A Fresh Approach to Leadership Programs

Today’s business environment is global, multicultural,
multigenerational and virtual. As the pace of work and
life increases, so does the pace of change.
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Who We Are

CTI has been at the forefront of the coaching and leadership development arena for over 25 years. Pioneers in positioning coaching as a core leadership competency, CTI has trained more than 50,000 people in 20 different countries (and half of the fortune 500) in the Co-Active® model.

Rooted in the most up-to-date leadership development theory, Co-Active® leadership training offers the most successful and emerging leadership approach available.

Is the Co-Active® Leadership Program right for you?

CTI’s leadership program is rooted in the belief that everyone is a leader. It is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about his or her natural leadership style and abilities—and then use those abilities to make a difference in the world. [read more]

Developing Leaders From the Inside Out

The Co-Active® Leadership Program brings together up to 25 participants to share their journey of discovery, growth
and mastery over the course of 10-months.

This revolutionary leadership course is anchored by four offsite retreats, which use experiential exercises, dynamic
group interaction and ongoing feedback to help you uncover, deepen, and build on your natural strengths as a leader.

Over the course of this program, you will learn to embrace your unique leadership style and have a more positive,
powerful and lasting impact in all aspects of your life.

Uncover Your
Authentic Leadership

Retreat 1: Creating from Self

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Discover the Power of
Real Connection &

Retreat 2: Creating from Other

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Expand Your Ability to Read
and Respond to Your

Retreat 3: Creating from Nothing

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Increase Your Capacity to
Harness Chaos and Lead
Through Conflict

Retreat 4: Creating from Everything

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Northern California, USA
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Sitges, Spain 
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Retreat Centers

  • Northern California, USA
  • North Carolina, USA
  • Sitges, Spain
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • China
  • Japan

The total leadership program cost is

  • 14,500.00 U.S. programs

  • 13,900.00European programs

These costs are all-inclusive of tuition, meals, and residential fees for all four leadership retreats.

Payment options are available for the balance, provided 25% of the total is paid at least three weeks prior to
each of the four residential retreats.

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Meet the Leaders
Henry Kimsey-House CPCC, MCC, Co-Founder of CTI

One of the first professional coaches in the 1980s, Henry Kimsey-House is the Co-founder and lead designer of the thought-provoking, experiential learning programs of CTI (Coaches Training Institute). An actor since age nine, he honed his insights into human emotion and the narrative process through classical theatrical training and years of stage, television and film experience.

With deep conviction that education should be driven by immersive, contextually based learning and not dry information dumps, Henry is committed to creating richly engaging and transformative learning environments.

Caroline MacNeill HallMA, CPCC, PCC

Caroline is an executive coach and author who works with individuals and organizations to build leadership grounded in respect and fascination, authenticity and authority. A sunny soul who believes that laughter lubricates leading, Caroline is as elegant and fierce as she is funny and friendly.

Her great joy is to move, inspire and connect human beings as they embrace and develop their authentic selves and their creative power to lead change in the world.

Angelique van DamDrs, CPCC, PCC

Angelique will call you forth in your unique leadership. Coaching has been part of all Angelique’s professional life: first as a medical doctor and an acupuncturist and now in her own coaching and leadership training for corporations and individuals. A Dutch CTI leader, Angelique is multilingual and has extensive international experience. She believes that connecting soul, body, heart and mind will give you endless possibilities.

Helen HouseCPCC, MCC

Helen is a fierce advocate for the notion that people are Naturally Creative, Resourceful and Whole. She brings this to her work as a coach, course leader, leader of Leadership Programs, and curriculum designer for CTI. She has a passion for work that serves the disenfranchised such as bringing coaching to prisons and leadership development to non-profit leaders. Helen’s first career was in the arts where she ran a successful business as a glass blower/artist.

Pat Carrington-HouseCPCC, PCC

Pat is a coach, a leadership trainer, and an experiential and contextual workshop designer. He leads seminars and workshops throughout the world, training people to be effective coaches, better leaders, and agents of transformation. In 2002 he founded a coaching and leadership training company that works with teams, individuals, and organizations. For the better part of his life, Pat has maintained a strong connection to the natural world and earth-based cosmological systems.

One of the systems he has spent much of the last decade studying is a pre-Mayan system called the Delicate Lodge Teachings. He weaves this wisdom into all of his endeavors. The idea of play is hugely important to his life, and working with Pat all but guarantees there will be as much deep laughter as there will be deep learning.

