I welcomed the opportunity to review this book, Diversity in Coaching: Working with gender, culture, race and age Jonathan Passmore, Ed. (2009), as it is one of few titles focused on the culture-concept in coaching. Coaching almost certainly needs to respond to shifts in demographics and to the impact of globalisation – these key factors have been largely unexplored so far by the coaching community. Diversity in Coaching points to the pressing need for coaches to attend to the complexity of environments characterised by cross-cultural teams across multinational companies and national borders whilst calling for leaders to embrace individual differences regardless of gender culture race or age.
The IOC is a global community of coaches.