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Transforming Organizational Culture

By Samantha Holland

Remote Sales Manager: Jasmine Cumberland “Circles helps me build bonds and network with my colleagues, while showing my leadership capabilities. When JumpCrew needed a sales manager, I didn’t even apply–they came and offered me the job.” In March 2021, Jasmine Cumberland started at JumpCrew as a fully-remote Sales Representative. To expand her relationships, she signed […]

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Six Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

By Samantha Holland

Just when it seemed the great resignation was in the rearview mirror, quiet quitting swooped in to dominate corporate headlines. Hybrid workspaces are here to stay and bring their own set of challenges, like employee loneliness and lack of connection. All this to say, talent retention and employee engagement remain top-of-mind for HR leaders, maybe […]

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What does diversity, equity and inclusion look like for a globally distributed team of 25 employees, currently serving a predominately U.S. customer base?

By Samantha Holland

Our Journey At Circles, our customers confirm: we augment company culture by designing inclusive spaces for people to connect and grow. Customers frequently describe our platform and programs as inclusive. Yet when we forged a recent partnership with Glassdoor, they asked to see our company DE&I statement–and we realized we had merely conceptualized one. We […]

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Women & Inclusion: More Than a Metric

By Samantha Holland

It used to be difficult to find a gathering of women in senior leadership, but not anymore. The dramatic rise of organizations like Chief illustrates the opportunity to establish affinity spaces for women in the workplace. Over the past few months, we’ve hosted sessions for women in leadership to discuss the hot topic ‘Inclusivity in […]

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Leaders Turn to Circl.es for Safe Employee Spaces

By Samantha Holland

Karla Talley works in Learning & Development and DEI at Glassdoor, a company using Circles as their ‘work from anywhere’ strategy to foster connection and community in a scalable way. Her team has integrated Circles into multiple programs, including an ERG summit, in-depth Allyship training program and Connection Circles on world issues. Safe by Design […]

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Circles Significant Onboarding Element for The Aspen Institute’s Weave

By Samantha Holland

Frances Kraft has used circle process since becoming certified in 2013. As a teacher outside Chicago, she used circles for community building in the classroom, then in after-school programs and at the local library. “So much of what is difficult in education is the formation of strong relationships between teachers and families, or teachers and […]

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Circl.es Platform Updates

By Circles Team

The Circles Team is excited to share about some of the awesome stuff that we’ve been working on. Read on to find out about the new features that we know you’re going to love. One Circle to go, please! Don’t want to miss your Circl.es session while you’re out and about? The CircleSpace Mobile/Tablet App allows you […]

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Circles X-Factor

By Circles Team

Meredith Moore launched Interesting Women Leaders in ATL Virtual Circles Luncheon so women could connect and have “bigger conversations.” The owner of Atlanta based Artisan Financial Services, Meredith surveyed the small group landscape and couldn’t find the right senior leadership group for women. She shared: “I wanted to create a space where people could have […]

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Beyond the Ropes Course: Create Community in Your Organization

By Jonathan Hefter

I recall fondly my reaction when invited to my first ‘team-building’ day. The invite promised a day in the woods, navigating a precipitously-high ropes course, to build trust and teamwork. My response: “A day out of the office!” I’m sure everyone meant well. My bosses likely wanted to create a sense of belonging, loyalty, and […]

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Social Learning: How People Magically Connect & Grow

By Dan Hoffman

Over the years, our team at Circl.es has worked to define the magic Circl.es offers and locate ourselves in a particular category. Those of us who have experienced a successful YPO forum, Aspen Fellowship, or Mastermind will understand what I’m talking about: the unparalleled deep human connection and growth experienced in those spaces is hard […]

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In a world of physical distance, circles facilitate authentic human connection.

In a circle, 3-12 participants contribute equally, share openly, and push each other to act.

We spent years with academics and practitioners, honing best practices and building a technology platform. Our circles have helped scale peer learning, sustain manager and leadership development, move live training online, onboard new employees, support career development, teach collaboration, and build community.

We’ve been grateful for the support and the referrals from our large corporate partners, schools, and communities who have been hiring us to help design, facilitate and manage Circles programs.

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