About an SF coach
I’m Dr Geoff James.
I’ve been a Solutions Focused Coach since 2001, working in education, child and adolescent mental health services, residential services, professional development and organisational change. Over that time I’ve trained many people to use this approach in their lives and at work.
In 2016 my book ‘Transforming behaviour in the classroom – a solution focused guide for new teachers’ (Sage) is for anyone starting out on the path to Solutions Focused Coaching in schools. It’s tells you what it is, why it works and how to do it.
I am writing, training and continuously developing SFCis and I’m happy to support you in any way that I can.
A brief biograpy;
Ph.D. (2006) U.E.A researching exclusion and inclusion, alternative provision , diversity and pastoral support,
M.A. Education (1998) O.U.
B.Sc. Joint Hons. Zoology and Botany (1972) London U. Sir John Cass
Adv. Postgrad. Dip. Sp. ED. Needs (1998) O.U.
PGCE (1994) U. of Wales, Aberystwyth
Cert. Solution Focused Brief Therapy (2001 BRIEF London), Solutions focused coaching (2004 BRIEF London)
Life and work experience; Solutions Focused Coach, biologist, small scale farmer, owner/operator field centre, fish farm manager, teacher, house builder, writer, parter, Dad to five children.