Skip to main content
Coach Training

Co-Active Process

Process is about being with clients during emotionally charged issues.

Co-Active Process

While a lot of coaching focuses on moving forward, Process coaching focuses on the internal experience, on what is happening at the moment. You’ll learn to help clients work through emotionally charged issues. You’ll help them to understand that—although uncomfortable—chaos, confusion, and inertia are a vital part of achieving forward motion in life.

Process coaching is about being with clients wherever they are, especially when they are experiencing emotional turbulence in the rapids of their lives.

Learn more about the Coach Training program

The Experience

As a coach, you will be with people in the river of their lives as it flows slower or faster and as it hits unexpected rapids. Being with people in both their messy and ecstatic places allows them to feel known and to more fully know themselves. This is some of the most important work you can do.

Coaches and managers who are skillful at navigating emotional waters create an environment where it is safe and joyous to be fully human. Unless you can mindfully explore these places, your coaching will lack depth, breadth, and impact.

What You'll Learn

Experiential Coaching

How to engage the Process coaching skills, so that clients “experience” (beyond talk) what exists specifically for them.

Presence & Flexibility

How to develop your own capacity to remain present in challenging situations


How to simply be with the other person: fully engaged, attentive, and open.


How to fluidly move between and integrate the principles of Co-Active coaching: Fulfillment, Balance, and Process.

The Nature of Process

How the shortest distance between here and there isn’t always a straight line.

Attuned Listening

How to simply be with the other person: fully engaged, attentive, and open.

When someone is walking beside us, we have more courage to walk into the unknown and to risk the dark and messy places in our journey.

Henry Kimsey-House Co-Active Training Institute


Co-Active Process