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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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Positive Thinking - Barbara Ehrenreich 4 Replies

Hi everybody,great visualisation on the downfalls of positive thinking:,  Bart Continue

Started by Bart van Loon in Uncategorized. Last reply by Els Deboutte Nov 4, 2019.

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, 2019.

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.

Latest Activity

Dr. Marie Drolet is now a member of SOLWorld
Katalin Hankovszky posted an event

SOLworld DACH at Frankfurt in Hoffmanns Höfen

January 16, 2020 to January 18, 2020
Organized by Kirsten Dierolf, Frank Gollas, Stefan Kreil und Joachim Norfall available details here: More
Lyn Worsley is now a member of SOLWorld
Jan 6
Tania Madaschi is now a member of SOLWorld
Jan 3
Jesper H Christiansen posted an event

fremtiden:live 3 - Konflikthåndtering i organisationer at Kosmopol

May 28, 2020 all day
This fremtiden:live 3 (future:live 3) conference is a half-day conference with a focus on conflict management in organisations for leaders.The conference is held in Copenhagen, Denmark but workshops and presentations will be in English. Presenters:Biba Rebolj (online presentation)Kati Hankovszky, workshop on SF conflict management.Read more here: fremtidenlive.dkSee More
Jan 2
Russell A. Sabella, PhD updated their profile
Dec 16, 2019
Russell A. Sabella, PhD is now a member of SOLWorld
Dec 16, 2019
Klaus Schenck left a comment for Iris De Coster
"Lovely - yet another channel just before we cross the mediterranean "channel" to the Canaries. I'll take this connection into the warm times ahead :-). K."
Dec 15, 2019
Iris De Coster is now a member of SOLWorld
Dec 4, 2019
Jesper H Christiansen left a comment for Marine Gouin
"Dear Marine, Welcome to SOLWorld. Please let us know a bit about your best hopes for joining this community. Best wishes, Jesper / admin"
Nov 24, 2019
Marine Gouin is now a member of SOLWorld
Nov 24, 2019
Beth Meriam is now a member of SOLWorld
Nov 16, 2019

Books by SOLWorld members on

Books by SOLWorld members and other classics on





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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