Angela Passarelli


Angela Passarelli, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management at the College of Charleston. Her research focuses on how developmental relationships support behavior change, particularly in the context of leader development. She draws on neuroscience and psychophysiology to explore the implicit dynamics of these relationships. Her work has been published in various journals including the Leadership Quarterly, Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, and the Journal of Experiential Education. Angela also maintains an executive coaching practice with clients from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors such as financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and education.


Expanding How We Define Coach Effectiveness
This integrated literature review brings together three streams of research that have not been directly connected in prior coaching research. Specifically, we explore the conceptual relationship of (1) intentional change theory (Boyatzis, 2008), (2) high quality relationships, and (3) emotional and social competence as they relate to coach effectiveness. We propose these components represent key criteria for the development and evaluation of coaches and collectively open a new frontier for coaching research.

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