What is Co-Active?
Leadership has no “finish line.” We are all on a lifelong leadership journey, and every person’s journey is unique to them. Co-Active is a contextual lens to experience this journey from different orientations.
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 (being) and instead just push to “get the job done” (doing). 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, in 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.
— From Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead by Karen Kimsey-House and Henry Kimsey-House
Co-Active delivers life experience
Understand your impact on others and the world around you
Learn how to navigate conflict, how to design your responses and recover from being triggered
Learn how to have conversations that deepen intimacy with others
Know how to respond instead of react, putting relationships first
Stretch yourself, your capabilities, and your actions beyond your imagination and comfort zone
Learn how to frame powerful questions that evoke the conversations needed to grow your own leadership and the leadership of others
“I've been to a lot of trainings, a lot of retreats, a lot of programs. I have certificates and qualifications, and even a PhD in Depth Psychology. And I still say there's nothing quite like Co-Active Leadership.”