Circle Spotlight: Amie Pilla from Berthoud, CO

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  Name: Amie Pilla Hometown: Berthoud, CO Circle Start Date: January, 2019   What do you do when you’re not running a Ben Franklin Circle and what prompted you to start one? By day (and sometimes by night) I run the public library here in Berthoud. When I’m not working, you can find me hiking… Read more »

Circle Spotlight: Heather Young from Pass Christian, MS

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Name: Heather Yong Hometown: Pass Christian, MS Circle Start Date: October 29, 2018   What do you do when you’re not running a Ben Franklin Circle? The last five years have been all about transition and reinvention for me. My two children left the nest after homeschooling—more like “van schooling” around the country in a… Read more »

Circle Spotlight: Caroline Sayre from Seattle, WA

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    Name: Caroline Sayre Hometown: Seattle, WA Circle Start Date: May 2018     What do you do when you’re not running a Ben Franklin Circle? Apart from our nice Ben Franklin Circle, I work as an English as a 2nd Language teacher in the Seattle area. I teach adults part-time in libraries, community… Read more »

Circle Spotlight: Andrea from Sedona, AZ

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Name: Andrea Christelle Hometown: Sedona, AZ Start Date: September 2018   What do you do when you’re not running a Ben Franklin Circle?  I am the founder of Sedona Philosophy, where we use the amazing natural environment to unlock personal growth and transformation. Sedona Philosophy combines my two favorite things—thoughtful conversations and immersion in nature…. Read more »

Circle Spotlight: Jared Lauber from Lafayette, CA

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  Name: Jared Lauber Hometown: Lafayette, CA Circle Start Date: August 2018   What do you do when you’re not running a Ben Franklin Circle? I’m an audit executive at a technology company and a father of two little ladies (ages nine and eleven). My job affords me the opportunity to travel throughout the world… Read more »

Confronting Challenges Part 4: Keeping Members Engaged

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“Confronting Challenges” is a recurring blog segment by Victoria Fann, a Ben Franklin Circle host in North Carolina with several decades of facilitation experience.    As Ben Franklin Circle hosts, we’ve agreed to facilitate a group over a fairly long period of time, especially if we meet monthly, and even longer (as in the case with… Read more »