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CROSS-CULTURAL COACHING – RECONCILE THE PAST WITH THE FUTURE: COACHING AT WORK CONFERENCE 2017

Jenny Plaister-Ten, director of 10 Consulting, explored the richness and diversity of inter-cultural communication and presented an updated version of her model, the Cross-Cultural Kaleidoscope. By Ros Soulsby   Drawing on seven years of research and being part of an inter-cultural family, Plaister-Ten has distilled her findings into a model and tool for inter-cultural coaching. The intention with the cross-cultural kaleidoscope is to help clients go beyond their stories around culture, reconciling their influences and experiences with the present to get to their true sense of identity, she told delegates at the Coaching at Work annual conference on 5 July […]

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EMCC CONFERENCE: POLARISED WORLD ACCEPTING ‘POST-TRUTH’ AS FACTS

In a seemingly increasingly polarised world, more and more unconscious biases are showing up, causing friction and poor communication among others, according to Jennifer Plaister-Ten and Carol Whitaker. In their session at the EMCC conference, the duo explored the unconscious biases people have in their daily lives, work and relationships with the world, and how polarised opinions are voiced daily, leaving little room for the kaleidoscope of options in between. They highlighted the pervasiveness of ‘post-truth’ in which opinions stemming from unconscious biases are presented as truth. The presenters suggested the current environment is allowing personal biases to be confirmed […]

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