Want to Teach People About Appreciative Living?

And Create Real Joy in Your Own Life at the Same Time?

Appreciative Living Learning Circles are 4-week classes that are proven to help people get significantly happier by applying Appreciative Living to everyday life. They are a great way to help others find greater joy and success, and some coaches use them as a way to help build their client base. They are being run all over the world, and you can Click here to read our vision

It’s a “Business in a Box” This program contains everything you need to know and do to run 4-weekly, 90-minute Appreciative Living Learning Circles. You may charge what you want and keep any profit. You can run them as many times as you want for three full years.  The materials include a facilitator guide and participant guide, participant journal, audio training recordings, marketing tips, ideas on where to hold Learning Circles, pricing guidelines and more. It’s like a business in a box! (Note – the program allows one person only to run the learning circles. If you want to use them on a larger scale please email us for an extended use license)

Learn how to “Be” Appreciative Inquiry There is a saying in Appreciative Inquiry that to “do it,” you have to “be it.”  Facilitating this work will help you “be it” and apply Appreciative Living more fully into your own life to embody the principles.

One ClHere’s what one facilitator from Atlanta, GA had to say:We completed otherour final Learning Circle last night. I was blown away with the growth the participants reported that they are making!…the group was saddened to say goodbye, but they were upbeat about continuing to use the exercises and principles.” – Neal Kuhlhorst

You are Guided Every Step of the Way The Facilitator Guide explains everything you need to know, and the Annotated Participant Guide walks you step-by-step through the classes and tells you exactly what to say and do. There are pre-recorded videos of Jackie Kelm reading the core lesson for each week, so all you have to do is lead the group from one discussion item to the next. There is a detailed agenda for each week telling you exactly how much time to take for each part and when to move on. You are guided every step of the way.

One AL Class is All You Need Great care was taken in the design of the Learning Circles to make them easy to run. The only requirement is that you take one Appreciative Living class and read one of the books. No other previous expertise is required, and as long as you can read, you can run a Learning Circle. Facilitators participate equally right alongside others, with the added role of guiding the process.

The Program Design is Outstanding You will be impressed with the quality and depth of the materials. A year and a half of design, planning, revamping, piloting, and modifying went into creating them, and no detail was overlooked. Over 70 people gave input from across the world for the initial design, many of whom were professional trainers and facilitators. The circles have since been run by organizations such as the Duke Integrative Medical Center and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as well as in churches, community centers, and homes.

Extensive Materials The materials include downloadable files for the detailed Facilitator Guide, Annotated Participant Guide, Class Participant Guide and Journal. There are also audio and video files of Jackie reading the lessons you download ahead of class. There are checklists for event planning and knowing when you are ready to run a Learning Circle. All this and more is provided in an extensive Facilitator Support Membership Site.

Marketing Support We have a Learning Circle information page where we have interested people email us, and we will refer anyone to you that is interested in attending a Learning Circle in your area. There are also a variety of tips for marketing and promoting your Learning Circle in the Facilitator Guide and the support page, including pricing and advertising your circle.

Audio Training Recordings In four audio recordings, Jackie Kelm teaches you everything you need to know to run a Learning Circle. In addition to walking you through the weekly design, it includes Appreciative Facilitation tips, such as how to keep conversations positively focused, how to handle dominant participants, and how to redirect the group in appreciative ways. The 4 recordings include:

  1. Overview: Everything you need to know and do to run a Learning Circle.
  2. Week 1: Detailed walk-through of the first Learning Circle.
  3. Weeks 2-4: Overview of weeks 2-4 and what to expect.
  4. Appreciative Facilitation: Appreciative tips and techniques to help you run your Learning Circle successfully.

Appreciative Inquiry Insider Jackie operates in a highly collaborative style, and turns to the facilitator group when looking for help on projects or piloting new products and services. She also gives special discounts to Learning Circle facilitators, so it is a great way to become an “insider” in the Appreciative Living community.

Common Questions:

What Do You Have to Do to Run a Learning Circle? 1. After participating in an Appreciative Living program, you can purchase the Facilitator Registration Package which includes audio training recordings that walk you through the entire process. Listen to the recordings and follow along in the Facilitator Guide and annotated Participant Guide. 2. Read one of the Appreciative Living books to familiarize yourself with the work. 3. Read the vision, and agree to act in alignment with it.

