"An enormous impact on my life"
"Since I joined a circle, I feel more empowered."
A Working Out Loud circle is a peer support group of 4-5 people in which you ask yourself 3 questions:
What am I trying to do?
Who is related to my goal?
How can I contribute to them to deepen our relationships?
Your circle meets for an hour a week for 12 weeks, and a short, simple guide helps you take small steps each week. By the end, you’ll have developed a larger, more diverse network and a set of habits you can apply toward any goal.
Note: This material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International License. In plain language, that means you can download and share the Circle Guides as long as you credit John Stepper and workingoutloud.com. You can’t change them or offer them as part of any for-fee product or service (e.g., training, consulting, software, etc.).
For more information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve worked with many organizations to adapt the guides. In some cases, it’s a small change. In others, we customize them completely to include the organization’s goals, examples, and technology so it’s even easier for people to practice at work.
Circle Guides v4.0
(Last revision: March 16, 2017. Click each one to open a PDF)
Getting Started (New! v4.01)
Circle Guides v3.5.1
(Last revision: Oct 2016. Click each one to open a PDF)
Circle Leitfaden v3.5.1
(Last revision: Oct 2016. German translations generously provided by Julia Flug.)