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THANK you all for the lasting effects of this years SOLworld conference
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Dear organising committee,dear leaders of workshops, dear participants and SOL friends, I'm still overwhelmed by all the positive thoughts that I have taken home from Balatonfüred. The whole…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasuteru Aoki Jun 27, 2011.

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SOL summer retreat 10th anniversary in Switzerland at Family owned small seminar hotel

August 5, 2019 at 3pm to August 10, 2019 at 10am
Dear SOLWorld Friends,Welcome to our 10th SOL Summer Retreat in Switzerland from August 5 till 10th 2019It’s time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our SOL Summer Retreat. It started with a group of 6 enthousiastic SF Practitioners in Switzerland. The mixture of learning, sharing and relaxing together has proven to be successful and very inspiring! It’s one of the best means to fully recharge your batteries!Following Steve de Shazer’s quote “look at what works and do more of it” we will once…See More
May 29, 2019

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Where are you based? (City & Country)
Zimmerwald near Berne, Switzerland
In which role(s) do you use SF ideas and tools? (You can pick more than one)
Coach, Consultant, Trainer
What is your connection to Solution Focused Work (based on Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others)?
I got to know Solution Focused Work through the PURE Training at WBF with Peter Szabo and Petra Müller-Demary

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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

Posted 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…


Posted on September 16, 2012 at 9:36

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

Posted 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

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 9:22

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At 9:40 on April 14, 2015, Ingemar Wikman said…

Hi Julia!

All the same to you and all the best!

Best regards,


At 13:07 on November 22, 2011, Bob Faw said…

Hello Julia,

I hope you are doing splendidly.

Do you know if there will be a SOL Summer Retreat in 2012?



At 13:57 on July 5, 2011, Astrid Deville said…

Dear Julia,

I've been very pleased to get your message. Thank you! For the time being I'm not sure if I'll be able to join the SOL Summer Retreat.

I sincerely regret, I really would like to spend some time with this very specia group. Hopefully we'll meet sooner or later.

Take care,


At 12:13 on May 26, 2011, Bob Faw said…

Hello Julia,

It was a pleasure to connect with you in the Guerrilla Goodness, Mental Training and Charging for Worth workshops. It was also nice to talk informally. You have a real depth and solidity that I like. Zsuzsi also commented on your evident strength.

If work really picks up I may be able to make it to Fontana Passugg (and if there's still room at that time). Otherwise it may be tough to rationalize two European trips in a few months time.



At 6:25 on May 26, 2011, Sussan Öster said…

Dear Julia,

The time with you are still very present for me, thank you. I'll do something about somethings today... and want to tell you more. I'm also more qurious about you and also your business.

If we find it suitable we can probably meet when you are in sweden as I have holiday and may be able to go to Denmark and meet you on the way there. More later maybe Skype. I'll try and persuade myself to use that way of communicating seems nice and clever. A hug and a kiss from Sussan. PS On monday I'll have the extremely great opportunity to learn more SF as I will spend the whole day with Eva, Björn, Urban, Claes and Harry Korman (as supervisor) watching my own films from coaching sessions.

At 20:20 on September 12, 2010, Nicoline Wackerberg said…
Hi Julia , trying to learn all about Sf and the webside....a great way to keep in touch and develiop new thoughts. I still enjoy the " stop it" moment and now and then I just think the same when my son is nagging......Maybe there are moment in real life just to say Stop it what do you think?
At 15:53 on September 8, 2010, Chabwine said…
Hi, Julia,
Very nice to hear from you and many thanks for your kind words! Indeed, we are trying, depite difficulties, to improve a bit things there in DRC. The way is not easy, but when we get such encouraging messages, we cannot only go on with more optimism and hope to achieve what we are dreaming for....
I am very happy to join the SOLWorld and hope also hope to meet all of you personally!!!
Kind regards, Joelle
At 21:11 on May 18, 2010, Petra Mueller-Demary said…
Thanks my dear friend! I would like to talk to you sometime next week when you have time and learn from you more concerning marketing. Monday or Tuesday would be possible for me. Warm regard Petra
At 16:58 on May 17, 2010, Marco Matera said…
Hi Julia
nice to see you here

One Hug
At 7:22 on May 17, 2010, Lorenz Jungi said…
Liebe Julia

Ich habe die Ausstellung in Lenzburg leider noch nicht gesehen, habe sie aber im Mai fest eingeplant! Bin sehr gespannt!

Ich wünsche dir einen erfolgreichen Start in die neue Woche.






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