Genuine Contact Mentoring Circle

An integral part of the Genuine Contact way of working is mentoring for ongoing professional and personal development. It is one of the 11 essential components of the Genuine Contact Program. Mentoring is underpinned by key concepts and beliefs of Genuine Contact including:

  • working with the blueprint for health that is present in every organization
  • using meetings as a catalyst for organizational success
  • developing systems for sustaining organizational health and balance that is needed for optimal effectiveness
  • working with the belief that change is constant and that ongoing mentoring is one way to develop mastery at working with change
  • opportunities for Genuine Contact in all relationships

We offer to mentor within our Genuine Contact community as a forum to learn the art of mentoring and to “walk the talk of mentoring” for both individuals and organizations. Through mentoring, we can all improve our own skills and practices as Genuine Contact professionals. Mentoring circles have been held regularly within the Genuine Contact community since their beginning in North Carolina, USA in 2001. They include an ongoing international mentoring circle online as well as both regional and international events.

Mentoring Opportunities within the Genuine Contact Community

A variety of mentoring opportunities are offered within our Genuine Contact Organization.  Many mentoring opportunities are available to anyone interested in Genuine Contact.  Some have pre-requisite workshop participation as a requirement when the mentoring is focused on a specific skill set or focus.

Ongoing Online Mentoring Circle

Ongoing International Mentoring Circle for those interested in Genuine Contact - this online mentoring circle has been going since September 2001 and is a place to mentor and be mentored by others interested in Genuine Contact around the world. Sign up to become a member (including the free White level membership) to join "the list" to participate in this ongoing mentoring opportunity.

>> Join here

Realtime Mentoring Opportunities

Get together for real-time conversation with others interested in Genuine Contact:

  • In Person Mentoring Circles - regional and international mentoring circles are offered throughout the year.
  • Online Mentoring Circles - online mentoring circles are offered by some of our Trainers for specific languages, geographic regions, or for those who have taken specific workshops to continue learning together in how to work with modules of Genuine Contact more deeply.

Find an Upcoming Mentoring Circle

Event

Mentoring Circle: Working with Stories

Facilitators: Birgitt Williams & Rachel Bolton – Dalar International Consultancy, Hendersonville, United States

September 2, 2022 | 9am-12:00pm EDT | Online

One of the things we believe in all of our training is that having ongoing learning opportunities is critical for learning retention, application of your skills, and continually growing your skills and capacities.

When you have the opportunity to gather with others who have also learned a particular skillset – to share your experiences, wisdom, and insights and to ask questions where you still have more to learn – it offers all participants a possibility for ongoing and deepened learning.  As part of our commitment to ongoing learning for your leadership development, you are encouraged to participate in this mentoring circle with a focus on Working with Stories for the Benefit of the Organization and Leadership.

Join other past workshop participants to explore emerging issues and opportunities for working with this module of the Genuine Contact Program. As part of the mentoring circle, participants will develop an agenda of the topics that they want to explore. Registration is free and open to anyone who has participated in this learning module.

>> Learn More & Register (Free)

International Face To Face Mentoring Circle in the Netherlands 2022


Join us for our annual face to face Genuine Contact Mentoring Circle in the Netherlands. During the Mentoring Circle there will be ample time to learn, share and inspire one another about work and life with and in Genuine Contact. The Mentoring Circle is open to anyone who is interested. Want to know more about what a mentoring circle is?

Although the Mentoring Circle is in the Netherlands, the language for the plenary sessions is English because we often have participants from around Europe.

You can find out more here:  https://www.dorisgottlieb.com/mentoringcircle2022 

International Face To Face Mentoring Circle in the Netherlands 2022


As with all Genuine Contact Mentoring Circles, there will be ample time to learn, share and inspire one another about your work and life with and in Genuine Contact. The Mentoring Circle is open to anyone who is interested. Want to know more about what a mentoring circle is? Check out this link  Whether you’re new to the approach, or already using it for many years. In Genuine Contact, we are all students and teachers! If you are new to Genuine Contact, you can go here to learn more about it.

During the Mentoring Circle, you might get the chance to meet people from all over Europe (and maybe even beyond) who use the Genuine Contact way of working in their personal and/or professional lives. That’s why the language used in the plenary sessions of the Mentoring Circle will be English.

This year we are hoping that it continues to be possible to meet physically and we have decided to meet again at the location we used last year, we’re looking forward to continuing exploring their indoor and outdoor  spaces. We hope you will join us at Landgoed Zonheuvel in Doorn, The Netherelands for this year’s event.

Registration is now open, and you can register at: https://www.dorisgottlieb.com/register-mentoring-circle-2022I f you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us either Doris Gottlieb at: doris@dorisgottlieb.com or info@mariellecuijpers.com

Find More Information about the Mentoring Circle at https://www.dorisgottlieb.com/mentoringcircle2022 

The price for the Mentoring Circle is 

  • The Mentoring Circle Activities, and Lunch on 9 and 10 September. €175 excl. VAT

  • 3 Course Dinner at the venue € 32,50 incl. VAT 

  • It is possible to stay overnight at the venue for €81,50 incl. VAT (This includes lodging and breakfast at the venue and Hotel Tax). It is possible to reserve a room before, during and after the Mentoring Circle.

Mentoring Circle: Medicine Wheel Tool

Facilitators: Birgitt Williams & Rachel Bolton – Dalar International Consultancy, Hendersonville, United States

September 16, 2022 | 9am-12:00pm EDT | Online

One of the things we believe in all of our training is that having ongoing learning opportunities is critical for learning retention, application of your skills, and continually growing your skills and capacities.

When you have the opportunity to gather with others who have also learned a particular skillset – to share your experiences, wisdom, and insights and to ask questions where you still have more to learn – it offers all participants a possibility for ongoing and deepened learning.  As part of our commitment to ongoing learning for your leadership development, you are encouraged to participate in this mentoring circle with a focus on working with the Medicine Wheel Tool.

Join other past workshop participants to explore emerging issues and opportunities for working with this module rooted in the Genuine Contact way of working. As part of the mentoring circle, participants will develop an agenda of the topics that they want to explore. Registration is free and open to anyone who has participated in this learning module.

>> Learn More & Register (Free)

Mentoring Circle: Holistic Leadership Development

Facilitators: Birgitt Williams & Rachel Bolton – Dalar International Consultancy, Hendersonville, United States

November 18, 2022 | 9am-12:00pm EST | Online

One of the things we believe in all of our training is that having ongoing learning opportunities is critical for learning retention, application of your skills, and continually growing your skills and capacities.

When you have the opportunity to gather with others who have also learned a particular skillset – to share your experiences, wisdom, and insights and to ask questions where you still have more to learn – it offers all participants a possibility for ongoing and deepened learning.  As part of our commitment to ongoing learning for your leadership development, you are encouraged to participate in this mentoring circle with a focus on working with Holistic Leadership Development.

Join other past workshop participants to explore emerging issues and opportunities for working with this module of the Genuine Contact program. As part of the mentoring circle, participants will develop an agenda of the topics that they want to explore. Registration is free and open to anyone who has participated in this learning module.

>> Learn More & Register (Free)