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Marilyn Atkinson

  • Founder of Erickson Coaching International & Author

Marilyn Atkinson Biography

Marilyn Atkinson, founder of Erickson Coaching International and originator of the Solution-Focused and Outcome-Oriented Coaching model, actively contributed to the emergence and expansion of Solution-Focused Psychology, NLP, and the development of Meta Program Analysis for effective hiring and managerial approaches worldwide. As an Industrial Psychologist she honed solution-focused methods for multiple kinds of corporate engagements, making the tools effective and easy for managers to use.

She was a dedicated follower of Milton Erickson for years and gave his name to Erickson Coaching International. She also had the privilege to work directly with Fritz Perls, creator of Gestalt psychology. For the past ten years she has been developing highly effective and specialized programs (ICF ACTP The Art and Science of Coaching) that have been taught in 33 countries.

A former Registered Organizational Psychologist, Marilyn is an NLP Master Trainer and specialist in Ericksonian Communications. She began developing formal coach training programs in the mid 1990s. Since then she has been helping leading global companies and leaders through Solution-Focused and Outcome-Oriented Coaching methodologies.

Marilyn has written and co-authored nine books, including “The Art & Science of Coaching” Trilogy (Inner Dynamics of Coaching, Step-by-Step Coaching & The Flow of Coaching).

Marilyn Atkinson Photo

Marilyn Atkinson

  • Founder of Erickson Coaching International & Author

Change Management Through High Performance Teams

Session length: 90 minutes

2020-03-26T17:00:00-04:00 Thursday, March 26th 17:00 EDT


In this short workshop, Marilyn Atkinson, a celebrated expert on team development (for twenty-five years in thirty countries, and with multiple corporations) shows how you can begin the journey towards effective change management using solution-focused team development methodologies. She discusses types of teams and their functions, and overviews how to revive tired and discouraged teams. She gives examples of how to assist entrepreneurial teams to be at the top of their innovative game, producing new products and services.  



The objective of the presentation is to assist the viewers to overview their options in developing high-performance teams, with examples of how effectively this can be integrated into a change management initiative

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. Solid overview of strong team decision making methodologies.
  2. Solution-focused methodologies to bring ‘tired teams’ back into the conversation when they have ‘lost the thread’. In this way, you assist them to start meaningful new projects.
  3. Several key methods for maintaining your facilitative focus on different kinds of team structures. These overviews give you better ways to optimize the flexibility of the team.
  4. Questioning systems that optimize team creativity.