“With its third updated edition, Co-Active Coaching remains the bible of coaching guides. Written with a powerful, distinctive approach, no other book gives you the tools, the skills and the fundamentals needed to succeed in these delicate relationships.” — Stephen R. Covey, best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“Co-Active Coaching should be required reading for every manager or employee who wants to succeed in the workplace.” —Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times best-sellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
“Co-Active Coaching exudes the catalytic power to transform your organization and your life. Read it, savor it and practice it to become a purpose-filled leader of life!” —Kevin Cashman, best-selling author, Leadership from the Inside Out and Awakening the Leader Within
“Transformational change – in ourselves, or in the teams, organizations, and companies we lead – is ultimately all about relationships. The third edition of Co-Active Coaching, by the eloquent and compassionate founders of The Coaches Training Institute, will give you the tools, the skills, the strategies and the ethical frameworks to achieve the powerful goals of this work: Changing lives and changing the world.” —Celeste Schenck, President, American University of Paris
“Co-Active Coaching insightfully reveals how to unlock a person’s potential and enlighten their past, present and future. It’s a must-read for all self-empowered senior executives.” —Michael Cheah, former President of Xian Janssen Pharmaceutical, China (A Johnson & Johnson Group of Companies)
“Coaching basics are an essential skill set for any manager or leader who is interested in developing other people, so I use Co-Active Coaching material in most of the MBA courses I teach. Without fail, it engages the hearts and minds of people who care about acquiring meaningful and effective skills they can immediately put to use.”— Heidi Brooks, Ph.D., Director of Yale School of Management Mentoring Program, Lecturer at Yale School of Management, Clinical Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
“I applaud the new edition of this definitive text on transformational coaching. The authors and the visionary network they lead provide an effective methodology to work with change at personal and organizational levels. This is a must-read for professionals who value the process of discovery, awareness, and choice that empowers people to find their own inner wisdom and to act in service to make a better world for all.”— Lynne Twist, Author, The Soul of Money, Founder, Soul of Money Institute, and Co-Founder, The Pachamama Alliance
“When designing our ICF ACTP coach certification program, we never considered any textbook other than Co-Active Coaching. This is the best, most comprehensive book for teaching the relevant skills of coaching. It should be required reading for all coach-specific training programs in any environment (profit, non-profit, executive, teams, etc.). With the enhancements made in the third edition, we look forward to incorporating this edition into our required reading list.”—Donna Billings, PCC and Co-founder, Professional Coach Certification Program, Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
Karen Kimsey-House, MFA, CPCC, MCC, is the Co-founder and CEO of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the foremost coach training school in the world. One of the earliest recognized luminaries in the coaching profession, she founded CTI in 1992 with Laura Whitworth and Henry Kimsey-House. They created the Co-Active philosophy to relationship that informs CTI’s coaching and leadership programs. Kimsey-House continues to lead CTI workshops and is a popular keynote speaker around the world.
Henry Kimsey-House, CPCC, MCC, one of the first professional coaches in the 1980s, is the Co-founder and lead designer of the provocative, experiential learning programs of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the foremost coach training school in the world. CTI and its Co-Active philosophy have revolutionized the lives and careers of over 35,000 managers, leaders and coaches throughout the world. Kimsey-House continues to develop new, innovative curriculum and is at work on a book about transformative leadership.
Phillip Sandahl played an important role in the international growth of coaching and is a pioneer in the field of team coaching. A former senior faculty member of CTI, he is co-founder and principal of Team Coaching International. Sandahl and co-founder Alexis Phillips are developers of the Team Diagnostic™ team effectiveness model and a suite of four integrated assessment tools used with hundreds of teams worldwide.