Working Out Loud® and WOL® are registered trademarks of Ikigai, LLC in the US, EU, Switzerland, Australia, and Brazil with registrations pending in China and other countries. The WOL Circle Guides Version 5.0 are copyright © of the author, John Stepper. All Rights Reserved.

The purpose of the trademarks is to ensure a level of consistency and quality for products and services related to the brand “Working Out Loud.” That consistency is increasingly important for consumers as Working Out Loud has spread to a wide range of companies and countries.

The purpose is not to restrict you from talking about Working Out Loud. However, the trademarks do prevent you from marketing or selling certain products, services, and training using the Working Out Loud® or WOL® trademarks unless you have a license to do so.

What you can do:

  • You may download, reproduce, or share the WOL Circle Guides Version 5.0 “as is,” for free, for your non-commercial use only. They are provided “as is” and with no warranty.

  • If you are using the Circle Guides in your organization, you may make the WOL Circle Guides Version 5.0 available to your employees for internal company use, e.g., through your corporate intranet or through a link sent via your company e-mail. (See restrictions below.)

  • You may present your experience with Working Out Loud in conferences and events.

  • You may practice Working Out Loud methods in your organization.

  • You may help your organization adopt or practice Working Out Loud.

  • You may blog or write about Working Out Loud.

  • You may share and distribute (but not change) any materials released under a license that allows it - e.g., the free WOL Circle Guides and blog posts.

When you do any of the above, refer to so people know the source of the materials.

What you can’t do (without a license):

  • You may not, except with prior express written permission from the author, modify the WOL Circle Guides Version 5.0 in any way; include them in whole or in part in other works, including binding them or packaging them as a set; or sell them or bundle them with professional services of any kind. Any unauthorized use of WOL Circle Guides Version 5.0 constitutes an infringement of copyright.

  • You may not use the Working Out Loud® brand to market or sell your own products, services, or training.

  • You may not not market and sell Working Out Loud® training or workshops, or market yourself as a provider of Working Out Loud® implementation, coaching, or support services unless you are a Certified WOL Coach.

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