Inspired by the latest posting by Kirsten Dierolf
I wrote something about SF vs. "being positive":
Solution-Focused coaching is not about “being positive”.
Solution-Focused is not about denying the reality of tough situations.
Solution-Focused coaching is about noticing what works - in a fact-finding manner.
It is about helping clients observe what they are doing: what does not work (and the client is very aware of that), and what does work (here the client might need a little help: due to the Negativity Bias we are built to pay more attention to the negative - but the point is that we, as SF practitioners, do not add anything!)
It is about exploring the resources clients bring to the coaching session - without any judgement, positive or negative. We are just “resource detectives” - and because we are professional “resource detectives”, we are not planting any evidence!
Read it all here