The Solution Focused Approach has proven to be a very powerful and successful approach to deal with complexity, problems and change. It is transforming coaching, consulting, management and leadership in organisations all over the world. The approach aims to discover “what works” in a given situation, simply and practically. The focus on what’s wanted, what’s going well and practical progress leads to a culture of collaboration and long lasting results.
The foundation of the Solution Focused approach has been made possible by the work of Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg. Their therapeutic work started in the late seventies (‘Brief Therapy’ and later ‘Solution Focused therapy).
Now it has successfully evolved into other work fields such as coaching, management, and consultancy. The emphasis is on finding lasting solutions by building on competences and strengths and recognising signs of progress.
Like surfers on the ocean, solution surfers use existing forward moving forces to get into the desired direction.