Communities of practice, i.e. peers working together to resolve common challenges, have been used to help CEOs of small businesses, first-time managers, diversity groups and public policymakers resolve challenges. Next Step, a global consulting firm based in Silicon Valley has used peer collaboration to accelerate clients’ growth and transformation since the early 2000’s.
EGA was founded in 2017 to apply the proven Power of Peer methodology to a rapidly accelerating challenge: corporate innovation and change within mid to large traditional businesses. To meet the rapidly growing need for new leadership approaches, solutions and alliances for success in a rapidly changing world, EGA has expanded rapidly. Today there are Catalysts in Benelux, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa and the UK, along with the US supporting hundreds of global members.
To ensure anytime/anywhere access to Exec Growth Circles and ensure global peer circles, EGA uses Circles, a purpose-built virtual peer-learning environment. All EGA Catalysts who are independent thought leaders and change agents are trained in Circle development and facilitation as part of their 6 month EGA certification process.
EGA Values: Thinking Globally / Acting Locally
Active shared learning – “Be the change you want to see – take action, explore and share with group
Collaboration to deliver in a Built for Purpose environment – financially sustainable with impact and accessibility to all
Integrity, honesty and confidentiality
Equality and diversity in ideas, members, catalysts and actions
Open, committed, brave leadership of oneself, company, industry and global society
EGA Power of Peers methodology is built on the “Community of Practice defined by Etienne Wegner-Trayer as “Bringing together a group of people who share a concern, set of problems or a passion about a topic and who deepen their knowledge and expertise to take action through regular structured interaction.”
EGA Power of Peers leverages the five principles of a highly functioning peer community: