Solution-Focused Coaching Finding What Works

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Homewood Suites Amherst 1138 Millersport Highway Amherst, NY 14226
  • 11


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Focusing on problems makes you an expert in what’s wrong; to become an expert in what’s right, you must think about and be able to guide others towards progress.

In this workshop you will:

  • Receive a deck of SOLVED method Coaching Cards that can be used to make progress on challenges within your work, your teams’ work, your organization’s work.

  • Strategies and tools for improving the performance of any team.

  • An innovative, proven approach to managing complexity and change in teams.

  • A coaching model that can be applied to organizations, teams as well as individuals.

  • Tips and techniques for facilitating meetings and workshops.

  • Ways to help teams escape from complex and tense situations.

  • How these methods have been applied in leading organizations across the world, including banks, military, manufacturing, retail, law enforcement, non-profit, and small entrepreneurial businesses.

The Solution-Focused SOLVED coaching method builds on strengths, draws out people’s skilled-knowledge, and enables them to share it effectively, leading to faster results that last within the organization. Enabling you to draw on individual talents and the abilities of the group.

Solution-focused coaching offers you a way of developing a team sustainably and systematically – even in chaotic situations.

You will take away a set of new tools, techniques, and tips that you can apply immediately in your work.

Program Agenda:

8:30-9:00: Breakfast and Networking

9:00-10:30: Speaker Presentation

Note: at the conclusion of this program, HomeWood Suites will be offering a tour of their latest renovations!

Mike Cardus

Mike has a focused expertise in team building, managerial-leadership and organization development. Frequently asked to create solutions to address the development of high-performance teams, retention of talent, innovation of product and profit streams, group conflict, coaching of leaders, developing systems to drive positive behaviors, and development of skilled knowledge to increase organizational and personal effectiveness. Working primarily with teams and management within these organizations, his role has been honed to coach, counsel, facilitate and conduct focused group work.

What Mike Believes:

Some consultants feel as if they are heroes called in to fix something broken, like the knight on the horse. That is tragic – to treat people as if they are broken when the teams, leaders, and people have done so much to get to where they are. Mike forms a partnership with all clients to accept where you are, listen to what’s working and understand what isn’t to create a process with you to improve your company’s profitability.

Learn more about Mike 

This program is being sponsored by:

At Homewood Suites by Hilton Buffalo/Amherst we know you need your downtime. That’s why we offer spacious suites with full kitchens and flat screen TVs, a complimentary evening social Monday  Thursday, and a free hot breakfast every morning. You’ll also enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and our 24-hour fitness center, indoor heated pool and sport court. So, whether you’re on the road for two nights or two weeks we have everything you need to Be at Home.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Buffalo/Amherst

1138 Millersport Highway | Amherst, NY 14226

Event Cancellation Policy

As soon as you complete the registration process, you will be guaranteed a seat at this event. The completed registration process initiates an invoice from your ATD Buffalo Niagara Chapter to you that may be paid online, by mail, or on the day of the event.

Event cancellations received within 48 hours prior to an event may be eligible to receive a full refund. Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail and should be sent to the VP of Programs at All refund requests must made by the member or credit card holder. Refunds will be credited back to the original method of payment within 30 days from the date the payment was received. Requests for cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

Your ATD Buffalo Niagara Chapter may have to pay for your meal and other fees if you register and then cannot attend. Please help us protect your chapter’s finances. You can submit cancellations at least 48 hours before the event; otherwise, we will have to invoice you to cover these costs. If that should happen, we will be happy to accept your registration for future events as soon as you have settled your outstanding balance.

What happens if I register and then cannot attend an event?

If you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event, you will not be charged. If you’ve already made payment, we will be happy to issue you a refund. If you cannot cancel before 48 hours, please feel free to send someone else in your place. Kindly send an email to so we can have materials prepared for that individual. Our goal is to make sure that person feels as welcomed as possible.

How do I cancel my registration?

To cancel, please send an email to our VP of Programs at

Thank you for adhering to this policy. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

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