Using the solution-focused brief coaching approach, our work with clients is future-focused and strengths-based, which is a paradigm shift from the classical problem-focused approach. Through reflective dialogue, our discussion guides the client to assess what they bring to the situation and develop applicable solutions. We use hope theory to help our clients achieve their desired outcomes.
The guiding assumptions for solution-focused brief practice identified in Ratner, George and Iveson (2012) include:
Ratner, George and Iveson (2012) describe solution-focused brief coaching as a time-sensitive approach to enabling people to build change in their lives. It believes that change comes from two principle sources: from encouraging people to describe their preferred future and from detailing instances of success.