- Support client choice: solution-focused coaches not only respect and work with clients' autonomy and right to choose but they also deliberately ask questions and create opportunity that enhance clients' sense of autonomy and choice as much as external goals and circumstances allow.
- Utilize client perspective: the perspective of clients is asked about and worked with. What clients bring forward is seen as and treated as useful.
- Inquire about success: questions are asked aimed at getting vivid descriptions of desired success in the past, present and future.
- Express positive expectations: throughout the process of helping clients solution-focused practitioners express subtly their expectations that clients will be able to cope and take steps forward and eventually to achieve what they desire to achieve.
Curious about what you think of these.