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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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USV & Circl.es – Unlocking Social Learning in a Portfolio Community

By Circles Team

Union Square Ventures is a New York based venture capital firm that believes the best way to support their portfolio is by helping them learn and connect with each other. In addition to broadening access to content and community, their team has focused on building strong, trusted leadership networks across their portfolio of 115 active […]

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Companies Need Community: Three Things I got Wrong About Culture

By Dan Hoffman

Circl.es is a radically distributed workplace: Brooklyn, Buenos Aires, Saratoga Springs, Portland, Barcelona, London, Auckland, Canberra. Since we’ve grown these last two years, I’ve gone from knowing everyone to not having met most of our team, which can make establishing culture tricky. As a company builder, culture has always been a big deal to me; […]

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Is Your New Year Powered by a Learning Community?

By Dan Hoffman

Every January, humans make (and sometimes break) New Year’s resolutions. Much has been written on how to master the process, everything from discerning and focusing on your why, to turning when into actionable calendar items. Results vary as we engage the hard work of change in our personal and professional lives. At Circl.es, our work […]

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What Happens When Startup Founders Connect at Scale

By Circles Team

To realize any major goal, two heads – or three, or four, or eight to ten, connecting authentically in a circle – are better than one. Steven Krein, CEO & Co-founder of StartUp Health, knows this from personal experience. As he and his partner Unity Stoakes built a company to invest in “Health Moonshots” that […]

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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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