Hosted by: David Prescott
Guest Speaker: Ella de Jong
Recorded On: July 21, 2022
This webinar’s format is different from our usual conversations. Ella de Jong demonstrates a self-activating, solution-focused approach that people can use to make difficult changes in their lives – and it doesn’t involve discussing these changes. Ella leads the audience through a series of steps that they can then use to help clients find solutions to challenges and make changes in their own lives. You can watch the process unfold even as you participate silently. The webinar provides time after the exercise for your questions and observations.
The outcomes of “Tackle Your Challenge” sessions are often surprising, with participants uncovering solutions to challenges they have faced; it is not an empty feel-good exercise. As this webinar will demonstrate, tackling personal challenges becomes easier with the right structure, the right questions, and the right approach. Additionally, the Tackle Your Challenge workshop can also be used for team-building exercises in the workplace.
Suggested materials to have for the webinar:
9 sheets of paper
11 small notepads (like “post-its”)
a pen or some colored pencils
Ella de Jong
Teacher, Writer, and Trainer, Private Practice
From the Netherlands, Ella de Jong is a solution-focused enthusiast. She is a teacher, writer, and trainer with a master’s degree in ecological pedagogy. She began her career as a counselor for children and families and has taught in primary schools for over 35 years, with much of her experience focusing on non-formal and special education. Ella now delivers accredited training courses and workshops about self-activating, solution-focused approaches and has trained at conferences in the Netherlands, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, the USA, and Canada. Her e-book, Solution-Focused Mentoring: Five Steps to Bring Out the Best in Your Mentee and Yourself has been downloaded over 35,000 times. Ella is a board member of the Dutch Solution Focused Association (VOPN) and considers creativity and humor to be the most important parts of her work. More about Ella is at www.elladejong.com/en.