Fixing weaknesses isn’t development, it is damage control. And damage control is a poor strategy for elevating the employee or the organisation to world class performance.


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Effective managers get things done – and mainly through the efforts of the people working with them.

Most management approaches emphasise the importance of problem analysis and fixing things. While this may be helpful in some circumstances, the effectiveness of a manager is much more about how well and quickly they build solutions – a key capability often overlooked.

In this 2 day training you will experience and learn how to:

  • Switch mindset from problem to solution
  • Trigger enthusiasm and emotional involvement in self and others
  • Encourage others to contribute to a constructive conversation
  • Ask powerful questions to guide a conversation, create new options and build alignment
  • Build trustful relationships through constructive feedback and appreciation
  • Emphasize progress as a key motivation factor
  • Enrich your management skills and identify when to intervene – and when not to.

The training is suitable for anyone in managerial or team leadership roles.

There will be an optional follow-up day for those participants interested in order to further support you apply the learning in your work and get additional skills based on your individual needs.


Dates: October 2016  (09.30 – 17.30)

Location: Bucharest

Investment: €350 (+ VAT)


This training is also available to run in-house. Find out more


Petra Müller-Demary. Petra Müller-Demary

Petra is the founder of SolutionSurfers Romania. She is originally from Germany (Köln) and has been living in Romania since 1995. Petra has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Human Recources and Management Development. Today she works as an Executive Coach (ASC – Accredited Senior Coach), Team Coach and Business Consultant in various European countries.  After several years in an international company she continued her career as an independent consultant and supported the development of her clients with various projects building up her reputation as one of the leading Coaches and Systemic Business Consultants in Romania.

Her clients appreciate her rich professional experience combined with a her fresh, creative approach which encourages them to think out of the box and to develop surprising solutions.

Ian Peatey

Ian-Peatey150x170Originally from the UK, Ian moved to Romania in 2009, after 15 years living and working in Poland.

Ian has 20 year’s experience as a trainer, facilitator and coach, including 4 years as head of Learning and Development for PricewaterhouseCoopers (Poland) and 10 years as a Partner with Telos Partners. He has delivered training and workshops in almost every country in Europe, mainly at Leadership and Management levels in organisations.

He is trained in Solution Focus and is also a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).