Coaching with a Global Mindset
W Wilson International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2013
This article reports on a study that assessed professional cross-cultural coaches’ awareness and interpretation of ‘global mindedness’. With focus group discussions as its main data collection method, the grounded-theory study identifies how the criticality of an experience can lead to a transformation of the self and the development of a global mindset, and presents a key developmental theme in cross-cultural coaches’ interpretations of the construct. This article discusses the coaching implications of the findings and the need for the development of a more integrated, systemic, global approach to coaching to accommodate the challenges posed by a new global paradigm.