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Cross Cultural and Executive Coaching

Cross-Cultural Coaching for Executives and Team Leaders

ITAP provides individualized, custom or one-on-one support to enable executives and virtual team leaders to be more effective in global organizations / with global teams.

We offer a goal-oriented, personally-tailored, confidential learning alliance between a professional coach and the executive. Coaching:

  • Gives the executive the opportunity to share personal concerns
  • Helps the executive gain perspectives from a coach who is outside the organizational politics
  • Requires a collaborative relationship between the executive and the coach.

NOTE: The organization and the individual must be committed to coaching for it to be successful.

One-on-one, confidential coaching:

  • Provides a supportive relationship
  • Offers confidential advice
  • Focuses on the specific developmental objectives of the executive
  • Enables the executive to define strategic initiatives or key priorities
  • Facilitates analysis of the impact of multiple options
  • Assists the executive in creating an action plan, including planned steps, their possible impact, and contingency planning
  • Helps examine obstacles and barriers to achieving goals
Coaching's Five Stages

1. Develop a contract between the executive and the coach

2. Assessment and Analysis

  • Collecting, validating and analyzing information
    • Assessment/data collection and analysis
    • Administer questionnaire or conduct customized interviews to gather confidential and specific information on how the client is perceived
  • Identifying the issues to be addressed/outcomes desired
  • Defining timeframes for coaching, length of service
  • Outlining approaches for sessions (Length, frequency, content framework)

3. Coaching sessions

  • Sharing perspectives
  • Analysis
  • Review of actions taken and their outcomes

4. Updates for sponsor

5. Making development recommendations


Required pre-work assessment - Hofstede Culture in the Workplace Questionnaire™

A 60-minute introductory session

  • Review of results of the assessment
  • Establishment of objectives for the coach and the executive
  • Definition of timelines (how long each session will last and what milestones/outcomes are the targets)
  • Summary of these agreements / charter draft by the coach, approved by the executive

Data collection using questionnaires or structured interviews

Two to Four sessions per month, of one and a half to two hours; if possible, at least half should be in person

  • Focus on executive responsibilities and how to effectively apply them
  • Review issues since last session
  • Review outcomes of actions planned in the previous session
  • Review the lessons learned or observations to support these lessons since the previous session
  • Preparation for upcoming challenges
  • New approaches and their potential impact (organizationally, senior staff, employees)
  • Contingency planning (what if the new approaches do not work)
  • Impact of executive behavior and decisions on immediate staff and their subordinates

Ongoing telephonic/email coaching (telephone or email when you need a question answered) billed at normal rates.

ITAP Global Resource Team Offices

Seoul, South KoreaSingapore / China / PhilippinesMunich, GermanyPrinceton, New Jersey, USA

ITAP Asia Pacific

OD Corea / ITAP Asia Pacific
Seoul, South Korea

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ITAP Singapore / ITAP China / ITAP Philippines

ODE Consulting /

ODE Consulting (China) Co., Ltd. / 
Shanghai, China

CMC Business Solutions / 
Manila, Philippines

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ITAP Europe

TWIST Consulting / ITAP Europe
Munich, Germany

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ITAP Americas

ITAP Americas
Princeton, NJ, USA

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