Cultural sensitivity must be a ‘core competency’ in coaching

Research suggests that cross-cultural coaches have an openness that makes them more tolerant and aware of cultural differences Liz Hall Cross-cultural coaches tend to have openness and an ability to live with ambiguity that is ingrained from an early age, findings suggests. The research, by director of 10 Consulting, Jenny Plaister-Ten, for her master’s in coaching and mentoring practice at Oxford Brookes University, reinforces the need for better cultural understanding. It echoes US President Obama’s call for greater co-operation and understanding between nations, and the United Nations’ appeal for more cultural awareness, knowledge and sensibilities in its State of World […]

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