The coaching process helps people reach goals by overcoming personal obstacles. It empowers individuals by creating realistic, actionable items and a sense of accountability.
Personal and Executive Coaching
Why: Changes come in many forms: new countries and languages, new relationships, new careers. Some changes are sought out and some are thrust upon us. Sometimes the change is the culture itself and other times the change is simply occurring against a backdrop of cultural differences. We believe that people have both the potential and the power to effectuate positive change. Change is hard; motivation isn’t always sufficient and trying isn’t always enough. Our energy is best spent on taking a series of smart and achievable actions toward the goals that we want to realize.
Target audience: Global leaders and expatriates who want to recalibrate their mindset so that they can easily manage the complexity, uncertainty, and personal challenges presented by living or working in an international environment.
Goals: What does our coaching process look like?
- An initial assessment to clarify objectives around personal or professional development
- The creation of a development plan for critical skills and behaviors that need to be acquired or enhanced for maximum effectiveness
- Access to cutting edge resources to support the mindshifting process and promote thinking around personal obstacles
- Action-oriented learning whereby the client commits to actions each week in order to embed new ways of cultural thinking, being, and relating
- Weekly accountability to ensure that the learning “sticks” and results are achieved
Results: To read about some of our coaching success stories, click here.
Why: From a neuroscience perspective, both coaches’ and clients’ earliest life experiences and interactions forged strong neural pathways in their brains at a very young age and created a “social autopilot”. If we grew up in a single culture environment, we learned how to behave successfully in that culture, but not necessarily in another one. Strengths in one culture may often be deficits in another culture, or vice-versa, and this is where it becomes critical to have self-awareness around cultural beliefs and personal behavioral styles.
Target audience: Coaches who work with international clients and want to understand the impact of cultural differences on the coaching process.
Goals: We help coaches generate self-awareness around their own mental mind maps to see how they may differ from those of their international clients. By teaching and mentoring coaches to recognize and adjust communication, decision-making, leadership, relationship-building, and feedback styles that vary culture to culture, they can take conscious action to develop the competencies necessary to ensure that their coaching remains relevant and impactful regardless of their setting.