Mission and Purpose

The Coaching Research Lab seeks to advance and support research on the effectiveness and process of coaching. Specifically, our mission is to conduct, fund and disseminate research on coaching (and related helping relationships).

Led by the Department of Organizational Behavior faculty, we invite organizational members to engage and support research at the doctoral and faculty level that will advance the understanding and practice of coaching.

We use the term “coaching” to refer to a broad range of helping relationships, including;

  • Coach–client    
  • Leader-follower
  • Mentor–protégé
  • Manager–subordinate
  • Physician/nurse-patient
  • Teacher/professor-student
  • Therapist-client
  • Cleric–parishioner
  • Parent-child

A sample list of Coaching Research Labs topics include:

  • Coaching for intentional change, learning and development
  • Coaching outcomes
  • Effective coaching relationships
  • Coach competencies
  • Coaching models
  • ROI of coaching
  • Emotions in coaching


As a result of the research conducted through the Coaching Research Laboratory at Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, people, teams and organizations will develop and pursue their dreams and passions and, in the process, help to make society more adaptive, compassionate and engaging.

By guiding and conducting research on all helping relationships, we will aid the development of leaders—from coaches, educators and professors to physicians and nurses—to inspire those with whom they work and to inspire new generations of researchers with curiosity.

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The Coaching Research Lab LinkedIn page is a resource created to share ongoing research and dialogue on coaching at the Coaching Research Lab.

The page aims to:

  • Share recently published and leading-edge work in the arena of coaching.
  • Share the latest updates and news of the Coaching Research Lab's faculty and organizational members.
  • Have a place where other like-minded coaching researchers and practitioners can learn about and support each other.

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