Session on 26 November 2019 11:00 UTC - View on timetable
The international aspect of coaching is increasingly important, both because the growth of professional coaching over the past fifteen years has been immense, and also because coaching today has become a global phenomenon (e.g. Abbott, Gilbert & Rosinski 2013; Barosa-Perreira 2014). Due to the growing demands of a rapidly changing global business environment, and following the trends of globalisation, international mergers, acquisitions, and growing diversity in the workplace, coaching is on the rise across the globe (Tompson et al. 2008). Coaching is reported to be one of the key learning and organisational interventions, and it is rated among the most effective talent management activities in companies (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development 2011 Survey Report & 2013 Prospects Report). It is typically used as a part of wider management and leadership development programmes (Segers et al. 2011). Given that the shortage of talented leaders who are able to manage in uncertain global contexts and who possess the organisational and business savvy, and the cross-cultural capabilities, to run global businesses is well documented in the International Human Resource Management (IHRM) literature (e.g. Selmer1999; Evans et al. 2010; Caliguiri & Tarique 2012), there is surprisingly little published research on global talent development issues in general (Garavan, Carbery & Rock 2011).
Although executive coaching is widely used, international coaching studies are scarce. Our dialogue will include consideration and responses to the questions:
Dr Raija Salomaa Is a Senior Executive Coach at Crossnomads, Network Partner at Business Coaching Institute (EMCC Accredited Provider), researcher and author. Since 2005, Raija has been coaching individual executives and management teams from a variety of industries. She couples her coaching experience with 20 years of professional experience in several executive positions in Sales & Marketing. She has acted as a corporate director leading a business unit and been a member of several management teams. Raija is also a coaching skills trainer for corporate executives and Higher Education Lecturer. Her corporate background together with her studies of change management, evidence-based-coaching, and leadership forms a sound basis for her coaching.