LA RedingM.Ed., CPCC, MCC

L.A. has been striding down a path of leadership all her life. She is an unconventional woman with a wicked sense of humor. L.A. admits to being an intuitive introvert who works from the inside out. She takes risks while being light, caring and pushing hard. She will do whatever it takes for you to be your best and to go where you haven’t gone before. L.A. has a stately presence that creates safety and trust.

Her deep passion is for people to embody mastery and knows that individual mastery is unique and shows up in fascinating ways. Not one to waste words, her career has spanned 40 years of service in the field of human relations. Currently L.A. is working with Fortune 100 companies around the world to help leaders own their own power and style from the inside out. Her mission is to identify and serve a new generation of global leaders.

Carey BakerCPCC

A self-described spiritual gangster, entrepreneur, Co-Active coach and soul-seeker, Carey is obsessed with helping people find what makes them feel truly alive. Carey believes people are capable of much bigger leadership than they ever suspect and her trademark is inspiring others to claim who they are in all their glorious, messy humanity. In her provocative, fun-seeking, intense presence, people open to the truth in full vulnerability and thrive in their authentic selves. With an extensive background as a sales and marketing executive, Carey has experienced some “dead” workplaces, making her fiercely committed to helping organizations and their people come alive.

Daniel Poch

Daniel is a playful, passionate and creative executive coach and leadership trainer who works with individuals and teams. His focus is to empower leadership in creative and experiential ways by helping individuals recover the connection with their authentic selves and their creative power for the sake of wholeness and wholehearted living.

Daniel’s vision is to create sustainable communities grounded in a new humanity driven by love, connection and vulnerability. When he is not in the work arena, Daniel can be found playing with his four kids and his family, running marathons, or hiking in the mountains. Being in connection with his beloved ones and nature is his source of energy.

Jimena Romero Oneto

Jimena’s mission is awakening and empowering a new generation of leaders who inspire others to lead with consciousness, clear intention, authenticity and responsibility. As a leadership development trainer and coach in the corporate world, she designs customized and experiential programs, inviting clients to walk the land of courage, growth, and accountability. Jimena holds a Marketing Degree and an MBA in business.

She is certified in the use of the Leadership Circle Profile and the Leadership Development Frame. Jimena currently lives in Barcelona and was born in Argentina. She loves the connection with nature, living a wild adventure life and is a fan of photography.

Jeff JacobsonCPCC, PCC

Jeff coaches and plays with people who yearn for bold, Technicolor lives. He has been involved in coaching and human growth work since 1994. Prior to coming to the world of coaching and leading the Co-Active Leadership Programs, Jeff worked in the field of language teaching and Chinese/English interpreting. His experience living in East and Southeast Asia ripped apart his world view and taught him to love things like seaweed, good directions and fine, fine storytelling. In addition to his own coaching practice, Jeff travels internationally for CTI leading coaching workshops.

Gulsun ZeytinogluPhD, CPCC, MCC, ORSCC

Gulsun is passionate about awakening and inspiring executives, teams, and couples toward unfolding their natural potential. She enjoys integrating and using a wide range of tools that supports beauty and wholeness of human experience. After working at IBM for 10 years, she listened to her heart’s calling and founded her own training and coaching company in 1995.

Since that time, Gulsun is one of the main drivers of coaching in Turkey. She is also an authorized Team Diagnostic facilitator and certified in The Leadership Circle Profile. When she is not coaching, mentoring, or leading, you can find her reading about life sciences and dancing Nia.

Rick TamlynMFA, CPCC, MCC

Rick Tamlyn inspires people to be their best. His compelling purpose is to encourage and assist others so that when they reach the end of their lives they can say, “That was a great life!” rather than, “I wish I had done more.” In 2001, Rick co-created The Bigger Game: a tool that inspires people from all walks of life to get out of their comfort zones and invent the lives they want.

Rick is the author of Play Your Bigger Game: 9 Minutes to Learn, a Lifetime to Live published in 2013. As a trusted advisor for Fortune 100 companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and churches, he has built a global audience, speaking and conducting workshops in more than 17 countries.

Sam HouseCPCC, MCC

Since he was an 11-year old captain of the Campus School crossing guards, Sam has actively engaged in guiding people across the street and beyond for many years. Sam provides customized, experiential-based leadership programs and coaching to executives, managers, teams and individuals around the world.

Sam has trained people in coaching skills on three continents, from such diverse settings as corporate boardrooms to federal prisons and everything in between. Formerly a psychotherapist and social worker, Sam has extensive experience in multiple settings, specializing in individual, family and couples therapy.

Dori Ben-ChanochPCC, CPCC

Dori specializes in Executive Coaching, working closely in one-on-one settings with executives in order to hone their skills. Dori is a certified behavioral coach, who has worked in training and development for the last 15 years.

