A Cross-Cultural Approach in Coaching as Viewed Through the Guru–Śiṣya Paramparā

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


Executive coaching is an established personalized learning intervention tool for human resource management (HRM) in nearly half of companies with operations worldwide (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Annual Survey Report 2009). Increasingly, coaches need to engage with individuals from very diverse backgrounds (Thomas 2008). In literature, the impact of culture on coaching is largely debated through sociocultural anthropological frameworks; however, the theme of coaching across cultures goes beyond simply understanding the cultural ingredients of the individuals involved; rather, it entails the notion of a creative and complete form of coaching, which proactively addresses the cultural assumptions (Rosinski 2013) inherent in the coaching process itself.


Human Resource Management Uncertainty Avoidance Cultural Assumption Coaching Model Executive Coaching 
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  1. 1.FounderThe Workplace AtelierViennaAustria

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