1. The client feels an insistent need to reach a solution.
2. We map together a string of small solutions that grow into larger wholes.
3. We translate vague goals into concrete, specific and behavioral solutions.
4. We describe solutions as the presence of something the client will do rather than an absence.
5. We express solutions as beginnings rather than endings.
6. Solutions feel realistic and achievable within the context of the clients work.
7. The client is in the drivers seat and ready to do some work to achieve the goal.