I just finished my first Learning Circle!!! Awesome! I want more 🙂 What I believe worked are two things: First, was the easiness for people to step in (no long therapeutic sessions or difficult concepts.).. Second, to work with Appreciative Living in a group helps people think about ideas and bring in more perspectives than you have yourself, and that inspires people. It also stimulates accountability. Thank you so much Jackie, for bringing Appreciative Living into my life!!!” – Anja Doornbos, Facilitator in The Netherlands AppreciativeLiving.nl

How Long Does it Takes to Prepare Each Week? Very little preparation is involved each week. The only thing you need to do is review the class agenda for that week, and we give you a variety of ways to do this. There are one page written overviews in the Facilitator Guide, one page detailed agenda summaries, and short audio overviews for each week. The average reported prep time from experienced facilitators is around 45 minutes each week after the first session.

What Materials Do I Need to Run a Learning Circle? The facilitator uses the Annotated Participant Guide, and everyone in the group (including the facilitator) needs one Learning Circle Participant Guide, and one of the two  Appreciative Living books. There are also optional online journals if participants want to use them. Facilitators will need to print Participant Guides if running them live, and can choose whether to provide the book or have participants purchase the books. The books can be reused, or in some cases borrowed from the library. You can also purchase books in bulk at a discount with free shipping, even to international locations.

What are the Two Appreciative Living books? The materials were designed to work with either book, so you can choose either of the following:

  1. Appreciative Living: The Principles of Appreciative Inquiry in Personal Life
  2. The Joy of Appreciative Living: Your 28-Day Plan to Greater Happiness in 3 Incredibly Easy Steps.

How Do I Find Participants? It is ideal if you already have an audience or client base, and the program includes tips for finding additional participants and marketing to them along with a sample flyer and website copy. Jackie will share the same marketing techniques she uses to fill her classes.

I feel this process is transformational. It can result in a whole new context for living!” – Richard McKenna, Facilitator in Cleveland, OH

How Many People in a Learning Circle? No more than 10 participants in a Learning Circle, and the ideal number is 5-7. Smaller groups have the advantage of greater intimacy in sharing, and larger groups offer more varieties in perspective.

Can These be Run Virtually as a Teleseminar? Yes! The Learning Circles are newly designed to be run online or in-person. If running them online you will need a technology that allows for paired break-out groups and chat. The polling feature is ideal but optional. Most facilitators use Zoom.

How Long Can I Run Them? Your license is good for three years from the date of purchase and you can run as many as you wish during this time. After three years you can renew your registration for three more years for just $39USD. Registration includes the latest materials and updates with permission to run as many Learning Circles as you wish.

Order the Facilitator Package Now!

Note: You must have taken an Appreciative Living class to order and we will check prior to sending materials. We also offer discounts to non-profit organizations. Please email us for info.

$697  Only $497.00 USD

Includes Everything below for 3 years from date of purchase:

  • Certificate of Registration for one person to run unlimited Learning Circles.
  • Permission to charge what you want for your Learning Circle and keep all the profit.
  • Facilitator Guide, Participant Guide, Participant Journal, and Annotated Participant Guide
  • 4-part Audio Training Series including Appreciative Facilitation
  • Pre-recorded lessons for each week by Jackie Kelm
  • Membership site with marketing tips, pricing tips and more
  • Referrals sent your way from anyone interested in learning circles in your area.
  • Ability to extend your license registration and continue running Learning Circles after three years for only $39/year.
  • Appreciative Living pilot/insider opportunities and discounts

100% Money Back Guarantee

We offer a 100% money-back guarantee on the Learning Circle Facilitator Package.  If you are not satisfied for any reason, just email us within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

*Use your preferred email address & shipping address: The email address you enter for ordering will be used to create your login and send all materials, licenses, and learning circle information. We do not rent or sell or use this info for any other purposes.

Payback on Your Investment: People often want to know how long it will take for them to get back the money they invested in the facilitator package. The answer is that it depends on how many people you have, your costs to run it, how much you charge, how much you pay for books, and other variables. A conservative rough estimate based in the US, is between 1-2 Learning Circles if you have approximately 5-7 people in each one.

How & when do I get everything? After you order, a welcome email will be sent to you with a link to the facilitator membership site. This contains everything you need including all the materials, links to audio recordings, and how to access all the other items listed above.

Are Other Languages Available? The Learning Circles materials are in English, but the Appreciative Living book has been translated into Korean and the Joy of Appreciative Living has been translated into French. The Learning Circle materials have been modified for various audiences and if this is something you are interested in please email us at Admin@AppreciativeLiving.com

What Facilitators Are Saying…

"I just wanted to tell you about my first meeting of my first
Learning Circle with 6 other woman. We had a great time, lots
of laughs and some personal stories. One lady in her 70's
taught me so much even in this first evening about being
resilient,resourceful and responsible for our own health and
wellbeing. I would like to integrate these principles into my
own life more often and I look forward to doing more of them!"

Ros Lee, Tauranga Bay, New Zealand.