Who Is On Our Team?
Accredited Coaches, Mentors, Supervisors, Trainers
►Debbie Hogan, MS, CSFC, MSFP, MCC, Trainer, Certified Coach, Psychotherapist, Singapore, USA
Debbie is the Founder and Program Director of the Academy of Solution Focused Training since 2004. In private practice since 1993, as a Psychotherapist and Life and Executive coach, she has extensive experience with multi-national companies in oil and gas, banking, IT, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceuticals, and the hotel industry. Debbie was trained by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer, the developers of Solution Focused Practice. She is a Master Solution Focused Practitioner and Examiner for IASTI and Examiner and Certified Solution Focused Therapist and Coach with the CCPC. Debbie is a Master Certified Coach with the ICF and has trained coaches all over the world in her ICF Accredited Coach Training Program. She is part of the PCC Assessor Community with the ICF, and served as Vice President and Director of Membership for ICF Singapore Chapter from 2019 - 2021. She has contributed to several book chapters, including The Art of Solution Focused Therapy, Encounters with Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, and co-editor of Solution Focused Practice in Asia and Solution Focused Practice Around the World. (Back to Therapy Training)
►Dave Hogan, MTh, CSFT, CSFC, MSFP, PCC, Trainer, Certified Coach, Singapore, USA
Dave is the Director and Co-founder of the Academy of Solution Focused Training with over 28 years experience as a consultant, trainer and coach. He has degrees in French, theology and counseling and specializes in individual and team coaching, mentoring and leadership development. He conducts corporate training in team coaching, leadership development, change management, and career development. Dave is a Certified Solution Focused Coach with the CCPC, Master Solution Focused Practitioner with IASTI, and a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF. Dave has trained coaches since 2004 runs an ICF accredited coach training program. Dave is a founding member of IASTI and co-editor of Solution Focused Practice in Asia, a seminal book highlighting inspiring case examples across Asia in therapy, supervision, education, coaching and organizational consulting. Dave is a Coach Trainer, Mentor Coach, Leadership and Team Coach and has coached individuals and teams globally.
►Hermann Ditzig, MA, MSc, PCC, Certified Coach Supervisor (CSA), Singapore
Hermann has graduate degrees and doctoral level training in Medical Sociology, Clinical and Social Psychology, Organizational Design/Development and Leadership. He has worked in almost every Asian country since coming to Singapore in 1984, designing leadership development programs for some of the top 50 global corporations. His passion for leadership development started as a result of a 5 year US study looking at the impact of work experiences on people's emotional well-being. The results clearly showed that leaders had a profound impact, which influenced him to leave clinical work and pursue Organizational Design/Development and Leadership. His work evolved into a focus on Leadership and Executive Coaching for over twenty years. He is an active member of the Singapore ICF Chapter since 2014, serving as President in 2016-2017. He is an Associate Trainer and Mentor Coach with the Academy.
►Kirsten Dierolf, MA, MSFP, MCC, Trainer, Organization & HR Developer, Germany
Kirsten is owner and founder of SolutionsAcademy. Kirsten has been coaching executives, middle managers and teams for global corporations since 1996. In 2016 she was certified as Master Certified Coach with the ICF and is an assessor for MCC and PCC certifications. Kirsten served as President of ICF Germany from 2020 - 2021. She is accredited as a Master Practitioner and Accredited Coach Supervisor with the EMCC, both accreditations held by only 4 coaches in the world. She has been developing programs for Solution Focused Coaches since 2008 and her first Accredited Coach Training began in 2015. Kirsten trained with the founders of SFBT, Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer. She is author of over 30 articles and author of The Solution Tango with Louis Cauffman, Solution-Focused Team Coaching, contributor to Solution Focused Practice in Asia and co-editor of Solution Focused Practice around the World. Kirsten is an Associate Trainer for the Academy of SF.
