Michele Woodward’s Circle of 12, taught me patience, pacing, and grace under pressure. She is a true professional who helped me monetize my business. Her loving demeanor encouraged me to overcome my fears and insecurities to just do the damn thing. Since being a part of her group, I’ve welcomed new clients and booked the largest speaking engagement of my career. I also started asking for what I want while doing the work to attract it. Working with like-minded coaches during our weekly calls was immensely valuable. It taught me we all struggle with fear and insecurities, which is normal.
I can’t say enough about this amazing program that helped me authentically be me. If you’re looking to grow your business mindset, and make life-long friends; the Circle of 12 is the perfect group for you.
Dear Fellow Coaches,
The older I get, the more I realize that I’m here to serve.
See, I am a born mentor. Always have been, always will be.
Years ago, I led a group of coaches in a program I called the Circle of 12. It was magical for me, and for those in the program. Many have said it was the catalyst for the success they have today. Subsequently, I led several more groups through the Circle process and loved each one of the coaches in the programs and the things they created for themselves. Yet, I stopped leading Circles for a stubborn reason – because I wanted to make a point that I could make an excellent living as a coach without taking any money from coaches.
I know. Cut off your nose to spite your face, much? I denied myself – and you coaches – the magic that is found in small group work focused on creating sustainable business.
This awareness hit me like a brick, so each year I offer a new Circle of 12 program.
For six months, we’ll meet every week in a mentored mastermind, which will be recorded for your later review. Every month you’ll have a one-on-one session with me. I will be generous with proposal and contract templates, and support you as you create pitches and offers. We’ll start with a virtual intensive which I’ve created and perfected – it really works!
Working with Michele and in Circle of 12 wasn’t just game-changing for my coaching business but for my heart and soul. Michele has an uncanny ability to see the best in people and to bring together people who complement and support each other. Through Michele’s skilled facilitation we learned and supported with each other beyond the weekly calls. Michele’s keen intuition and intellect are punctuated with laughter and provocative questions that enabled me to ask hard questions and stay accountable to my game plan for change. Advancing my business to the next stage would have been a messy process – that I may have abandoned – without Michele in my corner cheering and nudging me along.
– Lisa Dewey Wells
This program is for you if:
- Coaching is your profession, your business, your life’s work
- You want to create a sustainable and growing business on your own terms
- You want to work with organizations, such as non-profits, corporations or family businesses as well as with individuals
- You’ve been out of training for a bit and feel like you’re underperforming
- You’re not desperate
- You are looking for structure, organization and impact rather than a get-rich-quick template
- You are turned off by cults of personality
- You want to learn and connect with others in a deep way
- You realize I’m the stealthiest shaman you’ve ever known
Michele Woodward is the real deal. She’s the “Coaches’ Coach.” Whether you’re a surgeon like me, an executive, a coach, a leader, she meets you where you are and truly listens to what you have to say — and, more importantly, to what you’re not saying. Michele is wise, thoughtful, and generous. She is amazingly succinct and cuts to the chase — so important in our busy lives. Life is short: working with Michele can help you get where you want to go!
– Starla Fitch, MD
Now Enrolling for January 2020
Tuesday, January 7th – we’ll start with a six-hour Virtual Retreat at 12pm ET. Plan to be a participant for the whole thing. Session will end at 6pm.
Tuesday, January 14th – we’ll begin our weekly meetings at 2pm ET
Tuesday, June 30th – if you can believe it, we’ll wrap up this day with much love and wonderment
Cost: $600/mo. (a price I have held consistent for several years now) on a PayPal subscription
Full list of session dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, (no class 5/26, holiday), 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/13, 6/30.
Circle of 12 was a catalytic experience for me and my business. The support I received and the clarity that I gained propelled my business into a whole new level of success. I highly recommend Michele and the community of support that is created through Circle of 12.
– Nona Jordan (www.nonajordan.com)
This six-month program is offered once annually and available by application-only – so if you’re interested, send me a note saying why you are perfect for the program. If you’ve been a past member of a Circle of 12, you are welcome to join again. Apply by messaging me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell me why this is the right program for you, right now.
My commitment to you is the same as my commitment has been to everyone who I’ve mentored – I will be there for you. I will know your name. I will know your struggles and help you climb over them. I will support you. I will challenge you. I will help you be better. And I will never forget you and your journey.
When I think of the coaching in that first Circle of 12 – Laurie Foley, Jennifer Voss, Koren Motekaitis, Cath Duncan, Nona Jordan, Renee Sievert, Helen Samson-Mullen, Diane Hunter, Theresa Trosky, Dana Frost, Kathy Gonzales, Catherine Thorburn – and all the incredible coaches who’ve been in subsequent programs – my goodness. What they’ve created in the years since! This is what I want for you. This is what I’ll work my heart out to help you create.
Michele helped me to approach challenges with confidence. Rather than providing answers, she offered perspective and helped me to reframe situations, always empowering me to be in control. With her guidance, I learned new tools for making plans, taking action, and getting results.~ Erin Y.