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Running Head: ASPECTS OF COACHING RELATIONSHIPS 1Exploring Key Aspects in the Formation of Coaching Relationships:Initial Indicators from the Perspective of the Coachee and the CoachQualitative Research AnalysisGalleno, L., Green, N., & Jones, J.Queens University of Charlotte
ASPECTS OF COACHING RELATIONSHIPS 2The speed at which change is occurring in modern society requires that humanbeings constantly effort to improve skills, performance and productivity. Coaching is agrowing approach used to catalyze this introspective work of the individual in a mannerthat ultimately impacts the systems within which that person functions. In order for thecoaching engagement to reach maximum potential,it is necessary that a solid coach-coachee relationship be established. Though coaching is a developing sect of the helpingprofession, research that substantiates the vital nature of this relationship abounds. Thisresearch, albeit significant, often fails to identify the precise elements that must bepresent in order for the coach-coachee relationship to be successful. This might very wellindicate the complexity of this matter.In their article entitled
 Exploring Key Aspects in the Formation of Coaching Relationships: Initial Indicators from the Perspective of the Coachee and the Coach,
Alanna O’Broin and Stephen Palmer se
ek to examine the specific markers of a
meaningful and effective coaching relationship. O’Broin, an Associate Member of the
British Psychological Society, and Palmer, founder and executive editor of 
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice,
are both esteemed professionalsin the field of coaching psychology who have made indelible contributions to their
 practice. O’Broin and Palmer conducted a qualitative, pragmatic research endeavor as a
means of gathering and classifying the explicit qualities necessary to the success of thecoaching relationship. This paper aims to analyze the purpose, methodology and resultsof their study as a means of clarifying the tenets of a successful coach-coacheerelationship.
In order to name environmental and personal characteristics that define a positivecoaching experience, it is essential to actually survey the individuals involved in the
engagement. Consequently, O’Broin and Palmer (2010) designed an analysis that
explored both coach and coachee perspectives of these critical traits. The researchersgrounded their work in the following central questions:1.
What qualities or behaviors help to create an ideal coaching relationship?2.
[When can] how and when the coach being attuned to their coachee be valuablein establishing, developing and maintaining the coaching relationship?
& Palmer, 2010, p. 125).
The researchers aimed to “explore qualities and characteristics that coachees and coaches
view as central in the formation of the coaching relationships, determine how thesequalities and characteristics contribute to the coaching relationship and research howcoachees and coaches considered that the coach can adapt to the coachee in the coaching
relationship” (O’Broin &
Palmer, 2010, p. 125). In addition, the researchers usedspecific probing questions in order to generate authentic and explicit responses. Theseincluded the following:
How important do you think the coaching relationship is?
How important is the coach-client relationship to the outcome?
Is there a bond between the coach and client?
What is the coaching relationship like at the beginning of coaching?

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