Executive Coaching to Further Develop and Hone Skills for Situations Involving Diverse or Cross-Cultural Work Groups
Why use executive coaches for diversity and inclusion? Professionals in many disciplines routinely use coaching to further develop and hone existing expertise, develop new capabilities, and provide fresh insights and solutions to complex issues. Business executives and leaders frequently tell us they benefit from coaching about diversity and inclusion (D&I) in situations such as:
New roles. A high-performing executive takes on a new role and needs an independent perspective to focus and accelerate progress and results. Representative new roles include leading a diversity council, or building a new relationship with an Employee Network Group.
MDB Group's principals have coached executives and leaders on all these people and work environment issues. Our approach is tailored to the specific needs of each situation.
We focus the executive or leader on identifying their own core needs and commitments, developing their own new view of possibilities, and creating their own action plans for moving forward.
Coaching based on intercultural competence is a highly effective means of building individual, team, and organizational effectiveness. Being interculturally competent means effectively understanding and communicating with people of different backgrounds.
In today's complex business environment, this is central to leadership, teamwork, and organization effectiveness for any executive and for any team or organization be it local or global.
To confidentially and constructively diagnose an executive’s needs and efficiently guide development, MDB Group recommends the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).
IDI is a theory-based diagnostic instrument that measures a person’s intercultural sensitivity. It indicates their level of competence in communicating with people of different backgrounds, cultures, or perspectives. IDI also provides a guide to individual development plans.
MDB Group is certified to provide this outstanding instrument as part of our executive coaching services.
Sample D&I results
See representative results achieved by MDB Group's principals at Executive Coaching.
Coaching may be appropriate for specific needs as outlined above and also as part of ensuring the success of a larger diversity and inclusion effort. Click the links below for further insight:
Coaching may help a leader resolve their own conflict issue or see how to help people in their organization.
Coaching can help executives and leaders more effectively take on a new role as a diversity and inclusion champion.
Coaching may help the executive or leader see new possibilities for addressing work environment issues.
Workplace assessments may help understand the specific issues and form an appropriate coaching plan.
Please call us so that together we can address your coaching needs.
Spotlight on Training & Development
Our D&I training, development, coaching, and keynotes will enable and engage teams to deliver meaningful business results.
MDB Group has special capabilities dedicated to CEOs, senior executives, and Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) and other D&I practitioners. We offer D&I speakers for keynotes, plenary sessions, executive briefings, and more.
Our collaborative up-front planning process helps ensure that we meet your specific business needs. Visit these pages to learn more: