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Looking to link up with SF Practitioners in South Africa
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Varecia Hunter May 19, 2009.

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Where are you based? (City & Country)
Carletonville
In which role(s) do you use SF ideas and tools? (You can pick more than one)
Leader, Manager, Coach, Trainer
What is your connection to Solution Focused Work (based on Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others)?
I'm a minister for 29 years in the Dutch Reformed Churh of South Africa and an accredited member of COMENSA. I have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people and under previliged communities. I'm married for 34 years to Riekie, have two married daughters and one unmarried and am the proud grandfarther of two granddaughters.

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SOL-SA1 for 2011 gained momentum today

The aspiration to have a Sol event for South Africa in July 2011 gained some momentum today. Nine people got together for two hours in Centurion, Pretoria, to discuss what would make this event worthwhile…

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Posted on July 2, 2010 at 19:44 — 2 Comments

A Bird's eye view of SF in Malmo

When I first read on the list about the SF summit in Malmo about the future of SF, I immediately wrote to Björn and asked if I could be included. I knew that they could only host 30 guests and therefore it would be a high profile meeting. I was hesitant to ask since I’m a “baby” in the SF world and said so to…

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Posted on May 31, 2010 at 6:50 — 8 Comments

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At 14:44 on July 13, 2010, Madi Hanekom said…
Hi Stanus
Many tx for the welcome to the Solworld network and the passion with which you are working to broaden the SF community in South Africa and to make SOL-SA 1 happen for the country.
Greetings, Madi
At 14:31 on May 15, 2010, Adina Paula Borta said…
Dear Stanus,

I value a lot the conversations we had and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the Conference so much. I also did, so I see big chances that we will meet again at future ones :)
At 7:54 on May 15, 2010, Katalin Hankovszky said…
Dear Stanus, can you write how that beautiful Farewell was you quoted at the end of the conference, this 'travel home safely - because I want to see you again' Please!
At 17:56 on May 11, 2010, Dominik Godat said…
Dear Stanus
Thank you for inspiring me! It was such a pleasure to get to know you, feel your presence and learn from your kind and gentle way. You really touched me with your speech at the last plenary - and yes, I hope you travelled home safely - because I want to see you again!

Let's spread the rumour!

Best wishes

Dominik
At 10:20 on March 8, 2010, Katalin Hankovszky said…
Dear Stanus
I read your postings on the list and like the humbleness as you’re interested in a dialog with other coaches in your region. I guess having a matrix where you can show your own approach can be useful – and maybe while doing so possibilities occur to let them feel your SF ways, let them experience it?
Having a matrix as a starting point of a dialogue with other approaches – can be a good idea. Yesterday I thought: then they can show you in your matrix where they see themselves --- today a former experience occurred to my mind and I’m not sure anymore.
But at least it was intellectual fun to think how I would draw GROW into the matrix I sent you. Since they have a bigger interest in ‘here and now’ (R=Reality) then SF has, I would put a big DOT at the crossing of the 2 axis (reaching all the 4 fields) and then draw the line towards future solutions.
Even if this might be not useful it reminded me something Harry Korman told us acc. Past-present-future-orientation of SF. I don’t know if he would give it written, but he told, there is a tendency in the development of SF to more questions reg. past and future solutions (and less here and now). He sees this while he’s microanalysing SF conversations.
So thanks again for your question and enjoy the dialogue with your coach-colleagues. Warmly from Switzerland, Kati
At 11:37 on January 25, 2009, Virginia Guerrero said…
tks for this. Let me know how it went, if possible before thursday! I could use some experience on this one
best
vg
At 10:01 on January 25, 2009, Virginia Guerrero said…
Hi Stanus / you mention the book 57 SF activities. I wonder whether you have practiced the speed dating one (page 302) I would like to use it next week and was wondering whether there is anything I should be aware of
your feedback will be appreciated
best
Virginia
At 21:54 on December 8, 2008, Jenny Clarke said…
Hi Stanus

Glad you found your way here! I'll be in touch soon.

Best wishes,

Jenny
 
 
 

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