Leaders Circles®

We work with leaders, both experienced or emerging, to help them access their best thinking, build productive relationships, and navigate change effectively through Leaders Circles®.

Apply for a Leaders Circle

Fill out this online application and we’ll be in touch.

Join a Leaders Circle

Leaders Circles® are a proven way to develop leadership strengths. Our Leaders Circles program accommodates the needs of both emerging and C-suite leaders. Circles create the environment that allows you to confidentially discuss challenges and ideas, test ideas before “taking them public,” identify solutions to challenging situations, and network with others who face similar issues.

Circles are composed of 5-7 leaders at similar points on their leadership journeys who commit to participate for one year. Circles meet once monthly during the work day, for up to 2.5 hours. A trained, experienced coach works with each group.

Leaders Circles Openings

Groups meet together with their coach once a month for 2.5 hours. We currently have openings for new members in the following circles; you can indicate your preference on the application:

  1. Executive Directors/CEO Circle
  2. Managers Circle (this circle is great for those who manage others, are program directors, operations directors, and more)
  3. People of Color and Indigenous Executive Directors/CEO Circle
  4. People of Color and Indigenous Managers (this circle is great for those who manage others, are program directors, operations directors, and more)

What participants are saying

When asked what words or phrases describe their experience in a Leader Circle, here’s what folks have said:

  • “It’s a safe space for feedback and support.”
  • “It’s been helpful to workshop ideas before executing.”
  • “My circle provides a break from the daily work itself.”
  • “I’ve learned practical things I can apply.”
  • “It’s offered support to help combat impostor syndrome.”
  • “It’s affirming being with people who are dealing with the same stuff.”


Leaders Circles® meet with one of the following coaches monthly.

How to Join

Interested in Leaders Circles®?

Complete the application. Upon receipt, we’ll review current opportunities and be in touch. The $500 a year fee is not required until you are placed in a Leaders Circles group.

Questions about Leaders Circles®?

Contact Kathi Rogers at 612.249.6681 or krogers@propelnonprofits.org to discuss how we can assist you with leadership development.