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The Conversation Circle: Creating opportunities to tap into our collective wisdom.
What happens at a conversation circle?
The conversation circle is a way of meeting that addresses money with a perspective distinct from that of a generic conference room approach. Our circles consist of a group of 12-15 women sitting together and talking about money and everything that goes with it – from our successes and fears to stories, behaviors and legacies we’ve adopted over the years. Each woman participates based on her own level of comfort and desire, and some choose to sit and listen.
We begin by discussing the principles, practices and agreements that determine how the circle functions. These tenets provide the framework that allows each woman to feel safe sharing her experience: the circle is conscientiously set up to be a judgment free space. The conversation and the structure of the session are guided by a specific topic. Structure creates freedom, and we design the conversation circle with that in mind. You can expect specific exercises and prompting questions so that each woman, introvert and extrovert alike, may find an entry point if she wishes. During the 2-hour circle, the activity varies and we may break into pairs, do a writing exercise, and also have time to share as a whole group. Throughout, Diane and Lexi provide background information on the topic and food for thought. We open and close the circle with a relevant poem, and we often connect further after the circle is closed over dessert and rosé.