Leading across cultures is multidimensional. Our Cross-Cultural Mentoring program offers global leaders the opportunity to share knowledge, reflect on their experiences, and define their personal and organizational values. Mentoring offers clients a flexible and confidential sounding board to consult and strategize.
Cross-cultural mentoring involves an ongoing, intentional, and mutually enriching relationship with someone of a different race, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, or nationality. I help guide the intellectual and personal development of my client over time. At its best, this relationship is built on a foundation of what I call "the three Vs": values, virtues, and vision.
The identification of values that are held in common, even across differences, leads to the development of trust and understanding. The cultivation of virtues-the abilities and ways of knowing that enable one to deal with various personalities, cultures and experiences-enables one to maintain individual and institutional boundaries and to overcome barriers between people.
The commitment to a vision of inclusive excellence inspires one to clear educational pathways and help others overcome obstacles and limitations.
Demonstrates organizational commitment to the leadership teams and individuals
Supports talent retention
Fast tracks high potential talent to future positions within the organization.
As additional support to the professional growth of leaders, it encourages dialogue and reflection
Cross-Cultural Mentoring has proven to be an effective tool in assisting executives to improve self-awareness, awareness of their roles, and the cultural context within which they are leading