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What is Co-Active?

In our performance-rewarding environment, it’s easy to lose sight of the value of real connection, intimacy, self-awareness, listening deeply to and nurturing others – the very qualities that inform and inspire what we do, restore us and give our lives fulfilling meaning.

Times are changing as the world becomes more and more complex and yet smaller. The need for us to work together to lead effectively is urgent. Relationship intelligence is suddenly paramount to success. We at CTI consider this good news. For the past 20 years, we’ve trained tens of thousands to balance the “being” and the “doing” and have seen firsthand how our Co-Active Model catapults individuals and organizations into both higher achievement and deeper connection and fulfillment. Transformational change is our business. We want a world that works for everyone where people know that who we are is as important as what we do.

The Co-Active Model

The Co-Active Model balances self-awareness, a keen agility with relationships, and courageous action to create an environment where individuals can be deeply fulfilled, connected to others and successful in what matters most.

The “Co” in Co-Active suggests relationship, connection, intimacy and collaboration. Thus, the “Co” in us is curious, listens deeply, hears nuance, holds space for others, intuits and nurtures.

The “Active” in Co-Active stands for power, direction, action and manifestation. So, the “Active” in us is courageous, has clarity and conviction, takes charge and achieves goals.

The magic happens in the dance between “Co” and “Active” — action that arises from presence, deep relationship and context…and presence that is channeled into dynamic action and contribution. Balancing and blending these energies allows us to move out of an “either/or” paradigm into a “yes/and” paradigm.

Co-Active Training

Through Co-Active training, CTI is creating a transformative change in the way people relate to and work with each other. The work inspires people to feel engaged in and passionate about their life and work, see the good, get curious, create interactions unlike any other, become visionary, feel more alive, connect deeply to others, give real meaning to their lives, think much bigger, become great leaders and make a difference.

The Co-Active Model has spawned a philosophy, a methodology, a skill set and a communication form that is being applied in business, education, medicine, government, communities and families all around the world.

Co-Active Coaching

Co-Active Coaching is an experience of personal and professional development unlike other kinds of coaching. Based on the Co-Active Model, it begins by holding the coachee as naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and completely capable of finding their own answers to whatever challenges they face. The job of a Co-Active Coach® is to ask powerful questions, listen and empower to elicit the skills and creativity a client already possesses, rather than instruct or advise. Co-Active coaching uses an array of proprietary tools developed by CTI that have been proven as the gold standard over the past 20 years of the coaching profession.