We're passionate about training and facilitation, and through our training company, De Cirkel, we work together to offer high quality and transformative training experiences. We're committed to creating safe learning environments where participants have the space they need to grow and develop their ability to communicate with ease.

About Jennet

Jennet Burghard leads Speaking Circles International programs in Europe. In particular, she is specialized in Facilitator Training and its prerequisites.


At her first Speaking Circle (in 1999) she discovered the value of being in relationship with the audience in the moment. Lee’s statement "stop performing and start connecting" touched her. She was inspired by the immediacy of Speaking Circles - that it doesn't take years to discover the power of being yourself. Since certifying in 2001, she has worked with Koos Wolcken to apply the principles of Speaking Circles to professional development programs for individuals and teams, including communication and leadership training.


Jennet has a masters degree in Public Administration, and is a NLP Master Practitioner and Certified Destination Coach. Her business experience includes seven years as a program manager and business consultant supporting change in public and private organizations. She has been working as a dedicated coach and trainer since 1998, and it’s her passion to help people bring about deep and lasting change so they can reach their desired destination.

About Koos

Koos Wolcken oversees all European training programs for Speaking Circles International. He is responsible for daily operations and facilitators' continuing education in Europe.


Koos discovered Speaking Circles through a workshop by Barbara Whitney and was immediately touched by the power of its ease and simplicity. He teamed up with Walter Berghoef to co-produce Speaking Circle training courses in the Netherlands. Besides his work with Speaking Circles International, Koos is a Trainer and Life & Career Coach, combining Speaking Circles and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) with elements of assertiveness and classical communication training.


Koos has a degree in Human Geography and Education. His career has included work at the University in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, as well as in private business, always with an emphasis on practical communications and education projects. In the last decade, he has specialized in effective human communications and applied psychology. Koos's goal, his gift, and his passion are to create learning environments in which people are free to discover what true communication really is, so that they can be seen and heard fully for who they truly are.

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