SFP 84 – Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

SFP 84 – Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

SFP 84 – Episode 84: Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #84

Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com 

SFP 84 - Episode 84: Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |31:19

“Everytime you meet a new client, you learn something from that person.“

 “I think the spirit is there, the thinking about and the curiosity about what people want. It’s about that!”

“The main focus is about what people want to achieve and to be different, how they want to be in the world and what happened already. It’s still about that, but with that in your head, you can really do the work in many different ways.”

“Is there something there that you think could be useful for you? So, the keyword is what is useful for you, what is possible and what is useful.”

Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman, mental health nurse, social worker, family therapist and supervisor of family therapy, about

  • what fascinates her about Solution Focus
  • how she maintained her curiosity for Solution Focus over the last (almost) 40 years
  • how it was in the beginning in the 80’s and what fascinated her back then
  • how she started SF and learned to be more present in the room and trust the model
  • what helped her to trust the model
  • how SF therapy, teaching and supervision mutually influence each other
  • the differences taping a conversation and looking at it with a microanalysis lens make
  • how they looked at their tapes 40 years ago and how they do it now
  • what she does when doing supervision and how she involves the group in group supervision
  • what intrigued her with doing supervision
  • finding a balance with SF in a relationship
  • a story with Steve de Shazer that made a difference in her practice
  • The Challenge of the Week: „Setup something very small you want to continue doing that is useful for you and do it for a while. Then evaluate it with someone that knows that you are doing it (in an SF way).“

Resources

  • Learn more about Jocelyne and her work on her Swedish website SIKT where you can also find publications in English language.
  • Learn more about the SFBTA and join us at the next SFBTA conference from November 12-14, 2020, in Las Vegas.

Join the conversation

Friendpower is stronger than willpower. So, let’s inspire each other! Share your ideas and thoughts on what inspired you about our conversation with Jocelyne and what differences this makes for you in your everyday life. Share as much detail as possible. Your story might be the one making a vital difference for someone else. Your thoughts and ideas matter and might encourage others to keep on going their SF journey. Share this podcast episode with your friends, clients or colleagues who you think might be inspired by this conversation. It could give them some practical ideas on how to apply Solution Focus in their daily life.

Thank you!

Thank you for listening to our podcast. You are awesome! That you listen to our podcast makes a huge difference for us. Please let us know and get in touch with us: Comment below or send us a message and tell us what difference our podcast series makes for you. And please share our podcast with others that might benefit from it and give us an honest rating at iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each and every single one. You really support our show with that as this will make it more likely that other people will find the SIMPLY FOCUS podcast and benefit.

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Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

SFP 84 – Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

SFP 84 – Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

SFP 83 – A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

SFP 83 – A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

SFP 82 – SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

SFP 82 – SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

SFP 81 – Useful Solution-Focused Habits and Tools: Refocusing in Everyday Life with Julia Kalenberg

SFP 81 – Useful Solution-Focused Habits and Tools: Refocusing in Everyday Life with Julia Kalenberg

SFP 80 – Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

SFP 80 – Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 71 –  Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 71 – Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

SFP 35 – Observing Solution Focus: A conversation with Gale Miller about his time at BFTC

SFP 35 – Observing Solution Focus: A conversation with Gale Miller about his time at BFTC

SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

SFP 32 – Small steps count: A conversation about SF parenting, SF in Japan and more with Keiko Yoneyama

SFP 32 – Small steps count: A conversation about SF parenting, SF in Japan and more with Keiko Yoneyama

SFP 31 – Fascination Solution Focus

SFP 31 – Fascination Solution Focus

SFP 30 – SF Leadership: Everyday interactions that make a difference with Dominik Godat

SFP 30 – SF Leadership: Everyday interactions that make a difference with Dominik Godat

SFP 29 – Words arise out of Silence: A Poetic Conversation with Dvorah Simon

SFP 29 – Words arise out of Silence: A Poetic Conversation with Dvorah Simon

SFP 28 – In the Land of Possibilities with Bill O’Hanlon

SFP 28 – In the Land of Possibilities with Bill O’Hanlon

SFP 27 – Hope in Action: A Conversation with Heather Fiske about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention

SFP 27 – Hope in Action: A Conversation with Heather Fiske about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention

SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 83 – A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

SFP 83 – A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

SFP 83 – Episode 83: A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #83

Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com 

SFP 83 - Episode 83: A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |41:38

„This is why I am doing this. It’s about empowering people, giving people a voice. (…) It’s not about us, it’s about them.

