A Presentation of Eight Years Thinking

Pauline Fatien

Pauline Fatien with her first book Le Coaching Dans Les Organisations.

April 5, 2012

Pauline Fatien, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management at Menlo College, published her first book Le Coaching Dans Les Organisations (Coaching in Organizations) recently with Jean Nizet, professor of sociology at Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur, Belgium) and Faculté Ouverte de Politique Economique et Sociale de l'Université Catholique (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).  The book features analysis of the functions, challenges and limitations of coaching in organizations, based on Fatien’s dissertation as well as her previous research in the past eight years.

“We analyzed the research that has been published on coaching, and the rise of coaching within the historical, economical and organizational context, as well as the evolution of culture and ideology,” said Fatien. “Apart from researchers, the book also targets managers, coaches and CEOs. It should assist them in identifying the different practices of coaching and raise awareness about the required conditions for coaching to be successful in organizations.”

The book is published by La Decouverte as part of Reperes (Landmark/Compass) series in France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada. Fatien is currently launching a new project with two Menlo professors, Kathi Lovelace and Leslie Sekerka, focusing on the ethical challenges of coaching in France, U.S. and Asia.