This book presents a simple and effective approach for coaching: the solution-focused approach. Together with her husband and their team Insoo Kim Berg co-originated this approach many years ago. First, it developed within the field of psychotherapy. Now, it is spreading throughout institutions like schools, business organizations, and consultancy firms.
This coaching approach is highly goal-focused and respectful. The great thing is it often works very fast, hence the book title "brief coaching". After reading this book, every coaching will be able to understand the method and to start applying many of its principles. But becoming really good at it requires a lot of practise and discipline.
To my knowledge this is the first book in whicht the solution-focused principles are presented for an audience of coaches. I can't think of any two people more suited for delivering this message to that audience. Insoo is one of the people who invented this approach and Peter is an experienced coach. They succeeded quite well in writing an accessible and interesting book.