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CTI Newsletter: Co-Active Global News - Autumn 2012

Letter from the Co-founder

Have you heard the news?! CTI is joining forces with The Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, to bring the art and practice of coaching together with the science that supports its efficacy.

This relationship between CTI and the Institute of Coaching is unique in the history of the coaching profession. We’ve known intuitively and by watching results for twenty years that the Co-Active Model is an effective approach to coaching, and now, with this partnership, we’ll be able to demonstrate that through scientific research. Isn’t that exciting?

In fact, Dr. Carol Kauffman, Founding Director of the Institute of Coaching, and I will co-present a workshop, “Mapping Science to the Art and Practice of Co-Active Coaching”, at the Institute of Coaching’s annual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference, September 28-29 in Boston. 

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We’ll be discussing how the art and practice of Co-Active coaching are congruent with theory and research in positive psychology and behavioral change—and you are invited. If you are in the Boston area, or want to make it a point to be in the area, we would love to see you in our session.

For those of you who don’t know, The Institute of Coaching was established in early 2009 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the integrity and credibility of the coaching profession by bridging science and best coaching practices. The Institute advances research by awarding $100,000 a year in Harnisch Grants for coaching research projects and going forward will identify psychological research that supports the Co-Active Model.

Better still, CTI’s students and graduates will also benefit by being able to join at a discount the Institute’s global coaching community, the Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA). Membership in ICPA supports personal and professional growth for all coaches through continuous learning opportunities. ICPA has generously arranged for anyone affiliated with CTI to explore the content on the website through the end of September.

Go to, and click the red login button at upper right. Use the word ‘conference’—all lower case—as both the user name and password. Then explore as you please. (We recommend starting with the Coaching section, which you can find in the middle of the red navigation bar.) Once you have seen all the wonderful material ICPA offers and you are ready to become a member, please email to obtain instructions for becoming a member at the affiliate level for $100 USD annually, discounted from the regular $150 USD.

I want to leave you with a thought from IOC Director Carol Kauffman: “CTI offers a gold standard of coach training and we know the Co-Active Model behind it can stand up to scientific scrutiny and is congruent with positive psychology. Our organizations have a beautiful, inspirational fit. It’s a marriage of compatible and synergistic values and mission.” Welcome everyone to this beautiful partnership.

Lots of love,

Karen Kimsey-House
CTI CEO and Co-founder


Co-Active Network News

Community Showcase
Did you know there are 42 Niche and 36 Geographic communities on the Co-Active Network? Or that the Co-Active Network is nearly 22,000 members strong? It’s time to heap some well-deserved attention onto this collection of thoughts, ideas, questions, know-how, and support. So from now through November we invite you to share in the Co-Active Network Community Showcase.

This announcement kicks off our showcase season. Watch for notations of Network activities in CTI’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as on the Co-Active Network calendar through September, October and November.

I’ve been gently rallying all the fantastic community leaders behind the scenes for a couple of months. Expect things like guest speakers, webinars, community calls, book clubs, and powerful questions to pop up in discussions all over the Co-Active Network. (And probably a few things we haven’t’ even thought up yet.) We are inviting everyone in the Co-Active Community at large to join us and will welcome whomever shows up to play.

If you have an idea for a new community or feel called to volunteer your leadership talents to a new or existing community, please send a message to Your involvement helps create a stronger and more vibrant community which serves to support and champion the Co-Active Way, coaching, and leadership to achieve great impact in the world.

Please do let me know if there is something on the Co-Active Network you’d like to learn more about.
Marcia Norris, Co-Active Network Liaison


Upcoming Main Community Events:


HOW TO BE A CLIENT MAGNET - A Proven Four Step System to Attract More Money, More Freedom, and The Best Clients

Tuesday September 18, 2012 - noon PDT / 3:00 pm EDT / 19:00 GMT

Morgana Rae will show you free or cheap methods to become known as the expert, generate a global following of raving fans, help more people, let clients convince you to let them hire you, choose how many—or how few—clients you want, accept ONLY ideal clients who WANT to pay you a lot of money, work less and live more. Free teleclass.