„Rather than us doing to children or saying ‘This would be good for you.‘ or ’This is what we want for you.’, it’s like ‘What do you want?‘. 

„What I love about the Solution Focused approach it’s about asking them what they want, but then the beauty of asking them how they cope and manage. You know, what they do well already. (…) And I see a real physical change in people. It’s like growing from the inside out. You can just see them get taller.

„Naomi Whitehaead, my wonderful colleague, (…) was describing the miracle question and/or describing the preferred future as daring to dream. And I loved that.”

Tara Greton

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Tara Gretton, Solution-Focused Practitioner, Solution-Focused Trainer, and Social Worker, about

  • what fascinates her with Solution Focus,
  • her best hopes from working with young people or giving young people a voice,
  • how she introduces the solution-focused language in schools with her group work, e.g. doing solution-focused DJ and drama workshops,
  • what they do in their SF DJ workshop or how her SF DJ workshops work,
  • how she uses strengths cards to support young people to see what they have coped and managed before,
  • the importance of giving space and really listening to young people,
  • how she brought in young people into the workshop at the UKASFP conference,
  • the differences the DJ workshops make and what the teachers notice,
  • how offering an SF conversation early with young people could make a huge difference to mental health issues,
  • her mission to see Solution Focus in every school in her local area,
  • what fascinates her about training SF and how she focuses on the SF assumptions,
  • how drama and Solution Focus inspire each other,
  • a balance of power and the privilege to invite children to see them in all their glory.
  • The Challenge of the week: „Think about something in your life that has worked well, that has helped you. While doing that close your eyes, consciously breath and just think about that thing, whatever it is, that helped you in that moment.”

Resources

Join the conversation

Friendpower is stronger than willpower. So, let’s inspire each other! Share your ideas and thoughts on what inspired you about our conversation with Tara and what differences this makes for you in your everyday life. Share as much detail as possible. Your story might be the one making a vital difference for someone else. Your thoughts and ideas matter and might encourage others to keep on going their SF journey. Share this podcast episode with your friends, clients or colleagues who you think might be inspired by this conversation. It could give them some practical ideas on how to apply Solution Focus in their daily life.

Thank you!

Thank you for listening to our podcast. You are awesome! That you listen to our podcast makes a huge difference for us. Please let us know and get in touch with us: Comment below or send us a message and tell us what difference our podcast series makes for you. And please share our podcast with others that might benefit from it and give us an honest rating at iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each and every single one. You really support our show with that as this will make it more likely that other people will find the SIMPLY FOCUS podcast and benefit.

Be part of it!

Do you like the SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast? Then help Elfie and Dominik spread the word! Donate for the SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast!

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Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

SFP 84 – Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

SFP 84 – Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

SFP 83 – A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

SFP 83 – A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

SFP 82 – SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

SFP 82 – SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

SFP 81 – Useful Solution-Focused Habits and Tools: Refocusing in Everyday Life with Julia Kalenberg

SFP 81 – Useful Solution-Focused Habits and Tools: Refocusing in Everyday Life with Julia Kalenberg

SFP 80 – Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

SFP 80 – Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 71 –  Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 71 – Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

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SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

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SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

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SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

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SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

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SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

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SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

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SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

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SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

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SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

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SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

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SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

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SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

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SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

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SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

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SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

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SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

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SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

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SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

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SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 82 – SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

SFP 82 – SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

SFP 82 – Episode 82: SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #82

Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com 

SFP 82 - SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |42:08

“I really see potential for Solution Focus everywhere.”

 “I just want to tell the world about beautiful things that are happening in a Solution Focused way.”

“How do I make it visible, that they actually see that I support their success in that way? I am asking best hopes questions in my training: What do you hope to get out of this training? What will you do differently after that? How will you notice that you are progressing? (…) And then I can address it: Ok, where are you right now?”

