The fact of simply writing together these two words seems highly inappropriate. If we define manipulation as exerting influence on another person against their will and in a manner that is inconsistent with their Values and needs, then Coaching as such, its definition, is a contradiction of manipulation in all of its forms, because the immanent qualities of coaching, are: honesty, Trust and openness. Manipulating a client during meetings is against all coaching ethical codes.
If such a situation would actually take place, then it would be absolutely disgraceful, especially because it would happen in a situation where the Coachee has complete Trust in the coach, and in a certain sense – entrusts him with a part of his life.
If such a situation would occur, the manipulating Coach would face legal charges, ostracism of the coaching Environment , negative opinions, as well as – what may actually be the worst consequence of all – it may cause a gradual rejection of the method by potential customers.