Building rapport- matching and pacing


Last Published  01 August 2012

The relationship between the coach and coachee is key to a successful coaching relationship. It is important to build and maintain rapport throughout the coaching process. During this Tool, participants will explore the NLP tools of mirroring/matching and pacing/leading as a means of building rapport.

Tool aims
  • To help participants experiment with body language and non-verbal communication to build rapport
  • To help participants use the NLP technique of mirroring/matching to 'pace' a coachee and lead them to a constructive emotional state