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Let's create a new language of leadership, together!

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. 

Global Faculty

Kristen Bentley

Kristen Bentley

My coaching and leadership development lives at the intersection of personal development and social change and I focus on the inner work necessary for interpersonal, collective healing, systems change and liberation. I am passionate about creating containers for the unique individual in front of me to have a safe, non-judgmental, validating space to live into the wholeness of who they are, taking into consideration the social context and identity within which they have lived and continue to live. My ideal clients are socially, spiritually, eco-conscious high-achievers who work hard and care hard. I am not interested in supporting the unhealthy dominant norm push to strive, succeed, achieve, exploit, produce and burnout. I work best with people who want to discover greater WELLBEING, aligned purpose and contribution as a result of their own inner radical shift that liberates wholeness, authentic self-expression, true connection, embodied belonging and freedom. I am trauma informed (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training) and committed to my on-going learning to unpack my power and privilege given my social identity and positioning. {I am a white European (Finnish/Italian) Canadian settler - I live and reside between Canada (born and raised on the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnaabeg people) and Costa Rica (on the traditional land of the Chorotega people.) I am also a University educated, middle class, cis-gendered heterosexual female. I am mostly able-bodied with an invisible disability (hearing impaired.) I have a history of developmental trauma and I, myself, am in 12-step recovery. I was married for 27 years, now a divorced empty-nester with 3 grown sons.}

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