Aug 15
Yasmin Jeffereis is now a member of SOLWorld
Aug 12
Amber Barr is now a member of SOLWorld
Aug 8
Paul Z Jackson posted a discussion

New ideas for SF group meetings

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 to a group hosted by Dominic Godat in Lucerne.  It’s an unusual group for Switzerland, because most coaching development groups are formalised and rather bureaucratic.  This one isn't.  There are no development credits and no one asks your credentials.The group meets every 6 weeks, on a Monday…See More
Aug 7

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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?

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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.

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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