Why you belong in SHIFT Circles
Circles is one of SHiFT’s small group discussion experiences, where honest sharing generates creativity, energy, enthusiasm and courage to make meaningful and productive life changes.
What is the first thing Circle participants have in common? Most are in some sort of life transition—changing jobs, losing a loved one, downsizing a living situation, searching for activities that bring new meaning to life. The transition at midlife can be especially crucial. It’s a time of contraction and expansion. A time when the developmental task is to let go of a particular self-image (outer world) and hear the deeper promptings of the spirit (inner world). It’s often about releasing one’s identify and embracing a new one. Circles provides an environment and a structure for navigating through your personal transitions within a community of support and encouragement.
How does Circle’s Work?
SHIFT Circles are a three-session series of small-group life/work discussion and planning. In a Circle, knowledge from actual lived experience is valid knowledge and each 2-hour session is led by one or two experienced facilitators. In a setting of acceptance and support, you’ll explore your strengths and challenges, connect with others, and create a future vision that includes initial action steps.
Where: Danish American Center, Minneapolis (South Porch)
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 3 consecutive Tuesday Nights
Cost: Members always $35 | Non-members $70 (discount for early registration)
Fall and Spring Sessions (click on the session date for which you wish to register):
Please register by the Friday prior to date of the course. We require a minimum of three for each class and include a maximum of ten. You will be notified of any cancellations or changes via email.
Facilitator: Susan Hawkins, Transition Coach
WHAT I DO: I work with people who are “stuck.”
Through facilitating personal growth through life changes, I help provide a vision for the future for midlifers in transition who are trying to determine both a personal and professional path.
Facilitator: Catherine Mullinax-Jones, MArch, Certified Life Coach
WHAT I DO: I coach individuals through feedback, observations and coalescing ideas brought forward by my clients, helping them to find their own answers by asking the right questions.
I help people explore other perspectives, identify solutions and navigate life transitions.
Facilitator: Jacque Bieber, Learning Director, Training Consultant
WHAT I DO: I design and develop custom‐based learning solutions, using interactive, experiential learning methods.
Using instructional learning maps, I help people provide accurate visual images to clearly define their personal goals and objectives and build a roadmap to reach these goals.