The Circle Center is a professional consulting and training company based in Nashville, Tennessee and serving companies and organizations nationwide.
The collaborative effort and venture of experienced professionals and trainers, The Circle Center is your organization's resource for connecting your vision with success. A bit about our consultants:
TRACY ROBERTS, MSW
Tracy Roberts, CEO of Circle Center
Consulting, LLC, is an experienced
group facilitator, trainer and consultant.
With years of experience as an
adolescent and family therapist, and as a trainer, facilitator and consultant to many companies, organizations and community groups across Tennessee, Tracy is an excellent resource for community building for you and your organization. Tracy has facilitated numerous groups with diverse populations such as corporate and nonprofit executives, international teen youth representatives, homeless men in recovery from substance abuse, church groups, and small business owners. Tracy and the Circle Center provide a strengths based approach to embrace and build on organization members’ strengths and abilities rather than focusing on their weaknesses and deficits. The Circle Process utilized by the Circle Center is a sustainable model for organizations and their leaders in building community and team-work, promoting authentic dialogue, managing conflict and renewing staff members, volunteers and supporters and they carry out the mission and goals of the organization.
Tracy is from Jackson, Mississippi and graduated with a degree in Social Work from The University of Mississippi in 1998. Tracy received his Masters Degree in Social Work from The University of Tennessee in 2001. Tracy received training in Peacemaking Circle from ROCA, a nationally acclaimed innovative youth and community development organization, in Chelsea,
Massachusetts in 2006. Since being trained in the Circle process, Tracy and The Circle Center has trained over 100 people to be Circle facilitators and holds three day Circle facilitator trainings twice a year. Tracy has lead many organizations and community members through the Circle Process covering an array of topics and themes such as conflict Circles, community building, strategic planning, topic Circles and Circles of appreciation.
In leading organizations through the Circle Process, Tracy helps organization’s rediscover and support its greatest assets- its employees, community partners and volunteers. While in Circle, people build community and trust as they focus on treating each other with respect and dignity, adhering to the idea that we are all more alike than we are different. As a Circle facilitator, Tracy understands that there is inherent wisdom within organizations that often goes untapped and unexplored. Through Circle, strengths join strengths and participants have an opportunity to be heard, allowing vision to be shared and for collaboration to be nurtured. In Circle it is said, “You can’t get to a good place in a bad way”, the Circle Process affords organizations and leaders an opportunity for their people to accomplish their organizational goals in a way that sustains your mission and your resources.
LEIGH ANN ROBERTS, Esq.
Leigh Ann Roberts was raised in
Jackson, Mississippi and attended
undergraduate and law school at the
University of Mississippi. Leigh Ann
received her mediation training in 1998
and is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule
31 Listed General/Civil Mediator with
years of experience mediating civil lawsuits,
workplace disputes, commercial/contract disputes and disputes among nonprofit andfor profit boards, community groups and religious organizations.
Trained in Circle facilitation, facilitative and
Transformational mediation, arbitration and a host of other disciplines, Leigh Ann is an excellent resource for any individual or organization experiencing conflict or needing group facilitation to build trust,
community and vision.
Leigh Ann has trained many Circle facilitators in the for profit and not for profit arenas and has facilitated groups with corporate, small business and organization leaders as well as nonprofit, church and community groups.