“You should actually investigate: When you feel inspired, what happens around you? Where are you sitting? Who is talking? Who is not talking? What music are you listening to? …”

Jesper H. Christansen

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Jesper H. Christiansen, Chaos-Pilot, SolutionSurfer, Solution-Focused Facilitator, about

  • what fascinates him with Solution Focus,
  • where and how he uses Solution Focus in problem-oriented training settings,
  • his program „Rethink your Business“ that he does with Edgeware,
  • the balance of non-profit and profit projects,
  • how he supports clients in their success and makes his contribution visible,
  • SOS – the shiny object syndrome or how he applies Solution Focus everywhere,
  • partnership for performance, making a different kind of conversation – his SF way of doing performance conversations,
  • the story of how he started doing SF writing master classes,
  • the SolutionSurfer’s class reunion and other ways of exploring the preferred future,
  • examples of preferred future conversations under given circumstances,
  • how they apply SF in their family life and their marriage.
  • The challenge of the week: Challenge yourself to come up with ideas of how SF could be used and how it could look like in situations where SF doesn’t seem to fit.“

Resources

  • Find out more about Jesper, his work, his next events and different websites HERE >>>.
  • Here you can find out more about Rethink your Business and Rethink your Life.
  • You might also want to check out Thomas Fehr’s website here >>>.
  • Micheal Hjerth’s Microtools, evolution questions and a place to learn, share and talk about micro tools can be found here >>> on the SOLworld website.
  • Check out the SF confernece Partnerskab for Performance that took place in Denmark on November 7th, 2019.

Join the conversation

Friendpower is stronger than willpower. So, let’s inspire each other! Share your ideas and thoughts on what inspired you about our conversation with Jesper and what differences this makes for you in your everyday life. Share as much detail as possible. Your story might be the one making a vital difference for someone else. Your thoughts and ideas matter and might encourage others to keep on going their SF journey. Share this podcast episode with your friends, clients or colleagues who you think might be inspired by this conversation. It could give them some practical ideas on how to apply Solution Focus in their daily life.

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Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com 

SFP 81 - Episode 81: Useful Solution-Focused Habits and Tools: Refocusing in Everyday Life with Julia Kalenberg

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |31:18

“I think it’s so important to also tell other people how they contribute to your life, how they make a difference for your life. And this also helps me for my life and for my well-being.”

“I was once introduced by a colleague of the University of St. Gallen. He introduced me to the participants and said: ‚This is Frau Kalenberg, the master of small steps.‘”

“Yes, I am convinced that it all begins with yourself. And that’s why I invite leaders to begin with themselves to think about what they need to really fully develop their potential and to be at their best. And when they do and fulfil what they need to be at their best, they create a positive ripple effect in their organisation.”

“I put a pin-wall in front of the store and I invited every customer who came into the store to write on a small post-it note: ‘What was my best moment in the store with the team.’, ‘What do I really appreciate about the store team.’, ‘And what was my best moment in the Dorfladen Zimmerwald?’ So, people had the opportunity to say thank you to the store team.”

Julia Kalenberg

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Julia Kalenberg, a Solution-Focused Practitioner and expert in applying Solution Focus to herself, about

  • what fascinates her with Solution Focus,
  • how she constantly strives to focus in her life,
  • her solution-focused tools that she applies for herself on a daily base, e.g. her little preferred future or the I-O principle, and the differences that makes for her and people around her,
  • how she applies tools for herself very consequently to create useful habits,
  • her fascination of working with leaders of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs),
  • how she invites other people to use SF ideas for themselves, e.g. with the personal flourishing instruction, the smiley stones, resource gossip, the diary of solutions, the bean experiment and more,
  • the ripple effects leaders create with the tools she lets them experience,
  • her „fulfilled life“-project and the story of Aschi,
  • how she uses SF in her community, e.g. at the 10 years anniversary of the local store in Zimmerwald,
  • what is important to her in her work,
  • showing vulnerability.
  • The challenge of the week: „Ask yourself everyday the I-O questions: “What have I done that I am really happy with? Tap on your own shoulder. “What has another person done that made a difference in your life? And have you also told them?”

Resources

  • Find out more about Julia and her work at her website >>>, where you’ll also find some of Julia`s articles in English and German.
  • Here >>> you can read Aschi’s story that Julia shared on the podcast.
  • Check out the card set “50 inspiring ideas for leaders” (in German) here >>>. The card set is currently only available in German language. An english version will come soon.
  • See Julia explaining how she uses the I-O principle to invite leaders with handprinted stones and the two questions to refocus in their lives and become better and happier leaders.
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Join the conversation

Friendpower is stronger than willpower. So, let’s inspire each other! Share your ideas and thoughts on what inspired you about our conversation with Julia and what differences this makes for you in your everyday life. Share as much detail as possible. Your story might be the one making a vital difference for someone else. Your thoughts and ideas matter and might encourage others to keep on going their SF journey. Share this podcast episode with your friends, clients or colleagues who you think might be inspired by this conversation. It could give them some practical ideas on how to apply Solution Focus in their daily life.

