Jan Adam, Netherlands, Europe
Facilitator, trainer, advisor in the field of development, change and learning. Especially interested in (shared) leadership issues. Authentic, intuitive and creative. More than 20 years experience in guiding group processes. Inspired by nature and its spirituality. After working so long as a facilitator and trainer with groups in so many different ways and methods, The Circle Way is an inspiration and relief. I want to spread the wonderful work of Ann & Christina in the best possible way in the Netherlands and put it together with my good and adept colleague Diana Donselaar. We love to share and teach the benefits and magic of The Circle Way in any social and organisational context, although we are mostly working in a not for profit surrounding at this moment. I may be contacted: 031 6 51049044 or email@example.com.
Melissa Bailey-Kirk, Kansas City Area, Missouri, USA
Circle facilitation trainer and host. In addition, I have the capacity to host Open Space, facilitate Non-Violent Communication, and lead groups in processes of discernment and visioning. I am skilled at creating processes and safe spaces that assist groups in acknowledging conflict and shadow, and moving together toward resolutions that serve the unifying intention and purpose of the group. At the core of my work is the belief that each person and group brings unique gifts and skills to their business, staff team, congregation, family, school, and community. Through circle, safe conversation, individual work, and communal work, persons may discover these gifts and begin to offer them with generosity and courage. I enjoy the rich interaction between play and work, laughter and anxiety, light and shadow; all are wise teachers. My special interests include religious communities, spiritual leaders, educators, counselors, caregivers, staff teams. I will travel globally. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-806-1239.
LeAnn Blackert and Ivy Thomas, Thompson/Okanagan area, British Columbia, Canada
Circle Way practitioners/trainers, spiritual retreat leaders. We have been facilitating and teaching active learners for an accumulated 60 years. Our focus is on building healthy communities of respect, honouring diversity and connecting with spirit as you understand it. We specialize in working with faith communities providing Spirit filled leadership and a grounded foundation to build from. Incorporated into our trainings and retreats are Story-telling, World Cafe, Open Space and Appreciative Inquiry. Contact us at: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthias zur Bonsen, Germany, Europe
Circle facilitator and trainer. Experienced senior consultant for organizational change and development. Pioneered (since 1994) pathbreaking participative methods for small and large groups in German-speaking Europe. Co-Founder of consulting practice all in one spirit. Author of several books and numerous articles. Spearheaded the translation of The Circle Way into German, and co-wrote the introduction of the German version with his colleagues Jutta Herzog and Myriam Mathys. I enjoy supporting organizations and groups unleashing their untapped potential. I also love to help senior leaders discover ways to achieve more with less effort. I work in German and English. See the websites: www.all-in-one-spirit.de andwww.leadingwithlife.com for a full description of what I do. I may be contacted at email@example.com or at +49 6171 56251.
Robin Caruthers, Missouri, USA
Circle Way practitioner and facilitator. I am interested in helping spiritual seekers and anyone who would like to learn and experience a life-giving way of being in community. I have been hosting and facilitating groups since 2008 and I have a passion for creating safe spaces and promoting self-awareness and authenticity. The Circle Way has been an integral part of my own personal and professional growth and I would love to pass this learning on to those who are looking for a transformative way of working or living together. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.896.1236.
Sharon Faulds, Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
Practitioner & teacher of the Circle Way. Designer & facilitator of meetings using circle-based processes. Hosting transformative conversations and building collaborative relationships in teams and organizations. My main focus is applying Circle learnings/teachings to the challenges we face in healthcare. While studying for my MAL, I was introduced to Christina Baldwin in 2000 at Royal Roads University, where she spoke about PeerSpirit Circle as an ancient process as a way of being in the world and emerging as a new way. This ignited my passion to become a circle carrier practicing and teaching Circle as a means to creating a better world. I can be reached at email@example.com or 905-642-3788 home, 416-948-3788 cell.
