Pauline Fatien Diochon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


I contribute to the life-long development of socially responsible students with enthusiasm, tolerance, demand and care”
Pauline Fatien Diochon, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Office: 650.543.3843

Education Background

  • Ph.D., HEC School of Management (Paris), 2008
  • M.S., University of Paris, 2004
  • M.S., HEC School of Management (Paris), 2002

Biography Academic Statement


Pauline Fatien Diochon first joined Menlo College as a visiting faculty member in 2011 and then as an Associate Professor of Management in 2012. Dr. Fatien Diochon’s research concentrates on leadership development, with a focus on executive coaching, power, and critical management education. She founded an executive coaching program in University of Lyon Management School, France, and has been publishing book chapters on coaching and articles in such Journals as Gérer et Comprendre, Management et Avenir, Gestion 2000, Humanisme et Entreprise. She recently co-authored a book on coaching “Le coaching dans les organizations.” She is an active member of the Academy of Management, recently was on the board of the Critical Management Studies Division; she is also member and chair of the research committee of the Graduate School Alliance of Executive Coaching

Research Interests
  • Individual and Organizational Change
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching
  • Ethics
  • Critical Management Studies

Professional Activities

Courses Taught
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Empirical Research
  • History of Coaching
Selected Publications
  • Management et Avenir, 2012, Fatien P & Nizet J " Les coachs, ni muets ni inactifs face à la dimension critique de leur travail ! " vol 53, pp. 163-183
  • Le coaching dans les organisations, 2012, Fatien Diochon P & Nizet J, La Découverte, Repères.
  • in Espesito M, Smith M, O’Sullivan P, (eds), Business Ethics - A Critical Approach: Integrating Ethics Across the Business World, 2012, Routledge, Fatien P “Ethical Issues in Coaching,” pp. 302-316
Recent Presentations
  • Academy of Management, August 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, USA “Coaching Education: From Wild West to Established Territory” Symposium, Coordinator & Presenter, div. MED, ODC & MC
  • Academy of Management, August 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, USA “Beyond The Scene: Power and Paradoxes in Executive Coaching” Symposium, Coordinator & Presenter, div. MED, CMS & MH
  • Academy of Management, August 2011, San Antonio, Texas, USA “Current Research in Executive Coaching,” symposium coord. by M. Bush, div. Management Education, Presenter
  • Academy of Management, August 2011, San Antonio, Texas, USA “How do we distinguish ourselves? Classroom examples from CMS teachers/researchers," in How Do We Distinguish Ourselves? Examples of Teaching Practice from CMS Teachers/ResearchersPresenter, div. CMS
Awards & Honors
  • Finalist for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Management, AGRH, 2008
  • President’s list (Top 10%) – M.S., Management, HEC School of Management, 2002