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Our Founder

Our Founder


Marilyn Atkinson, Founder

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

Marilyn has been a dedicated follower of Milton Erickson for decades and gave his name to Erickson Coaching International. Since founding Erickson in 1980, she has developed many highly effective and specialized coach training programs (including the ICF ACTP-accredited The Art & Science of Coaching) which are currently being taught in 85 countries.

A former Registered Organizational Psychologist in Canada, Marilyn is also an NLP Master Trainer and specialist in Ericksonian Communications. Over the last 37 years, she has developed several formal business coach training programs to leading global companies and leaders through Solution-Focused and Outcome-Oriented Coaching transformations.

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

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Her most recent books available on Amazon are:

  1. Inner Dynamics of Coaching
  2. Step-By-Step Coaching
  3. Flow
  4. Velocity: The Global Language Revolution
  5. Creating Transformational Metaphors
  6. Do You Want to Play the World Game?