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THANK you all for the lasting effects of this years SOLworld conference
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Dear organising committee,dear leaders of workshops, dear participants and SOL friends, I'm still overwhelmed by all the positive thoughts that I have taken home from Balatonfüred. The whole…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasuteru Aoki Jun 27, 2011.

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Julia Kalenberg is attending Dominik Godat's event

Registration Summer Retreat 2014 open at Chateau Cortils | Blegny - Belgium

July 8, 2014 at 5pm to July 12, 2014 at 10pm
Registration is open for the 5th Summer Retreat!In July the 5th Summer Retreat will take place in Belgium. Here you can register, be very welcome!…See More
Dec 1, 2013
Dave Holt commented on Julia Kalenberg's blog post Yellow brick road - use a marble as your preferred future
"Hi,  could someone elaborate on the team building exercise please?"
Oct 31, 2013
Julia Kalenberg commented on Liselotte Baeijaert's event 'SOLWorld Summer Retreat 2013'
"Thanks to the organizers to make this happen again. We will have a great time together. I'm so curious about the venue, about many new people there and happy to see many of you again :-)"
Dec 25, 2012
Julia Kalenberg is attending Liselotte Baeijaert's event

SOLWorld Summer Retreat 2013 at Moieciu in the Carpathian Mountains in Transilvania (Romania)

August 14, 2013 at 5pm to August 19, 2013 at 10am
"Don't save the best for last... join us NOW at the 4th Sol Summer Retreat from aug 14th till 19th 2013'!   Last year's Summer Retreat in Hydra, was special, just like every Sol Summer Retreat has been special and unique. If something is working, do more of it... and so we are delighted to invite you at the 4th SOL Summer Retreat…See More
Dec 25, 2012
Julia Kalenberg left a comment for Niklas Tiger
"Hi Niklas - great to know you and Pernilla! Hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Julia "
Sep 25, 2012
Elke Gybels commented on Julia Kalenberg's blog post Duplo dolls - figuring futures - a great workshop by Elke Gybels
"Thank you so much Julia for your wonderful feedback! I was very pleased with your visit, questions and support, during and after my workshop! Because of the enthusiasm of you and the other participants the workshop was a very exciting and…"
Sep 21, 2012
Hannes Couvreur commented on Julia Kalenberg's blog post WOW to Jespers ability to move big groups
"Amen to that! :)"
Sep 19, 2012
Jenny Clarke commented on Julia Kalenberg's blog post Introducing SF into your organization - spreading the SF rumor
"Thank you!"
Sep 16, 2012
Jesper H Christiansen commented on Julia Kalenberg's blog post WOW to Jespers ability to move big groups
"Hi Julia Thanks a lot! "As long as it's fun for you and your participants when you do it, you can do anything!" – Could be a saying. There will be some writing about it on this site so you will definitely hear more…"
Sep 16, 2012
Julia Kalenberg commented on Ali Abington's blog post The SOL never stopped shining
"Thank you Ali for your wonderful article. I love your writing style and how you link to other interesting information. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Julia"
Sep 16, 2012
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Sep 16, 2012
Julia Kalenberg left a comment for Marco Matera
"Hi marco - I'm really glad that you made your dream come true and produced the boomerang. Great stuff!!! And I'm happy that you called me the mother of your boomerang. Thanks. Hugs, Julia"
Sep 16, 2012
Julia Kalenberg commented on Dominik Godat's event 'Kalimera SOL Summer Retreat 2012 Hydra – May 17 - 21, 2012'
"Hello dear summer retreaters I wish you a wonderful week. Enjoy, relax, share and let wonderful things happen. I will truly miss you. A big hug for you all, Julia"
May 9, 2012
Julia Kalenberg commented on Ivan Webb's blog post Solution Focus Checklist
"Thank you Ivan for your contribution. Great tool. best regards from switzerland"
Feb 14, 2012
Julia Kalenberg is attending Sue Lickorish's event

The SOL2012 Experience: "Sharing Steps to Success" at Keble College, Oxford University

September 6, 2012 at 9am to September 8, 2012 at 12:30pm
You are invited to join us for the learning and sharing event of the year!Here are just a few great reasons to be there... you can:join an extraordinary group of people with a shared interest in making things work better in organisationsmeet dozens of world-class practitioners and thought-leaders in the fieldchoose from…See More
Jan 15, 2012
Bob Faw left a comment for Julia Kalenberg
"Hello Julia, I hope you are doing splendidly. Do you know if there will be a SOL Summer Retreat in 2012? hugs, Bob"
Nov 22, 2011

Profile Information

Where are you based? (City & Country)
Zimmerwald near Berne, Switzerland
In which role(s) do you use SF ideas and tools? (You can pick more than one)
Coach, Consultant, Trainer
What is your connection to Solution Focused Work (based on Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer at BFTC Milwaukee and others)?
I got to know Solution Focused Work through the PURE Training at WBF with Peter Szabo and Petra Müller-Demary

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Duplo dolls - figuring futures - a great workshop by Elke Gybels

Wow - Elke, your workshop was so motivating. I love the way you explained to us how you work. You instantly "translate" what your coachees says into a picture with duplo figures. You use all the SF elements like treasure chest (strengths), cup (preferred future), tiny pieces of paper (little steps) etc. I can imagine that your clients benefit a lot from the way you work with them. 

