As a part of our approach, we utilize a trust development model called the Circle of Trust. We use this model to build trust by listening to understand and sharing from experience, which leads to more respect, deeper levels of trust, and the type of relationships that lead to accomplishing organizational goals. Once we gain an understanding of issues from all points of view and establish a foundation of trust, we can then more effectively approach systemic and operational issues within an organization.

We have developed the Circle of Trust process over years of working in our leadership workshops and offsite retreats. The process works between individuals or groups to build on any relationship and includes four components:

While most people believe that building trust is a long-term prospect, we have found that by following the cycle embedded in the circle of trust, every passing cycle develops both deeper levels of respect as well as trust between parties.

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