Intercultural Leadership Coaching
Cross-cultural competence is the ability to successfully engage, understand and communicate with people of cultures other than your own, and is a critical skill for 21st century leaders.
Leaders who are not adept at engaging cross-culturally are not fully equipped to lead in a multicultural setting or, arguably succeed in today’s workplace.
The Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute, Future Work Skills 2020 report (Anna Davies, 2011) ranked cultural-competence as #4 of the top 10 skills required for leaders in the 21st century workplace, right behind other relationship-building skills required in working across difference; such as sense-making, social intelligence and adaptive thinking. And, because most people believe they are more culturally-competent than they really are; this critical leadership competence is most times outside of their awareness. And, once leaders identify this gap, they often want to know what they can do about it.
Intercultural Leadership Coaching helps deepen your learning by providing you with concentrated, self-reflective, one-on-one coaching support designed to help you understand your primary orientation and approach when engaging across differences; along with how this influences your worldview and overall effectiveness as a leader working in a multicultural setting.
Coaching support also helps you better understand:
- How your socialization has shaped your biases,
- How these biases influence your behavior and decision-making,
- How you engage and manage diverse talent,
- The organizational policies you create and endorse, including the ones you put into practice and those you choose to ignore;
- The environment you create for yourself and others in the workplace.
This transformative coaching program guides you through a goals and results-oriented process aimed at helping reinforce your learning, gives you time to apply what you’ve learned and supports you through a process designed to help you shift your mindset and perspective, adapt behavior and increase your confidence while enhancing your ability to bridge across difference in order to effectively manage a diverse workforce.
What clients say...
I have known Sabrina Coleman for over 13 years, and during those years, she has been a dear friend, mentor, coach and confidant. Whenever I'm at a crossroads and need to make big life decisions, I request her advice. Sabrina's professional experience in strategic analysis enables her to clearly evaluate situations and provide useful and thought-provoking insight. This also gives her an ability to dissect matters and give it to you straight (no chaser). This mixed with her incredible sense of compassion makes her truly unique and totally trustworthy. Her personal approach to life has been a powerful example of the change she is trying to evoke in others and a testimony to the rewards of living in your purpose.