Why Solution Surfers?
Surfers have mastered a different way of moving ahead. They make very elegant and skilful use of the existing forward moving forces of waves in the ocean.
A wide range of professionals like managers, practitioners and project leaders, have learned to apply the same principles for reaching workplace goals more consistently and with less effort.
SolutionSurfing allows faster resolution of challenges and sustainable day-to-day progress towards a preferred future by applying Solution Focused Principles.
How is solutions-focus different?
“Problem talk creates problems – solution talk creates solutions”, Steve De Shazer.
Focusing on solutions and doing more of what works is often much faster and more effective for clients than analysing problems and difficulties and their causes. It can produce more sustainable results and a lasting shift towards continuous client development.
Therefore solutions-focused coaches ask a lot of solution-building questions like:
- On a scale from 1 – 10 ; where are you on the way to your goal?
- What has been helpful to move up on the scale already?
- Suppose you were at 10: How would that make a difference? Who would notice?
- In the recent past: when were there moments with small bits of the 10 already happening? How did you manage to do that?
- How would you start noticing that you have moved one point up on your scale?
Find out more about the art of asking solution-focused brief coaching questions.
What is Brief-Coaching?
Brief-Coaching is also about using an elaborated set of coaching tools and applying highly effective assumptions. The Brief-Coaching tools and assumptions are the result of over 25 years of practical research in the field on how best to support fast and lasting change. This approach involves a dramatic shift of paradigm towards solution-building interventions, and is therefore also known as solutions-focused coaching.
- Brief-Coaching stresses the importance of seeing each client as the expert in finding his/her own solutions. It brings to the surface and builds on clients’ resources and strengths.
- Brief-Coaching focuses on directing clients’ attention towards those moments and actions that are already working the way they want. It helps clients identify what it is that makes these moments work, and do more of the same.
- Brief-Coaching carefully explores how clients want their lives to be different and how they will notice next steps on their road towards the goal. It helps to build on small and achievable successes.
Is this the right coach training for me?
- provides a coaching approach that you are comfortable with
- offers the goals that you want to reach, and
- best fits your individual learning style.
Our Brief Coaching Programme is unusual as it focuses almost entirely on learning by doing. Our course participants try out Brief-Coaching in a number of real-life situations and in small groups. Our faculty members help you reflect on your coaching experiences and focus on what works for you and for your clients. The size of our faculty guarantees maximum support and learning opportunities for individuals.
The Brief-Coaching approach is simple to learn and participants find it easy to bring the tools into their practice.
Is this Brief Coaching Course useful for me if I don’t want to become a professional coach?
Listen to the testimonials of the participants.
What about certification?
As an alternative to following an ICF-accredited coach training programme, ICF Certification can also be obtained by an individual portfolio application directly to the ICF, followed by an ICF examination.
Can I earn a living doing Brief-Coaching?
A very important question! Brief-Coaches only see most of their clients for a few sessions. The success of a Brief-Coaching practice depends on your reputation for being brief and effective rather than setting up a series of long-term coaching relationships.
This saves your clients time, effort and money. Brief-Coaching competencies can also be highly effective when integrated into longer-term coaching relationships.
Building up a coaching practice takes time. Most graduates of our Brief-Coaching courses start out by offering a mix of services, with coaching providing only one part of their income. Most coaches integrate Brief-Coaching approaches into their other training, consultancy, marketing etc and find that it enhances their effectiveness.