Thursday October 11, 2012 – 9:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST / 17:00 GMT

Do you find yourself working to build your coaching practice and running into a lot of questions?
Join Master Coach Steve Mitten CPCC and President of, in this one hour free Q and A call and get the chance to have your most important questions answered, and learn from all the other issues and challenges that come up. Free teleclass.


If you have questions on a Co-Active Network technical issue or comments on other Network topics, please email



Correlating Coaching and Positive Effects on the Brain

Current research in neuroscience provides mounting evidence that the philosophy and tools of the Co-Active Model are in powerful alignment with what is known about effective brain development.

CTI has recently published a white paper, “Co-Active Coaching and the Brain: Neuroscience Research Supports the Efficacy of the Co-Active Model.” Authored by Ann Betz, who is a CTI faculty member, serves on the advisory team to the president, and as the CTI neuroscience consultant; this paper outlines the growing body of neuroscience research that suggests how the tools of Co-Active Coaching help clients develop positive new neural networks, respond more calmly to stress, make choices more easily, and access much more of their creativity.

“We’ve known intuitively and by watching results for two decades that the Co-Active Model is an effective approach to coaching and personal and professional growth, and now we can offer scientific studies that support it,” says Karen Kimsey-House. “Both coaches and their clients want to know that there is a scientific basis for their work together. This paper provides the opportunity to use the science of coaching to raise the bar for the whole profession and broaden the appeal for coaching.”

The paper is available as a PDF. Please use the following link to share this information in social media, blogs and newsletters:



Local Co-Active Courses and Community Events

Washington, DC – October 5, 2012
Change Your Brain with Co-Active Coaching: The Intersection of Neuroscience and Human Potential
with Ann Betz

The brain has “plasticity” – can grow and change throughout our lifetime – and few people realize that Co-Active coaching is a catalyst. Whether you’re a coach, a coaching client or just fascinated by these ideas, you will take home some powerful insights and effective brain-based tools you can use immediately. More information.

Toronto, ON – October 19-20, 2012
Co-Active Dance of Soul and Ego
with Chuck Roppel

The Co-Active Model is generally taught and experienced in the context of the coach/client relationship. In this workshop we will explore what is rarely addressed: the Co-Active Model as a framework that holds all the elements for a vital and profound spiritual practice for each individual on a very personal level. More information.

Vancouver, BC – October 19-20, 2012
Freedom from the Saboteur: The Art of Evoking Transformation
with Michele McHall

Learn to bypass the saboteur by tapping more deeply into your naturally, creative, resourceful and whole self. Through this process you will expand your ability to tune into aspects of your wholeness that get neglected or hijacked by the saboteur. More information.

Chicago, IL – October 24, 2012
Coaching and Your Profession – Transform Your Current Career with Co-Active Coaching
Panel Discussion hosted by Julie Colbrese and Gretchen Baker
A panel of four dynamic professionals from various vocations will share how they integrate Co-Active coach training into their particular work and how it has enhanced their careers and business. More information.

Chicago, IL – October 25, 2012
Change Your Brain with Co-Active Coaching: The Intersection of Neuroscience and Human Potential
with Ann Betz

The brain has “plasticity” – can grow and change throughout our lifetime – and few people realize that Co-Active coaching is a catalyst. Whether you’re a coach, a coaching client or just fascinated by these ideas, you will take home some powerful insights and effective brain-based tools you can use immediately. More information.

San Francisco Bay Area, CA – November 2-3, 2012
Bigger Game with Rick Tamlyn
The Bigger Game workshop is for anyone who yearns to do bigger things in life. If you are unable to access your most creative innovative spirit, the Bigger Game shows you how. Playing the Bigger Game keeps you on track with what you want your life to be about, and it moves you forward with creating the life you want! More information.

