THE LEARNING LEADER CIRCLE

“THE ULTIMATE CAREER ACCELERATOR”

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“SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENT PEOPLE WILL BE THE SINGLE GREATEST DETERMINING FACTOR IN YOUR SUCCESS AS A LEADER.”

  • If you are intentional about wanting to be a better leader,
  • If you are humble and self-aware enough to realize that effective leadership is not simple,
  • If you are on a continuous journey to hone your strengths and overcome your weaknesses,
  • And if you want a support team to help you navigate major managerial and career decisions…

Welcome. You’re in the right place. Click here to apply.

WHAT IS A LEARNING LEADER CIRCLE?

When you join a Learning Leader Circle you become part of an intimate group of people who receive direct coaching, challenges, and exercises while working collaboratively to propel each other’s careers forward through mutual support and guidance.

A CIRCLE IS YOUR

FOUNDATION

In a safe space, you lean on each other for the objectivity, integrity, and strength needed to make decisions that require courage and conviction.

A CIRCLE IS YOUR

COMPASS

As a team, you act as sounding boards, helping each other navigate your way through difficult situations—from everyday problems to the toughest leadership challenges.

A CIRCLE IS YOUR

SPRINGBOARD

Whether the goal is to position you for success in your current role or for advancement to your next opportunity, you become better leaders by intentionally pushing each other out of your comfort zones and learning to consider new perspectives.

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MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES

  • Curriculum that helps you grow as a leader. Topics include:

    • Leading Yourself
      • Your Personal Vision
      • Your Leadership Principles
      • Your User Manual
      • Your Personal Flywheel
      • Your Personal Branding
    • Leading Your Team
      • Identifying & Cultivating Strengths (your own and your team’s)
      • Team Culture
      • Communication
      • Framing Adversity
      • Hiring Heuristics
  • Monthly meetings (via Zoom) to connect, discuss relevant issues you’re facing, and receive support.
  • Ongoing live interaction that allows you to learn alongside other leaders from around the world as you give each other feedback, share ideas, and hold one another accountable.
  • Guest Interviews: When helpful, I tap into my network and invite a previous podcast guest to come speak to the Circle about a specific requested topic.
  • Private Slack Group that creates a safe space for ongoing conversation with one another to ask questions, seek advice, and learn about each other.
  • New Bonus: FREE access to my online course, The Learning Leader Academy (coming out in early 2020, a $500 value). In this course, we delve deeply into the attributes and practices of top leaders, showing you how you can apply those findings to sustain long-term excellence in your own life.

WHO PARTICIPATES IN LEARNING LEADER CIRCLES?

Learning Leader Circles are designed to serve people in a range of positions and career stages:

  • New managers recently promoted from individual contributor to leadership positions
  • Experienced executives wanting to improve their leadership effectiveness and their ability to mentor rising leaders
  • Professionals interested in advancing to a leadership role
  • Entrepreneurs seeking a peer advisory group

If you have questions, send me an email: Ryan@LearningLeader.com

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HOW MUCH?

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE LED BY

RYAN HAWK

Annual membership in my Learning Leader Circle is $7,500, payable in full or installments of $625 per month.

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE LED BY

LIZZIE MERRITT*

Annual membership in Lizzie’s Learning Leader Circle is $3,000, payable in full or installments of $250 per month.

*Lizzie became a member of my Learning Leader Circle in January 2019. She quickly established herself as a leader among leaders and joined my team full time midway through 2019.

IS IT WORTH THE INVESTMENT?

Previous Circles have come back for more. The program’s phenomenal rate of membership renewal is our best indicator that participants believe the value significantly exceeds their investment.

When evaluating the financial investment, I encourage you to ask your employer for educational reimbursement.

“The most important question is WHO? … Not what is your next career step, but who are the people in your unit? … The WHAT comes second. It’s always WHO first.”
Jim Collins, author of Good to Great

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HOW DO I JOIN?

I’m careful and intentional in curating groups of thoughtful leaders.

By requiring a thorough application, including an interview, I try to optimize the experience for each Circle participant. The application process ensures that I form cohesive and productive groups in which each member both adds and derives value.

If your journey to become a better leader would benefit from a team that provides support, helps you navigate major decisions, and guides you in taking your career to the next level, then click here to apply and we’ll talk soon!

