Chapter Meeting: Coaching Competencies across Cultures


6:00-6:45 Arrival, check in. Small bites and light refreshments will be available. This is the time to mingle with your fellow coaches! Coach focused mingling prompts will spur the conversation, a definite highlight of the evening!

6:45-8:00 Educational Program

8:15-8:15 Close out of program and final questions for our speakers

8:15-8:30 Upcoming events and industry news. Time for goodbyes and a last opportunity to exchange cards and set up coffee dates!


As coaches we need to work with people from a wide range of cultures, both in terms of the national or regional culture they grew up with, but also in relation to the corporate culture they work in. We therefore need a solid understanding of the impact of culture in business and personal interactions. This interactive workshop will explore the ICF core competencies as they relate to various individual, organizational, and national cultures. Based on the research of national and organizational culture, we will present 16 cultural differences. In groups, you will have the opportunity to discuss how you can adjust coaching competencies to different cultures. Strategies to bridge the cultural gaps will be discussed.

Takeaways from this event include: 

• Developing an awareness of skills needed for coaches to adjust their approach to be effective with clients from various organizational, regional, and national cultures.

• Understanding 16 cultural differences and how they impact the ICF core competencies and your client's success.

• Realizing your own cultural preferences and know how to stretch your style to connect with your client.

Attendees earn 2 core-competency CCEUs

Our facilitators:


Dave Huxtable, President of the ICF Orange County chapter, lived and worked in ten countries on four continents before moving to Orange County in 2016. He joins Valerie Bath, President of Cultural Business Consulting to deliver this interactive workshop.

Valerie is a recognized authority on cultural relativism and its impact on the productivity and profitability of individuals and global organizations. She has coached employees from multinational corporations from the past 15 years. Valerie’s experience living abroad and working with highly talented professionals from literally all corners of the globe enabled her to identify cultural understanding as one of the most vital competencies for any organization with a multicultural or global workforce, leading to the founding of Cultural Business Consulting.

Today, she works side by side with her international team of cultural competency experts, facilitators and program directors, and she is a sought-after speaker on the international corporate conference, university and professional organizations circuits. Previously, she had a career at Accenture and for scientific technology leader Texas Instruments Semiconductor. In both organizations, Valerie designed and implemented enterprise-wide multi continent systems solutions working with clients and colleagues in the US, Asia and Europe.


$35.00 Member ticket

$45.00 Guest ticket

May 23, 2019
6:00 PM PDT to 8:30 PM PDT
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