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Prof. Dr. Pauline Fatien

Sustainable coaching for the new normal?
Ethics and Neutrality revisited

Have you ever felt stuck in practice or torn by a dilemma? Many of the coaches I have interviewed as part of my research have! And today, in the face of climate change, social inequalities and corporate excesses, many coaches experience acute challenges to conduct “coaching-as-usual”. Together, we will explore how and why coaching practices might need to be more sustainable to meet some socio-economic, political and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Sustainable coaching has implications in terms of how we think and practice ethics, and might require revisiting norms of neutrality in coaching.


Deeply involved in coaching research, I investigate power and ethics in the practice. Yes, I am interested in some darker sides of coaching! My perspectives build on my international experience as an educator and researcher in management. I graduated from HEC Paris with a Master of Science in Management, as well as a PhD in HR; I also got a Research Master in Sociology of Power (Paris University). Today I am an Associate Professor in Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management. I live in France after 8 years in California (USA) and in Colombia.

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