“Elevating my network and learning from other high achievers has helped me build better relationships in and outside of the workplace. In the last year, I can attribute lessons from the group to helping me achieve greater than 50% growth in my business. Further the group dynamic helped me facilitate better discussions and focus at home, enabling me to be more present and making me (I hope) a better Husband, Father, Sibling and Friend.”

Matt Kaminski, Major Accounts District Manager, ADP

“As a transitioning military leader, the Learning Leader Circle has been tremendously valuable by connecting me to an incredible group of like-minded civilian professionals from a range of industries and points in their career… It allowed me to absorb lessons about corporate culture, leading outside of the military, and solutions to challenges I’m likely to face in my next career. I feel significantly better prepared, not only for networking and interviewing, but to hit the ground running and add value quickly in my next career opportunity.”

Neil Anderson, Colonel, United States Air Force

“I’m always learning from the way other people interact, and the way they approach their problems and challenges. It’s so amazing to have this group of people that are your go-to people when you have a challenge.”

Betsy Westhafer, CEO, The Congruity Group

“I joined the Learning Leader Circle about 6 months after starting in my first management role. Those first 6 months were overwhelming, and I made many mistakes along the way… I have since been able to build a toolset to become a better leader, manager, and boss. I have been able to coach my team through many re-orgs and changing project scopes. This group has also coached me through hiring for new roles, creating employee performance plans, and helping an employee through a challenging situation.

I leverage this group as a sounding board for ideas and advice, and I believe that I am a better leader because of this.”

Rebecca Jutkus, Manager Chocolate Product Development, The Hershey Company

“It’s really been an encouragement to see that other people from every walk of life, in every geographical location, and in different roles and positions, all struggle with the same things… It makes me feel more confident and more like I’m in a position to really take on the world.”

Matthew Evetts, General Manager, Optic Digital, New Zealand

“Being a member of the Learning Leader Circle (LLC) has enhanced and accelerated my leadership growth both professionally and in my personal life. Ryan and the rest of the LLC members support my curiosity, challenge me to expand my knowledge base, and push me toward continued growth and excellence in all my endeavors. Those whom I lead as well as those who have placed me in leadership have taken notice and have expressed their recognition of this growth. Personally, the results are showing with increased speaking and teaching opportunities, encouragement to take on higher levels of leadership, and have been instrumental in preparing me for a promotion. I often refer to my Learning Learner Circle as my Mastery Group.”

Derek A. Williams, Pediatric Cardiologist, Wake Forest Baptist Health

“The knowledge and guidance I have gained from and contributed to our Circle far surpasses that which I would have gained from an individual mentor. Further, the relationships formed in just under a year within our Circle would have easily taken me 7-10 years to form on my own. This time-savings alone—that I am currently surrounded by 11 like-minded mentors and friends, as opposed to 7-10 years from now—has been well worth the investment for me.”

Kylie Sobota, Director of Business Processes, United Wheels Company Ltd.

“For our company, 2018 was a year of tremendous change and process improvement. While the business had performed extremely well and experienced tremendous growth in the prior years, the leadership team recognized that side effects of that growth were causing communication breakdowns between departments and challenges to align team members with a larger corporate vision. To put it mildly, the change needed to correct and improve processes created fear, uncertainty, and doubt that touched nearly every team member in the company. While this was happening, I joined Ryan’s inaugural Learning Leader Circle and grew my leadership skills alongside other members of the group. The feedback and advice on things we were facing helped me frame the challenges in a constructive way and maintain a steady hand as we started to work our way through the hard things associated with change management. At the conclusion of 2018, I was promoted to a senior leadership role with responsibility working with all of our revenue producing teams and have leaned very hard on the group to help grow our revenue by 15% so far in 2019, develop better cohesion among all team members, accelerate careers, and maximize value creation for our clients. There is no question that investing in the Learning Leader Circle helped earn the promotion and will continue to contribute to the business results we achieve.”

“I’m always learning from the way other people interact, and the way they approach their problems and challenges. It’s so amazing to have this group of people that are your go-to people when you have a challenge.”

Larry Seiler, Vice President of Revenue, SpyGlass
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RYAN HAWK IS PROUD TO SPEAK FOR AND CONSULT WITH SOME OF THE WORLD’S LEADING BRANDS