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Diversity in Coaching

Diversity in Coaching

Working with Gender, Culture, Race and Age

Jonathan Passmore


Diversity in Coaching explores the implications on coaching of gender, generational, cultural, national and racial diversity.

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About the book

Published with the Association for Coaching, Diversity in Coaching explores the impact and implication of difference in coaching. The book looks at how coaches can respond to issues of gender, generational, cultural, national and racial difference. Understanding how diversity impacts upon coaching is a crucial element to coaching effectively in today's diverse society and can give coaches the edge when responding to their coachees need.

Written by an international team of coaching professionals, the book provides guidance on understanding diversity and how coaches can adapt coaching styles and techniques to meet individual needs, local demands and cultural preferences.It explores the impact and implication of difference in coaching, providing practical information to help coaches respond effectively to issues of diversity.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Cross-cultural and diversity coaching – Jonathan Passmore and Ho Law;
  • Section - ONE: International perspectives;
    • Chapter - 02: Coaching in Europe – Katherine Tulpa and Frank Bresser;
    • Chapter - 03: Coaching in North America – Robert J Lee and Mary Wayne Bush;
    • Chapter - 04: Coaching in Australasia – Jodie Anagnos;
  • Section - TWO: Developing coaching practices across the globe;
    • Chapter - 05: Coaching in South Africa – Craig O’Flaherty and Janine Everson;
    • Chapter - 06: Coaching in Brazil – Villela da Matta and Flora Victoria;
    • Chapter - 07: Coaching in China – Catherine Ng;
    • Chapter - 08: Coaching in the Middle East – Tom Palmer and Val J Arnold;
    • Chapter - 09: Coaching in India – Yogesh Sood;
    • Chapter - 10: Coaching in Russia – Julia Choukhno;
    • Chapter - 11: Coaching in Japan – Takashi Tanaka;
    • Chapter - 12: Coaching in Central America – Geoffrey Abbott and Carlos Romero;
  • Section - THREE: Coaching difference;
    • Chapter - 13: Coaching with men: alpha males – Eddie Erlandson;
    • Chapter - 14: Coaching with women – Kate Ludeman;
    • Chapter - 15: Coaching people through life transitions – Bob Garvey;
    • Chapter - 16: Coaching disabled people – Lynn Cox;
    • Chapter - 17: Coaching gay and lesbian clients – Shane Warren;
    • Chapter - 18: Coaching and mental health – Dr Jen Nash


Whether you are a coach, a leader or the representative of an organization, please don't read this book, use it! Diversity in Coaching can make a positive difference for your organization, you co-workers and yourself.
Marshall Goldsmith

The book provides useful information for any organisation with a culturally diverse workforce... But Diversity for Coaching goes beyond the international differences; it also looks at gender and age issues.
Works Management

As coaching becomes increasingly cross-discipline, cross-gender and cross-cultural, coaches need to develop a strong awareness of where and how their own assumptions about clients may affect the quality and outcomes of the coaching relationship. This book provides prespectives from a wide range of cultures and traditions, and in doing so reflects the diversity of coaching itself.
Professor David Clutterbuck, Clutterbuck Associates

Longitudes and latitudes converge as together we unravel the conundrum of coaching global talent...Diversity in Coaching is a must-read. In sighful case studies, reflective yet pragmatic approaches gifted to the reader. I will be packing it for my next plane journey.
Angela Ryan, Group HR Director Asia Pacifica, GroupM (WPP plc)

This is a great step forward in the advancement of global coaching practices and will be of benefit not just to professional coaches. but managers who seek to develop a global coaching culture in their organizations.
Dee Dutta, former Global CMO, Sony Ericsson

they do a sterling job in making coaches culturally and religiously aware when operating in different territories. It's a useful country-by-country guide, and there are differences when it comes to coaching.
Human Resources

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749466626
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd May 2013
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 312 pages

About the Author

Jonathan Passmore is a chartered occupational psychologist, an accredited AC coach, a coaching supervisor and fellow of the CIPD. He is the author of several books and editor of Excellence in Coaching, Psychometrics in Coaching, Diversity in Coaching, Leadership Coaching and most recently, Mastery in Coaching, all published by Kogan Page with the Association for Coaching.

Jonathan Passmore