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Jill Schichter
For Immediate Release


Life Coach in a Smart Phone App
The Largest Coach Training School, CTI, Goes Digital Mobile

SAN RAFAEL, CA, September 26, 2012 – The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) today announced the beta release of its first smartphone application, Co-Active ThinkPal, a tool designed to help you coach yourself.

“Co-Active ThinkPal is an exciting way for CTI to reach a much wider audience with our powerful personal development tools and introduce Co-Active principles to the world.” says Karen Kimsey-House, CEO & Co-Founder of CTI, the oldest and largest in-person coach training school in the world. “This app gives coaches and their clients a way to enhance and deepen their relationship while giving those new to coaching the practical tools to get them started. So now if you have a smartphone, you have a coach.”

CTI’s Co-Active Model is at the core of all their work. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the app is being developed as a joint venture with a firm founded by a CTI-trained coach, and being launched with a plan to evolve and innovate in response to community feedback through CTI’s live courses and growing social media.

“Having been through the CTI training myself, it has been particularly fun to collaborate with the leaders at CTI and experience Co-Activity in action.” says Nadia Tarazi, founder of The Knowledge Labs, the multimedia firm that spearheaded Co-Active ThinkPal. “I am thrilled to see CTI embracing new technologies to reach new audiences and delighted that the ThinkPal platform is supporting this goal. It’s been great to see how readily the community has jumped on board with the innovation process and I look forward to seeing how the app evolves as the community does.”

About Co-Active ThinkPal

Co-Active ThinkPal is available on iTunes and Google Play. The free app comes with a set of Starter Questions, Wheel of Life and About Co-Activity Audio Guide.  Further content and tools are available from $1.99.

Whichever tool a user is working with, Co-Active ThinkPal offers the opportunity to write or record Notes-To-Self to capture inspirational moments and share them with a coach, peers and colleagues.

Tools & Content Include:

  • Powerful Coaching Questions that help users think both logically and intuitively through challenges and help move to them action. Questions sets include: 
    Starter Set [Free] - Friends and Family Relationships - Journaling Inquiries – Workplace Communications - Affirmations  - Career Transitions  - Work/Life Balance
  • Assessment Wheels that show people the big picture, assess how balanced their life and work are and what areas need the most attention. Assessment Wheels include: 
    Wheel of Life [Free] - Professional Wheel  - Blank DIY Wheel 
  • Audio Guides that lead individuals through inspirational journeys to deepen self-awareness and move towards positive outcomes. Audio Guides include: About Co-Active [Free] - Life Purpose Visualization – Meet Your Captain Visualization
  • New content is being developed on an ongoing basis using the feedback of users and students. For additional information and links to download, go to: 
    Co-Active ThinkPal page on the CTI Website - Download in iTunes - Download in Google Play

About The Coaches Training Institute (CTI)

Founded in 1992, CTI is the oldest and largest in-person coach training school. Having trained over 35,000 students across 19 countries, CTI is considered one of the most innovative leadership training organizations in the world. The firm was one of the first to be accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the founders, Karen and Henry Kimsey-House and Laura Whitworth, are recognized as pioneers for the coaching profession. This founding team developed the Co-Active Model and co-authored the groundbreaking industry bestseller Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives (with Phil Sandahl), now in its third edition and translated into ten languages.

The Co-Active Model encompasses a philosophy, a methodology, a skill set and a communication form that balances self-awareness, relationship intelligence and courageous action so that people can be deeply fulfilled, connected to others and successful in what matters most. The foundation of all of CTI’s training, the highly interactive Co-Active Model is being applied in business, education, medicine, government, communities and families and in organizations around the world who are looking to improve their internal processes including Cargill, Northrop Grumman, Marriott, RBC Financial, Capgemini and Alliance Data Systems.

CTI is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information on CTI courses, call CTI at 800-691-6008 or 415-451-6000, email info@coactive.com, or visit http://www.coactive.com.

About The Knowledge Labs

The Knowledge Labs, founded by Nadia Tarazi, is a multimedia production that specializes in creating innovative solutions to help businesses and leaders help themselves. The Knowledge Labs pioneered the production of mobile coaching tools with the launch of its app development platform in 2009. Nadia has a successful track-record managing the production and positioning of over one hundred products across a variety of media. This experience is complemented by an MBA from London and Columbia Business Schools, an MA in Media from the University of London and a CPCC, professional coaching qualification, through The Coaches Training Institute.

The Knowledge Labs is based in New York. For more information call 917-477-7372, email fiona@theknowledgelabs.com



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