A Solution-Focused Coaching Method

SOLVED Cards

A Solution-Focused Coaching Process

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What is THE SOLVED METHOD?

This approach values simplicity in language, while aiming to discover “what works” in a given situation – simply and practically. The focus on what’s wanted, what’s going well, and what true practical progress looks like, helps lead individuals and organizations toward positive, pragmatic solutions.

ABOUT THE CARDS

A deck of SOLVED CARDS includes 48 individual prompts to take you through various scenarios you’ll encounter in the workplace, which follow along with each stage of the acronym:

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Product Details

Weight:
.5lbs
Dimensions:
3.93701 × 6.1811 × 0.944882 in

“The value in this method is that by focusing on what you want the solution to be, as opposed to focusing solely on the problem at hand, you can then put your energy and focus into developing actionoriented steps toward the solution.”

- Mike Cardus

“The Solution-Focused approach is not an exercise in positive thinking and hiding from problems. It is about purposeful thinking to better understand what we need to do to make changes, and then actually doing it.”

- Alan Kay
Fry the Monkeys:
Create a Solution

“It is the client who owns the problem and the solution. My job is to create a relationship in which the client can get help. It is not my job to take the client’s problems onto my own shoulders, nor is it my job to offer advice and solutions in a situation that I do not live in myself.”

- Edgar Schein

Description

SOLVED cards are built upon a philosophy called Solution-Focused.

The approach values simplicity in philosophy and language and aims to discover “what works” in a given situation, simply and practically. The focus on what’s wanted, what’s going well and practical progress leads to a positive and pragmatic way to work with organizations and individuals.

The value in this method is that by focusing on what you want the solution to be, as opposed to focusing on the problem, your energy and focus can be put into developing action steps toward the solution. The problem is known and acknowledged. The solution is found in examining what you know, what resources you have and need in order to solve your problems.

SOLVED Cards can be used for learning by an individual, in pairs for peer-to-peer training, and in a group setting for team building.

Additional Information

A deck of SOLVED CARDS includes 48 individual prompts to take you through various scenarios you’ll encounter in the workplace, which follow along with each stage of the acronym:

S – Situation
O – Observation
L – Level
V – Validation
E – Exception
D – Decision & Direction

Also included:

  • A comprehensive, step-by-step user manual that takes you through the philosophy of the cards to help you use them more effectively

SOLVED CARDS come in a premium carrying box so you can take them wherever you go: Team meetings, offsite retreats or professional development trainings – there’s truly no shortage of opportunities to uncover the problem-solving and team-building techniques provided through Mike’s methodology.

Product Specs

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 3.93701 × 6.1811 × 0.944882 in