What is SF?
Solutions Focus is an exciting and complete approach to change. From origins twenty years ago, it is now being used by major corporations, top business schools and many coaches and consultants as the methodology of choice where efficient, respectful and lasting change is wanted.
This interactional approach is based on simplicity and building on what works. Many people have attempted to sum up the subtleties of SF. Some descriptions which come close to capturing the flavour include:
As people people get to know the approach, they realize that it is:
Our work has been inspired by the groundbreaking therapeutic developments of Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg. Their simple and subtle approach has been applied in many settings, with extraordinary results (see the Research page).
We gratefully acknowledge these foundations and the generosity of Steve and Insoo. In our own turn we are committed to making all the latest developments in SF work available to those who are interested to learn about and use them.
Mark's book The Solutions Focus (co-authored with Paul Z Jackson) describes the approach in terms of six SIMPLE principles and six solutions tools. The SIMPLE principles are:
The six solutions tools are:
You can learn to use these Tools, or other tools like our unique coaching model OSKAR, and then even begin to invent new tools for your own situations and organisations.
Introduction to SF tools and principles
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