Workshop – April 2019

ICF Malaysia Workshop - Coach Marianne Dupuis PCC

Workshop Topic

Thriving Despite Coaching Risks

– Professional Ways To Handle Coaching Risks

Speaker : Marianne Dupuis, PCC

Date : Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time : 9.00am – 12.30am ( +8 GMT, Kuala Lumpur )

Fee : Free for ICF Malaysia Members. Non-Members RM30 per person.

Venue : LT4 Block C, Level 1, Taylors University Lakeside Campus, Subang.

About This Workshop

Coaching is a very rewarding profession, where we feel most proud of our clients’ achievements. Yet, it also comes as a very lonely profession, where we expose our reputation at every single coaching sessions.

We are alone with our client struggling and our coaching tools. We function under the pressure of significant expectations to help the client achieve results within the imparted timeframe.  And not every coaching ends as beautifully as we thought…

  • What happens when a client took a wrong decision impacting all his staff then blames you?
  • What happens when a client is delaying payment month after month?
  • What happens when a client falls in love with you?

Coaching is a trusting business where both the Coach and the Client are vulnerable and exposed. Even more when we deal with complex situations, with ambiguities, with several parties and large impact on others. We need to find professional ways to handle risk and ultimately thrive as Coach, despite the coaching risks.

Your Take-away

  1. Draw your own risk map to get an overview of the risk you face in your own coaching business
  2. Define your own strategies to cope with risks for your coaching
  3. Identify support network you need to reach out to thrive

ICF Core Competencies

Core Competencies covered:

  • Ethics and standards – we’ll insist on referring to code of ethics when defining risks and strategies
  • Creating the coaching agreement – coaching agreement and contracting definitely are one of the best practices we’ll cover
  • Creating trust and intimacy – one of the case studies specifically deals with setting boundaries for trust and intimacy
  • Coaching presence – the attitude that a coach has about risk significantly impacts his presence in the coaching
  • Direct communication – one of the case studies will insist on the importance of re-contracting through direct communication, feedback will be one of the best practices covered as well
  • Creating awareness – brainstorming, interactive sharing and self-reflection sessions on risk will enhance the awareness of the different risks to which the coach is exposed, his needs for support to remain professional and provide reliable coaching service


Core Competencies 2.5
Resource Development 0.5

About Marianne

Marianne Dupuis has endorsed the role of auditor and risk manager in large audit and banking institutions for a decade before transitioning to coaching.

In her duty of preventing large scale crisis as well as operational risk, she had many opportunities to raise awareness on risks, assess them and draw strategies to cope best with the unavoidable. These skills helps her to raise awareness among coaches on the vastly forgotten risks and the afferent need for support to remain fit and professional.

Coach at PCC level, Marianne also is an accredited supervisor, supporting coaches in their journey, by helping to handle difficult coaching cases as well as enhancing best professional and ethical coaching practices. Marianne regularly mentors entrepreneurs and coaches thrive in their own business, as well as facilitates the journey to renew ICF coaching credentials. She also thoroughly enjoys training aspiring Coaches towards coaching certification.

Marianne also contributes to the coaching profession as the President of the Association of Coaching Supervisors and Mentors, whose role is to promote professional and ethical coaching practices, through supervision and mentoring for Coaches.

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