Business Coaching

Intercultural Management Skills for Asia

Intercultural Management Skills for Asia
  • You are lost in translation as you are confused by reactions of your employees or managers who have a different cultural background?
  • You are confused in regard to chances and risks in a cross-cultural setting?
  • You want to know how to reach people with other cultural backgrounds in the best possible way?
  • You want to understand the most important principles in meetings and discussions?
  • You want to learn more about nonverbal communication, distance and behavioral science in other cultures?

For years, observers have breathlessly discussed Asia’s future potential. The future has arrived. We have entered the “Asian century”. This makes it even more than ever important to understand the cultural differences. Intercultural Management Coaching will help you understand how different nationalities, mentalities, religions as well as language affects the often invisible behavior of employees and managers. If cultural differences are ignored or even worse, devalued, it can easily lead to misunderstandings, resistance, and disloyalty.

Appropriate and effective intercultural management will ensure respect and motivation of your employees and will boost respect on your clients side and will ensure long term success of your company.

Being Asian-German exposed Melissa to different Asian cultures since her childhood. Early in her career as a CEO, she spent 8 years in Singapore and a lot of time in Indonesia which helped her gain  a deep understanding on how business is done in Asia. Also she spent some time at the National University of Singapore and studied Negotiation & Influence in an Asian setting, and can help you gain a better understanding on how to do business in Asia and create great partnerships with Asian companies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Forbes reports on the overwhelming success of business coaching services. Of the business coaching clients surveyed, more than 85% reported financial benefits that far exceeded the investment they made hiring a business coach and 70% reported improved work performance and communication skills. Business leaders also reported an increase in self-awareness – one of the most powerful “soft skills” you can develop for building your business network – after working with a business coach. Additional studies demonstrate that working with a business coach helps you set and achieve SMART goals and develop confidence in your capacity to get what you want.

When you work with a business coach, you’re hiring an experienced partner in sustainable business growth. Your business coach helps you clarify your business vision so that it aligns with your personal and professional goals. A coach has the business savvy to “see the forest through the trees” and help prioritize your work accordingly. With a business coach at your side, you’ll be empowered to use key tools for understanding your business – its mission, operations, financials, culture and overall viability. As you work with a business coach, you’ll discover a process for addressing challenges, correcting imbalances and creating solutions that will prepare your business for long-term success.

The Harvard Business Review confirms that business owners and managers decide to work with a business coach for a wide range of reasons – 48% to facilitate a business transition, 26% to act as a sounding board and 12% to address problems derailing the company. Maybe your business is just starting out and needs help moving in the right direction. Or maybe your brand is established but has hit a plateau. Perhaps you’re losing staff – or customers – and you can’t figure out why. Or maybe your market is evolving, and you need help keeping ahead of the changes. A skilled business coach is a mentor who comes alongside you to help you address any challenge you’re having.

Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change.
Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions. With coaching, the assumption is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.

Yes, I also offer trainings, workshops, and seminars for sales reps. This is often requested for a group of sales managers. The trainings and workshops are based on a coaching approach. The workshops and trainings are created individually, depending on the background of the salespeople, depending on the company and task.

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