You really motivated me to try something new. Wow. Thanks a lot, cheers, Julia

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 9:59 — 1 Comment

Keep the fire burning - burn the surveys

Dear Liselotte and dear Karolien

your workshop was great. You gave a very concrete and easy-to-apply example of how to apply SF in an organization. I will put the four steps of the conversation tables soon into practice

1. appreciation round "what is already there?"

2. future perfect "one step into future"

3. on which domains do we want to focus?

4. three little steps

Thanks for sharing! Your workshop was a great KISS example. Keep it short…


Posted on September 16, 2012 at 9:36

WOW to Jespers ability to move big groups

Dear Jesper

such a funny start into the conference. I loved the way you invited us to welcome all the countries.

And the way you made us share what "keeps us awake at night" - your questions really make curious and invite to join the experience. I also loved the idea of "No. 1 best hope" on the sheets of paper which were then thrown in the air. Would like to know more about your wonderful exercises :-)

Best regards, Julia

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 9:27 — 2 Comments

Changing Organisations with SF - Aoki san's glasses

Dear Aoki san

your blinking glasses which make us see great things are a great idea to use in small and big groups. I will try it. Thanks. Deep bow, Julia

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 9:22

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At 13:07 on November 22, 2011, Bob Faw said…

Hello Julia,

I hope you are doing splendidly.

Do you know if there will be a SOL Summer Retreat in 2012?



At 13:57 on July 5, 2011, Astrid Deville said…

Dear Julia,

I've been very pleased to get your message. Thank you! For the time being I'm not sure if I'll be able to join the SOL Summer Retreat.

I sincerely regret, I really would like to spend some time with this very specia group. Hopefully we'll meet sooner or later.

Take care,


At 12:13 on May 26, 2011, Bob Faw said…

Hello Julia,

It was a pleasure to connect with you in the Guerrilla Goodness, Mental Training and Charging for Worth workshops. It was also nice to talk informally. You have a real depth and solidity that I like. Zsuzsi also commented on your evident strength.

If work really picks up I may be able to make it to Fontana Passugg (and if there's still room at that time). Otherwise it may be tough to rationalize two European trips in a few months time.



At 6:25 on May 26, 2011, Sussan Öster said…

Dear Julia,

The time with you are still very present for me, thank you. I'll do something about somethings today... and want to tell you more. I'm also more qurious about you and also your business.

If we find it suitable we can probably meet when you are in sweden as I have holiday and may be able to go to Denmark and meet you on the way there. More later maybe Skype. I'll try and persuade myself to use that way of communicating seems nice and clever. A hug and a kiss from Sussan. PS On monday I'll have the extremely great opportunity to learn more SF as I will spend the whole day with Eva, Björn, Urban, Claes and Harry Korman (as supervisor) watching my own films from coaching sessions.

At 20:20 on September 12, 2010, Nicoline Wackerberg said…
Hi Julia , trying to learn all about Sf and the webside....a great way to keep in touch and develiop new thoughts. I still enjoy the " stop it" moment and now and then I just think the same when my son is nagging......Maybe there are moment in real life just to say Stop it what do you think?
At 15:53 on September 8, 2010, Chabwine said…
Hi, Julia,
Very nice to hear from you and many thanks for your kind words! Indeed, we are trying, depite difficulties, to improve a bit things there in DRC. The way is not easy, but when we get such encouraging messages, we cannot only go on with more optimism and hope to achieve what we are dreaming for....
I am very happy to join the SOLWorld and hope also hope to meet all of you personally!!!
Kind regards, Joelle
At 21:11 on May 18, 2010, Petra Mueller-Demary said…
Thanks my dear friend! I would like to talk to you sometime next week when you have time and learn from you more concerning marketing. Monday or Tuesday would be possible for me. Warm regard Petra
At 16:58 on May 17, 2010, Marco Matera said…
Hi Julia
nice to see you here

One Hug
At 7:22 on May 17, 2010, Lorenz Jungi said…
Liebe Julia

Ich habe die Ausstellung in Lenzburg leider noch nicht gesehen, habe sie aber im Mai fest eingeplant! Bin sehr gespannt!

Ich wünsche dir einen erfolgreichen Start in die neue Woche.


At 5:01 on May 17, 2010, Dominik Godat said…
Hallo liebe Julia
Schön, dich hier wieder zu sehen - es war toll, dich in Bukarest kennen zu lernen und ich freue mich schon auf unser nächstes Treffen.

Und vielen Dank für die Komplimente!

Lieber Gruss





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