Amanda Fenton, Vancouver area, BC, Canada
Group process artist, skilled in designing participatory gatherings using circle and other circle-based methodologies to host and harvest conversations that matter. A carrier and teacher of the Circle Way, and integrator of different modes such as collaborative dialogue, movement and graphic facilitation to host space with life and energy. I love working with groups who want to re-claim a better way of meeting and working together, engaging hearts and minds. One of my unique abilities is that I am very adaptable to a variety of environments ranging from the informal, to the spiritual, to the business world. My interests range from meetings, retreats and conferences, to longer-term participatory engagement projects, to circle and participatory process training and coaching. You can find me online at amandafenton.com and I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.802.7498. Will travel globally.
Nancy Fritsche Eagan, New York City area, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Consultant, facilitator/ trainer, Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter steward and practitioner. I am skilled in PeerSpirit’s The Circle Way, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, World Café, storytelling, project management and other participatory and engagement tools. I partner primarily with public, social sector, socially conscious, community and faith-based organizations to co-design and co-facilitate strategic conversations and interventions. I like to deal with challenges and build capacity through transformative meetings that focus on purpose, process, results, and impact. See my website at www.peoplepotential.org or e-mail me email@example.com or 212-233-0043.
Roq Gareau, Vancouver area, BC, Canada
Circle practitioner and facilitator, consultant and men’s group leader. I enjoy working in small and large groups, using participatory hosting methods such as The Circle Way, World Cafe, Storytelling and Open Space. My passion lies in working with intact teams who wish to experience a deeper sense of purpose and meaning. I like to help folks have those difficult conversations they would rather avoid, but know they have to get to if things are to get better. I am particularly interested in how hierarchical contexts of command and control co-exist with models of shared leadership within organizations. My website is: centrespoke.com. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Greene-Jacobi, MSNorthern California, USA
I am a host and carrier of The Circle Way and facilitator of intentional collaborative conversations in educational, community and wilderness settings. Areas of facilitation expertise include: educational boards, staff, and secondary classrooms, teen and young adult leadership, rural and community leadership, wilderness guiding and apprenticeship training. As an educator and mentor to youth and adults I have over 30 years of experience at the secondary, community college and university levels, and was founder and director of my own private school and educational therapy practice.
I am a member of EarthWays, a collective of wilderness rites-of-passage guides in Sonoma County, California, committed to restoring relationship with the natural world by bringing people into direct connection with the profound guidance of the wild earth. I have trained with the School of Lost Borders and am a member of the Wilderness Guides Council. It is my joy to co-guide the Cascadia Quest with Ann and Christina offered through PeerSpirit annually. I can be contacted at email@example.com.
Jeanne Guy, Austin area, Texas, USA
Jeanne Guy of Jeanne Guy Gatherings is a writer and teacher who has been offering re-story workshops and retreats since 1995 to help people explore and reframe their lives. Her Re-Story Circles rely on the social container of collective wisdom with the objective of inspiring individual growth through the use of reflective writing prompts and deep conversation in small circles. She also uses the Circle process to “help groups draw on wellsprings of insight, information and story that inspire collective wisdom and action” as per the Circle Way. Her sense of humor and her encouraging facilitation style put people at ease and create a safe space for people to explore their lives and their actions. Her website is:jeanneguy.com; and she can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linette Harriott, Melbourne, Australia
Senior Consultant, Synergistiq. Linette’s client engagement, project and meeting design and facilitation skills have been built over 28 years of working in community and not for profit sectors. Her work focuses on ensuring every voice is heard and decisions supporting profound and sustainable change are made using innovative forms of facilitation and inquiry such as storytelling, World Cafe, Open Space and Circle. Linette‘s passion is exploring the intersections of power and control in relation to gender, age, sexuality, ability, culture and class through a human rights framework to support structural change. You can contact her at email@example.com.
Holger Heller, Vienna area, Austria
Circle practitioner and trainer, host, process facilitator, coach and consultant. I am also skilled in participatory leadership and the art of hosting, systemic organizational development & change and systemic coaching. I enjoy working with organizations and individuals who want to explore and unfold their full potential and to clear their purpose for themselves and for their contribution to our earth and its people. I also love to reshape meetings and conferences to give new meaning and make them spaces of collective intelligence. Special interests: hosting, facilitating and coaching organizations, networks and individuals being open to take new paths for exploring their quest. I may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +43 664 44 075 99. Will travel European wide and globally.
