"I got involved with the coaching circle through word of mouth and it has been a truly enlightening experience. Having the opportunity to coach, be coached and learn from people across the world from a range of backgrounds is a rare and wonderful experience!"

Emily Gills

(Co-active coach, London)

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Coaching Circle.
Join before August 31st!



Be daring.


Stretch yourself.

So far.....




You want to become the best possible coach you can be. You don't become that by playing it safe. 


We offer you a safe, fun and supportive place where you can get uncomfortable. A playing ground where you can practice and grow your strengths and skills as a coach. Peer coaching session with a coach that will be your coachee for 2 sessions and a coach  that will be your coach for 2 sessions. A wonderful way to practice, give and receive feedback and grow.


We create a place that challenges you to stretch yourself in your ways of being and doing as a coach.Helping others do exactly the same while you receive coaching and offer feedback. 

Why should you join?


  • There are things you want to experiment with. You know your coaching can be more powerful if you allow yourself to be more daring. Trying new things can be uncomfortable, especially with your (paying) clients. Like using more embodiment, silence or visualisations in your coaching. Using a new tool, using your intuition more, holding a bigger agenda for your client or simply being more bold.

  • Participants tell us over and over again how powerful having an inspiring and supportive community of peers is. And seeing other people being daring makes you more daring. 

  • You simply see the value of continuous learning and development. Many coaches see taking part of the coaching circles as part of their Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

  • Because we make it fun!

What do you get when you join?


  • Become part of a group of 4 coaches.

  • In your group of 4 one coach will be your coach and one coach will be our coachee.

  • You will do 2 sessions as a coach & 2 sessions as a coachee (you can design more sessions if you wish).

  • 1 kick-off meeting with your small group of 4 to set intentions for the learning.

  • Guidelines and instructions that will help you get the most out of this experience.

  • Access to the profiles/ contact details of the coaches that join. So also the ones in the other small circles. Everyone can request 1 coaching session from a coach in the big group, from the other small circles. (Optional)

  • You become part of a group of coaches from all over the world. Everyone is following or finished an accredited coaching program and/or is actively coaching. Coaches with different backgrounds and levels of experience, from all walks of life.

How does it work?

  • On September 1st you will receive an e-mail with the names of the 3 other coaches in your circle. And the name of your coach and your coachee. 

  • You set a date for a kick-off session with your group of 4.

  • You plan the sessions with your coach and coaches over a period of 2 months.

  • Along the way, you will receive guidelines, and some reflection questions via e-mail to get the most out of the experience and to make sure you will have fun doing it! 



27 euros for members*

37 euros for non members

*members of the Dutch Co-Active Dances with coaches community also pay 27 euros



"I joined this Coaching Circle and am so glad that I decided to take this step. As a Co-active coach who finished certification just a few years back, and very conscious of how much I learn from practising, I am getting so much from being in a peer coaching group with coaches. I appreciate that we come from the same and other coaching backgrounds, and from many countries and cultures too. There is also something special about this giving and receiving among coaching peers which I am finding rewarding and nourishing as a coach. Even with the full and busy lives we all lead, I am getting incredible value from setting aside just a few hours per month to be part of the Coaching Circle and heartily recommend joining in next time. Karen Buchanan

(Certified Co-active coach, Germany)


 "I have really enjoyed the opportunity to be part of two coaching circles with Simply Start, where I have both coached and been coached by someone. It has provided a great opportunity to experience different coaching styles, as well as a valuable way to gather more coaching experience and get feedback in a very safe environment. It has also expanded my network and allowed me to be part of a very active community of coaches."

- Kate Brettell

(Certified Co-active coach, The Netherlands) 


"The coaching circles were such a timely exercise for me.It felt great to be in this circle as a coach and a client because of the diversity of coaches involved and the opportunity to connect with people from different nationalities/professions I may not get a chance to meet otherwise in such a close and intimate setting. Such diversity enriched my experience as a coach and a client at the same time because it offered different perspectives on several issues from coaches who are at varying learning/training phases in their lives, which made our coaching sessions refreshing and stimulating. The webinars hosted by Kseniya and Manon are especially helpful as they are a wonderful source of support, information and awareness. The coaching circle has been a great experience and I'm so glad and honored to have been part of it."

- Lama Khsearoof

(Certified Co-activee coach, United Arab Emirates)

“Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver.”

- Brené Brown 


For who? 

Every Co-Active coach is welcome to apply. Whether you already finished core curriculum or not. 

We always have coaches join from all over the world and have various backgrounds and levels of experience. But all open-hearted, smart, and eager to grow coaches. Committed to becoming the best coach they can become.



27 euros for members* and 37 euros for non-members.

*members of the Dutch Co-Active Dances with coaches community also pay 27 euros

Questions? Check the FAQ below or send an e-mail to mail@simply-start.com.


Frequently asked questions

Which hours can I count for the 100-hour requirement during Certification?

1) Can coaching a CPCC (co-active) count? 2) And what about coaching another coach who finished Intermediate (co-active) but is not in Certification? 3) In general what does ICF say? 1) ‘Here is what can count, you can include in your 100 coaching hours a CPCC client. But you CANNOT count them as one of your five paid coaching clients and this person cannot be used as an individual Supervisor. For example if you only have five paying clients, and one of these five clients is a CPCC you cannot count this person. But if you have 6 or more paying clients, then the CPCC can be client # 6, 7, or 8 and onwards.’ 2) Yes you can count the coaching hours for a student who did finish Intermediate and is not in Certification now. This person could also count towards one of your five ongoing paid clients. This person, can not be a client for your Individual Supervision exercise. 3) Peer to peer coaching outside training program can be considered paid or bartered coaching and coaching through coacging circle can be seen as payment for the coaching.

I have been coaching for quite a while, does it still make sense to join?

Yes! We have coaches from all levels of experiences and we actually often hear from experienced coaches that they get a lot out of this experience.

What are the requirements to join?

Every coach coach is welcome to apply. The only requirement is that you are either following or completed an accredited coaching course. r you are already have been actively doing paid coaching for a while. What we value and are looking for is eager and dedicated coaches who invest time, money and energy in their professional development as a coach. And commitment to the process of the coaching circle. We will ask you some questions about your coaching experience and educational background and your commitment so we can create the best possible experience for everyone. Our coaching circles are a wonderful way to connect with coaches from all over the world, to learn together and deepen your coaching skills. Coaches come from all over the world. With one thing in common: Open hearted, smart and brilliant coaches who invest time, money and energy in their professional development as a coach and committed to becoming the best coach they can become.