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Paul z jackson

Paul brings out the best in people as a facilitator, coach, and trainer of trainers and facilitators. He draws on his experiences in journalism, comedy production and the BBC to design and deliver impactful, story-rich events that connect directly to the needs of the participants.

With an MA from Oxford University, he is co-author of the ground-breaking book, The Solutions Focus – Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE, rated as one of the Top 30 business books of the year in the USA and the study guide Positively Speaking – the art of constructive conversations with a solutions focus.

Paul has trained more than 1,000 coaches in the solutions-focused approach and coaches senior executives and police officers. His clients include P&G, Crossrail, Tate, Lane 4, KPMG, Metropolitan Police, Rolls Royce, Google, Carnival, Deloitte and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.

In addition to his extensive corporate work, Paul has taught and lectured at the London Actors Centre, Columbia University, Bath Spa University College, the CIPD, Aalto, Imperial and London Business Schools, Cranfield and Ashridge schools of management.

Paul is co-director of leading change consultancy The Solutions Focus, on the accreditation team of the UK Association of Solution Focused Practice, and serves on the SOLworld steering group.

Find out more about Paul and the Solutions Focus approach.

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janine waldman

Janine is a leader in the application of Solutions Focus in the UK and around the world. As an organisational development consultant, coach, facilitator and author with three decades of experience, she designs and leads learning, development and change initiatives that deliver transformative results.

Co-owner and director of international coaching and change consultancy The Solutions Focus, she is passionate about engendering positive sustainable change, working with an extensive range of global clients including Beiersdorf (Nivea), DP World, The Australian High Commission, Metropolitan Police, Benevolent AI (biotech), BGRS Ltd and Imperial College London. She has held senior HRD positions in UK and New Zealand multinationals Otis Elevator Company and Fisher and Paykel.

Holding a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations and HR management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Janine is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and visiting lecturer on post-graduate leadership and HR programmes at Birkbeck and Westminster Universities.

Janine is a frequent contributor to management journals, keynote speaker at international conferences, and guest presents on trending topics at business schools, most recently on Building Resilience at the London Business School .

Janine is co-author of ‘Positively Speaking: The Art of Constructive Conversations with a Solutions Focus’, ‘The Resilience Pocketbook’ and ‘The Executive Guide to Engagement, Resilience and Performance’.

Find out more about Janine and the Solutions Focus approach.

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andrew huffer

Paul and Janine will be supported in their workshops by Andrew and Andrew! Andrew Huffer has over 19 years consulting experience across Australia, which includes 950+ workshops focusing on team development, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning.


Andrew rixon

Andrew Rixon has a focus is on how complexity inspired approaches can change the way we work. As a professional facilitator and leadership coach, Andrew's style is engaging, light-hearted and curious.