Intercultural Corner

Intercultural Corner: The Masteries as our Support System as we Coach Across Cultures

by Jan O’Brien Developing intercultural competence enables us to open our minds to new possibilities, improved relationships and reciprocal goodwill with our clients, and as we become aware of our “cultural self” we gain a greater sense of security and confidence when we interact across cultures. An awareness of our culturally-based values, communication styles and […]

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Intercultural Corner: Perceptions and Cultural Identity

by Jan O’Brien Recently, while waiting for a flight at London Heathrow airport, I overheard a group of young professionals having a discussion about culture and identity. One woman, I’ll call her “Sue”, was expressing her frustration about how some people make assumptions about her nationality. Sue is of Korean descent. Her mother is originally

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Intercultural Corner

by Jan O’Brien Welcome to the Intercultural Corner! My vision for this short monthly article is to provide a supportive and thought-provoking platform for us to discuss coaching and cultural competence. Navigating cultural “difference”, be it international or domestic, is an ever-important aspect of the coaching profession. As coaching expands around the world and as

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