Who Is On Our Team?

Certified Coaches, Counsellors, Trainers and Mentors

 

►Debbie Hogan, MS, CSFC, MSFP, PCC, Trainer, Certified Coach, Psychotherapist, Singapore, USA

Debbie.png

Debbie is the owner 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 Professional 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 Team with the ICF, and VP and Director of Membership of the Singapore Chapter. 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 Hogan 2018.png

​Dave is the Director and co-owner 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 training in team building, change management, executive leadership 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.

►Hermann Ditzig, MA, MSc, PCC,  Certified Coach Supervisor (CSA), Singapore

Hermann.png

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 2018.png

​Kirsten is owner and founder of SolutionsAcademy. She designs and delivers international training for global corporations in finance, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, IT and technology fields. 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. She has been developing programs for Solution Focused Coaches since 2008 and her first Accredited Coach Training Program 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.

 

►Jane Tuomola, D.Clin.Psy, MSFP, PCC, Therapist, Certified Coach, Trainer, Singapore

jane-minduu.jpeg

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 supervisor.  (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 approaches in schools across Asia. Edwin is an Associate trainer of the Academy of Solution Focused Training and a contributor to Solution Focused Practice in Asia.

►Joe Cannon, MAR, MSFP, PCC, Certified Coach, Trainer, USA

Joey 2018.jpeg

​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.

Robin Cannon, BA, MFA, ACC, Certified Coach, Trainer, USA

RC_edited.png

Versatility and drive mark Robin’s 30+ years’ experience working within corporate and faith-based professions. He comes from a wide background of multilingual, multicultural experience. He has found very successful opportunities across many fields, including show business, hospitality management, IT management, and human resources. He strives to never lose sight of the vital need for healthy growth and change in the everyday life of everyday people. Years of administration, counseling, and corporate management and coach training to gain ICF and ISASTI certifications have shown him that Solution Focused Coaching is one of the best means of helping people in their journey towards excellence. He is an associate coach trainer, business developer, and provides IT development and support for the Academy. Robin 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

DWrb.png

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 pic_edited.png

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. She has practiced as an SF Therapist and Coach in the Philippines (where she also ran training programmes for counselors) and in Japan. Since 2017, Sukanya has been in private practice in Colombo where she works with individuals and couples. Sukanya is also one of the mentor coaches running the Academy's Supervision Programme and an Associate Trainer on the SF Coach Training Program.