COCAbiz Professional Development Workshop

COCAbiz Professional Development

Arts-Based Professional Development for Individuals & Organizations

COCAbiz, the business training division of COCA, provides immersive arts-based training, programming, and consulting for professionals.

Our COCAbiz mission is to build a more creative, engaged, and effective workforce by delivering innovative workshops and events that employ authentic arts teaching and achieve business results.

COCAbiz programs bring thoughtful, social, and curious individuals together in an intelligent and engaging atmosphere, inspiring business professionals to explore new approaches and emerging ideas across industries.

Since 2009, COCAbiz has served over 4,500 business professionals from 350 different organizations, including Ameren, Commerce Bank, Edward Jones, FOCUS St. Louis, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, Saint Louis University, Starkloff Disability Institute, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Through immersive workplace learning, COCAbiz freshens employees’ thinking, artfully coaches how to express views, and teaches innovative ways to build collaboration and resilience. Participants walk away with the confidence to think critically and skillfully overcome obstacles.


Interested in scheduling a COCAbiz workshop?

Complete our COCAbiz Request Form with details about your team and desired workshop(s) to receive more information.

Not Just Another Trust Fall

Every COCAbiz experience is led by at least one COCA Teaching Artist (professional artists, designers, dancers, musicians, writers, actors, and/or directors) to deliver powerful, arts-based training.

What Do Artists Know? A Lot!

By drawing upon the knowledge of professional artists at the top of their craft, COCAbiz taps into a unique resource for an array of proven outcomes. Our team guides participants through rich reflections about their experience and connects the learning to practical takeaways that participants can implement in the workplace immediately.

Discover COCAbiz arts-based professional development

Contact our COCAbiz team to learn about our arts-based professional development for individuals and organizations. Special rates for nonprofits available.