Aim of Cross Cultural Coaching
Cross Cultural Coaching supports you to manage challenging and complex issues when working in foreign environments.
The scenario might be an international team working remotly, an expatriation or colleagues and clients around the world that require your presence more often than not. The aim of any support is to maintain the level of effectiveness you achieve in settings familiar to you.
Cross Cultural Coaching can be done online or offline.
Expatriate Coaching Germany
In case you are an expartiate in Germany, we are very happy to navigate you through the intricacies and pitfalls of ways Germans go about things. Welcome to our Expatriate Coaching and the reflection on how good old Germany can be a delightful experience. Below a hint how Germans think.
A simple representation of the way Germans think! Want to know more?
Even though this representation is red, the thinking might still be black and white.......
Topics for Expatriate Coaching are:
Adventurousness is defined as the expat's desire to have exciting and new experiences, both at work and in life outside of work. Adventurousness contributes to his or her success by showing a willingness to try and fail and try again.
Cultural sensitivity is defined as the expat's ability to understand the culture in which they are living and working, and to integrate/fit into it. This characteristic encompasses many elements: interest in the new culture, learn new things, having a sense of humor, understanding that other approaches might be better than what was perceived as the best back home……..to mention a few.
Curiosity is the person’s interest in learning about their new culture, environment, and job. Being inquisitive and curious about why things are being done differently helps to become effective quickly and minimizes frustration at the same time.
Flexibility is the expat's willingness to try new ways of doing things. Adaptability and flexibility on the methodology, while remaining focused on delivering results within the allotted time is essential.
Open mindedness is the expat's ability to look at their new environment with a desire to learn about and understand it and an interest in seeing things differently. The willingness to constantly challenging myself to try anything supports learning.
So far we have worked with people from these countries:
NCSA: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, United States of America.
EMEA: Afghanistan, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine.
No matter where you are - we can work!
Wherever you are, we can work together. Some coaches say that remote coaching, virtual coaching or cross cultural coaching online has less impact than analogue f2f coaching.
We have a different opinion. Even in virtual space, closeness can be established between client and coach and an emotional space can be created in which an interpersonal trust relationship develops in a short time.
With more than 15 years of experience in virtual coaching, we believe that due to the online constellation the availability of the coach for the coachee increases. Smaller units and quicker scheduling are possible.
VoC - Voices of Customers
I have known Cord Oliver for nearly 9 years now and have received coaching from him at several occasions. He has the extraordinary skill of reading minds and the capability of understanding the inner strings that move us deep inside.
Outstanding Executive Coaching Capabilities!
I had the chance to get coached by Cord Oliver for some time, and I can recommend that to everybody. Cord Oliver exactly knows where to dig to overcome deadlocks of your thoughts. His way for sure is not the comfortable one, but very efficient.
Coach or rather Sparring Partner
For example: a person coming from a culture and business environment where one’s word, once spoken or written, is binding might struggle with an environment where an initial agreement might just be the beginning of a process of flexible cooperation with frequent changes to the agreement. Here the coach would have the role of introducing a different concept, a different way of going about things that are culturally determined and highly regarded in this particular culture. Only after background information have been sketched and the setting has been explained can the situation be addressed through solution-driven reflection. In this mode, the coach becomes more of a sparring partner who can provide intelligence and enable understanding of novel parameters.