Hosted by the Association for Coaching and presented by Annette Gray.
A Solution Focus (SF) approach to coaching is a little different to other forms of coaching models being used. A key difference is the coaching client is the expert in their world and as coach we have a “beginners mind” and find the useful change and amplify it! One leading SF practitioner said “there is no need to go deep, what we do is thicken the surface and take an interactional view.”
This session will be experiential with you having an opportunity to “tag team” being the coach with Annette deciding moment by moment what question/comment to respond with next. Then as a group we will explore the micro details of what worked using the framework called Dialogic Orientation Quadrant developed by Haesun Moon from the Canadian Centre of Brief Coaching.
Annette Gray is an experienced and insightful coach, facilitator, coach supervisor and speaker on Solution Focus coaching and mentoring. Annette came across Solution Focus Approach in 2011 and was intrigued by the simplicity of the approach and how quickly change happened from it. In her role at Growth Coaching International (for 15 years) where she led and supported the development and growth of their 40 coaches and facilitators in Australia, New Zealand and UK, Annette helped these coaches to enhance their practice by being more Solution Focused in how they coached. So taken with the approach she worked closely with 2 former colleagues embarking on a path of self-learning with Solution Focus practitioners around the world to help understand deeply what Solution Focus coaching supervision could look like – as no certification existed.
Annette established her own business in 2019, where her main work focus is in developing leaders, safety professionals and mentors in construction, infrastructure and education to have “coach like” solution focus conversations with their team or mentees that achieves change fast.
Along with her tertiary qualifications she is a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF, Senior Practitioner Coach and Coach Supervisor with the EMCC. Annette has trained over 7,800 leaders in coaching and mentoring in her career and is an active member of the global association Solution Focus in Organisations (SFiO).