By Malcolm Nicholson (United Kingdom)

The following is taken from an interview with Dr Geoffrey Abbott, a leading authority on international coaching. He is a lecturer, author, executive coach consultant, and Director of the Centre for International Business Coaching.

Nobody denies that the nature of business now is  fundamentally global. Even if an executive is sitting in front of a computer in an office and travels nowhere work is inevitably and increasingly international and interconnected.  We are virtually connected through the movement of the financial markets and international capital, mergers and acquisitions and through the growing power and  influence of the “BRICs” countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Business is undeniably international and global.

Source: iCN Issue 2 (Business Coaching); pages 6-9