GSAEC Conference Panel: It Takes 3 to Tango

It takes three to tango: Negotiating the complexities of the organizational context in coaching education

Pauline Fatien, Ken Otter, Paul Stokes & Lucy Van Hove


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About the Presenters

Pauline Fatien

Pauline Fatien Diochon, PhD in Management, HEC Paris, now Assistant Professor at Universidad Pontificia Javeriana Bogotá, Colombia. Educator and researcher in Management with experience in France, the USA and Colombia, Pauline has been researching the multiple roles of executive coaching in organizations over the past 15 years, with a focus on ethics and power dynamics. Her publications include books (Le coaching en entreprise, 2012; Dark Side 2, 2015), several book chapters, as well as peer-reviewed papers (for example: Ethical Codes and Executive Coaches: One Size Does Not Fit All, 2015, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science). At the 2016 AOM, she was awarded the Benedicte Award for Outstanding Paper on Ethical issues from the MC division.

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Ken Otter

Ken Otter, PhD is an Associate Professor of Leadership and Co-director of the Leadership Center at Saint Mary's College.  Areas of scholarship include: relational leadership, coach education, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and the application of wisdom development in organizational life. Ken’s educational studies include somatic, counseling and organizational psychology, expressive arts therapy, adult learning, and leadership. In addition to an M.A. and Ph.D. degree, he earned certificates in Leadership Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and in Executive and Organizational Coaching from Columbia’s Teacher’s College.


Paul Stokes


Lucy Van Hove

Lucy Van Hove, PhD in Management from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, now Lecturer in Human Resources Management and Leadership at the same school. Lucy develops research in the area of Executive Coaching. In her PhD, she focused on the assessment of the impact and the key success factors in executive coaching. Her paper “Does executive coaching really impact management skills?”, based on her dissertation, received the price of finalist for the William Newman Award at the 2015 AOM meeting. For the past 10 years, she has been acting as a consultant, trainer and executive coach in various sectors. She is also a trainer and supervisor for coaches in various coaching education programs.