COACHING & CULTURAL CHANGE
WHAT IS CULTURAL CHANGE?
The Merriam-Webster defines “CULTURAL CHANGE” as “modification of a society through innovation, invention, discovery, or contact with other societies”.
Cultural changes and transitions are an inevitable part in our life nowadays, but some people seem to be able to cope with them better than others. When we step into another culture we step out of our comfort zone and the fear of the unknown and uncertainty will pull us back to our familiar space. If we overcome it and we step out of our comfort zone and face the change, that´s where magic really happens! By having courage to take a step out and learn about the newness, soon we feel more and more familiar until we become comfortable again. As a result, our comfort zone expands to include this new space…That´s called growth!
If there is something I have done all my life is never stop stepping out my comfort zone to discover new places and cultures. That´s my source of energy and motivation. Through my experience and coaching training, I can help you step out of your comfort zone and face the change that will take you to live a fulfilling life by making cultural change an opportunity!
WHAT IS COACHING?
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” says an African proverb.
“Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential” is International Coaching Federation’s definition.
Whilst the Association for Coaching (AC ) defines Coaching as “a facilitated, dialogic and reflective learning process that aims to grow the individuals’ (or teams) awareness, responsibility and choice (thinking and behavioural). Put simply, professional coaching is the best way to support an individual, team, organisation and society to reach its purpose and potential”
I like to define coaching as a way for Self-Exploration, a transformational JOURNEY at the end of which you are not the same person that you were when you began, you have new disciplines and different opportunities have opened up to you.
HOW DOES COACHING WORK?
You’re probably wondering how long coaching takes to work, what happens when you commit to coaching and what you can expect to achieve. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
What do I have to do?
Coaching mostly takes place face to face or on skype/phone in 60 minute sessions. You book an allotted time to meet/call and we take it from there. This makes it convenient for the time poor and is a very powerful way of getting straight to the issue
How many sessions will I need?
That depends on what you wish to achieve. I advise that clients commit to three months coaching in order to see real, sustainable change.
How often should I have a session?
I work with the client’s needs. Usually clients prefer one session a week initially to kick-start their development and then fewer as they get closer to reaching their goal.
Is it like therapy?
No, I’m not a therapist! I may look to your past to see what might be holding you back but coaching is dynamic as it works in the here and now, giving you a practical route to where you want to be.
HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM COACHING WITH ME?
Gain clarity and self awareness
Gain control of your culture-related challenge
Become fully equipped to live and lead in a new country or cultural environment
Strengthen your global leadership skills
Optimize your global communication and collaboration
Get ahead in your global career
WHAT WILL YOU GET FROM ME?
My job is to help you clarify your goal and then come up with feasible strategies that will effortlessly get you where you want to be. As your coach I will be:
100% committed to your success
Available in between sessions for free email coaching to keep you continually supported
Constantly inspiring and motivating you along the way
Giving you a completely confidential service committed to the AC Code of Ethics
Offering unconditional support throughout the coaching process
Always providing creative ways of supporting you
Believing in you even when you don’t