Mark McKergow, PhD

Dr. Mark McKergow is co-director of sfwork – the Centre for Solutions Focus at Work. He is an international consultant, speaker and author. McKergow’s groundbreaking work in taking Solutions Focus (SF) to a worldwide business audience is creating new paradigms and communities in more than 25 countries around the world. He is known for his energetic and accessible style, cutting-edge ideas presented with his inimitable blend of scientific rigor and performance pizzazz.

McKergow is a global pioneer applying SF ideas to organizational and personal change. He has written and edited three books and dozens of articles. His book “The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE” (co-authored with Paul Z. Jackson) was declared one of the year’s top 30 business books in the U.S. and is now available in eight languages. He has led the development of new SF models of coaching, negotiation, conflict management and strategic planning. With Jenny Clarke, he founded SolutionsBooks in 2005, and they collaborated on the book “57 SF Activities” (2008). He is now developing new metaphors for leadership, notably around leader as host.

McKergow has been elected to membership of Jack Canfield’s Transformational Leadership Council. He is a board member of SFCT, a new worldwide association for SF consultants, coaches and leaders and edits the academic journal InterAction. He is also a member of the Association for Management Education and Development (AMED) and the Association for MBAs (AMBA). Visit for more information.


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