Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching

Coaching for Global Advantage is GROVEWELL’s brand of leadership coaching. It better enables executives to adapt, communicate, lead, build relationships, and negotiate globally. Ours is the only brand of leadership coaching crafted to be global-minded in content and delivery. It is not a Made-in-America product that’s “global” merely because it's distributed across borders.

Our Process for Initiating Coaching Additional Information about Each Step
Send your inquiry to GROVEWELL via email or phone. Include your location, the title(s) of the coachee(s), and the objective of the coaching.
Tell us if you expect a "chemistry interview" to occur. A chemistry interview may occur even if we nominate only one coach. No charge.
We usually nominate a GROVEWELL coach in your area. We prefer face-to-face coaching, but have had great success with virtual coaching.
We prefer to invoice for coaching services by the hour. Observing a global standard, our hourly fee reflects the coachee’s hierarchical level.
We don't expect to begin with a 3rd-party assessment. If you expect a 3rd-party assessment (e.g., Hogan or MBTI) first, we will cooperate.
GROVEWELL has no contract to which you must agree. We do expect a purchase order, indicating that you'll honor GROVEWELL's invoices.

The Learn More button will bring a swift response from partner Willa Hallowell, who leads our leadership coaching practice.

To visit GROVEWELL's cornerstone explanation of global leadership training, click here.

For expanded logistical, contractual, and fee-related information, click here.


Leaders who have proven successful at home discover that, abroad, there are differing expectations about leadership and management. In fact, there are subtle variations in all types of relationships. New global leaders question old beliefs: How does delegation of authority work? What’s the practical meaning of “deadline”? How do people get promoted? What are the steps in decision-making? What priorities should my business embrace?

To be an effective global leader, one must be equipped with an expanded set of competencies. One also needs personal qualities such as being open-minded, flexible, resilient, and slow to criticize. That's because cultural differences are hidden in the nuances of relationships, obscured by politeness and face-saving. Therefore, one can discover too late that he or she is sharing objectives with others who have very different ideas about how to attain them.

Since the early 1990s, GROVEWELL has addressed questions such as these: What are the global competencies that, most often, leaders need to expand? And how can we best help global leaders to acquire them through our Coaching for Global Advantage? We pursued answers as we coached hundreds of corporate leaders from across six continents.


GROVEWELL is distinguished by its coaches. Helping leaders acquire new competencies requires coaches who have years of international corporate leadership experience. It thrives when coaches haven’t merely worked abroad but also have lived abroad over extended periods of time.

GROVEWELL's coaches have that experience. So they understand that businesspeople from different cultures have widely differing reactions to the idea of partnering with a leadership coach to enhance their capacities. Because of their wide global experience, our coaches are able to culturally calibrate their deliveries to resonate with each coachee’s cultural perspectives.

For a 3-page overview entitled What Is Global Leadership Coaching?, click here.


For genuinely global leadership coaching to deliver enduring value, we pay attention to the needs and personality of our coachee - and within each locale to the nuances of the coach-coachee relationship; to our coaching's overall approach, pacing, content, and process; and to the values, practices, and social expectations that underlie commerce within that locale.


That's why two professions — executive coaching and intercultural consulting — have made indispensable contributions to global leadership coaching. In GROVEWELL's case, those two contributions have yielded our unique brand: Coaching for Global Advantage.

For a 4-page overview entitled What Is Intercultural Consulting, click here.


  • An expanded and more versatile global leadership repertoire
  • An enhanced set of competencies for leadership across cultures
  • More respectful, productive relationships with diverse colleagues
  • Self-correcting behavior when encountering an unfamiliar culture
  • Effective, accelerated transitions into new roles and environments
  • Capacity to deliver intentionally sophisticated leadership worldwide.

For nearly 30 years, GROVEWELL has delivered coaching specialized for corporate global leaders [click here], for professional women [click here], and for expatriate assignees [click here] on six continents.

Learn more about our GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS course by clicking here.
It's GROVEWELL's ready-to-deliver, 2- or 3-day, introductory course for leaders with little global experience.

The Basics


  • GROVEWELL coaches are based in or near major business centers in 30 nations across six continents.
  • Clients arrange for our services by means of either a formal contracting processes or an informal agreement. We adapt to each client’s requirements.
  • We authorize coaching to begin after we receive verification that our invoices will be honored. Usually, we receive a Purchase Order number from our client.
  • In most cases, our coach travels to work face-to-face with the coachee in the latter’s office or home.
  • Our fees are by the hour (plus expenses, if any). Fees begin at USD $500 per hour.
  • The principal determinant of our fee is the hierarchical level of the coachee within our client’s organization.
  • For details, contact Cornelius Grove using the Learn More button, or phone +1-718-492-1896.