Through Chris Sotomayor’s experience coaches executives he’s witnessed how corporate culture in Korea is changing, and indeed has changed. His first experience in Korea for McKinsey was over twenty years ago.
It was then that he realized around then that he needed to pivot away from consulting and focus on coaching people because he saw the impact of regular 1:1 or group coaching sessions had on an individual or small group.
In his current role as Head of PERSOLKelly Consulting Group Korea he is able to bring his twenty plus years of experience in coaching to help Korean and expat leaders improve themselves.
Chris describes a rewarding coaching experience as one where an executive either receives feedback that there are areas around communication they need to make, or they realize themselves that they need to improve in areas, and then they reach out to an executive coach. They design the coaching program, conduct a 360 assessment, and then dive into the work. The first step is to isolate two or three small, yet high impact changes that the executive needs to make to communicate with their team.
The role of the coach is to be a sort of objective guide, that helps the executive make the changes agreed upon. And if that leader improves, that can have a significant impact on the culture of a company on the success of a company on the growth of a company.
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