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REVIEW – COACHING IN ISLAMIC CULTURE: THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF ERSHAD

Christian Van Nieuwerburgh and Raja’a Allaho Routledge ISBN: 978 17822 0199 1 5 out of 5 stars   The coaching profession has long called for culturally appropriate approaches, with few solutions available. This book is an attempt to build a model consistent with specific cultural values, beliefs, traditions or religions. Ershad means guidance. According to the principles of Ershad this refers to self-guidance to learn and find the right pathway for the learner (the client) who is supported by a Murshid, a guide or facilitator (the coach). According to the practice of Ershad, the stages of the coaching conversation consist […]

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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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Welcome to the February 2012 issue of the newsletter

Welcome to the February 2012 issue of the newsletter Coaching at Work has launched a campaign to help increase the amount of high quality health and wellbeing coaching. As part of our Coaching for Health campaign, we’re running lots of editorial including our trends report in the March issue, and on health coaching approaches in the May issue. Why we’ve launched the campaign: • The cost of healthcare is spiralling yet we seem to be getting sicker • People have to take responsibility for their own health – they will rarely make behavioural changes just because a medical professional has […]

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Kaleidoscope tackles cultural complexity

COACHING AT WORK COACHING AND MENTORING AT WORK: BEYOND FRONTIERS CONFERENCE, LONDON, 23 NOVEMBER In a global market with a mobile middle class and the emergence of global ‘nomads’, an understanding of culture is essential for coaches working with clients in leadership positions, argued Jenny Plaister-Ten. However, culture is about a whole raft of factors not just the country someone comes from or is living in, emphasised Plaister-Ten, founder of 10 Consulting, in her session on cross-cultural coaching, and Lis Merrick, managing director of Coach Mentoring in hers on cross-cultural mentoring. Merrick said: “It is essential to establish rapport; to […]

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