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Karen Kimsey-House

Co-Founder, Former Co-President, CPCC

One of the earliest recognized luminaries in the coaching profession, Karen co-founded CTI in 1992 with Laura Whitworth and her future husband, Henry. Together, they co-created the Co-Active philosophy of relationship that informs CTI’s world-renowned coaching and leadership programs. Karen is also the co-author of Co-Active Coaching and Co-Active Leadership.

One of the earliest recognized luminaries in the coaching profession, Karen co-founded CTI in 1992 with Laura Whitworth and her future husband, Henry. Together, they co-created the Co-Active philosophy of relationship that informs CTI’s world-renowned coaching and leadership programs. Karen is also the co-author of Co-Active Coaching and Co-Active Leadership. A successful entrepreneur, Karen founded and directed the Learning Annex San Francisco adult education program in 1986 and grew it into one of the most admired programs under the national Learning Annex brand. Karen received her MFA in Communications and Theater from Temple University in Philadelphia. Committed to pioneering Co-Activity in challenged environments and troubled populations, she continues to lead CTI workshops and is a dynamic keynote speaker around the world. On a mission of global, transformative change, Karen lives with her husband, Henry Kimsey-House in a small artist community in Southern Oregon.