Thank you!

Thank you for listening to our podcast. You are awesome! That you listen to our podcast makes a huge difference for us. Please let us know and get in touch with us: Comment below or send us a message and tell us what difference our podcast series makes for you. And please share our podcast with others that might benefit from it and give us an honest rating at iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each and every single one. You really support our show with that as this will make it more likely that other people will find the SIMPLY FOCUS podcast and benefit.

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Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

SFP 84 – Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

SFP 84 – Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

SFP 83 – A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

SFP 83 – A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

SFP 82 – SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

SFP 82 – SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

SFP 81 – Useful Solution-Focused Habits and Tools: Refocusing in Everyday Life with Julia Kalenberg

SFP 81 – Useful Solution-Focused Habits and Tools: Refocusing in Everyday Life with Julia Kalenberg

SFP 80 – Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

SFP 80 – Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 71 –  Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 71 – Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

SFP 38 – Exceptional Sessions: Animal-Assisted Solution Focused Brief Therapy & More with Teri Pichot

SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

SFP 37 – Training Solution Focus: Training Trainers with Brenda Zalter-Minden and Heather Fiske

SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

SFP 36 – Deliberate Practice: Reflecting Solution Focused Development with Scott D. Miller

SFP 35 – Observing Solution Focus: A conversation with Gale Miller about his time at BFTC

SFP 35 – Observing Solution Focus: A conversation with Gale Miller about his time at BFTC

SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

SFP 32 – Small steps count: A conversation about SF parenting, SF in Japan and more with Keiko Yoneyama

SFP 32 – Small steps count: A conversation about SF parenting, SF in Japan and more with Keiko Yoneyama

SFP 31 – Fascination Solution Focus

SFP 31 – Fascination Solution Focus

SFP 30 – SF Leadership: Everyday interactions that make a difference with Dominik Godat

SFP 30 – SF Leadership: Everyday interactions that make a difference with Dominik Godat

SFP 29 – Words arise out of Silence: A Poetic Conversation with Dvorah Simon

SFP 29 – Words arise out of Silence: A Poetic Conversation with Dvorah Simon

SFP 28 – In the Land of Possibilities with Bill O’Hanlon

SFP 28 – In the Land of Possibilities with Bill O’Hanlon

SFP 27 – Hope in Action: A Conversation with Heather Fiske about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention

SFP 27 – Hope in Action: A Conversation with Heather Fiske about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention

SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 80 – Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

SFP 80 – Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast

SFP 80 – Episode 80: Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #80

Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Ken Brooks | Music: www.bensound.com 

SFP 80 - Episode 80: Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

by Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Simply Focus Podcast |38:18

“Solution Focus always reminds me of that: It’s just life moving towards the light, towards where something can grow and develop.”

“I strongly believe that we have enough resources to provide a good life for everyone on this planet. My preferred future is one where people work together all across the globe where we work towards a common goal.”

“What if I were a space team doing a project in space? What would be the things that I would have to take into account? What would be the questions that would be asked from this team? And this was absolutely fascinating!” 

“If you look for it and if you are ready to embrace it, to see it, to find it, there is beauty to be found everywhere, in every place, in every person, in every situation.”

Ira Mollay

Show Notes

In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Ira Mollay, Chief Encouraging Officer and Founder of the Mutmacherei, about

  • what fascinates her with Solution Focus,
  • the Mutmacherei and how it started with the good news initiative,
  • focusing on progress towards a preferred future for the world and some of the initiatives that go into that direction,
  • her preferred future,
  • her contribution as chief encouraging officer directing the attention to what is already working,
  • the „Mut in the City“-walk and how seeing positive initiatives encourages to participate,
  • her „soil“ metaphor and how to contribute to a fertile common ground,
  • how her space fascination – iridium flares, iridium satellites, orbital mechanics, the overview effect and more – informs her practice,
  • how to apply space metaphors in coaching,
  • the differences her space knowledge makes for her and the Mutmacherei,
  • that there is beauty to be found everywhere and the practice it needs to see it.
  • The Challenge of the Week: „Go out into the world and notice what you notice. What captures your attention? And then consciously try to spot the positive things and find the beautiful things.”

