Nepal

Leadership and Coaching in Nepal – Deborah Koehler (part 12 – end)

Now back in Berlin and taking a moment to reflect on the differences and similarities in training in developed and undeveloped countries. Which issues dominate? Which have no cultural boundaries? Management training provides information that supports the values and cultural norms of a company along, as well as builds new skills. This is true everywhere. [...]

Leadership and Coaching in Nepal – Deborah Koehler (part 11)

1st Year Hospitality College Teaching For 12 mornings I am teaching classes at a Swiss Affiliated college in Kathmandu. The CEO himself had Swiss training and is hoping to develop the hospitality in Nepal to rival that in Switzerland. Like Switzerland, Nepal is a land locked mountainous country has turned itself into a desired Tourist [...]

Leadership and Coaching in Nepal – Deborah Koehler (part 10)

MBA Graduating Students - Employability The concepts of apprenticeships or Part Time jobs are not common in Nepal. Students frequently go straight from the College to their Masters Degree with no work experience. During their Masters Degree study they do have one internship where they are placed in different businesses. These placements vary in success. [...]

Leadership and Coaching in Nepal – Deborah Koehler (part 9)

Hospitality Training For the next 12 school days I will be working in a Hospitality College that teaches 19 and 20 year olds for 3 years, before they do a 1 year international internship that helps them learn how to work in a 5 star hotel. During my 6 weeks in Nepal, the first 3 [...]

Leadership and Coaching in Nepal – Deborah Koehler (part 8)

Communication Skills for Diversity Training. On September 9th, I spoke with 14 participants at different levels of the client organisation about the difference between horizontal training and vertical training. The intention of the exercise was to identify the key principles of each participant in ways that helped build their understanding and motivation to hire a [...]

Leadership and Coaching in Nepal – Deborah Koehler (part 7)

Training in a Development Organization: Today was the sales meeting with an European Aid organization to see if I am the right trainer for their requirements. They had read my bio and thought I might be able to help them with diversity training. I have friends who are diversity trainers, but I am not one [...]

Leadership and Coaching in Nepal – Deborah Koehler (part 6)

Training Mid level Managers Delegation skills:     On August 20th I had a briefing from the HR Director for the mid level managers of an International company (please see here for more details). Since that briefing, I have now conducted 3 separate days of training with 25 managers between the ages of 29 and [...]

Leadership and Coaching in Nepal – Deborah Koehler (part 5)

Open Workshop I designed, wrote the syllabus, and developed a training plan for a 4-day workshop on “soft skills” and delivered it to 15 managers from the ages of 19 to 52 from Education, Business, and Government offices. It was an open program and anyone could attend. My soft skills program was about the delivery [...]

Leadership and Coaching in Nepal – Deborah Koehler (part 4)

What is Usual I learn that each day is significant to the many cultural groups that live together in Kathmandu. One day there is a Newari ceremony for a girl who comes of age; the next, a Hindu ceremony for women to gather to celebrate their husbands’ health. If a factory or business is multi-cultural, [...]

Leadership and Coaching in Nepal – Deborah Koehler (part 3)

What is Usual I can’t say that my usual breakfast conversations in Germany are about the gifts of life, but each morning I am met with smiles from all the members of the family, I live with. Laughter and joking are part of their daily interactions. There are no angry parents demanding that children clean [...]