The World Is Changing And So Are We!

For the last 25 years the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) has been offering the gold-standard in coach training and leadership development for individuals and organizations. We are excited to share that CTI is now the Co-Active Training Institute: creating a new language of leadership


Wherever you are in discovering CTI on your leadership journey, we are so excited you’re here and can’t wait to work with you in creating a new way of leading for the future.


Coach Training & Certification

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

Co-Active Professional Coach Training

Co-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 65,000 coaches, including employees in more than a third of the Fortune 100 companies.

This 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.

After completing Certification, you will be eligible to earn the prestigious designation of Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), respected worldwide as the gold standard of coaching.

The Co-Active Journey Overview



Co-Active Fundamentals of Coaching is the introduction to the Co-Active Model and the first course in the Co-Active Coach Training and Certification program. With a focus on experiential participation, you will have numerous opportunities to coach and receive feedback on your newly acquired 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.



This course will develop your skill in helping clients discover their unique values, identify self-defeating influences, and create their individualized vision for a compelling future and fulfilling life. Fulfillment coaching is about facilitating opportunities for others to create lives that are centered in what makes them feel most alive.

  • Identify Values How to assist clients in identifying their unique values, and in assessing their satisfaction with living those values.
  • Access Range How to use a model of inner dialog to assist clients in accessing the full range of their ability and power.
  • Transcend Limitations How to help clients identify and let go of preconceived rules, limitations and self-defeating influences.
  • Create Fulfillment Learn proprietary coaching tools and methods for creating fulfillment. Concepts include life purpose, inner leader, and identifying allies and saboteurs.



In this course, coaches learn how to assist their clients in developing new perspectives and how to create a plan of action grounded in commitment to what is most meaningful. People always say they want more balance in their lives. What they usually want is to feel they are choosing their life, not just reacting to it.

  • Respond-ability How to help people make choices from a place of flow and alignment, rather than reacting out of urgency.
  • Perspective Building How to help your clients realize many new perspectives.
  • Forwarding Action The 5-step process for moving from feeling stuck to embracing possibility and taking action.
  • Power of Choice How to coach clients to make conscious choices rather than allow themselves to be controlled by circumstances.
  • Self-Affirmation How to coach clients to create an exciting, life-affirming strategy for action that arises out of the perspective they’ve chosen, and to make their most resonant choice.



While a lot of coaching focuses on moving forward, Process coaching focuses on the internal experience, on what is happening in 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.

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



Synergy integrates the complete range of coaching skills learned in the previous courses, so you can take your Co-Active coaching to a higher level of professionalism and impact. With Synergy, you can focus deeply on your client and trust that the direction you need to take is already inside you. Coaching from this place allows you to tap into your intuition, so you can coach with more flexibility, ease, and confidence.

  • Coaching Framework Build a coaching framework and learn how to articulate and leverage the principles, contexts, cornerstones, and skills of Co-Active coaching.
  • Creative Confidence How to integrate your own creativity and ability with what you have learned in previous Co-Active courses.
  • Targeted Impact How to cultivate depth and courage to increase your impact.
  • Unlocking Intuition How to gain the confidence to rely on your intuition and power to create “in the moment” interactions, rather than getting stuck in preconceived techniques or rules.
  • Generative Interaction How to generate coaching interactions that are dynamic and alive.

Certification (6 months)

This 6-month (virtual) program deepens your mastery of coaching and makes you eligible to earn official 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.

Accreditation & Affiliations

As a pioneering organization in the training industry, the Co-Active Training Institute has rigorously developed programs that have earned the most trusted accreditation and respected affiliations around the world. Through these renowned accreditation and affiliations, our programs set the industry standard for quality, global recognition, college equivalence, and scientific efficacy.


Harvard Medical School Affiliate Maps Science to Co-Active Coaching


“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.”


Founder And Director Of The Institute Of Coaching (IOC) And Faculty Of Harvard Medical School For Over 25 Years

Co-Active Core Curriculum Program

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