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SFP 87 – Partnering with your Clients: Inspirations from the ICF Coaching Competencies for Solution Focused Practice with Kirsten Dierolf
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Kirsten Dierolf about the ICF Core Competencies and Solution Focus. In today’s episode, we talk with Kirsten Dierolf, M.A., MSFP, MCC, Solution-Focused Practitioner, Trainer, Coach, Author, and President Elect of ICF Germany about the ICF Core Competencies and Solution Focus. Find out what fascinates her with Solution Focus now, what attracted her in the beginning, and what kept fascinating her since. Hear how she got into working with organizations and leaders and what she likes about this work. Learn more about the core competencies of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the compatibility with Solution Focus, how the ICF Core Competencies influenced her work, and what could be interesting to explore more as solution-focused practitioners. Check out how she partners with clients and elicits what clients really want, her take on narrative and solution-focus as combination to ICF mastery, the difficulty of assessing coaching quality or recognizing solution-focus, and the good reasons to go for ICF certification. And try out the challenges of the week: 1.) When you are coaching someone (or do therapy or other solution-focused practice), and you notice yourself judging someone, find a hook to suspend your judgement and see how that feels. 2.) Listen to some of your recordings of solution-focused practice and look at all the situations where you could give your client a little bit more say in how the session is run. So, am I leading the session? Is the client leading the session? Are we co-creating it together? And what tells me that we are doing one of those three?