Frances Penafort

Dr. Frances Penafort

Executive Coach


Frances’ purpose in life is to inspire leaders and their teams to break their ‘mental barriers’ and ‘raise the bar’. Equipped with a myriad of work experiences bridging executive coaching, global leadership, cross-cultural training and leadership development work, Frances enables leaders to achieve their stretched targets utilising their resourcefulness.

Frances’ predominant style revolves around enabling her clients to become aware of their inner strength and resourcefulness, help them sharpen their focus on the goal to be achieved as well as aid them to stretch themselves and achieve their goals.

Areas of Specialisation Executive Coaching: Executive Leadership, Executive Performance, Talent Development, Managerial Skills, Behavioural Skills and Cross-Cultural Diversity. Workshop Facilitation: Global Leadership, Emerging Leaders, Coaching, Communication, Winner’s Mindset, Personal and Team Effectiveness.

Frances is an ICF accredited coach (ACC) specialising in Executive Leadership, Executive Performance, Talent Development, Managerial Skills Coaching and Behavioural Coaching. She was the First elected President of the ICF Malaysia Chapter in 2011. She has recently been elected to the ICF Global Ethics Board for 2016-2019. Her professional certifications include – being a Certified Global Mindset Consultant (Thunderbird, USA), Coaching for Greater Effectiveness Program (CCL), D.I.S.C. Profiling Certification (USA) and Behavioural and Career Coach Certification (USA). Academically, she holds a Bachelor in Accounting (University Malaya), Masters in Accounting (University of Southampton, UK) and also a Ph.D in Accounting (University Malaya).

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