Cultural Coaching

We work with you to explore the options of cultural congruence. This includes identifying:

  • The culture(s) that form your identity.
  • The elements of your culture you wish to retain.
  • Ways to carry these elements forward for your vibrant future.

We help you to reconnect and reintegrate desired elements into your life in a manner that works for you.

Practice areas:

Cultural Bereavement
Cultural Dissonance
Cultural Identity
Cultural Shame
Third Culture Kids

Cultural Bereavement
Cultural bereavement occurs when an individual or a group is uprooted from their culture; resulting in a loss of social structures, cultural values and self-identity.

Cultural Dissonance
Cultural dissonance is an uncomfortable sense of disharmony or conflict experienced by an individual or a group in the midst of change in their cultural environment.

Cultural Identity
Our personal identity is based in part on how we connect (or fail to connect) with our culture and also the culture around us.

Cultural Shame
Cultural shame is a form of toxic shame which occurs when an individual or group has been made to feel ashamed of certain aspects of their culture to such an extent, it has resulted in feelings of shame over their cultural identity.

Third Culture Kids

A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is someone who spent a significant part of their childhood in a culture(s) other than their own. As a result, they have integrated elements of those cultures with their birth culture, to form a distinct blended culture. Their sense of belonging is in being with other TCKs.

Legacy Development

As a Founding Partner with the John Maxwell Team, we incorporate the best in leadership training and development techniques from the #1 name in leadership.

Using Maxwell’s principles of leadership we work with you to express those principles in a manner that is culturally authentic for you.

Too many people change their cultural voice when they try to lead others and thus are trying to lead in a manner that is not authentic.

We work with you to not only develop an authentic leadership voice, but empower you to pass that legacy on to future generations.

Recent Posts

Swear Allegiance to… – Part 1

Studying the history of my Scottish ancestors opened my eyes to the life lessons found on the family tree.

I come from a long line of border reivers (Clan Kerr) with a fascinating history. But as always, to understand my ancestors, I take a step back and look at what was shaping the world around them. In so doing, I found the Declaration of Arbroath.

While not widely known, the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320 nonetheless became one of the most important documents of Scottish history and ultimately in western thought. It was the first document in European history, written by the people, declaring their rights to freedom. There are many who feel this document would later serve as inspiration to the writers of the Declaration of Independence.

Written to Pope John XXII, the Declaration names Robert the Bruce as the Ruler of Scotland. It goes on to say,

“To him, as to the man by whom salvation has been wrought unto our people, we are bound both by law and by his merits that our freedom may be still maintained, and by him, come what may, we mean to stand. Yet if he should give up what he has begun, and agree to make us or our kingdom subject to the King of England or the English, we should exert ourselves at once to drive him out as our enemy and a subverter of his own rights and ours, and make some other man who was well able to defend us our King; for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.”

Forty-five men put it all on the line to declare their right to freedom.  A freedom “which no honest man gives up but with life itself.”  It’s a powerful declaration with an equally powerful “but” that often gets overlooked.  Continued in Swear Allegiance to… – Part 2

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