Meet and Connect with Disruptive Peers
Being a disruptor is a unique experience but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Quantum Circles is a place to learn from a small group of fellow disruptors who know what it’s like to stand in your shoes.
It’s like having a personal board of directors or a private brain trust on your side.
That’s the power of peer learning—it unlocks the knowledge and wisdom that comes from experience and applies the perspective of your peers to address problems and challenges that you currently face.
Following a process used by groups like YPO and Harvard Business School, Quantum Circles meet monthly to create a safe online space filled with confidentiality, respect, and trust, learning from and supporting one another. We all need a place to put our “messy” on the table and get the honest advice that we need to hear to be successful.
Develop your disruptive leadership
Driving disruptive, exponential growth requires a particular set of skills and mindset, Circles cultivate a safe space for discussing the hurdles and opportunities that come with being a disruptor, from tackling the strategic and cultural challenges of your organization to developing your personal disruptive leadership. This is how Circles works.
Hand-matched group of peers
Circles are groups of 8-10 curious peers carefully evaluated so they are matched with the best group for their needs. Members learn from one another’s experiences in a collaborative, structured setting. To ensure a safe space, Circle members have no personal connections or business conflicts that might inhibit open communication.
Twelve months of supported meetings
Circles meet monthly for a year to explore challenges and share experiences relevant to disruption strategy and leadership. Circles meet monthly for 90 minutes online via a video meeting room designed specifically for peer-learning. The meetings follow a well-established forum model that embodies the Quantum “give and get” philosophy.
To help meetings run efficiently, a new Circle meets twice in the first month for training with a Guide to establish meeting norms, agendas, and processes. Starting the second month, Circle members then run the monthly meetings themselves, following a set agenda.
The power of peer circles
The structure of Circles make it possible to develop the kind of meaningful relationships to allow accomplished leaders to develop trust, open up, and share their most difficult challenges. While Circles start with a discussion of work-related issues, personal development issues become a focus as the group develops a trusting bond. Circle creates a safe, completely confidential environment for discussing the issues important to you.
Circles thrive when there is strict adherence to the Norms. Joining a Circle that you:
Commit: Attend all meetings for a year, and create a safe and respectful space.
Contribute: Bring openness, agency, and action to Circle conversations and processes.
Confide: Hold confidentiality in the highest regard—what is said in Circle, stays in Circle. It is shared nowhere with no one.
Process and Timing:
- Complete the Quantum Circles Interest Form.
- Schedule an interview.
- Pay the initiation fee.
- After the interview, you will be placed in a Circle. Depending on the number of people joining Circles, the time to placement could be as short as two weeks but could stretch to two months. We strive to place you as soon as possible but will prioritize the right placement over expediency.
- Schedule the first two orientation meetings within the first month of the Circle formation.
- After the first two orientation meetings are held, members will be charged the annual fee. Each year, that fee will renew on that date.
- Conduct the two orientation meetings with a Quantum Guide and schedule the next few monthly meetings. After the orientation meeting, the Circle will be self-moderated but the agenda and content will be provided by Quantum Networks. A Quantum Guide is available at any time to support the Circle.
Commitment: This is a 12-month program that meets online once a month for 90 minutes, with two orientation sessions taking place within the first month. Meetings take place in a virtual meeting room designed specifically for deep conversations.
Pricing: Quantum Circle members pay an initiation fee of $199 upon application and then an annual fee of $1,499. This is a fraction of the cost of similar programs. The initiation fee is fully refundable if you are not placed in a forum, you choose not to join, or you attend the orientation sessions and then decide not to continue.