CTI & Co-Active® Training
Founded in 1992, CTI is the oldest and largest in-person coach training school and one of the most innovative leadership training organisations in the world, having delivered Co-Active® training courses in 74 cities across 32 countries.
What is Co-Active®?
At its most basic, Co-Active means simply ‘being in action . . . together’. Or perhaps it might be more appropriate to say ‘being together . . . in action’.
As the pace of our lives has quickened, we have become increasingly action oriented and results driven. It seems expedient to dispense with all the “soft” stuff of (being) and just push to get the job done (active) that is right in front of us. Unfortunately, this leaves us feeling disconnected and desperate for meaning and belonging. We wind up with what we might call “the hamster wheel” experience of life as we run around alone in circles desperately trying to get things done, only to find ourselves right back where we started.
This is why it is so important to begin with the co. Action arising from this place of being and receptivity is whole and integrated rather than disconnected and driven. In order for us to experience life as whole, action must be grounded in being and our sense of connection to a larger wholeness. When the co and the active go together, the action of our life is nourishing and fulfilling.
The hyphen in Co-Active is very important because it holds both the interrelatedness and the balance between co and active. The hyphen represents the paradox of “both and” rather than “either or”.
In the place of co, of essence (being), there is absolutely nothing to do but live our lives fully. At the same time, while there is nothing to fix or do, it is important to continually reach (active) for an ever-expanding version of our Self. Being in committed action!
The word Co-Active® is an adjective, a way of being, an emergent and complex stand one takes in the world, a term full of ambiguity and mystery. Co-Active® is so much more than simply a methodology of coaching, it is also a road map for living a more fulfilled, integrated life. Read more...