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Steve Onyett
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Katalin Hankovszky left a comment for Steve Onyett
Oct 1, 2015
Steve Onyett posted a status
"Just taken on the role of Chair at Need to find SF appraisal and performance management approach. Any pointers?."
Nov 26, 2014
Steve Onyett replied to Brian Keith Jennings's discussion AL & SF (Action Learning with a Solution Focus flavour!)
"Hi. Just echoing Mark I have used the SF reflecting team format extensively in leadership development in an action learning format in child and adolescent mental health service leadership, social work, OT, health commissioning and with…"
Dec 6, 2013
Steve Onyett replied to michael cardus's discussion Why do people choose to attack the facilitator?
"Thank you for putting this out there Michael. It sounds horrific. I hope none of this is too obvious but the following are some thoughts. I was once running a team development event where the most senior member of the team constantly made similar…"
Oct 4, 2010
Stephen Palmer left a comment for Steve Onyett
"Hi - all sounds very positive. Journal of Leadership in Public Services - can you email a copy as one of my PhD students is researching into Leadership Derailment - sounds ideal."
Jul 20, 2009
Steve Onyett left a comment for Stephen Palmer
"Pretty well. Thanks for asking. Lots of things in the offing and some nice new areas to do SF work such as re events re neuro rehab, health weight, tobacco control, IAPT and CAMHS services. Looking forward to going to the AI conference in Nepal in…"
Jul 20, 2009
Stephen Palmer left a comment for Steve Onyett
"How's work progressing Steve?"
Jul 20, 2009

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Where are you based? (City & Country)
In which role(s) do you use SF ideas and tools? (You can pick more than one)
Coach, Consultant
What is your website (if any)?
What is your connection to Solution Focused Work (based on Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others)?
When not freelancing as a solution focused coach, facilitator, team developer and researcher (as Steve Onyett Consultancy Services), Steve is Senior Development Consultant for the Care Services Improvement Partnership - South West where he leads on leadership, teamworking and R&D. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England and has national roles running the Learning for Improvement Network for Leadership and Teamwork Development ( and the “Developing Effective Leadership for Social Inclusion” initiative within the National Social Inclusion Programme. Steve's background is in clinical psychology and has held a wide range of clinical, research and management roles in both provider and commissioning organizations and has published widely. His passions include approaches to development that build on strengths and develop positive relationship within complex systems, jazz piano improvisation, and cycling or walking in beautiful places.

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At 17:01 on October 1, 2015, Katalin Hankovszky said…
At 10:10 on July 20, 2009, Stephen Palmer said…
Hi - all sounds very positive. Journal of Leadership in Public Services - can you email a copy as one of my PhD students is researching into Leadership Derailment - sounds ideal.
At 9:56 on July 20, 2009, Stephen Palmer said…
How's work progressing Steve?




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