Working with the Medicine Wheel Tool (Real-Time Learning) (2021)


Self-Study + Real-Time Online Workshop + Mentoring Circle

The beauty of this simple tool is that by learning one tool, it will work for you in so many team, organization, community, family, and leadership situations. Keeping it simple is one of our guiding beliefs. This goes right along with ‘if we use a simple to understand tool, we can handle complexity…the more complex the tools, the less effective they are in handling complexity’. The Medicine Wheel Tool is a multi-purpose tool that functions as a navigational compass for leadership and organizational development. As a multi-purpose tool, it functions as a framework for coaching, problem clarification, generation of solutions, project development, project turn around and so much more.

Already working with the Medicine Wheel Tool? By taking this module expect to deepen your learning, broaden your range of application, and assimilate the Medicine Wheel Tool into the way that you approach leadership of your life and organizations.

Just learning about the Medicine Wheel Tool? You will get that orientation in this module, immediately followed by learning about application.

Whether it’s new to you or you’ve been working with it for some time, this learning module will support you in strengthening your abilities with the Genuine Contact way of working.

This module is one of four in our learning stream of developing leadership for sustainability. Developing leadership for sustainability is the ability to continually navigate change and regenerate your organization’s health and balance…all while achieving your business goals.

Purchasing the Working with the Medicine Wheel Tool learning module from this page includes the self-study components as well as the Real-Time Online Workshop.  For a complete listing of what is included, please read the full program description below. You can find the workshop with the self-study materials and only the One-to-One Mentoring or a Combination including the Real-Time workshop + One-to-One mentoring sessions to purchase individually if one of these better suits your learning needs.


Skill & Capacity Development

In this learning module you will have the opportunity to explore and develop your understanding about:

  • ways to assimilate the seven components of the Medicine Wheel Tool into your unique approach to leading life and organizations
  • the value of incorporating the Medicine Wheel Tool into your worldview
  • use of the Medicine Wheel Tool for expanding personal awareness
  • ways of using the Medicine Wheel Tool for working with your organization’s operating matrix (purpose, leadership, vision, community, relationships, management, and the circle of the whole)
  • how to apply the Medicine Wheel Tool as a development process for leadership, teams, organizations, and communities in your work as a coach, mentor, and consultant
  • applications of the Medicine Wheel Tool specifically designed for problem analysis, project analysis, team analysis, organizational analysis, and solution focus
  • use of the Medicine Wheel Tool to stimulate engagement and collaboration
  • use of the Medicine Wheel Tool for the purpose of mapping information to provide a comprehensive picture of important aspects to support decision making and action planning
  • use of the Medicine Wheel Tool for monitoring and adjustment of results to close the gap between potential and results

The Complete Learning Program

The learning program includes 5 segments. Approximate times for your work with each segment are suggested, totaling approximately 13 hours of guided learning.

  • Segment 1: Self-study video focused on your Business and/or Development Goal. Plan for 1 hour.
  • Segment 2: Self-study video focused on an Overview of the Medicine Wheel Tool. Plan for 3 hours.
  • Segment 3: Depending on your registration preference:
    • One-to-One Mentoring Session. 3 hours. Date to be arranged with Birgitt Williams. For a leadership team going through this learning together, the one-to-one mentoring session is replaced by two group sessions with Birgitt Williams or Rachel Bolton of three hours each, date to be arranged and held online.
    • Real-Time Online Workshop: February 15-18, 2021 – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
    • Combination: One-to-One Mentoring AND Real-Time Workshop
  • Segment 4: Real-time online  Mentoring Circle: June 18, 2021 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

There is no pre-requisite learning. The workshop is suitable whether or not you have learned about the Medicine Wheel Tool through participation in a Genuine Contact program workshop.

What is the Medicine Wheel Tool?

The Medicine Wheel Tool is one of the 11 key components of the Genuine Contact program. This tool is based on the medicine wheel used by Indigenous Peoples around the world and given for use in the world by all races by a group of native elders in 1987. Native peoples around the world had preserved the knowledge of the medicine wheel as a way of understanding life and communities and how to make adjustments as needed. As the story goes, the ‘Red Race’ was given the responsibility of preserving the medicine wheel by the Creator until the time was right to share the tool with the other races for the benefit of the whole human race. The time has come. Evidence of what is known as the Medicine Wheel is found in even the oldest cave art and in Indigenous people around the world, depicting a circle divided into four quadrants seeming to represent north, south, east and west.

The Medicine Wheel Tool is rooted in these ancient traditions and provides an opportunity for working within a holistic framework in a variety of applications in both business and life. Learn more.