Intention Circle


Realising behavioural change or a cultural change takes a lot of time and energy. How do you make sure that people actually realise intentions they state at (for example) the end of a training. How do you use the full human change potential?

The Intention Circle is a practical instrument that facilitates the desired cultural and behavioural change and prevents falling back into old habits. It helps to sharpen learning goals and internalises them in such a way that people will truly realise them in daily practice.

A participant from a group that worked with Intention Circles once said: “this has been one of the most intense and forceful experiences and at the same time most purifying transformation in my live”

How does it work?

Participants sit together in a circle and state their intentions alternately. The other participants and the facilitator check whether the intentions are ROUND. Realistic (tangible, specific, Imaginable), Ownership (responsible, congruent, convincing), Urgency (need in time, why now?), Necessity (what’s in it for you?, what happens when you don’t do this?, why put effort in it?), Durable (lasting, sustainable). Only if they are, colleagues will stand up. The Intention Circle has finished when everyone stands.

All hindering patterns for securing intentions will be revealed; visible and tangible.

Intention Circles work as a mirror, a magnifier and a pressure cooker at the same time. They make necessary change inevitable. The result is that new behaviour will really last.

Intention Circle


We inspire people to ‘become better at being you’. We strongly believe that people develop themselves more effectively when they are stimulated to experiment in a safe environment. With positive developmental feedback and respect for personal values. In a training that is both fun and challenging, where people are inspired to stretch their skills and talents.

Insight from Inside challenges people to explore and cross borders. We use the KaiZen filosophy; change by taking baby steps. We focus on securing intentions with very powerful interventions, such as the Intention Circle.

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Insight from Inside delivers training, lectures and presentation for more than 25 years already. In Dutch, English and German. Inside and outside the Netherlands, in Europe, America and Asia.

We facilitate behavioural change for teams and individuals with a focus on: personal leadership, leadership, team development, cultural diversity, sales development and creative thinking.

We work playfull and with energy. With energetic exercises, confronting role plays and inspiring stories. We use our passion in acting and challenge participants to improvise themselves. With acting methods and improvising theatre.

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Coach Robert Schulte is available for everyone who wants to increase his/her personal development. You will get inspired and get insights from within. For questions about: career, personal effectiveness, stress management or management.

Coaching starts with a goal setting session. The coaching is tailor made and the number and length of the sessions varies. We usually start with a Birkman method self-assessment.
We use the Coachingmonitor to gain insight in the effectiveness of coaching.

Robert Schulte is certified by the Dutch order of professional coaches and complies with their rules of conduct.

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