Resources

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Friendpower is stronger than willpower. So, let’s inspire each other! Share your ideas and thoughts on what inspired you about our conversation with Ira and what differences this makes for you in your everyday life. Share as much detail as possible. Your story might be the one making a vital difference for someone else. Your thoughts and ideas matter and might encourage others to keep on going their SF journey. Share this podcast episode with your friends, clients or colleagues who you think might be inspired by this conversation. It could give them some practical ideas on how to apply Solution Focus in their daily life.

Thank you!

Thank you for listening to our podcast. You are awesome! That you listen to our podcast makes a huge difference for us. Please let us know and get in touch with us: Comment below or send us a message and tell us what difference our podcast series makes for you. And please share our podcast with others that might benefit from it and give us an honest rating at iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each and every single one. You really support our show with that as this will make it more likely that other people will find the SIMPLY FOCUS podcast and benefit.

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Listen to more Simply Focus Podcast episodes:

SFP 84 – Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

SFP 84 – Trust the Model: A Constant Immersion in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Teaching, and Supervision with Jocelyne Lopez-Korman

SFP 83 – A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

SFP 83 – A Passion for Empowerment: Giving Young People a Voice with Solution Focus with Tara Gretton

SFP 82 – SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

SFP 82 – SOS: Using Solution Focus Everywhere with Jesper H. Christiansen

SFP 81 – Useful Solution-Focused Habits and Tools: Refocusing in Everyday Life with Julia Kalenberg

SFP 81 – Useful Solution-Focused Habits and Tools: Refocusing in Everyday Life with Julia Kalenberg

SFP 80 – Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

SFP 80 – Looking up: An Encouraging Space for Change with Ira Mollay

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 79 – Flow: Where Solution Focus Meets Improv With Paul Z Jackson

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 78 – Positive Differences: Solution Focus for Performance and Resilience with Janine Waldman

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 77 – It’s Not Your Life! Being Neutral in Solution Focused Conversations with Chris Iveson

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 76 – Reset for Change: A New Kind of Sovereignty with Sue Lickorish

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 75 – Building a Platform: Inviting to a Paradigm Shift with Jenny Clarke

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 74 – What Makes Solution Focus Beautiful? Solution Focus as an Aesthetic with Dr. Mark McKergow

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 73 – A Genuine Alternative: Differences Between Solution Focus and Problem Solving with Rayya Ghul

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 72 – A Unique Perspective: Seeing an Elephant with a Rhino Horn with John Wheeler

SFP 71 –  Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 71 – Facilitating Change With Teams: John Brooker About Collaborating and the DNA of Solution Focus

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 70 – What is your URP? Helping Small Businesses and Charities to Grow with Andrew Gibson

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 69 – Mutually Influenced: A Talk about the History of Solution Focus with Jonas Wells

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

SFP 68 – Inspiring the Next Generation: Unlearning and Unteaching Solution-Focused Practice with Dr. Biba Rebolj

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SFP 67 – Building on What Works: A Different Kind of Conversation in School Counseling with Erin Cusanno

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

SFP 66 – Towards Collectivising Solution-Focused Practice: Into the Community with Hope and the Ordinary in Action with Guy Shennan

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SFP 65 – Nothing special about it – From Mental Health to End of Life and Grief Counseling with Joel K. Simon

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SFP 64 – Applying Systemic Structural Constellations SySt® and Solution Focus with Ute Habenicht and Norbert Wandl

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SFP 63 – The Flip Side of Failing: Exploring Greatness with Sarah McVanel

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

SFP 62 – Connecting People: How do you do it? with Kati Hankovszky

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SFP 61 – Crossing Paths: Solution Focused Practices and Community Building in Slovakia with Andrea Schovancová and Marek Koreň

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SFP 60 – In Interaction: Debunking Myths of Communication with Jennifer Gerwing and Sara Healing

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 59 – Supporting communication choices: How to use Solution Focused ideas in university teaching with Dr. David Weber

SFP 58 – Celebrating the SFWorldDay: The Three Questions for a Good Life with Sébastien Vernieuwe and members of the Swiss Network for Solution Focused Work (NLA)

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SFP 57 – Our Perception matters: How to be minutely curious about clients being at their best with Dr. Adam Froerer

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SFP 56 – Don’t assume, ask: A unique conversation about common factors, respect, and keeping clients at the center with Prof. John Murphy

