The SAGE Handbook of Coaching presents a comprehensive, global view of the discipline, identifying the current issues and practices, as well as mapping out where the discipline is going. The Handbook is organized into six thematic sections: Part One: Positioning Coaching as a Discipline Part Two: Coaching as a Process Part Three: Common Issues in Coaching Part Four: Coaching in Contexts Part Five: Researching Coaching Part Six: Development of Coaches It provides the perfect reference point for graduate students, scholars, educators and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with current research and debate in the academic and influential practitioners' literature on coaching.
This chapter is written for coaches who work with people from different cultures. In today's multicultural world, that probably includes the vast majority of professionals who undertake coaching in organisational settings. Coaching also now takes place in a wide variety of professional contexts (van Nieuwerburgh, 2016) and therefore the question of coaching ‘across cultures’ has become an important topic. According to Abbott (2014), ‘coaching – particularly executive and business coaching – has become a necessarily cross-cultural practice’ (p. 343). The growing influence of globalisation has increased interest in and debate about the need for coaching people from different cultures. Although the chapter takes a pragmatic approach, it is not a guide about how to coach clients to work across ...