Become (even) better at making choices
Be inspired by horses with Wendy Van den Bulck
Feb 26, 2023
Introduced by Owen Charnley
“There is no doubt that great conversations play an important role in helping people change.” Wendy Van Den Bulck From: “Connective Clarity (When Horses Invite You to Take Up Authentic Solution Focused Leadership”)
In this edited recording of an SF24 workshop, Wendy summarises core elements from her book Connective Clarity. She provides many valuable tips on using SF to coach people in the art of Solution Focus, particularly on making choices.
Throughout the video, Wendy uses well-presented slides and short video clips of her working with horses to demonstrate her points. She uses their behaviour to highlight the invitation to change.
The video captures some of the core elements she uses when dealing with her clients to help them through the change they want. These core elements include:
- See options using your innate 360° ‘radar’ to pay attention
- Make choices by defining a clear direction
I like most the content of “Make choices”, as I find that change is the outcome that clients want.
I agree with Wendy that choices are an integral part of the Solution Focused approach and that the client must decide on their choice before they make the change.
I bought and was inspired by Wendy’s book soon after she published it and have spent time with her on virtual interactions. It gives me great pleasure to say that this video, too, has inspired me.