John
Thompson

Co-Founder
In my view, alongside his steady skills in classical coaching structures, Johns radical trust in experience and rigourous willingness to bring himself from the moment, has more efficiently than ever before expanded my horizon and found me where Ive anciently been longing to feel seen: inevitably inviting me to acknowledge my undisclosed capacities to a larger range of people - and to myself. The geniuous beast truth-hunter will likely bring your essence out of hiding whether you like it or not, and I suspect you’ll likely like that very much. -Thale Lindstad

Coaching with John during my travels helped me more deeply embrace the surrender of hitch hiking - it led me to open myself up more fully to the lessons life gave me every day on the road. -Brian, Paraguay

About John

John is one of the co-founders of Circling Europe. Prior to working in Circling, John and Sean (the other co-founder) had a successful career in elite Tennis coaching specialising in psychology and pioneering new ways to help sport be a vehicle for profound personal growth for athletes and parents of athletes.

These two were friends and shared some magical experiences together in their early twenties which led them to go on a shared committed search of meaning and growth together. As playful, deep and intense beings, they started to train together in all kinds of developmental modalities, such as integral coaching, NARM and circling and became - how they themselves call it - sparring partners. They would relentlessly practice what they learned together which eventually led them to develop their unique flavor of Circling and the 5 principles. While they began to open up and allow the Magic of the unknown Mystery to live them and speak through them, they came up with the Surrender Leadership form of Circling. They’ve helped the practice spread to over 25 countries in the last 8 years or so and trained 100s of leaders as a result.

Circling with John and being met by him is a gift for the very brave. His magic power comes from seeing - with the power of his sharp blue eyes and the wisdom of his unique intuition, deep into your very soul, your heart’s most profound and sometimes scariest desires, those places hidden even from yourself and the truth of all parts of you. With the gift of his leadership you are guaranteed to get as deep as you venture and allow yourself to go, and he will be there with you every step of the way with his gentle loving heart, good sense of humor and true compassion. But be aware that once you decide to be seen by him there is no way back from that rabbit hole because this man does not play games and his kindness and empathy are equal to his fierce heart and his passion and commitment to get to the ultimate truth and desire to help you see and integrate all parts of you so… this is why I say that John here is a gift only for the very brave.

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