Jutta Herzog, Germany, Europe
Circle facilitator and trainer. Experienced senior consultant for organizational change and development. Co-Founder of consulting practiceall in one spirit. Produced two movies featuring groundbreaking large group methods and supported my partner Matthias zur Bonsen writing his books. I have passion for assisting top level leaders bringing to life their deepest wishes for their organizations. As well I love to work with small and large groups by being aware that leadership is in everyone. I want to help grow authentic and inspired communities. See our websites: www.all-in-one-spirit.de and www.leadingwithlife.com for a full description of what I do. I may be contacted at email@example.com or at +49 6221 168344.
Myriam Mathys, Switzerland and Germany, Europe
Circle facilitator and trainer. Experienced senior consultant for organizational change and development. As a former senior manager, I am committed to bringing this method and attitude to communicate to each other especially into the business world. It´s marvelous how leading teams can transform their meetings to a place from where much more efficiency and effectivity results, after they have been trained how to reach high quality dialogues in Circles! I am also a facilitator and trainer for World Café, Open Space Technology and Dynamic Facilitation. I am convinced of the need for a holistic leadership development, and I am passionate to support leaders, teams and organizations in companies and organizations on their ways to unfold their full potential. See my website www.all-dimensions.com orwww.leadingwithlife.com for a full description of what I do. I may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dianne McCoy, MA, PCC, Manitoba area, Canada
Circle facilitator host and trainer, coach and consultant. I am also experienced in hosting World Café and Open Space for meaningful dialogue. I am a storycatcher and understand the power of story to heal, align, and envision. I enjoy the opportunity to partner with others which adds value to the meaningful work we can do with clients, teams and communities. Special interests: government, education, nonprofit organizations and boards in building leadership practices. See my website:www.spiraleffects.com for a full description of what I do. I may be contacted at: email@example.com or 204-885-1586. Will travel globally.
Kristie McLean, Seattle, Washington USA
Kristie is a global storyteller, circle caller and coach, and humanitarian activist. Her passion for empowering others throughconversations and images has led her to more than 50 countries on six continents. Comfortable in a corporate boardroom or with fistula patients in a mud hut, Kristie builds bridges between the challenges of social issues and human rights and the transformational power of authentic connection, sustainable action, and a legacy of kindness. She’s skilled in Circle Way process, emotional and cultural intelligence, multi-media presentations, conflict resolution, and behavior styles. Kristie thrives on working with women and hosting circles around the globe. She can be reached atwww.travelpoet.com, Kristie@travelpoet.com, or (206) 973-7323.
Marjeta Novak, Slovenia, Europe
As collaboration facilitator, I use circle and other circle-based methodologies (Bohmian Dialogue Process, Open Space, World Café, Pro Action Café etc.) for surfacing a variety of perspectives so that wise solutions can be co-created from the center – be it in corporate, public sector, NGO or community contexts. As a Certified Professional Facilitator and CNVC-certified Nonviolent Communication trainer, I enjoy supporting people to reconnect with their deepest hopes for themselves, for one another, and for the greater whole – organisation, business, family, community, the world; while acknowledging the various gifts and contributions they each bring to the whole. I work in English, Slovenian (mother tongue) and related languages (Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian). More about me:www.humus.si. I am reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heather Plett, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Heather Plett is a teacher, writer, coach, and facilitator who helps people make deeper connections with themselves, others, the sacred, and the earth. She gathers people in circle both online and off to share stories, ask questions, make art, and build community. In her quest to find tools to help people make deeper connections, she has become a practitioner of The Circle Way and The Art of Hosting, two practices which she uses to foster meaningful conversation. She teaches courses such as Mandala Discovery and Creative Writing for Self-Discovery to help people connect more deeply with themselves. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is happy to travel for the right opportunities. Her website is: heatherplett.com, and her email is email@example.com.
