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.

4 responses to “About an SF coach”

  1. Zena says:

    Very interesting training, have taken a lot of ideas and a plan to move my role forward and feedback to other members of staff l work with.
    Very positive.

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  3. Hi there

    I’d really love to know more about your courses. Interested in incorporating more of this coaching style.

    Thanks so much

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