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Systemic Coaching Circles

„I am the kind of person that learns from experience rather than books, hence I signed up for the coaching circle. I wanted to hear from the experiences of others – and also contribute mine.

Participating in the monthly circle meetings did not only help me develop solutions and next steps for my own challenges and project situations I was facing at the time. It also gave me an opportunity to enhance my coaching skills by helping other participants to explore the scenarios they shared. Joint reflection in the group certainly helped me grow my skills in the agile field.“

Nicole N., Muenster, Germany

What is a coaching circle?

A coaching circle is a closed group that meets regularly over several months. During each session, circle members have the opportunity to support each other on current work challenges or issues.

What’s the benefit of being part of a coaching circle?

Being a team or enterprise coach, facilitator or change agent can often be quite a lonely place. People in such roles often spend the majority of their time supporting others whilst themselves feeling unsupported. A coaching circle is a safe place to explore their fears and concerns and to work through problems and stuck patterns that often they’re not able to work through on their own.

What are the main methods used?

The main methods used are Action Learning Sets and Dialogue.

An Action Learning Set is a closed group that meets regularly over several months. During each session, members have the opportunity to support each other on current work challenges. The objective is to explore a question from your work with discussion and input from a group of colleagues, so that you learn from their thinking and experience and from the questions they bring. It is a deeply enriching process and a wonderful way of learning through reflection and shared experience.

Dialogue, on the other hand, allows for a more organic process to unfold, so that powerful insights emerge from the group field.

This combination of Action Learning and Dialogue makes for a very powerful combination of actively working on individual challenges whilst simultaneously allowing for the emergence of insights in a more co-created, generative way.

We may draw on other approaches including Systemic Constellations, Presencing Institute’s Case Clinics, Relational Mindfulness, Insight Dialogue and Bohmian Dialogue.

 Other benefits of coaching circles:

  • Receive support in finding new creative solutions to challenges or issues in your day-to-day work as a coach or practitioner
  • Work through issues relating to you and your work teams, allowing you to go back and approach them with confidence
  • Develop yourself and your career
  • Learn from the experiences of others
  • Enhance team working and collaboration skills
  • Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Enhance your ability to reflect on and learn from individual and collective experiences
  • Develop awareness of how individual behaviours, attitudes and assumptions impact on individual and team performance

In addition you will:

  • Practice reflective learning both individually and as a group
  • Receive support on your progress month-by-month
  • Develop networks and relationships with fellow coaches that are deeper than most work relationships


The circles are particularly relevant to coaches, facilitators and change agents supporting teams and organisations in transforming themselves to be highly adaptive to change. It is particularly relevant to Team Coaches and Facilitators, Agile Coaches and Enterprise Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Change Agents, Change Leaders or people in similar roles.

Frequency and Timings:

Circles run in blocks of 3 or 6 sessions. Each session lasts 2 hours. 


All sessions run 7-9pm BST/GMT on Zoom. The commitment is to one or both rounds:

Round 1

  • 19 June 2024, 7-9pm BST
  • 7 August 2024, 7-9pm BST
  • 2 October 2024, 7-9pm BST

Round 2

  • 20 November 2024, 7-9pm GMT
  • 22 January 2025, 7-9pm GMT
  • 5 March 2025, 7-9pm GMT

About the Facilitator

Ryan Behrman – Founder

With a background as a software developer and senior project manager in multi-national consulting firms, Ryan turned to coaching and facilitation over a decade ago. He has coached, consulted and trained teams, managers and leaders in industries as far afield as retail, supply chain, publishing, government, travel, cloud software, education, investment banking, wealth management, telecommunications, energy and data analytics.

Ryan has trained over a thousand managers, coaches and facilitators in adaptive approaches to management, leadership, coaching and facilitation. In 2014 he ran the first Management 3.0 training in the UK which he continued running dozens of times worldwide for almost a decade. Since 2017 he has co-authored 4 industry-leading courses and programmes, all accredited by ICAgile, in Team Agility Coaching, Team Agility Facilitation, Enterprise Agility Foundations and Coaching Enterprise Agility and Transformation.

Ryan holds an MBA from Warwick Business School where his dissertation compared agile approaches to traditional approaches to management and workflow (“Agile vs Waterfall for Complex E-Commerce Projects”, 2011). He holds over a dozen certifications in coaching and facilitation and is trained in Professional Coaching (Coaching Development UK), Organisational Constellations (The Whole Partnership), Family Constellations (The Centre for Systemic Constellations), Action Learning Sets (Action Learning Centre), Lego Serious Play (Serious Work), Relational Mindfulness and Insight Dialogue (Optimal Living), Bohmian Dialogue (Dialogue Creates) and Systemic Team Coaching (Academy of Executive Coaching). He is the founder of Systemic Agility and the CEO of StrongSuits, the strengths-based approach to building stronger teams and leaders.

Join the Systemic Agility Coaching Circle today!


Systemic Agility Coaching Circle (Both Rounds): £300 (GBP)

Systemic Agility Coaching Circle (One Round ONLY): £180 (GBP)

*All prices in GBP and exclusive of VAT

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