Despite some coaches’ concerns to the contrary, the Chinese cultural heritage of the Hong Kong Chinese is compatible with Western coaching interventions, suggests a study from Hong Kong University. Coaching was introduced into Hong Kong Chinese society within the past two decades. While Hong Kong Chinese have a strong Chinese cultural heritage, with widespread Confucian views on respecting seniors and following advice from wiser people, they don’t see the coach as a senior, and view the role of the coach as a facilitator of learning. Coaching is accepted as a useful approach for the client...

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