Cross-Cultural Leadership Coaching
In today’s global economy collaboration across borders is becoming the norm. Employees at all levels interact with colleagues and business partners on the other side of the world, as well as with people from other national and professional cultures sitting next to us. This creates many great opportunities for collaboration and sharing of ideas, but it can also lead to misunderstandings and frustrations that negatively impact productivity and teamwork.
Coaching can help organisations and individuals become more culturally competent and effective in today’s global business environment by:
- Increasing cultural awareness
- Leveraging cultural diversity
- Becoming an effective cross-cultural communicator
- Preparing for overseas assignments
- Overcoming culture shock
Living and working overseas as an expatriate provides a great career opportunity. It also requires you to adapt to an unfamiliar culture. Questions of belonging, making connections, establishing friendships, and rediscovering your identity are going to come up. To thrive you need to shift your cultural perspective and adapt your behaviour. Working through those questions and the adaptive challenges they bring is much easier with a coach.
With a Masters in Coaching Psychology, Bachelor of Commerce, Chartered Accountant and over 25 years in a variety of management and leadership roles, DAVID BENNETT is an experienced executive coach who speaks the language of business. David has lived and worked overseas for 12 years, principally in Latin America and Europe, in a range of national, professional and corporate cultures. David coaches in English and Brazilian Portuguese and has a working knowledge of Spanish.