Jude A. Rathburn, MC, MBA, Ph.D., Milwaukee, WI, USA
I am a circle host, facilitator, teacher, writer and carrier of The Circle Way. As a senior lecturer in the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I incorporate The Circle Way, World Cafe, Open Space Technology and other active learning processes in my work with undergraduate business students, as well as practicing managers enrolled in our Executive MBA program and other executive training programs. For the past 25 years, I have been teaching others how to think more strategically, be more effective leaders and how to be more authentic and compassionate human beings in organizations. I am looking for opportunities to assist other faculty who want to incorporate circle processes into face-to-face, online and blended/hybrid learning environments. I am also available to consult with non-profit and for-profit leaders (anywhere in the world) who want to use circle methodologies to support authentic connections, meaningful dialogue, conflict resolution and problem solving in their organizations. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tatiana van Rijswijk-Koot, Netherlands, Europe
As coach and trainer, therapist and entrepreneur and author of the Personal Development Game, it is important for me to be able to contribute to the development of people and organizations in a way that is well-founded both practical and theoretical. To me, it is essential to show my clients the honest attention and interest they deserve. The Circle Way has become a way of life in my work because that is where the essence of attention, interest, listening and personal leadership creates the art of changing, the art of developing. I can be reached at email@example.com or 0642230545.
Steve Ryman, American Abroad/Europe/China
Who am I? That is a rich question that deserves the opportunity for a good conversation, not something that I am comfortable answering in a few written words. My life and my work are about discovering deeper answers to powerful questions like this through authentic conversations and about supporting others in developing the capacity to design, call and host meaningful conversations. These conversations take place with individuals, groups, organizations and with nature throughout the world and they utilize practices including The Circle Way, Flow Game, and the Art of Hosting. I am pleased to offer my gifts in the spirit of the gift economy, freely offered without expectation of compensation and to practice gratitude for the gifts that I receive in return. I am a global nomad, willing to travel anywhere in response to an invitation to be involved in meaningful work. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pamela Sampel, SPHR, Washington USA
Experienced senior leader with 20+ years of service in executive, strategic, and operational management and HR/OD consulting. Special expertise in collaborative leadership and team development, emotional intelligence coaching, retreat and meeting facilitation, and change management. My specializations are the development of innovative, passionate and unique global cultures that attract and allow creative people to thrive and produce extraordinary results in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds. I’m a clear communicator with a proven ability to inspire, motivate and lead others and myself to pursue higher purposes and actions that create outstanding personal and organizational results. I’m skilled at The Circle Way facilitation, MBTI consulting, leadership coaching, and career/life transition coaching. I have both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and am also a Benedictine Oblate at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, WA. In addition, I have an irreverent sense of humor and love laughing out loud. I can be reached at email@example.com.
Beth Sanders MCIP RPP, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Host, leader, consultant, professional city planner. I create learning habitats for city systems to see themselves, and organize for wise decision making and action. I am skilled in The Circle Way, World Café and Open Space Technology and designing to create the conditions for our social habitats to more fully support our economic life and physical habitat. I enjoy working with the tension that comes with diversity and conflict, as these are necessary journeys to grow healthy communities and cities. I love to dig into the undercurrents, to tease out what’s really going on, and I love a good laugh. You might catch me catch a poem and speak it on the spot. Special interests: the systems of cities and community – citizens, community organizations, public institutions and the business community. See my website:www.populus.ca/plan for a full description of what I do. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-886-0354.
Holger Scholz, Germany, Europe
Facilitation trainer, IAF Certified Professional Facilitator, change facilitator and process consultant. I am experienced in large and small group interventions, Organizational Change and cross-sector collaboration (e.g. Future Search, Appreciative Inquiry Summit, World Café, Open Space, Whole Scale Change, Dynamic Facilitation, The Circle Way, Dialogue). I believe in positive attitude, meaningful conversations and a philosophy of (change) emergence. Special interests: family, extended family, wilderness skills, campfire, walkabouts, visual facilitation, unconference. See my website: www.kommunikationslotsen.de for full description of what I/we do. I may be contacted at: email@example.com or+49 (0)221 – 98 93 68 63. Will travel globally.
