Tracy & Leigh Ann Roberts create a safe haven for open, in-depth conversation in which we can share the everyday issues & solutions we are having in running nonprofit organizations. We have learned new ways to communicate and to understand how our own personalities impact our relationships in our work.
Lynne Farrar, Executive Director, CASA Works/Bedford & Coffee Counties
The Circle experience has been truly enlightening. The opportunity to share concerns and opportunities with other non-profit leaders has allowed me to increase my effectiveness at our Center and to develop a much clearer pattern for my leadership development and impact. I have the experience of others to enhance my own sense of direction, and the sharing environment is amazingly beneficial.
-Marcus Stamps, Executive Director, Davis House Child Advocacy Center
I have found the experience of participating in this Circle with peers to be incredibly rewarding. The conversational space in group has been a great place to share personal and professional struggles in a supportive and creative environment. I have felt encouraged and supported by the members of the group.
Chris O'Rear, Executive Director of Clinical Services, Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee
Peer Circle has allowed me to learn from the shared experiences of other non-profit leaders, and to realize that even though our organizations may differ, the problems, opportunities and fears we face are very similar. The support and motivation I received from this collaboration has fundamentally changed my approach to executive leadership.
Lisa Terry, CEO, Primary Care & Hope Clinic
Circle creates a space and place for everyone’s voice to be heard; every heart can come into its own with confidence and courage in the environment of circle. Healing occurs when we see and hear each other authentically and circle creates that very opportunity for healing – healing of mind and spirit within and among participants.
Catherine Self, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Baptist Healing Trust
The Circle Center has been instrumental in helping us to establish a deep sense of trust and community within our organization. Circle has created an environment where everyone’s voice is valued and heard. Through the consistent sharing of individual life experiences, insights and talents, Circle has provided a…. read more
Scott Cornwell, Chief Operations Officer, Dispensary of Hope
We have been using a Talking Circle as a way to create community and build an environment of trust and safety. Participants share primarily through storytelling; these stories illustrates the participants’ values and what moves them, and at the same time illustrates that we are all human and there are universal experiences we all share.
Mary Bufwack, PhD, United Neighborhood Health Services
A year ago United Neighborhood Health Services initiated a series of activities designed to transform the culture in which we operate. The Circle Sessions that Tracy Roberts and the Circle Center facilitated for us as we entered into this process have been crucial to our clinics’ emergence as trauma-informed, patient-centered medical homes.
Bill Friskics-Warren, Director of Homeless Services, United Neighborhood Health Services
Our Association leadership was both impressed and intrigued after hearing Leigh Ann’s resentation on the importance and benefits of conflict management and mediation solutions. Her insight and ideas prompted significant changes to internal policies and procedures governing dispute resolution. I cannot recommend Leigh Ann and her services highly enough!
David Pair, Director of Governmental Affairs Williamson County Association of Realtors