The Leadership Circle™ Certification Washington Participant

"I’ve continued to muse over all that we covered last week, and the way you were able to manage a room full of smart, opinionated, biased, challenging, and loving coaches, consultants and facilitators all with our own learning styles and objectives. As someone who spends a lot of time in the front of the room, sometimes with grace, and sometimes not so much, I participated in last week’s Leadership Circle Profile Certification with several ’screens’ open. I was a curious learner, although perhaps a bit skeptical about how this tool would be different from every other one I know. I was a leader learning about how others see me, which is not always an easy process, and last, I was a facilitator and front of the room leader watching how you managed the space, and the content, and the participants.

The headline is “Thank you, you are amazing”, and here are all the reasons why.  I learned about the tool and I’m sold that it is different, and more powerful, than anything I’ve used in the past. As someone who is committed to supporting the growth of conscious leaders, this is a tool I can’t wait to share with my clients. You helped me see my own profile in a way that opened my thinking and supporting my growth. Well done.  The place where you, individually and collectively, stood out from other facilitators was in your ability to be with the challenges from some members of my cohort. Each of you had your own way of being with and responding to challenges, and supporting each other without making the challenger wrong. Lisa, your ability to stay grounded and confident while you were real and vulnerable with us was a powerful model for me.  And, Chris, watching you get just a tiny bit reactive, noticing you subtly notice you were there, and gracefully shifting yourself back was powerful.  I was able to watch you each dance with your power and grace and confidence and competence, and hold the tension between the challenge and curiosity. I’ve had some amazing front of the room leaders in my own development, and especially in my coach training, and you are among the very best I’ve experienced.

 It was a pleasure and a privilege to learn from you."

Vicki Cotter
The Leadership Circle™ Certification Washington Participant