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The Ken Blanchard Companies Incorporates Powerful Peer Learning and Human Connection with Circl.es

Blanchard will use Circl.es for group coaching, team acceleration, and more

SAN DIEGO—October 1, 2020—The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a global leader in management training, consulting, and coaching, announced today that it will be partnering with Circl.es to offer differentiated virtual and inclusive experiences using The Circl.es System.

The unique setting and features of Circl.es take small groups out of the day-to-day and into intentional dialogue about their most important issues and challenges. Blanchard plans to leverage the power of Circl.es for group coaching experiences, team acceleration, and small-group peer-learning programs. Blanchard envisions that once these Circles gel, they continuously meet to apply and practice, engaging over months instead of days. Blanchard will also offer curated meeting templates that can easily be scaled across organizations that bring Circl.es to their organizations.

“Online sessions must be engaging and memorable if they are to be transformative. Circl.es will enhance the interactivity of our comprehensive suite of digital offerings, enabling learners to make the most of each experience,” said Madeleine Homan Blanchard, chief coaching architect, The Ken Blanchard Companies.

Dan Hoffman, Circl.es founder, added, “Human connection has always been important in development programs, and those lucky enough to have a Blanchard learning experience often value the relationships they build as much as the skills they acquire. In today’s virtual world, a system to foster human connection has become a must-have.”

For more information, contact Britney Cole at britney.cole@kenblanchard.com or at 619‑838‑5004.

About The Ken Blanchard Companies
The Ken Blanchard Companies is a global leader in management training, consulting, and coaching. For more than 40 years, Blanchard® has been helping organizations develop inspired leaders at all levels and create cultures of connection that unleash talent and deliver extraordinary results. Blanchard’s SLII® powers inspired leaders and is the leadership model of choice for more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. Blanchard also offers a suite of other award-winning leadership development solutions through flexible delivery modalities to meet the specific needs of its clients. Learn more at www.kenblanchard.com.

About Circl.es
Circl.es is a technology platform and a suite of managed services that make it easy to design, launch, and manage Circles. The Circl.es System empowers organizations and communities to impact culture and facilitate human connection in an intentionally designed, virtual experience.  Small, inclusive, facilitated groups—Circles—help participants ideate, apply concepts, surface challenges, and grow together. We believe in the power of human connection, best experienced in Circles, not rows.