Lisa Smith, Central Nebraska, USA
Circle host and trainer, with emphasis on educational systems. I use Circle and related structures to teach and support educators and educational systems to develop inclusive, dialogue-driven, participatory, and inquiry-based classrooms and schools. Working with emerging, novice, and practicing educators who serve students of all levels–Kindergarten through post-secondary—has revealed the potential for learning communities strengthened by the practice of Circle. In addition to teaching with and about the Circle process, I host community groups for people who seek a collaborative means to achieve their goals. I am in service to a diverse range of people at a global level. Please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402.469.7195.
Diana van Donselaar, Netherlands, Europe
Senior facilitator and coach for individuals and teams. Helping them to show mastery in personal leadership, work from their passion and heart and showing the best version of themselves in a dynamic environment. For this I use the following qualities: energetic, refreshing, simple and effective. I love to connect recent Western development methods with old Oriental and Shamanic wisdom. For example, Appreciative Inquiry and Systemic Constellations with the wisdom coming from Taoism, Shamanic work, Martial Arts and Yoga. For me ‘The circle Way’ is an inspiring and powerful example of such a combination. It invites people really to speak from their heart and center. As the Circle starts, it is astonishing to feel the power and depth of old wisdom, beautifully transformed into daily and present use and conversation. I feel honoured to spread this great work and will do this as sincerely and authentically as I can, together with my dear colleague, Jan Adam. You can contact me through email@example.com or 0031015501717.
Roswitha Vesper, Germany, Europe
Facilitation trainer, IAF Certified Professional Facilitator, change facilitator and process consultant, mediator and coach. I am experienced in large and small group interventions, Organizational Change and cross-sector collaboration (e.g. Future Search, Appreciative Inquiry Summit, World Café, Open Space, Whole Scale Change, Dynamic Facilitation, The Circle Way, Dialogue). I believe in positive attitude, meaningful conversations and a philosophy of (change) emergence. Special interests: yoga, integration of body, mind and soul, nature, family and friends, Doppelkopf games and Kölner Karneval. See my website: www.kommunikationslotsen.de for full description of what I/we do. I may be contacted at:firstname.lastname@example.org or+49 (0)221 – 98 93 68 63. Will travel globally.
Katharine Weinmann, Alberta, Canada
“Let the beauty that you love, be what you do.” As an internationally certified process facilitator, circle practitioner, leadership coach, and intuitive painting host, I bring three decades of experience designing safe, respectful and beautiful conversation spaces for people to remember their “deep gladness” to co-create effective responses that meet the world’s “deep need.” Skilled in the artistry of hosting, during my consulting career in public education, I introduced and trained school leaders, teachers and students in circle practice, open space, world café, and appreciative inquiry. Now in my encore, I work in partnership with kind and skillful practitioners, training and hosting multi-generational spaces where story, uncertainty and complexity are embraced and shadow is illuminated, for resiliency, creativity and wisdom to emerge. Special interests: education, community development, training trainers, supporting leaders. To learn more about me, please visit www.katharineweinmann.com. Contact:email@example.com, or 780-467-9541. Will travel globally.
Tenneson Woolf, Utah & Washington state, USA
I am a facilitator, workshop leader, speaker, and writer. I design and lead meetings in participative formats (primarily circle, open space, world cafe, appreciative inquiry). To help people be smart together. To get people interacting with each other — learning together, building relationships, and focused on projects. From strategic planning with boards to large conference design. Living systems, self-organization, and emergence inspire my work. In 1993 I began working with Margaret Wheatley and through The Berkana Institute, a group of global friends and practitioners working to bring forward new leadership forms. It was there that I began practicing circle and other engagement forms that are now at the heart of all of my work. I think of these forms as supporting a wholeness consciousness in the world and in myself. My lineages include The Berkana Institute, The Art of Hosting, and The Circle Way. I am based in Lindon, Utah and Seattle, Washington. I work and practice locally and globally. Special Interests and Skills: Faith Communities, Large Conference Design and Hosting, Community Networks, Healthcare Systems. A full list of clients and what I do is available on my website www.tennesonwoolf.com. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 801 376 2213.