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Ko Waiharakeke te kāinga engari Nō Rānana au.
Ko Paul Hanton tōku ingoa.
As a Solution Focused (SF) practitioner, I believe that everyone I see is uniquely competent and has the capability to work out their own solutions. I aim to have helpful conversations with people to that end, and I do not assess, diagnose or pathologise people, I am more interested in what is working, what has worked, and what might work in the future. This ‘philosophy’ is equally applicable to; individuals, groups, customers of training & consultancy and supervision.
I also recognise that there are social injustices in this world. As a white middle aged man I recognise my own white privilege and my best hopes are not to add to social injustice.
I hope you will find time to browse the pages and look at what I am able to offer to both individuals and organisations.
I am pleased to be able to offer a range of skills and abilities in the following areas:
If any of these areas are of interest to you please feel free to get in touch with me.
Please note that any services I offer will not be in conflict with the organisation that I am employed by and this will be established before I undertake said services.
The title of this website ‘Helpful conversations’ was inspired by a friend and SF colleague Greg Vinnicombe who had a business and website called ‘useful conversations’. Greg died in 2015 and is sorely missed in the international Solution Focused community.