►Jane Tuomola, D.Clin.Psy, MSFP, PCC, Therapist, Certified Coach, Trainer, Singapore
Jane is a Clinical Psychologist and Professional Certified Coach and owner of Pebble Psychology. She works with individuals and couples using the SF approach, focusing particularly on intercultural adjustment. She worked for many years in the UK National Health Service, focusing on adult mental health before being based in Singapore for 8 years working in private practice and as a Lecturer at James Cook University. She is co-editor of Solution Focused Practice in Asia. She has a passion for helping others learn the SF approach as a supervisor, mentor coach and trainer. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Master Solution Focused Practitioner certified by the IASTI, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor with the CCPC. Jane is an Associate of the Academy of Solution Focused Training as a trainer, mentor coach and Co-Director of the Academy's Peer Supervision Programme. (Back to Therapy Training)
►Edwin Choy, MS, CSFT, CSFC, MSFP PCC, Certified Coach, Trainer, Singapore
Edwin holds a Master’s Degree, a Graduate Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy with over 20 years experience as a counsellor, trainer and coach. He is co-founder of the Centre for Fathering and a pioneer in designing outdoor adventure camps for father-child bonding. Edwin is a qualified trainer in MBTI, PREP, Couples Communication I & II and Parent Education Leadership Training. Edwin is a Certified Solution Focused Coach and Therapist from the CCPC, Master Solution Focused Practitioner from IASTI and Professional Certified Coach with the ICF. He is a pioneer in Teacher Renewal programs and has been training educators and discipline masters in the use of Solution Focused coaching in schools across Asia. He is a contributor to Solution Focused Practice in Asia. Edwin is an Associate Trainer of the Academy of Solution Focused Training and serves as a Mentor Coach and Supervisor.
►Joe Cannon, MAR, MSFP, PCC, Certified Coach, Mentor Coach, Trainer, USA
Joe has an extensive background in psychology and counseling, having worked as a psychological examiner, therapist and family counselor across a variety of private, community and faith-based settings. He has worked specifically with substance abusers, juvenile delinquents and he managed a halfway house for the chronically mentally ill. Joe is certified as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. With a life-long interest in physical fitness, he is an instructor in Shuri Ryu Okinawan Karate and practices many bodywork modalities including Thai Medical Massage, Soft Tissue Release and Reiki. He is a Master Solution Focused Practitioner with IASTI and an Professional Certified Coach with the ICF. Joe is a Life and Fitness Coach and an Associate Trainer and Mentor Coach with the Academy of Solution Focused Training. Joe and the team have developed an accredited faith-based SF coach training program: faithfocusedsolutions.com.
►Dennis Welch, BBS, PCC, Certified Coach, Trainer & Mentor Coach, Cambodia
Dennis spent the first half of his life as a career Air Traffic Controller in Dallas, Texas, where he first developed his training skills. After retiring from the US Federal Aviation Administration, he pursued a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree from Sunset International Bible Institute. Since 2008 he has served as a faith-based trainer, mentor and coach in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dennis specializes in using the Solution Focused Approach in all his service activities, including individual coaching, small group studies with Group Coaching, and Leadership Team Coaching. He is a Mentor Coach and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Dennis is a Certified Master Solution Focused Practitioner with IASTI and is one of our traininers. Dennis and the team have developed an accredited faith-based SF coach training program: faithfocusedsolutions.com.
►Sukanya Wignaraja, M.Sc. (Oxon), CSFC, MSFP, PCC, Therapist, Certified Coach, Trainer, and Mentor Coach, Sri Lanka
Sukanya has a Masters in Social Work from Oxford University, UK. She is a Master Solution Focused Practitioner and Professional Certified Coach. Sukanya worked in the mental health field in the UK for many years across a range of settings, including community, hospitals and the prison service. She was a Specialist Advisor in Social Work to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Sukanya was an Executive Coach and Senior Psychotherapist in the EAP services for Expatriates in the Philippines and Japan, where she conducted training programmes for counsellors. Since 2017, Sukanya has been in private practice in Colombo where she works with individuals and couples and as an Executive Coach. Sukanya is a Mentor Coach and Associate Coach Trainer with the Academy of SF. She is a Clinical Supervisor, and is Co-Director of the Academy's Peer Supervision Programme.