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Coach & Trainer

Most people enter international leadership roles unprepared.

Gabor Holch learned this lesson as a junior diplomat when he became Head of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) Field Office at at age 30—a crash-course in leading a senior international team under pressure. Since he moved to Asia and transitioned to management consulting in 2002, he has advised, coached and trained senior managers and executives for 100+ clients in 25+ countries. Gabor partners with global thought leaders to include the latest methods in leadership and intercultural management in his coaching and workshops. His programmes follow a simple sequence:

PREPARATION by assessment and fact-finding.

AWARENESS of the goals, natural strengths and challenges of participating executives or teams.

SKILLS to apply the latest of leadership science to daily work.

HABITS that become the second nature of leaders and their teams.

Coaching is always deeply personalised, but most of my work falls under one of these topics.

East-West Leadership

International business leaders must juggle the conflicting value systems of local, national and corporate cultures. They must turn confusion into direction. Gabor's intercultural leadership coaching usually takes 20 hours. At monthly discussions, it accompanies leaders from an awareness of their natural strengths to more constructive habits to empower and engage self and others. It includes:

  • Assessment: personality & intercultural compatibility

  • Awareness: Natural leadership style, strengths & goals

  • Skills: Strategy, delegation & motivation across cultures

  • Habits: Application, feedback and improvement

What comes next?

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Leading Culturally Diverse Teams
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Do otherwise productive people in your team struggle to work together constructively? Are they slowed down by gaps and clashes between generations, nationalities, genders or their professional specialisation? Gabor's intercultural teamwork programme usually includes 3-6 workshop days in a physical or virtual space, and includes:

  • Assessment: Personal & team culture & strengths

  • Awareness: talent diversity & key challenges

  • Skills: Matching talents & tasks with team roles

  • Habits: Teamwork tasks between sessions & feedback


What comes next?

Dragon Suit Coaching

Coaching designed specifically for multinational managers working in China or doing regular business with China. It builds on Gabor Holch's 20-year China-based executive coaching experience and dozens of interviews he made for his book Dragon Suit: The golden age of expatriate executives in China. It includes:

  • Assessment: Compatibility with Chinese work sectors

  • Awareness: Intercultural, expat & leadership challenges

  • Skills: China-specific cultural & strategic skills

  • Habits: Application, feedback and improvement

What comes next?

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Coaching formats: Speed, Next-Level or Full Executive options

All coaching topics are available in three different formats. Choose the most suitable format based on your time available, your intended coaching topic and of course your budget.


Short, intensive and specific. Choose an issue of top concern and let's discuss it over t 1-hour focused intercultural leadership coaching sessions supported by cutting-edge assessment. Speed Coaching is done online or in person if we are in nearby locations, and includes:

  • Global DISC intercultural behaviour assessment

  • 2 x one-hour coaching sessions

  • Written improvement suggestions at the end

Investment: EUR 750 in person, EUR 490 online

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Deeper immersion in the topic that matters to you with structured discussions about awareness (1 hour), core skills (1 hour) and new long-term habits (3 hours). Next-Level Coaching is done online or in person if we are in nearby locations, and includes:

  • Global DISC intercultural behaviour assessment

  • 5 x one-hour coaching sessions

  • Written improvement suggestions at the end

Total fee: EUR 2,000 in person, 1,250 online

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This is the usual format for senior executives coached on complex strategic and leadership issues. 10-20 hours allow 2-3 sessions to explore awareness on current unwanted habits and challenges, 2-3 on essential skills and 5-10 sessions on consolidating long-term habits. Additionally, this format involves colleagues, superiors, customers or other stakeholders chosen by the coached manager. Executive Coaching is done online or in person if we are in nearby locations, and includes:

  • Global DISC assessment for 3 people

  • 10-20 60- to 90-minuteone-hour coaching sessions

  • Half-way & final reviews with superiors or HR

  • Written improvement suggestions at the end

Total fee: please contact me for a detailed proposal

Contact me to discuss the details and schedule a time.

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E-learning: Global DISC assessment + learning video

The fastest and easiest way to get your full Global DISC behavioural profile and learn about its applications is this e-learning course. You receive the assessment link by email, complete the assessment in one of the 10+ languages available, then receive your PDF profiles and login details to view a 15-minute learning video. You will probably want to stop and read certain sections of the document while you watch the video, which you can do as long and as many times as you want within 3 months from the time you register.

ASSESSMENT + LEARNING VIDEO + EXERCISES  = EUR 270 (currency converter):

- Personal Global DISC profile, 40 pages

- Comparative Global DISC profile, your profile compared with 1-2 chosen countries, 13 pages

- 3-month access to the e-learning course 'What does your Global DISC profile really mean?'

Contact me to ask for details or register.

Watch this video intro about my e-learning.

Click here for e-learning course details.

Contact me for details

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