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The Online Journal of Solution Focus in Organisations

Vol 11 – No 1 – August 2019 – Page 12

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Jonas Wells shares rumours on SF history

and re-visions the Emergence of Solution Focused Practice

On all channels: Youtube, LinkedIn and Facebook the current ‘trending recording’ is an illuminating history of SF, compellingly told by Jonas Wells.

Jonas gave a talk for the SFiO Global Online Chapter on 30 June 2019. Through his excellent research and timeline, he took the 27 participants back in history from the early works of Milton Erikson in the 50’s, through the eighties and nineties, with a cast of characters, some well known and others less so.


We recorded the event and it is now available here on the SFiO YouTube channel for our archives.

Slides from the talk

Download slides in PDF format

Hear more with SF on Tour

Listen to Jonas being interviewed by Elfie Czerny and Dominik Godat at their site, SF on Tour, where you will also find a link the to the timeline he mentions in the SFiO talk.


Jonas Wells works in Sweden as Coordinating Manager for South Dalarnas Coordination Agency. The agency coordinates joint efforts between municipalities (social work), social insurance office, job centre and the regional health care organisation. He is also responsible for the continuous development of indicators of successful collaboration via the Swedish National Network of Coordination Agencies.

Jonas is a social anthropologist and has a long history with SF starting in 2002, nowadays working primarily with organisational development, training and writing about presuppositions in SF work. He is since November the chairman of the Swedish national organisation for SF, SFLK. Jonas curates the Solution Focus Playlist on Spotify (now close to 700 songs!). He hardly ever turns down a cup of tea.

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