Early in the millennium, I came across a set of tapes by Lee Glickstein, the originator of Speaking Circles®, and was immediately attracted by the simplicity and elegance of his approach to transforming terror to stillness and joy when speaking to a group. I journeyed from New Zealand to the Bay Area to experience first-hand this transformation, and in 2005 trained as a facilitator with Lee.
Since then, I have run numerous Speaking Circles and workshops, and continue to be amazed and delighted by the radical shifts that participants make, not only in their comfort and ease speaking to a group but also in their sense of presence and joy in one-on-one interactions.
In addition to being a certified Speaking Circle facilitator, I hold diplomas in counselling and architecture, and have trained as a life coach and in a number of healing modalities. For 20 years, I ran a successful Japanese-English translation business, and currently mentor a wide range of clients in the Enhances Awareness Program (EAP), developed by Russell Sturges in Australia.
Born in London, I lived in Australia for several years, Japan for 10 years, and New Zealand for the last 30 years. I bring a wealth of experience and a deep respect for the diversity and sanctity of life to my work.
“I liked Hilary’s clarity, gentleness, and the safety he created in the group. Also his wisdom, humility, and trustworthiness.”
“Structured, articulate, and clear, Hilary offers a safe, open, and encouraging space to learn the skills for heart-centered speaking.”
“Hilary was kind, welcoming, and warm, clear, engaging and open. He enabled the day to flow well, showing so well by example how we can connect with others.”
If you are in Australasia and thinking about how Speaking Circles might benefit you, please don’t hesitate to make contact; I would love to hear from you. I can be reached at +64 (0)22-488-4444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to meeting you.