Sustained learning and personal transformation is ensured by surrounding oneself with ‘good company’, ie, others who are also learning and evolving, who understand the immense investment of personal and professional change.
Having a wise community of colleagues in your corner who support your growth, hold you accountable to your own commitments, and celebrate your victories leverages enormous capital towards your desired outcomes for the kind of life you wish to lead.
It is for these reasons that we have developed a peer-coaching process called Wisdom Circles®.
What are Wisdom Circles?
Wisdom Circles are regularly scheduled (twice a month) personal mastery and leadership development circles that convene specifically for the purpose of supporting conscious and intentional self-discovery, growth and transformative change.
The spirit of the meeting is to cultivate a fellowship of support by allowing the humanity of the circle to be its premise. Through a custom-created curriculum, structure, and highly trained facilitation, members explore topics and skillsets together, as well as deeply engage in their own learning edges just outside their comfort zones.
In between calls are homework and assignments to keep the learning momentum and engagement going, as well as practical actions steps to implement in your life.
How are members curated?
Several Wisdom Circles are usually in the process of forming at one time. We like to pull together people who resonate with various desired outcomes, or learning themes, qualities and attributes so that the Circle results in compatible objectives or experience. At the same time, we look to create a well-rounded group of diverse interests, ages, ethnicities, work experiences, etc.
Once you express serious interest in being in a Wisdom Circle, we’ll share with you the description of each Circle currently in process of formation, and ask you a few questions about what you are looking for. When we know a bit more about you, we’ll invite you into one or more of the Circles.
Six to eight members, including a facilitator.
One hour-and-a-half hours, twice a month, for a minimum of six months (many Wisdom Circles have lasted years!).
How are they facilitated?
One EQUUS Faculty member facilitates the dialog, exercises and practical applications and practices. However much of the content is driven by the cohorts themselves – in the topics they explore, and how they support one another and actively learn to peer-coach one another.
Wisdom Circles are great for you if:
- You are ready to jump-start your personal and professional growth.
- You seek a community of like-minded cohorts who share your values for transformative change.
- You feel you are on the verge of something, but it needs support to really move forward.
- You want to be challenged, supported, met and held accountable.
How do we get started?
As soon as a minimum of six cohorts have committed, the Wisdom Circle will begin. If you know of anyone who is a dedicated learner and who would be a great Wisdom Circle member, share this information with them so we can start sooner!
It has been our experience that members of Wisdom Circles navigate changes and transitions in their lives with more success. They achieve their own personal goals and outcomes with clarity and purpose. They forge meaningful connections with like-minded, shared values colleagues for years to come. Connection, wellbeing and accountability increase. Personal and professional growth––because it is done with the support of the Circle members––is exponential.
Join privately as an individual, or create a team or organizational circle:
Let us know how we can custom-create a Wisdom Circle for your team or organization, or reach out to us about being a part of one of the Circles made up of high performing individuals from around the world.
Certain Wisdom Circles are by invitation only.