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For the last 30 years the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) has been offering the gold-standard in coach training and leadership development for individuals and organizations. Now we are creating a new language of leadership. Let's do this together. 

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In this article, we talk about the three ways organizations can upskill their leaders to unlock the potential in their teams.

  • CTI
  • June 01, 2023
Forest Path

Our Co-Active Leadership Program helps to transform lives and introduce a whole new way of leading. It's back after a 3-year pause and is ready to send growth-oriented leaders on an adventure of self-discovery!

  • CTI
  • May 17, 2023
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Learn how to build a successful coaching business with this guide, covering the four stages of Coach in Training, Startup, Sustainable Success & Legacy.

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For life coach Abigail Morgan Prout, becoming a life coach transformed everything in her life in ways she didn't expect. Read her life coaching journey here.

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Are you thinking about becoming a life coach this year? Start your life coach journey by learning these three reasons to pursue a life coaching career.

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We’ve all experienced bullying in our lives, whether it be personally or vicariously. 41% of American adults have been victims of cyberbullying. Subjects of bullies are targeted and taunted, potentially leaving them feeling insecure and vulnerable....

How do we define leadership? In the traditional sense, leadership is the act of directing and motivating a group or individual to achieve a specific goal. Leaders are understood to have the special training and capacity to stimulate others to take...

  • CTI
  • November 09, 2022
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One of the first things we do in Co-Active coaching with clients is to identify their core values. When you know what your core values are, they can help you to stay grounded in who you are and what you believe in, especially when challenges come up.

developing resilience

Accepting that the world is a stressful place is important, as is developing resilience. However, there are means by which we can do more than simply cope.


Negative self-talk usually drives self-sabotage. Low self-esteem and difficulties in coping are among the causes of this detrimental practice.

make time for self-care

Overworking is ineffective. Always make time for self-care. A tranquil mind can heal the body and help you make better decisions.

coaching topics

Coaching fosters nonjudgmental curiosity and self-examination. So whatever coaching topics come up are acceptable – but how do we choose a great topic?

coaching niches

Some coaches feel unable to advance in their coaching careers because they can't decide on a specialty. Read on to help yourself understand coaching niches.

self-acceptance and growth, developing self-acceptance

Self-acceptance and growth are important leadership aspects; accepting ourselves and our flaws is the foundation of real presence, letting us lead from within.

  • CTI
  • March 24, 2022
why do i need a life coach

"Why do I need a life coach?" you may be wondering. or "What exactly is a life coach?" Find out here, and learn what factors to consider before selecting one.

  • CTI
  • March 17, 2022
the power of intention

Because our culture is resistant to endings, we linger past the natural terminus. We overlook intention's ability to end things and create new opportunities.


Leslie worked with CTI as a front-of-the-room leader, certification supervisor, certification program leader, and examiner. This is a piece dedicated to her.

  • CTI
  • January 12, 2022

Many leaders desire essential recognition from their peers and bosses. Acknowledge someone by stopping what you're doing and letting them know you've noticed.

Co-Active Model

Co-Active trained individuals are responsible for the creation of the poetic pulse. In this regard, the Co-Active paradigm is the very definition of poetry.


In order to acquire a deeper understanding of who we are and why we are here, we need to examine, reflect, reevaluate, and make adjustments on a regular basis.

What Kind of Leader Are You?

According to the philosophy of Co-Active leadership, there are five basic leadership styles, each of which we cycle in and out of throughout our lives and work.

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