London, UK – November 28-29, 2012
Co-Active Executive Coaching
with John Vercelli and Ken Goldstein

Break into the Executive Suite! Do you want to move your practice from coaching middle managers up to coaching in the C-Suite? This course prepares you to stand toe-to-toe with the executive facing rapid change, unpredictability, and conflicting demands from all directions. CPCC status is prerequisite. More information.



Co-Active Coaching Series in Singapore

Due to popular demand, CTI will offer Co-Active Coach Training in Singapore. The course dates are outlined below. Please contact a Program Advisor for registration and pricing information at 415-451-6000 option 3.

Fundamentals November 2-4, 2012 or January 11-13, 2013
Fulfillment February 15-17, 2013
Balance March 15-17, 2013
Process April 12-14, 2013
Synergy May 17-19, 2013



CTI to Offer College Credit

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for seven of CTI’s courses. A team of faculty evaluators validated CTI’s courses and determined that content, scope, and rigor align with curricula currently being taught at accredited institutions.

  • The Co-Active Coach Training program received a credit recommendation of one semester hour for each coaching course including Fundamentals, Fulfillment, Balance, Process and Synergy in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category in social sciences, organizational behavior or human resource management.
  • The Co-Active Coach Certification course received three semester hours in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category in social sciences, organizational behavior or human resource management.
  • The Co-Active Leadership program has been awarded a recommendation of six semester hours in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category in leadership development or organization development.

ACE’s CREDIT recommendation puts CTI in a select group of organizations that offer ACE college credit-recommended courses like the American Management Association, FBI, Dale Carnegie Training, Microsoft, Delta Air Lines, Learning Tree International, McDonalds Corporation, Oracle, Starbucks, and Walt Disney Co.

Prospective students should call CTI at 800-691-6008 option 3 or 415-451-6000 option 3, or email for more information on earning college credit from Co-Active courses.

The benefits of the ACE recommendation are obvious for potential students, but this development also has value for CTI alumni. According to Karen Kimsey-House, “This honor both validates the rigorous standards of our Co-Active curriculum and establishes a new benchmark for the profession of coaching.”



Put Co-Active ThinkPal on Your Website

Co-Active ThinkPal is a cool tool for the smartphone you can use to add value to your coaching practice without costing you much in time or overhead. Most of all, it’s really fun with a variety of different features and a tool for recording your thoughts and ideas real-time. Download for Apple or Android here.

Do You Love Co-Active ThinkPal as Much as We Do?
Give access to the Co-Active ThinkPal app right on your own website! Copy and paste the code we’ve created to install these ‘Recommended Coaching App’ buttons on your website.

thinkpal app images

Click here to obtain HTML code to put the black or steel button on your website. 

Don’t have a smartphone, but still want to know what it’s about? Click here for an offline tour through the features.



New to CTI?

CTI is the world’s oldest and largest in-person coach training school in the world and a global leader in experiential leadership development. CTI is passionate about changing business and transforming lives.

The Co-Active® Model is the foundation of all our offerings:

Co-Active Coach Training

Co-Active Leadership Development

Customized training within organizations for executives, managers and others in coaching and leadership skills as well as Co-Active culture change

To learn more about CTI, visit our website or our International partner page.



Attending the ICF conference in London?

We invite anyone in our worldwide community who will be attending the ICF conference in London to join us for a CTI sponsored Karaoke Party from 8 to 11 pm on October 4, 2012. CTI is providing hors d'oeuvre and there will be a cash bar.

The address for CTI’s Karaoke Party is:
The Distillers Pub (Hammersmith location)
64 Fulham Palace Road
Hammersmith, London, W6 9PH
+44 (0)20 8748 2834



About Co-Active Global News

Co-Active Global News is a quarterly publication of CTI Headquarters with delivery in mid-month of March, June, September, and December. If you have comments or questions about content, please send them to Marcia Norris, Director of Marketing Communications at

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