Connecting with people across a wide variety of cultures and language barriers and embracing a basic human-to-human connection across cultural differences can create positive change, globally. Having eyes open to the importance of understanding cultural differences enables business leaders and coaches to be more effective when conducting business on a global scale.
In today’s global workforce, success as a leader or coach is closely tied to your ability to communicate, inspire and coach across cultures and age groups. With this in mind we have spent a great deal of time developing strategies for combining effective coaching skills utilizing Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to connect with individuals across different cultures.
In an effort to be sensitive to the expectations of different cultures it is important to be aware of cultural differences, knowing this plays a significant part in how they perceive the world around them and how the interact in a business situation. In other words, we need to take the time understand an individual’s ‘map of the world’ or how they view the world through their cultural lens. If we want to find solutions, we need to work at a “people level.” This begins with being able to see and listen to each other on a human-to-human basis.
Remembering that cultural differences are inherent in all human beings is an important aspect of being successful as both a coach as well as a global business leader. We need to embrace these unique differences and integrate them into coaching and training techniques and business negotiations. These cultural considerations should be considered as we work with people on a global scale. – from the laid back Caribbean or South American style, to the more formal approach when doing business in Russia or China – knowing the cultural expectation will go far in creating harmony as we work toward building positive relationships.
NLP coaching skills teaches that as human beings it is not possible to truly understand objective reality. True wisdom is not born from just one “right” or “correct” cultural expectation. Rather, the goal is to embrace all of the cultural beliefs and differences in an effort to create a rich and rewarding global understanding. NLP coaching tools have the power to allow us, as coaches, to impact the world one client at a time, creating hundreds of ripples of positive change, not just in the person who has been coached, but in each person they touch, who in turn will create their own ripples of change.
One of the main goals of the Academy of Leadership Coaching & NLP (ALCN) is to work with and provide NLP Coach Training and Leadership Development Programs for individuals who are working in corporations cross-culturally, or coaches who want to build a global coaching business or learn to use cross-cultural coaching techniques. Our Intensive NLP Coach Training Programs have attracted coaches and leaders from around the world. Our ICF certified coach training programs have allowed many of our ALCN graduates to make a difference in the world through coaching.
If you would like more information on how your business or coaching practice can help change the world, or any of ALCN’s International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Coach Training Programs, please feel free to contact us.