The Desired Future is Now

an article by Daniel Meier – discoveries from his briefest coaching.


Resistance Revisited

an article by Steve de Shazer. In English and Romanian translation

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Organizational Development

an interview with Peter Szabó Peter talks about organizational development and the common mistakes managers make. See PDF

Brief Coaching: Inviting lasting change simply

by Peter Szabó This article illustrates two practical examples of how surfing on solutions can make coaching brief and effective at the same time. See PDF

Introduction to Brief Coaching

by Peter Szabó This article illustrates two practical examples of how surfing on solutions can make coaching brief and effective at the same time. See PDF

How to coach 68 CFOs in 4 hours

by Petra Müller-Demary and Ian Peatey Every case is different and only the client knows the answer. Coaching in action with a large group of senior managers. See PDF

Brief Coaching of Executives

by Peter Szabó Often times client resources are the success factor for coaching to be brief and effective at the same time. Three case examples point out how coaches can be helpful to remind clients of their own resources. See PDF

Read a case example of a client who was further than she thought

by Peter Szabó In his paper Peter Szabo outlines the interaction between client and coach and presents 10 central assumptions of a brief coach. These assumptions offer a distinguished paradigm change to mainstream coaching. The paper has been published in InterAction 1:2 9-25.Vol 1 No 2 pages 26-40. It has also appeared in the December 2009 issue of the EMCC Journal. See PDF

The Art of Asking Great Questions

by Jenny Clarke and Dr. Sabine Dembkowski How to achieve greater impact with your coaching clients. The article points out some of the core differences in the effective use of solutions-focused brief coaching questions. See PDF

Training Methodology

by Katalin Maurer & Hankovszky Our understanding on how to create a useful learning environment for the training of Brief-Coaches. Some practical and theoretical implications in alignment with Heinz von Foersters idea that knowledge cannot be transferred. See PDF

Decision Coaching: Three case examples, two tentative assumptions and one useful tool

by Peter Szabó, MCC (peer review Teresa Christen) In this paper you are introduced to three real case examples of client dilemmas and how they got to their fitting solution. Emerging from these examples, there are two tentative assumptions on what coaches can do in order to be most useful: creating attractive choice of options and utilizing client goals for the coaching process. In all three examples, there was one simple scaling tool that helped both client and coach stay on track towards solutions. See PDF

Scaling questions for Coaches

by Peter Szabó Simple to ask and easy to learn coaching questions for maximum effect, when your clients’ issues are perfomance and learning. This paper offers 1-to-1 examples in working with individuals and teams. See PDF

Brief coaching in a conflict situation

by Peter Szabó A simple procedure for working with a single client in a conflict situation. A case example illustrates the solution-focused approach to conflict coaching. See PDF

Solutions-focus and the five messages of the Schnäpper

by Peter Szabó The Schnäpper is a small wooden object highly-connected with the idea of Brief-Coaching. It is wonderfully metaphoric for experiencing and discovering five central messages that make Brief-Coaching work. Of course the thoughts offered in the paper cannot replace the actual experience with the real thing, so if you want to play, let us know and be sure to include your postal address. See PDF