Space: SF’s techno-coloured dream cloth – weaving coherence via SF Coaching and SFBT same, same, but different?

Kirsten Dierolf and Svea van der Hoorn

Svea and Kirsten talked about SF coaching / SFB therapy – same same, but different. In this space they invite discussion around the questions raised.  We’d like to hear from this multinational gathering of people, especially those who move across the borders between SF therapy and SF coaching, as well as those who are sitting on the fence. Kirsten and Svea would like to explore:
• What are the implications of taking seriously SF’s philosophical stance that context matters when we look at the differences in context of SF coaching and SF Brief therapy?
• What are our ideas on how to further explore the heffalump?*
• How can we take these ideas forward?
• What would be good questions worth investigating?
• How might we weave coherence instead of having a bunch of dangling threads?
While we want to focus on coaching and therapy, the discussion will be exemplary of the questions that other fields of SF practice might ask themselves, and therefore be interesting to everybody at the conference.
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Bio Kirsten Dierolf
Kirsten Dierolf met Insoo Kim Berg and Steve deShazer as their translator from 2001 until they passed away and has been hooked on Solution Focus ever since the first meeting. She was president of the SFCT (association for the quality development of solution focused consulting and training) between 2008-2016 and co-editor of the journal InterAction – journal of solution focus in organisations. She was awarded Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation in 2016 and is author of “Solution Focused Team Coaching”. Kirsten coaches executives and teams, and trains and mentors coaches.

Bio Svea van der Hoorn
Svea van der Hoorn met SFBT in 1989 by accident – she happened across Steve de Shazer’s “Minimal Elegance”. In 1991, another accident: a training day with Evan George, BRIEF. Since then, her journey with SFBT has never stopped. In 2007, she crossed the border into SF Brief Coaching via the SolutionSurfers trainer’s track. Svea holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology and the ICF’s PCC credential. She travels amongst the worlds of therapy, coaching, training, supervision and mentor coaching, intrigued by what’s the same and what’s different. She is experimenting with online adult education that remains true to resource activation and activity-based learning.
Kirsten and Svea share a deep curiosity about philosophy, language, and the intricacies of SF.

for SF pros and superheros, Everyone welcome