Begin Your Journey

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. 

Coach Training

Experiential, transformative learning from a worldwide leader in professional coach training.

Co-Active Professional Coach Training

ICF Level 2 AccreditationCo-Active Professional Coach Training is widely recognized as the most rigorous professional coach training and certification program in the industry. As the largest and most established professional coach training organization in the world, CTI has trained over 145,000 coaches, including employees in more than a third of the Fortune 100 companies.

This coach training program will prepare you to coach anyone with confidence, on any topic, supported by the Co-Active Model, which is known as the most flexible and proven model in the coaching world.

For learners aspiring to become independent coaches, our program also includes business-building sessions to empower you to launch a thriving coaching practice. 

After completing Co-Active Fundamentals and Co-Active Coach Training, you will be ready to continue your path to coaching mastery through the Co-Active Professional Coach Certification program. After completing the Certification program, you will be eligible to earn the prestigious designation of Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), respected worldwide as the gold standard of coaching.

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50% of Coaches

Each year, over 50% of new professional coaches are trained by CTI.

145,000+ Trained

CTI has trained over 145,000 coaches, consultants, and leaders worldwide.

Fortune 100

CTI has trained employees in more than a third of Fortune 100 companies.

ICF Accredited

Our Co-Active Coach Certification is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Becoming a Professional Coach

Step 1

Co-Active Fundamentals


Co-Active Fundamentals is the introduction to the Co-Active Model and the first coaching course in the Co-Active Coach Training series. With a focus on experiential participation, you have numerous opportunities to coach and receive feedback on your newly acquired coaching skills. This course can be taken stand-alone and is recommended for anyone seeking practical systems for managing relationships with others, even if your goal is not to become a professional coach.

Step 2

Intermediate Co-Active Coach Training


Intermediate Co-Active Coach Training builds on the learning from Co-Active Fundamentals with a series of four courses that explore essential coaching principles: Fulfillment, Balance, Process, and Synergy. This immersive level of training fosters expansive development, at both a personal and professional level. You will establish a reliable coaching framework and gain competency in Co-Active coaching—one of the fastest-growing, most in-demand leadership skills.

Step 3

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)


This 6-month online program deepens your mastery of coaching and makes you eligible to earn official professional coaching certification with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Weekly sessions build on each other as you hone your skills under the supervision of professional coaches, build your coaching business, and become fully prepared to earn your Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation, one of the most highly respected and sought-after certifications in the coaching industry.

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What Our Customers Are Saying


Science Supporting the Co-Active Model


“CTI offers a gold standard of coach training, and the Co-Active model behind it is remarkably congruent with a vast body of research in positive psychology and coaching. As business, health and personal coaches begin to master and articulate these messages, we believe it will create inroads for more individuals and organizations to see the value and validity of coaching. It’s exciting to see how the entire field can be uplifted by connecting science and theory with the spirit and practice of coaching. In the future, results will continue to show how science can be mapped to CTI’s Co-Active model and their four cornerstones of coaching.”



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The Experience

Training experts 

Every course is co-led by two talented, and highly skilled, experiential trainers who are experts in serving the people and context in front of them—keeping content relevant and real, because coaching happens in the real world. 

Innovative learning

No seated lectures! Instead, you will practice, embody, and remember the skills you are learning, through the innovative Co-Active experiential learning process, which is scientifically proven to make learning stick.

Coaching confidence

We offer training that’s designed to give you an experience of yourself coaching and leading others with fluidity and confidence, in any coaching situation and for any topic. Experience coaching confidence that comes from being supported by the renowned Co-Active Model.

New perspective

Experience transformation in the way you relate to, and work with, other people—empowering them as naturally creative, resourceful and whole, capable of finding answers to their own challenges. 



The certification program grants you the recognized Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential and also qualifies you to apply for your Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

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We believe the best coaches have an advanced standard of education, which is why our coach training programs significantly exceed the minimum education requirements set by the ICF. A CTI-trained coach receives the highest quality of coach training available, and our Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential denotes that a coach has achieved an unmatched level of mastery.

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Business Building for Co-Active Coaches

We offer learners access to a series of 6 interactive, live business-building sessions that can be completed in any order. Just like in a Co-Active classroom, participants will be on camera and interacting with their peers and session leader, bringing real examples and challenges.

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Leveraging Coaching Skills in Business

Coaching and business building are different skillsets, but there are ways to leverage the skills you learn in your coach training as you grow your business. Learn how listening, curiosity, visioning and other key coaching skills can be put to use as you build your practice. 

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Avoiding 3 Common Mistakes 

Many students find that they love coaching, but simply do not know how to get started in building a successful business. Join us on this webinar to learn the 3 most common mistakes made by solo entrepreneurs, as well as a proven strategy to avoid them.

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Getting Started in Marketing

Often people think of marketing as getting a website and a business card, but it’s much more than that! In this webinar we’ll help demystify the process and get you started on a marketing plan that can easily be expanded.

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Attracting Clients:  A Fresh Perspective

Students often ask, “How do I get clients?” We make a distinction between getting clients and attracting clients. Getting clients can be a struggle, while attracting clients can lead to success aligned with your values, in addition to being a lot more fun.

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Discovering Your Brand

Knowing and owning your authentic brand raises confidence and makes it easier to attract clients. Learn the basics of authentic branding and start to assess the qualities that make up your own brand.

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Your Offers, Your Gifts to the World

One of the most useful ways to promote your business is to package your coaching in the form of offers.  The question we often hear is: “What should I offer?”  In this webinar we will explore guidelines to help you develop offers that are inspiring to you and others.

We hold 1-2 of these training sessions each month and repeat them at different times of the day to accommodate multiple time zones.

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