1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching

Edited By Michel Moral, Geoffrey Abbott Copyright 2009
    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    392 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    An effective coach can help the business leader make sense of the challenges and complexities of modern international business, unlocking the potential of both leader and organization. This important handbook offers the first comprehensive and detailed introduction to the theory and practice of international business coaching, drawing on the very latest academic research, as well as real-world examples of international best practice.

    This book provides practitioners and students with an innovative theoretical framework, which extends existing coaching models to place coaching within cultural, organizational and group-team contexts. Contributors from around the world explore different perspectives and practices and offer practical tools to apply the theories and models to the real-life business context.

    The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching is essential reading for all trainee business coaches, all students of coaching theory and method, and for all business leaders looking to understand better the role of the modern business coach.

    Moral, Abbott, Darmouni, Introduction. Part I: International Coaching Frameworks and Tools. Moral, Henrichfreise, Considerations on the Emergence of Organizational Coaching: International Perspectives. Armstrong, Integral Coaching: Cultivating a Cultural Sensibility through Executive Coaching . Hall, Duval, Salom, Coaching to Hidden Frames: Facilitating Transformational Change in Complex Environments. Drake, Identity, Liminality and Development: An Intrapersonal View of Intercultural Sensitivity. Olalla, the Newfield Community, Ontological Coaching: Intercultural Coaching and Trust. Bharwaney, Jokilaakso, Coaching for Emotional Intelligence in International Business Environments: Challenges and Opportunities. Henrichfreise, Coaching International Leaders to Succeed Collectively: The Re-Genesis of Collective Intelligence, Our Genuine Capacity of Collectively Creating our Future. Darmouni, Krigbaum, The Heart of Cross-Cultural Creation: Inclusion and Presence that Produce Something Greater. Lievrouw, Stimulating Adversarial Growth in Cultural Uncertainty: A Survival Guide for International Executives and their Coaches. Rosinski, Fostering Individual and Collective Development Using the Cultural Orientations Framework Assessment. Velhulst, Sprengel, Intercultural Coaching Tools: A Constructivist Approach. Part II: Organizational Challenges and Opportunities – Individual. Abbott, Stening, Coaching Expatriate Executives: Working in Context across the Affective, Behavioral and Cognitive Domains. Miser, Miser, Couples Coaching for Expatriate Couples: A Sound Investment for International Businesses. Burrus, Coaching Women Managers in Multinational Companies. Burrus, Coaching Managers in Multinational Companies: Myths and Realities of the Global Nomadic Leader. Part III: Organizational Challenges and Opportunities – Collective. Law, Laulusa, Cheng, When Far East Meets West: Seeking Cultural Synthesis through Coaching. Moral, Executive Team Coaching in Multinational Companies. Abbott, Coaching with Global Virtual Teams: An Action Research Perspective. Loeser, Burrus, Interactive Consulting with Corporate Ventures. Abbott, Executive Coaching through Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: A Powerful Yet Under-utilized Intervention. Bissen, Chapman, Schonenberg, Knott, International Coaching: A Global Human Resources Perspective. Abbott, McFarlane, Choosing Coaches for International Business Leaders?: Qualities and Characteristics. Moral, Abbott, Conclusion


    Michel Moral PhD is an executive coach, author, lecturer, coach-trainer and coach-supervisor. He teaches coaching and intercultural management at University of Paris VIII, France. He also has his own consulting and coaching practice.

    Geoffrey Abbott PhD is an educator and consultant in international business coaching and leadership. Geoff runs public and corporate seminars in international business coaching as Director of the Centre for International Business Coaching (his consulting business). His executive experience is in corporate strategy. He is based in Brisbane, Australia with the Business School of the Queensland University of Technology where he teaches various programs relating to leadership, coaching and systems thinking.