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Coaching Across Cultures: New Tools for Leveraging National, Corporate and Professional Differences by Philippe Rosinski

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Chapter 1The Recent Discipline of Coaching

Coaching is a pragmatic humanism. Coaching values well-being and fulfillment. It emphasizes self-care, quality of life, and human growth. I call this the “being” side. Coaching is also a method to enhance performance and a leadership style that gets results. This I call the “doing” side. In other words, well-being is important, and human development is the prime method for getting results (see chapter 6 for more on being versus doing).

The emphasis on self-care should not be confused with selfishness. By giving themselves permission to take great care of their own needs and dreams (perhaps thanks to your coaching), coachees increase their energy level, connect with their passions, and enhance their capacity ...

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