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The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE by Diane Brennan, Leni Wildflower

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SOLUTION-FOCUSED BRIEF COACHING

Solution-focused coaching is a constructivist practice that places primary emphasis on assisting the client to define a desired future state and to construct a pathway in both thinking and action to move toward that future state (Cavanagh & Grant, 2010). A solution-focused approach assumes that clients have the capability to be active participants in solving their own problems and that they have an opportunity for building skill in self-directed learning. What is distinct about solution-focused coaching, according to O’Hanlon & Beadle (1996), is that the two main tasks of solution-focused coaching are to change the viewing (help the client see the situation in a different light) and change the doing (help them ...

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