The Learning Leader Circles

Coaching & Community

The most impactful leaders are focused, dedicated, and have a drive for continual growth. The Learning Leader Circle is designed to cultivate your personal strengths and expose opportunities for further development. Learning alongside other industry leaders, you will receive useful insight and feedback that will help you get better. Each cohort is hand-selected through a thorough application process so that every person adds and derives value from the learning experience.

Are Leadership Circles For?

You’re in great company. No matter what stage of your career you’re in today, our Learning Leader Circles are designed specifically for professionals of all levels looking to take their leadership skills — and their careers — to the next level.

You’re in the right place if…

  • You realize that effective leadership is hard
  • You are committed to becoming the best leader you can be
  • You are on a lifelong journey to hone your strengths for maximum impact
  • You are committed to overcoming your weaknesses one by one
  • You need a trusted team to help you navigate major decisions

Experienced Executives

Want to improve your effectiveness and ability to mentor rising leaders?

Advancing Professionals

Ready to go after that first leadership role you see on the horizon?


Recently promoted from individual contributor to a leadership position?


Want a peer advisory group to serve as a sounding board for key business decisions?

Is A Leadership Circle?

When you step into a Leadership Circle, you become part of an intimate group of growth-oriented professionals who collaborate to propel each other’s careers forward. You’re following in the footsteps of our diverse alumni spanning the tech, sports, entertainment, finance, healthcare, and hospitality industries. Once you’re in the Circle, you’ll get leadership coaching, engaging challenges, and skills exercises designed to help take your leadership game to the next level.

What to Expect

  • Cohorts led by Ryan Hawk and members of his team
  • Circle sizes of 10 to 15 people
  • Monthly zoom meetings and one in-person leadership retreat (per year)

  • A 2 to 3 hour per month commitment


Tap into a hand-selected group of growth-oriented peers designed to help you navigate your toughest leadership challenges and everyday problems like a pro.

Boot Camp

Experience the thrill of conquering progressively larger challenges and developing new skills to equip you for the next chapter in your leadership journey.


Venture beyond your comfort zone, face your fears, and gain new perspectives that will propel you to the next level of your career.

Do Leadership Circles Work?

Leadership Circles forge exceptional leaders in an engaging, cohort-based learning environment. With a focus on leadership development and training, your Circle will meet you where you are today and will help you improve as a leader at work and at home.

Join online leadership coaching Zoom meetings to connect and discuss relevant issues you’re facing in your career and professional development.

Work through an engaging leadership training program designed to help accelerate your personal and professional growth.

Venture beyond your comfort zone, face your fears, and gain new perspectives that will propel you to the next level of your career faster than you ever thought possible.

Hear from some of Ryan’s favorite podcast guests on your most pressing leadership questions. His unrivaled line-up of seasoned leaders bring valuable insights that will inspire, encourage, and challenge you in your growth as a leader.

Forge deeper relationships in a private, online community designed to foster ongoing conversation with your Circle.

Working in a highly competitive environment, I was looking for a way to set myself apart. I applied to Ryan’s Learning Circle to help me gain an edge professionally. Instead, I gained far more. First, Ryan took the time to get to know me on a personal level. He then placed me in a Circle with some of the most impressive people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. After just a few sessions, my whole way of thinking started and continues to evolve. I am learning to speak and act in terms of “we” not “me”. I am learning to approach life with gratitude. I have come to see those in my group as a personal board of advisors, and many have become good friends. Through our discussions and annual Summit, I have developed skills to gain clarity on what is important, and then to act thoughtfully and with purpose. While I will always be a work in progress, I am certain this group of new friends has made me a better person.

Liam Murray, General Counsel, Digistream Investigations

Ryan Hawk’s leadership circle has been a catalyst for personal growth, career growth, connection, and relationship building. This meetup has acted as a much-needed force of accountability to slow down, reflect, write, and discover new insights about myself, leadership, and business. Whatever your intention is for joining his leadership circle, I promise you will get the return you expected, plus growth in areas you hadn’t anticipated. Do it!

Jade Gilley, Director of Operations, Insight Global

Ryan Hawk’s Learning Leader Circle has been a game-changer for my career. Since I joined Ryan’s circle, I’ve been promoted multiple times, including moving into my first leadership position. Ryan and the other amazing leaders in the group have been a great sounding board for all sorts of leadership challenges like hiring, retention, growth, and dealing with conflict. Ryan’s ability to attract great leaders and spark meaningful conversations are what make his Learning Leader Circles so valuable.

Keegan Linza, Regional Director, VMware

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. Furthermore, 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

“Surrounding yourself with excellent people will be the single greatest determining factor in your success as a leader.”

Submit Your Application

To Join An Upcoming Leadership Circle

Ryan Hawk

Leadership Circle Host

I’m highly intentional when hand-selecting cohorts of learning leaders. By requiring a thorough application process, including a full interview, I do my best to optimize the experience for each Circle member. The application process ensures that I form cohesive and productive groups where each member both adds and derives value.

If your journey to become a better leader would benefit from a supportive team of growth-oriented professionals that helps you navigate major decisions and guides you in taking your career to the next level, submit your application for review today.

If you have questions, send me an email:

World Leading companies

Where Leadership Circle Members Have Worked