Karen Kimsey-House

- Creator of the Co-Active Philosophy of Relationships, Leadership and Coaching Expert
- President and Co-Founder of CTI

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Karen Kimsey-House, MFA, CPCC, MCC, President and Co-Founder of CTI, 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. According to Karen, she has always been an entrepreneur, from starting a cleaning business while working as an actress, to founding the Learning Annex San Francisco, to co-founding CTI. Karen brings to CTI a powerful blend of business expertise and human insights from her acting career and training.


A founding member of the Personal and Professional Coaches Association, Karen holds a Master Certified Coach (MCC) designation through the International Coach Federation (ICF). 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.


Karen has a B.S. in English from Idaho State University and MFA in Communications and Theater from Temple University.

The team of the 2014 World Business and Executive Coach Summit gratefully thanks Karen for her participation in the largest annual coaching event!

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