Solutions Focus Master Class - An Advanced Coaching Skills Program
"Change is happening all the time; our role is to identify useful change and amplify it." — Gregory Bateson
What is Solutions Focus Master Class?
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.
What are the benefits?
This two-day workshop is a great way to build your existing coaching knowledge and refine your coaching skills by integrating Solutions Focused methods - more intentionally - into your coaching.
In particular this workshop will delve more deeply into the Solutions Focus theory and show how it integrates with the GROWTH model and the core coaching skills in the GCI approach enabling you to become more fluid, confident and responsive as a coach.
In addition the Solution Focus approach will help you to work with change, emergence and the unexpected more confidently and more ‘in the moment’ with more focus on your client and less worrying about what you as a coach will do next.
You will also build a greater awareness of the impact of words and language in your work – and use them even more skilfully.
During the program you will...
- Learn how to integrate SF tools and concepts with the GROWTH model
- Use an emergent tool-based approach to better respond to the client – using the six Solutions Tools and five SF Boosters
- Learn to focus more on the clients and their language
- Work in a broader range of contexts, building on a ‘not-knowing’ approach
- Understand the philosophical principles of Solutions Focus coaching, based on the assumption that ‘change is happening all the time’
- Build extra flexibility and confidence to work with whatever happens
Program outline Days 1 + 2The program will include sessions such as:
- Solutions Focused welcome – using the tools to set up the day
- What we already know – the GROWTH framework as a coaching foundation
- The Albert Model – problem focus vs solutions focus
- Problem to Platform – engaging and contracting
- Future Perfect – engaging creativity to define direction
- Scaling – an unreasonably effective tool for building progress
- Know-how – deploying the know-how of the performer, coach and others
- Affirming what’s working – bringing strengths to the fore
- Devising small actions – to quickly build progress
- Counters – build on what’s better
- Coaching practice sessions – practice using tools separately and together
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