Chapter 12

Solution focus (optimism and resilience)

Optimism and resilience: Persistence toachieve goals through times of adversity,challenge and setbacks.

Being solution focused is the most effective approach to getting results quickly because it is a simple process that emphasises what is already working. As a formal approach, solution focus originated as a therapy model before being applied to coaching and organisational development. Here we will look at the specific coaching models that build upon the following principles:

  • Focus on the solution, not the problem.
  • Be confident to act upon surface-level information.
  • Value the small, sequential steps towards a solution.
  • Believe that everything required to work to a solution is already available. ...

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