As a coach, one of the most important aspects of my role is creating an environment where clients and workshop participants feel comfortable sharing ideas, asking questions, and challenging assumptions without fear of negative consequences. This state of being able to take interpersonal risks without fear of embarrassment, rejection or retribution is known as psychological safety.
Empowering Expats to Thrive in a New Environment: How Cultural Training Can Ease Business Assignments in China
Adapting to a new culture is challenging. As someone who has lived in China for over 20 years, I have seen many expatriates struggle with culture shock and difficulties integrating into Chinese society. That’s why I offer cultural integration workshops and coaching services to help ease the transition for foreigners coming to China. In my
Welcome to Terence H Clarke Coaching, where we believe in the transformative power of coaching to unlock your true potential. In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, personal and professional growth has become paramount. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned executive, or an individual seeking personal development, coaching can be the catalyst that propels you
Greetings from the road, where excitement mingles with the hustle of a traffic jam as I make my way to the airport! The next 15 days promise a whirlwind adventure, taking me from the vibrant streets of Shanghai to the historical splendour of Beijing and beyond. Join me as I embark on a journey of
In today’s interconnected global landscape, effective communication and collaboration have emerged as linchpins for success. The recent two-day communication and collaboration workshop, held for a diverse cross-cultural team hailing from Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Philippines, illuminated the critical importance of these skills in fostering productivity, teamwork, and leadership in our modern world.
In the ever-evolving landscape of modern business, collaboration has emerged as a cornerstone of success. The days of the lone genius working in isolation are fading, replaced by the realization that the power of many is far greater than that of one. Whether it’s within a small team or across entire organizations, effective collaboration fuels
Effective communication is the cornerstone of every successful relationship, be it personal or professional. As I recently facilitated a workshop on this essential skill, we discovered the various facets that contribute to becoming better communicators. In this article, we’ll delve into the key characteristics of effective communication and explore how we can integrate these valuable
Hey everyone! I’m super excited to share a major milestone in my coaching journey with all of you today. I’ve got some fantastic news—I’ve successfully completed the International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential assessment! It’s been an incredible journey, filled with hard work, dedication, and lots of coaching experience. During this transformative
Cross-cultural communication can be a tricky task, particularly when dealing with low-context and high-context cultures. Low-context cultures, such as the UK, rely on explicit communication, while high-context cultures, such as China, rely more on implicit communication and non-verbal cues. These differences in communication styles can often lead to misunderstandings and confusion, as seen in the examples provided.
Soft skills refer to the people-oriented skills, such as communication, problem solving skills, important thinking and time management etc. It is not something that can be taught in academic settings. However, with few efforts, we can gain them through life experiences. Coaching, soft skills, and life skills are all critical components of personal and professional development for students and those ready to graduate. These skills not only help individuals succeed in their academic and professional careers, but they also play a vital role in their personal lives.