1st Edition

Coaching and Mentoring in the Asia Pacific

Edited By Anna Blackman, Derrick Kon, David Clutterbuck Copyright 2018
    262 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    262 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Coaching and mentoring as management approaches have spread rapidly across the Asia Pacific region. Basic concepts of supporting people in their learning, in their career journeys, and in the acquisition of wisdom are deeply rooted in all cultures, yet today, there is little agreement about what constitutes good practice.

    Coaching and Mentoring in the Asia Pacific is the first book to put coaching and mentoring into an Asia Pacific context – exploring the challenges, benefits and differences in application, both in concept and practice. Opening with a foreword from Anthony Grant, this book provides commentaries and practical case studies from a wide variety of countries, sectors and perspectives. The authors show how organizations in the Asia Pacific Region can make effective use of this powerful developmental tool, in cost-effective, culturally relevant ways.

    This book will be invaluable reading for students and practitioners based in, planning to work in, or curious about coaching and mentoring in the Asia Pacific.

    Part 1: Setting the Scene

    Chapter 1: A brief history of coaching and mentoring

    David Clutterbuck and Tammy Turner

    Chapter 2: Key challenges for coaching and mentoring in Asia-Pacific

    Derrick Kon and Anna Blackman

    Chapter 3: What does good practice look like?

    Anna Blackman and David Clutterbuck

    Chapter 4: Role and future of coaching supervision in Asia-Pacific

    Vimala Suppiah

    Part 2: Coaching Cases

    Chapter 5: Coaching in Thailand

    Chérie Carter-Scott

    Chapter 6: The Cross-Cultural Kaleidoscope™ Model: A Systems Approach to Coaching in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Jenny Plaister-Ten

    Chapter 7: Asia’s unique leadership challenges

    Tony Mathers

    Chapter 8: Transitioning the new CEO while embedding a merger

    Padraig O’Sullivan

    Chapter 9: Technology Leader in Asia

    Ram Ramanathan

    Chapter 10: Are Leaders born or made? A tale of two executives

    Ross Swan

    Chapter 11: Auckland City amalgamation and culture development using traditional Maori concept of Kaiarahi

    Vanessa Fudge

    Chapter 12: Asia-Pacific Organizational Coaching Case Study

    Charlie Lang

    Chapter 13: Strength-Based Leadership & Team Coaching in Asia Pacific

    Doug MacKie

    Chapter 14: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

    David Pierce, Kasia Gurgul, Sue Hubbard and Anna Blackman

    Chapter 15: Leadership Coaching: an Australian context

    Julia Milner and Mike Armour

    Chapter 16: "The Different Me"-s: Using the multi-selves model for peak performance and alignment

    Marion Neubronner

    Chapter 17: High performance team coaching

    Morné Maritz

    Chapter 18: Coaching in Asia-Pacific from the perspective of the coachee

    Siqiwen Li, Anna Blackman and Alison Carter

    Part 3: Mentoring Cases

    Chapter 19: Can a ‘white-fella’ be mentored using traditional ‘black-fella’ wisdom?

    Akram Sabbagh

    Chapter 20: Mentoring within the Pacific Islands

    Christopher Nunn

    Chapter 21: The Mentoring for Effective Teaching program

    Peter Hudson and Sue Hudson

    Chapter 22: To Mentor or Not to Mentor: A Mentor Speaks

    Ya-Hui Kuo

    Chapter 23: Young Women in Leadership, Massey University

    Vasudha Bhide and Beth Tootell

    Chapter 24: Family Member Mentoring in Hawaii: Understanding the Influence of Culture on Mentors and Protégés

    Donnel Nunes

    Chapter 25: How to match mentors and mentees effectively

    George Quek

    Part 4: Conclusions

    Chapter 26: Lessons learnt

    David Clutterbuck, Anna Blackman and Derrick Kon


    Anna Blackman is an Associate Professor at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

    Derrick Kon works on CEO challenges, strategy, global leadership development and innovation. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with ICF and a Certified Solution Focused Coach (CSFC) with multinationals, consulting and academic experience.

    David Clutterbuck is Special Ambassador for the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and Visiting Professor at three UK universities – Oxford Brookes, Sheffield Hallam and York St John.

    "Anyone involved coaching and mentoring in the Asia Pacific region will welcome this book. It includes chapters from experts in the field and provides a fine overview of the challenges faced and how to tackle them. The book is a very useful contribution to our understanding of coaching and mentoring in this developing context."

    Dr Elaine Cox, Principal Lecturer and Programme Lead for Coaching & Mentoring, Business School, Oxford Brookes University, UK