He specializes in executive presence, interpersonal communication skills, and emotional intelligence using a model of open and honest communication. In the past, Dori served as a president of a successful financial services company, and has extensive experience as a top sales producer and sales manager.

Karen Kimsey-HouseCPCC, MCC, President and Co-Founder of CTI

Karen Kimsey-House is at the forefront of the coaching profession as a well-known keynote speaker, workshop leader and co-author of the industry best-seller, Co-Active Coaching. A successful entrepreneur, she founded The Learning Annex San Francisco adult education program in 1986, and helped develop it to become one the most admired programs among the Learning Annex city programs.

Karen today continues her work as a professional coach, specializing in entrepreneurs and start-up companies, helping them with innovative business practices and no-nonsense strategies to move things forward quickly.

Raúl Carvajal CPCC, ACC

Raúl Carvajal is a loving, curious, playful, and creative leader who brings heart, soul, and charm to his work. Balancing his analytical engineer’s left brain with his artist’s creative right brain, Raul has spent years studying as an actor, directing short movies, and writing scripts. As an executive coach and co-founder of Experiencia Quantum, Raúl provides customized, experientially-based learning programs to companies, universities and individuals all over the world. Raul’s approach to life is informed by his consciously-developed spiritual path and his belief in the unique mission of every single human being on the planet. Raúl loves connecting to people’s hearts and he is strongly committed to every individual’s personal best being fully expressed at all times.

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Co-Active: A Fresh Approach to Leadership Programs

Today’s business environment is global, multicultural, multigenerational and virtual. As the pace of work and life increases, so does the pace of change. Traditional leadership training programs no longer prepare us to address what we face today, let alone what’s coming tomorrow.

CTI offers a new style of leadership—one that is flexible and adaptable, holding the capacity for relationship and authentic connection as essential for success. The Co-Active® Leadership Development Program is built on the premise that we are most effective as leaders only once we identify and embrace our unique style of leadership through authentic self-expression. This awareness and ownership of who we are as leaders creates the foundation for true leadership—for work that is dynamic and creative, and that allows us to move forward with purpose rather than waiting for others to show us the way.

Who We Are Continued

Our participants come from a broad range of private and public sector organizations, as well as from all walks of life. Whether you work in a corporate setting, volunteer in your community, or support the mission of a non-profit, government agency or educational institution, this program offers you the opportunity to discover who you are as a leader and how to leverage your gifts for the greater good.

Uncover Your Authentic Leadership Style

Retreat 1: Creating from Self

We all have self-imposed limits that keep us from connecting fully with our gifts. Meanwhile, those are the very gifts we must claim if we hope to lead genuinely—and effectively. Retreat 1 centers on helping you identify and embrace your unique strengths as a leader. You’ll stare down self-limiting beliefs, uncover new reservoirs of strength, skill and insight, and better understand the impact you have on others. You’ll also explore how to unapologetically own your leadership style and be more intentional about the effect you want to have in the world.

Personal and professional development opportunities:

  • Gain a greater sense of your innate strengths as a leader
  • Understand how your unique style can motivate and mobilize others
  • Develop the capacity to be effective in a wide range of circumstances and environments

Discover the Power of Real Connection and Collaboration

Retreat 2: Creating from Other

CTI believes the key to successful leadership—in all aspects of life—lies in the ability to generate dynamic, authentic relationships. Grounded in this belief, the second retreat is about creating from your relationships with others. Drawing on everything from improv to conflict resolution, you will learn to find more honest, vulnerable paths to connection using common ground and alignment as your platform. This creates possibilities for teamwork and innovation at a whole new level. In a world where the pull of the system and the need to look good is often an obstacle to organizational (and personal!) effectiveness, this portion of your leadership training equips you to cut through the clutter so you can focus on empowering those around you and creating real change.

Personal and professional development opportunities:

  • Learn how to seek alignment as a means to collaborate with others in difficult situations
  • Explore ways to creatively engage with other leadership styles
  • Know and work with the essential ingredients for designing and delivering effective, experiential workshops, trainings and presentations

Expand Your Ability to Read and Respond to Your Environment

Retreat 3: Creating from Nothing

Effective leadership requires the ability to read and build on all aspects of one’s environment. In Retreat 3, you’ll learn how to go beyond the obvious ways to “read a room” and include what seems intangible as a source of information, equipping you to better understand what is really happening so you can respond authentically. As you learn to read feedback on multiple levels, you’ll be introduced to techniques to help you incorporate that feedback in the moment, adjusting actions, activities, pace, energy and attention as needed.

