Establishing a positive and respectful coaching relationship is integral to the success of your coaching efforts. It lays the groundwork for accomplishing the goals you and your coach set. This course highlights the importance of a strong coaching relationship. It describes how to establish rapport with your coach by showing interest, finding common ground, and matching your coach’s demeanor and language. In addition, the course covers ways to develop a positive coaching relationship, including letting coaches act autonomously and take responsibility, and helping them to learn and develop. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.