Coaching across Cultures

JokulsarlonIn the 21st Century, most large-scale international organisations are operating globally, cross-culturally and looking to develop their senior management and executive teams as part of global leadership programmes. So what does this mean for coaching and mentoring programme design and delivery?

Whether company leaders are dealing with cultural changes through mergers/acquisitions or working with a workforce of different ethnic and/or national viewpoints, values and expectations, coaches who work with individuals in cross-cultural environments have substantially different elements to consider and require a deep understanding of what culture is and how people in different cultures work differently.

Coach Mentoring Ltd has extensive experience of coaching across cultures both on an Executive or individual developmental coaching basis or as team coaching. They are also used to working with developing coaching in the line programmes in multi cultural contexts.

Different Cultures — Different Belief Systems

Our coaches consider different belief systems as represented in the different cultures they work within and support coachees in broadening their own beliefs and knowledge. Our coaching ensures that we unlock more capability by tapping into the richness of cultural diversity and some of the wisdom that lies in alternative cultural perspectives.

Global Coaching

Global CoachingMany global organizations use coaching solutions in their leadership development to improve leadership development, quality, performance, communication, loyalty, support them in thinking and planning more strategically, manage risk more effectively and create and communicate vision and mission, coaching individuals without awareness of and paying attention to, cultural diversity is a recipe for disaster. Coach Mentoring Ltd believes strongly that embracing the cultural differences enhances the leadership capability significantly.

Benefits of using coaches and facilitators with proven track records of working across cultures:

  • Coaching that facilitates cultural intelligence can assist companies to attract and retain talented leadership and skilled professionals, promote talent management and develop greater individual potential more consistently
  • More successful global team cohesion and development
  • Ability to leverage difference more effectively
  • Ensure organisations are better equipped to facilitate high performance and communication across national and other cultural barriers


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Leadership development

We often use coaching and mentoring as part of our leadership programmes.

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So whatever your cross-cultural coaching needs might be, please get in touch to discuss your requirements in more detail.


Use our Coaches and Facilitators because of:

  • The ability to work virtually and to fit in with the time differences of the coachee. Our coaches are experienced in coaching using skype, phone, video conferencing and email.
  • The skill to develop rapport in order to build trust and understanding so people want to work with them
  • Cultural curiosity — our coaches have an interest in learning about another person’s culture and desire to understand.
  • The ability to negotiate the language of discourse. Often, one party is working in their native language, while the other is working in a second language. This may create a power imbalance in the relationship, because one person has to work harder to understand and be understood than does the other. In these situations, checking and rechecking for understanding needs to become a relentless habit.
  • Many years experience of working cross-culturally.
  • Coach Mentoring Ltd has experience of working in Europe, the US and Canada, South America, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, China and Australia.

For more information about how we can help with coaching across cultures, please contact us today, or send a quick enquiry:

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