Co-active Coaching

The Co-active Coaching Model

Co-Active® Coaching is based on sound personal and professional development theory and has impacted the lives and careers of thousands of managers, leaders, teams, and coaches around the world. It has led to The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) becoming the world’s first ICF-accredited coach training program, the most widely used text book in coaching, and the largest number of certified coaches globally.

A robust blend of tools and techniques, the Co-active approach powers change through illuminating coach/client conversations built on a few powerful key concepts:*

Naturally Creative Resourceful and Whole (NCRW)
The primary building block of Co-active coaching is the shared understanding between coach and client that the client is the one who holds the answers to the challenges he or she faces. The coach’s role is not to supply solutions, but to be a catalyst—listening, questioning, and ultimately holding the client accountable to the change goals he or she sets. As a client, you are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole—fully capable of envisioning, pursuing, and achieving your greatest purpose.

Designed Alliance
Before beginning their work together, client and coach openly design their relationship, defining the rules and expectations that will govern the coaching process. In Co-active coaching, power is granted to this coaching relationship, not to the coach. Together, client and coach create a “container” of mutual responsibility, in which the coach holds the space for possibility and the client is responsible for his or her own learning and transformation.

The Client’s Agenda: Fulfillment, Balance, and Process
In support of the client’s greatest magnificence, Co-active coaching centers on three core principles that are continuously at play and essential to every life: Fulfillment, Balance, and Process.

Fulfillment
The client’s level of satisfaction in every aspect of life. Does your life reflect your most deeply held values? Who are you? What do you want to create? Who are you becoming?

Balance
The client’s ability to consciously choose to take action where it matters most. What are you saying yes to? What are you saying no to? What changes when you shift your perspective?

Process
The client’s awareness of his or her own learning and development curve. Where are you now—tumbling over rapids, stuck in an endless eddy, flowing with the gentle current?

*For more on Co-active coaching see Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success in Work and Life

Contact Vicky to schedule a free sample session or to discuss your coaching needs.

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