1st Edition

Transformational Coaching to Lead Culturally Diverse Teams

By Sunny Stout-Rostron Copyright 2019
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    In this book, Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron examines real-world experience and the contemporary literature on group and team coaching. She analyses how team coaching can guide coaches to help leaders and teams flourish in complex, culturally diverse organisations. As well as presenting a variety of team coaching models she also presents her own model, High-Performance Relationship Coaching, the result of many years of working with global corporate teams.

    Dr Stout-Rostron illuminates how team coaches can help teams to learn from and interpret their own experiences, and to understand the complexity of the environment in which they work. Her team coaching model is explored over eight chapters, beginning with the role of the business team coach and leadership coaching processes. She evaluates how to work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how to shift culture through transformative leadership coaching, explains the depth of relationship systems coaching, and explores how to apply a variety of methods including Ubuntu coaching. The book encourages team coaches to develop deep self-awareness, team awareness, cultural diversity awareness and wider systemic and relationship awareness. Filled with practical stories and examples, it describes how to work successfully with these models in the real world.

    Transformational Coaching to Lead Culturally Diverse Teams is a key guide for coaches in practice and in training, HR and L&D professionals and executives in a coaching role. This is essential reading for all team coaches.

    Chapter 1: Introduction: Team Coaching;  Chapter 2: Leadership and team coaching;  Chapter 3: Transformative leadership coaching: Shifting culture in organisations, Deborah Williams;  Chapter 4: Theories, models and tools for informing the High-Performance Relationship Coaching Model;  Chapter 5: Diversity and culture in teams;  Chapter 6: The case for Ubuntu Coaching: Working with an African coaching meta-model that strengthens human connection in a fast-changing VUCA world, Dr Dumisani Magadlela,  Chapter 7: Relationship Systems Coaching, Creina Schneier and Anne Rød;  Chapter 8: The High-Performance Relationship Coaching Model;  Chapter 9: Final Reflections;  Appendix


    Sunny Stout-Rostron is founder of Sunny Stout-Rostron Associates CC, a founding Director of People Quotient (Pty) Ltd, an Advisory Board Director with the Professional Development Foundation UK (PDF), a Founding Fellow and Research Advisor at the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital (a Harvard Medical School Affiliate) and Founding President of Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA). Stout-Rostron coaches internationally.

    "Team coaching is increasingly popular and credible as the people-development approach for businesses navigating the complex demands impacting on today’s workplace. We can no longer ignore the global platform of this digital age, further compounded by the unprecedented cultural mix in team composition. This seminal text, contextualised in relationship systems intelligence, offers expertise and knowledge that prepares and elevates your offering as a team coach. You can develop and distinguish your practice, informed by proven interventions implemented by successful practitioners. Current case studies from a range of sectors are reinforced with tangible illustrations and a range of team coaching models. You will be taken on a journey of discovery into every facet of team coaching – transformational leadership, a systemic perspective on culture and human relationships, and differentiation between group and team coaching. A text that I highly recommend you view as a must-have reference in all your preparations for team coaching." – Dr Lise Lewis, International Special Ambassador of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), London, UK

    "In this timely and useful book, the authors draw on their considerable experience and address key concerns and approaches to team coaching, stressing the importance of culture and the role that diversity plays in the process. Systems Theory is fast emerging as the dominant discourse for coaching in organisations, and the models offered here do well to expose its importance. Highly recommended reading for coaches working with teams." - Dr Marc Kahn, Global Head of HR and OD, Investec Plc; Visiting Professor of People, Organisation and Strategy at Middlesex University, London, UK

    "Sunny has this knack. As a top researcher and coaching professional she sees. And then she digs. And then she confirms. And then she writes, giving us the gift of seeing, too. And soon