…live and work in a multicultural, multinational environment?
…find the challenges and opportunities of a global arena both exciting and frustrating, often at one and the same time?
…know that the stronger your core intercultural competence, the better you’ll be able to both hold your own center and effectively work with and lead others?
Then step forward! Book a coaching series customized to the particulars of your own daily life! Bring purpose and intention to the process of strengthening your core intercultural competence!
Barbara offers particular expertise in coaching:
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a dynamic, purposeful, and immensely supportive process. It is directed by and grounded in your daily lived experience--what are your goals and intentions, what are you concerned with or confronted by? That's where we begin.
Coaching with me is based upon the framework of Personal Leadership, a framework my colleagues and I have developed through our many years of teaching and consulting in the intercultural field. It offers specific practices for those who want to deepen their own effectiveness living and working across cultures. When appropriate, coaching clients are invited to participate in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) to help identify and target their personal developmental priorities.
I coach people of all national backgrounds living in countries all over the world. Our coaching sessions take place by telephone, with contact by email in between sessions as requested. When possible, we make our telephone connections through the internet (using Apple's iChat system, for example). Scheduling across time zones to mutual agreement often brings a certain complexity to the process, and yet we always make it work!
The coaching structure is designed jointly with you, specifically for you. First contracts typically outline an initial six-month (18 session) series, thereby recognizing the developmental process that underlies the building of core intercultural competence. Most clients begin with weekly sessions for the first three months (your schedule and mine permitting); we then typically decrease to scheduling a session every two weeks. Individual sessions and shorter series are also available, including a three-session/one-month trial series for those who want to try-out the experience before fully committing. The coaching process is yours, so we make it work in whatever way is best for you!
Payment for coaching sessions is made in US dollars, either by check drawn on a US bank or by credit card (Visa and MasterCard preferred). Please Contact Me for a fee schedule and for more information, without obligation, on how the coaching process can work for you. To read comments from clients about their experiences working with me, please see our Client Comments page.
“It’s wonderful receiving your support: examining my intercultural experiences of the past week, responses and issues that came to light, and discussing strategies and practices to work on for the following week. I am moving forward… and integrating the elements we talk about! You give me much food for thought.”
--Multicultural community leader living in Europe
"I'm very happy with the coaching. I needed someone to ’download on’ who wouldn't get defensive. It really helped to have you sort the wheat from the chaff in my experiencesand turn what seemed overwhelming at times into positive learning."
--Multi-mover expatriate spouse living in Southeast Asia
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