Leading with Heart:
Circular Leadership for Lifting All Voices

In these times of change, adaptive leadership provides the tools we need to find our voices and calling. Using the circular leadership model we build reciprocal relationships that honor diversity of culture, race, age, gender, personality, and ministry.

Our interactive workshop(s) with break-out rooms discuss the qualities, critical thinking, and behaviors of Circular Leadership that replace domination and greed. This is about reconciliation with creation and each other, listening to what is and is not shared.

By entering the circle of shared leadership, responsibility, and accountability, resurrection, rebirth, and trust are built into our ministries through God’s love and personal relationship.

Getting started with Circle Leadership

Our workshop(s), whether in-person or virtual, build the foundation for your circular leadership model to address the ever-changing needs of your organization and/or ministry. Our presentation demonstrates the “how-to’s” of the circle model including:

to join the circle – share the focus and purpose with invitation

meditation, reflection, setting up a sacred space

those who came before – Indigenous, all those who’ve contributed to where and who we are

To implement the circle model in an already organized group with By-laws, reports, etc., address these first and move into the circle with intention as mentioned above.

Questions – what is your goal? Need?


Listening Protocols
Pause before responding
Notice where your heart leads you
Stay in silence before speaking
Do not try to ‘fix’ anythingI
One person at a time, allow everyone the opportunity.

Principals of Dialog   
1. When you are listening, suspend assumptions.
2. When you are speaking, express your personal response (Speak for yourself)
3. Listen without judgement
4. Suspend status
5. Honor confidentiality
6. Listen for understanding, not to agree with or believe
7. Ask Clarifying or open ended questions
8. Honor silence and time for reflection
9. One person speaks at a time


Looking for our monthly Practice Circle Registration? Practice Circles are currently held monthly on the first Saturday at 3:00 PM Pacific Time, open to everyone at no cost.

Additional options will be added shortly
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2023 Leading With Heart Workshop Presentations

June 23-24  Salt Lake City, UT
ECW Annual Retreat and Meeting

August 14-18 Chicago, IL
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