Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations

Julia Kalenberg's Blog (6)

Duplo dolls - figuring futures - a great workshop by Elke Gybels

Wow - Elke, your workshop was so motivating. I love the way you explained to us how you work. You instantly "translate" what your coachees says into a picture with duplo figures. You use all the SF elements like treasure chest (strengths), cup (preferred future), tiny pieces of paper (little steps) etc. I can imagine that your clients benefit a lot from the way you work with them. 

You really motivated me to try something new. Wow. Thanks a lot, cheers, Julia

Added by Julia Kalenberg on September 16, 2012 at 9:59 — 1 Comment

Keep the fire burning - burn the surveys

Dear Liselotte and dear Karolien

your workshop was great. You gave a very concrete and easy-to-apply example of how to apply SF in an organization. I will put the four steps of the conversation tables soon into practice

1. appreciation round "what is already there?"

2. future perfect "one step into future"

3. on which domains do we want to focus?

4. three little steps

Thanks for sharing! Your workshop was a great KISS example. Keep it short…


Added by Julia Kalenberg on September 16, 2012 at 9:36 — No Comments

WOW to Jespers ability to move big groups

Dear Jesper

such a funny start into the conference. I loved the way you invited us to welcome all the countries.

And the way you made us share what "keeps us awake at night" - your questions really make curious and invite to join the experience. I also loved the idea of "No. 1 best hope" on the sheets of paper which were then thrown in the air. Would like to know more about your wonderful exercises :-)

Best regards, Julia

Added by Julia Kalenberg on September 16, 2012 at 9:27 — 2 Comments

Changing Organisations with SF - Aoki san's glasses

Dear Aoki san

your blinking glasses which make us see great things are a great idea to use in small and big groups. I will try it. Thanks. Deep bow, Julia

Added by Julia Kalenberg on September 16, 2012 at 9:22 — No Comments

Yellow brick road - use a marble as your preferred future

Dear Monica and Brenda

WOW!!! Your workshop was really interesting and very practical. I love the team-building exercise with the marble (great metaphor: marble = preferred future) and the plastic channels. See how people work together to get the marble (their preferred future) together in the basket.

I'm looking forward to try it out! Great stuff - your workshop.

Best regards, Julia

Added by Julia Kalenberg on September 16, 2012 at 9:12 — 1 Comment

Introducing SF into your organization - spreading the SF rumor

Dear Jenny and Shakya

your workshop gave me great ideas of how to do it. Before the workshop I thought that I have to explain to participants and clients what I do. Now I dare to explain less and just do! Funny, much more playful and effective.

My take away from your workshop was: do SF instead of talking about it. Little steps. Give example - even if I'm the only one.

Thanks for your great workshop!! Best regards, Julia

Added by Julia Kalenberg on September 16, 2012 at 9:06 — 1 Comment




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…


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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…



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Open Space at SOLworld conferences

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


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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. 

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