An experienced coach adapts to meet the contextual needs of their client. In his presentation on coaching in Islamic countries, Christian van Nieuwerburgh describes how changing the language, process, and goals of coaching allowed him to better serve Muslim clients in the Middle East.
By facilitating personal growth and development, coaching has the power to address inequality. Wisdom Weavers Margaret Moore and Dr. Richard Boyatzis discuss the potential for coaching practices to raise awareness of inequality and help marginalized groups develop a sense of purpose.
When coaches address their own implicit biases, they can ask better questions, leading clients to explore how their unique life experiences impact their ability to set and achieve goals.