In Cross-Cultural coaching we focus on developing an awareness of cross-cultural interactions and their impacts, many of which are unknown, largely and unseen and have a big impact on Fortune 500 organizations that operate globally across many different cultures.
When I’m supporting my clients through Cross-Cultural coaching the focus is on developing an awareness, understanding and appreciation of the great potential to enrich lives through rich and authentic cross-cultural relationships.
I’ve worked on many high-visibility and high-profile global Fortune 500 initiatives and projects and have led many programs and I’ll be the first to tell you that while it can be challenging for Fortune 500 companies, cross-cultural coaching has great potential to enrich the organizational culture and the lives and experience of those involved.
Coaching is an excellent fit for cross-cultural interaction because, unlike in counseling, mentoring or training, in this type of coaching I see client as the expert.
Cross-cultural interactions on global projects and Mergers and Acquisitions often go awry due to basic misunderstandings and differences. However, because I help clients develop their own answers, the solutions developed in cross-cultural coaching end up naturally fitting the client’s own cultural values, norms and customs.
That’s something I know will continue to allow certain Fortune 500 companies to remain industry and global leaders.