Personal and professional development opportunities:

  • Deepen your ability to listen at a global level, understanding that cues from the environment comes not only through the senses but through intuition and keen awareness of one’s surroundings.
  • Learn and work with a feedback model designed to encourage and inspire others
  • Build your range as a facilitator, presenter and trainer

Increase Your Capacity to Harness Chaos and Lead Through Conflict

Retreat 4: Creating from Everything

Leaders must be able to remain centered and creative in the face of conflict and chaos—reading cues from the environment, assessing what’s needed in the moment, and course correcting when appropriate. Retreat 4 prepares you to function at this level by focusing on integration of deep self-knowledge, global awareness, clear intention and self-expression. In addition to learning new techniques for creating the impact you want, you’ll have ample opportunity to synthesize and practice the skills and techniques learned over the course of the program. You’ll expand the depth and breadth of your skills and emotional intelligence, leaving you better able to be a catalyst for change in every aspect of your world.

Personal and professional development opportunities:

  • Feel equipped to function at a higher level of leadership in your life and work
  • Learn to respond creatively and effectively to dynamically changing conditions
  • Develop enduring relationships with a powerful community of leaders

Northern California, USA

All leadership training retreats are held in this unique, private, and peaceful setting filled with the spirit of early California heritage, amid acres of unspoiled beauty. Conveniently located near the town of Sonoma, in the heart of the wine country, the residential retreat center boasts lush garden paths laid out among native oaks. Gourmet meals are served in the beautiful California mission style dining room or outdoors by the poolside patio. This spectacular setting is 50 miles north of San Francisco, 45 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, and 30 minutes from Napa Valley.

MAY 2019

  • Retreat #1: May 14, 2019 - May 19, 2019
  • Retreat #2: August 13, 2019 - August 18, 2019
  • Retreat #3: November 13, 2019 - November 17, 2019
  • Retreat #4: February 5, 2020 - February 9, 2020


  • Retreat #1: September 3, 2019 - September 8, 2019
  • Retreat #2: December 10, 2019 - December 15, 2019
  • Retreat #3: March 11, 2020 - March 15, 2020
  • Retreat #4: June 10, 2020 - June 14, 2020


  • Retreat #1: November 12, 2019 - November 17, 2019
  • Retreat #2: February 4, 2020 - February 9, 2020
  • Retreat #3: May 6, 2020 - May 10, 2020
  • Retreat #4: August 12, 2020 - August 16, 2020

North Carolina, USA

This beautifully renovated residential retreat center lodge—formerly a tobacco ranch—is cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The lodge is the state's first eco-conscious, carbon neutral retreat center in the western region, nestled on 63 acres of land that slope gently down to the Ivy River. Tastefully decorated with art from around the world, the retreat center lodge is finished in warm pine and other creative touches. Surrounded by a lush natural environment with forest trails, a pond, waterfall, and gardens, this lodge provides a serene and peaceful escape.


  • Retreat #1: October 8, 2019 - October 13, 2019
  • Retreat #2: January 14, 2020 - January 19, 2020
  • Retreat #3: April 1, 2020 - April 5, 2020
  • Retreat #4: July 8, 2020 - July 12, 2020

APRIL 2020

  • Retreat #1: April 21, 2020 - April 26, 2020
  • Retreat #2: July 21, 2020 - July 26, 2020
  • Retreat #3: October 21, 2020 - October 25, 2020
  • Retreat #4: January 20, 2021 - January 24, 2021


  • Retreat #1: October 6, 2020 - October 11, 2020
  • Retreat #2: January 12, 2021 - January 17, 2021
  • Retreat #3: April 7, 2021 - April 11, 2021
  • Retreat #4: July 14, 2021 - July 18, 2021

Sitges, Spain

Situated just south of Barcelona, this luxuriously restored masia (Catalan manor house) sits high on a hillside in the Pinedes wine region surrounded by the Garaf National Park, offering dramatic sea or mountain views from every room and terrace. Complemented by high tech comforts, this tranquil haven retains its charm and elegant character with more than 300 acres of vineyards, olive groves, and fruit trees while being only 10 minutes from the lively beach resort of Sitges.

Istanbul, Turkey

Quiet, peaceful and pure quality, nestled in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Ulupelit Village and accessible 45 minutes from Istanbul, Casa Lavanda Boutique Hotel hosts its guests with a boutique flair on 18000 square meters of green space. The thirteen rooms are tastefully outfitted, the Spa features experienced therapists and the Casa Lavanda Restaurant attracts gastronomes with its special gourmet cuisine by Chef Emre Şen.

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For more information on the leadership program in China, visit: http://www.co-activity.cn


For more information on the leadership program in Japan, visit: http://www.thecoaches.co.jp