Kirsten Dierolf


Kirsten Dierolf, M.A., ICF MCC, EMCC MP, ESIA, ITCA MP, IASTI MASFP is the owner and founder of SolutionsAcademy, a global coach training academy with ICF and EMCC accredited programs. She coaches executives and teams mainly for global corporations. Kirsten learned the Solution Focused Approach when she was translating workshops for Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer from 2001 to 2007. She is the author of “Solution Focused Team Coaching”, co-author of “The Solutions Tango” and “Coaching plain and simple” and editor of “Solution Focused Practice around the World” published as the result of the first global conference of Solution Focus which spanned all applications of SF, an initiative she spearheaded in 2017. Kirsten was instrumental in founding the first peer reviewed journal for Solution Focused work in organizations “InterAction” in 2008 which she edited from 2008-2016. She has published over 50 articles on Solution Focused Coaching, writes on her weekly blog ( and contributes to the ICF Germany’s podcast (