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About Solution Focus

Solution Focused practice is transforming coaching, consulting, managing and leading in organisations all over the world. The approach values simplicity in philosophy and language and aims to discover "what works" in a given situation, simply and practically. The focus on what's wanted (not what's wrong), what's going well (rather than what's gone badly) and practical progress (rather than explanatory theory) leads to a positive and pragmatic way to work with organisations and individuals. SF has its roots in the therapeutic approach devised by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others.

This group was formed in 2002 and has held international conferences every year since, attracting participants from over 20 countries. We have also held three summer universities and events in Japan (J-SOL) and North America. Read about the SOLWorld charter, past SOLWorld events, the Steering Group and the innovative and effective way that SOLWorld operates. To find out more about the Solution Focused approach, Jumpstart into SF. To start finding your way around, read about making the most of SOLWorld.

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Find a Solution Focused Practitioner in Norway?

A friend of mine has a sister living in Tromsø who has anxiety and depression and difficulty making decisions.  She is British but has lived in Norway for a long time.Does anyone know an SF…Continue

Started by Penny West in SF practice Nov 25, 2018.

Very happy and inspirational 2017 !!

Very happy and inspirational 2017 !!Joske Diesfeldt “l’Orchestre Confluences” with musicians from different horizons perform the…Continue

Started by Joske Diesfeldt in Uncategorized Dec 29, 2016.

SOL World Summer Retreat 2017, Greece


Tags: 2017, Summer, SOL, Retreat, SF

Started by Irini Nikolaidou in Conferences and events Dec 1, 2016.

SF worldconference call for papers now online

Call For Papers, Workshops, Spaces for the SFworldconference…The SF worldconference will take place September 22-24, 2017 in Bad Soden, Germany (near Frankfurt airport)Please fill in our call for…Continue

Started by Kirsten Dierolf in Conferences and events Sep 3, 2016.

What's Working in Sustainable Agriculture? 1 Reply

This free webinar will give you some exciting strategies for Sustainable Agriculture, as well as an effective way to decode your own solutions and share them widely!Access the webinar…Continue

Started by Linzi Fidelin in SF practice. Last reply by Mark McKergow Jun 10, 2016.

Latest Activity

Doris Regele is attending Katalin Hankovszky's event

SOLworld Conference 2019: Signs of Progress at Telekom Headquater Conference Center, Budapest, Hungary

May 23, 2019 at 10am to May 25, 2019 at 2pm
Time to make new memories together.Time to share our practice in the precious SOLworld atmosphare of acting on what we are doing, with heartful appreciation and professional curiosity, precise and specific. NBS :) experience based and inspired.The motto isSIGNS OF PROGRESSAmong the topics likely to be on the agenda are:Change in…See More
Eugenia Savvidou updated their profile
Katalin Hankovszky commented on Katalin Hankovszky's event 'SOLworld Conference 2019: Signs of Progress'
"Post Conference 26th of May Experience. Solution. Focus. At this post conference we are hoping to discover how professionals working with individuals and teams can benefit from using experiential elements with an SF approach. Through examining cases…"
Feb 14
Tom Hill updated their profile
Feb 14
Katalin Hankovszky commented on Katalin Hankovszky's event 'SOLworld Conference 2019: Signs of Progress'
"Just letting you know: this is the venue of the conference dinner, taking place on Thursday, 23rd of May"
Feb 13
Christiane Kosub commented on Julia Kalenberg's event 'SOL summer retreat 10th anniversary in Switzerland'
"Hi all, today the organising team of this year´s summer retreat had a call and we are very happy, that already 26 participants registered. There are only a few places left. Be fast and register, if you want to be part of this outstanding…"
Feb 13
Julianna Czifra is now a member of SOLWorld
Feb 12
Kornel Csajtai updated their profile
Feb 11
MONICA GIRALDO is now a member of SOLWorld
Feb 10
Stephen Creffield updated their profile
Feb 5
Andy Balmer is now a member of SOLWorld
Feb 4
Katalin Hankovszky commented on Katalin Hankovszky's event 'SOLworld Conference 2019: Signs of Progress'
"Preconf: May 22nd Morning program 9.00-12.00 Pre-conference 2: Biba Rebolj: Slowing down for going fast SF is associated with rapid progress towards an outcome. Watching our work we seem to associate change with detailed description of preferred…"
Jan 31

Books by SOLWorld members on

Books by SOLWorld members and other classics on





Jumpstart into Solution Focus

You want to learn more about "Solution Focus"?

You prefer a "step by step" introduction instead to start with reading some
voluminous books?

You would appreciate to have a complete "helicopter view" on SF after the first step…


Created by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009 at 10:25am. Last updated by Mark McKergow Nov 3, 2014.

Making the most of

If you’ve just arrived at (the SOLWorld ning group), you may be looking at all the features and wondering where to start.  This note might be helpful…



Created by Mark McKergow Jun 3, 2008 at 4:55pm. Last updated by Jesper H Christiansen Aug 22, 2017.

Open Space at SOLworld conferences

SOLworld Open Space instructions as it was used at the 2011 conference, by Mark McKergow


Created by Katalin Hankovszky Dec 30, 2015 at 10:18pm. Last updated by Katalin Hankovszky Dec 30, 2015.

SOLWorld Resources

Welcome to the SOLWorld Resources section.  This part of the site features information about the SOLWorld network, our past events and materials from our previous website.  It will take some time to update all the information, so thanks for your patience. 

Information in this part of the site is 'read-only'.  If you want to start discussions, please go to the Forum or Groups. …


Created by Mark McKergow May 12, 2008 at 4:08pm. Last updated by Hans-Peter Korn Dec 25, 2009.

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