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

SFP 55 – Practice-Based Evidence: Looking at what is effective in what we do with Prof. Frank Thomas

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SFP 54 – Wellness factor Solution Focus: A conversation about SF supervision with Marcella Stark

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SFP 53 – Solution-Focused Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Creative and Play-Based Approaches with Becky Taylor

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SFP 52 – Happy Birthday Simply Focus Podcast: A meaningful conversation about our journey with John Murphy

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SFP 51 – Putting differences to work: The Solution Focused Counseling Program at TCU with Becky Taylor, Frank Thomas, Marcella Stark and three of their PH.D. students

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

SFP 50 – Being out there with Solution Focus: A hopeful perspective for the medical sector and sexual minorities with Benjamin Finlayson

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SFP 49 – Living on the streets: A conversation about connection, humanity and the importance of community with Stacy Nelson

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SFP 48 – 19 Voices: Learnings and Inspirations from the SFU Conference in Taos

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SFP 47 – Solution Focused Recipes: From Trauma to Everyday Life with Yvonne Dolan

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SFP 46 – Solution Focus for every-body with Mark Mitchell

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SFP 45 – How to decide: A Solution Focused approach to making better decisions with Ellen Quick

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SFP 44 – How to learn to have effective conversations with Sara Smock Jordan

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SFP 43 – Beyond Goals, Beyond Habits: 5 Questions for your Reflections

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SFP 42 – Diabetes Prevention: Kat & Gary Barclay working online with Solution Focus

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SFP 41 – Solution Focus is an Evidence-Based Intervention: The Impact of Research for Solution Focus with Johnny S. Kim

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SFP 40 – Systems Thinking: Dr. Thorana Nelson about Solution Focused Brief Therapy with Families

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SFP 39 – Creating Ripples: 7 questions every leader should ask with Simon Lee

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SFP 34 – Back to the roots: A conversation about the beginning of Solution Focus with Eve Lipchik

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SFP 33 – Surfing the waves: Sinking into the joy with Angela Knox

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SFP 32 – Small steps count: A conversation about SF parenting, SF in Japan and more with Keiko Yoneyama

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SFP 30 – SF Leadership: Everyday interactions that make a difference with Dominik Godat

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SFP 29 – Words arise out of Silence: A Poetic Conversation with Dvorah Simon

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SFP 28 – In the Land of Possibilities with Bill O’Hanlon

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SFP 27 – Hope in Action: A Conversation with Heather Fiske about Solution Focused Suicide Prevention

SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

SFP 26 – Celebrating Half a Year SIMPLY FOCUS Podcast with That Reminds Me Of The Following Story by Hannes Couvreur

SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

SFP 25 – Seeing Opportunities – Pull the Golden Ribbon: Interview with Brigitte Lavoie

SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

SFP 24 – Being in Love with Love: Interview with Elliott Connie

SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 23 – What directions do you choose in your conversations? – A face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Peter de Jong

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 22 – Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 21 – Living in Sunday Right Away: Interview with Laura Cole about her first three weeks with SF

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 20 – Frog or Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness: Interview with Brenda Zalter-Minden

SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 19 – At the Round Table with Alan Kay: Solution Focused Applications

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 18 – Learning together: Teaching Solution Focus at Brieffest with Bo Yon Koh and Haesun Moon

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 17 – In Tune with Solution Focus: Interview with Dr. Bo Yon Koh

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 16 – Celebrating one year on the road with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat & Bibiana

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 15 – Inspiring others again: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 14 – Inspiring others: A reflection with Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat

SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 13 – Solution Focus at Work: Interview with Victor Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 12 – Interactional Relationships: Interview with Dr. Thorana Nelson

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 11 – Language of Hope: Interview with Haesun Moon

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 10 – Seeing Interaction: Interview with Janet Beavin Bavelas

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 9 – Persistent in being curios: Interview with Dr. Stephen Langer about Solution Focused Brief Therapy

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 8 – Let’s play…: Interview with Pamela K. King

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 7 – Effective Leadership with Solution Focus: Interview with Monica Rotner

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 6 – Solution Focused Listening

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 5 – The GREAT relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman

SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

SFP 4 – The art of asking great Solution Focused questions

SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 3 – Solution Focus makes a difference

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 2 – Amplifying useful change in an ever changing world

SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

SFP 1 – The Simply Focus Podcast

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