Give Your Team The Most Powerful Tool to Learn and Apply Best Practices

GAMA Circles is a cross-company program designed to give emerging leaders access to a study group of peers under the facilitation of some of the industry's most accomplished coaches.

“Study groups can change lives fast.”
- Daralee Barbera, VP of Business, GAMA International

Why Study Groups?

Is your team growing as fast as they can? Would they benefit from an external coach? Study groups are like having seven peer coaches that can help them implement best practices and keep your team from reinventing the wheel. It should be no surprise that most of the GAMA hall of fame credit their study group as being essential to their success. 

What is the GAMA Circles Program?

The GAMA Circles program takes the power of Study Groups and adds expert facilitation, training, and technology to make it easier than ever for GAMA members to develop, practice and apply new leadership skills. The program starts with a 3 week orientation followed by monthly, online meetings facilitated by some of the top names in the industry.

Study Group Orientation (3 weekly sessions)

The GAMA Circles Accelerator is a 3-session online workshop designed to impart the core skills underlying effective participation in the GAMA Circles program. Each session is 90-minutes in length. Successful completion is required to enter into study group meetings.

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Monthly Meetings

After the 3-session training, GAMA Circles then meet monthly over video. Purpose-built technology and expert facilitators keep the meetings deep and efficient, with real results.

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Expert Facilitation

The GAMA Circles program adds professional guidance to your study group.  The industry’s top coaches have been trained to facilitate conversations that unlock the collective expertise of the group. Everyone can focus on the value of the meeting, instead of worrying about running it.

Meet the facilitators


All the power of an on demand study group without the added expense of travel. Experience the next generation of digital meetings with secure, tools that fuel efficient sharing,, and a fun and engaging interface. This is not your ordinary video meeting.

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Meet the program facilitators

All the facilitators come from within the GAMA community and are trained in running virtual study groups. Here are a few:
Sina Azari
Executive Vice President, Present Financial Partners
Robert Baccigalupi
Incoming GAMA Treasurer, CLU,ChFC,LTCP,CSA,CLTC
Michelle Hubert
Agency Manager, Farm Bureau Financial Services


GAMA Circles Accelerator

Every GAMA Circle starts with a four-session, 90-minute, expert-lead workshop on how to best learn from your peers. It's perfect for beginners or long standing groups that want to up their game.

Easy, Online Meetings. Designed To Be Enjoyed.

The GAMA Circles platform was specially designed as the first conversation oriented video conferencing tool. Equal participation tools, timers, and music fuel an extraordinary meeting experience.

Monthly Meetings. Driven by Powerful Conversations.

After graduation from the Accelerator, groups meet once a month in the digital room with their facilitator. Each session is uniquely designed to help members meet the challenges of running a modern financial services business.

Get The Power Of GAMA's Best Coaches on each call.

World class facilitators have been hand selected from the GAMA Coaches Corner to facilitate each meeting. These coaches help ensure everyone participates openly, honestly, and equally.

Peer Learning. For Everyone.

For decades, Study Groups have been one of the most powerful tools for leadership development within GAMA.

Now these results are available to anyone with a computer and willingness to commit.

Learn more about the program

We have prepared a 12 page syllabus to answer most questions you might have.

"Study Groups Can Change Lives. Fast"

Daralee Barbara, GAMA International


First-Line Leaders and Frontline Leaders

You work to build yourself, others, and your business. Find true insight and solutions to your most pressing problems. Stay on top of your game by working with a group able to provide perspectives on both the long term and day-to-day challenges you face.

Emerging Leaders

Stop re-inventing the wheel. GAMA Circles are an excellent way to be paired with emerging leaders within the financial services industry, collectively help each other solve your biggest challenges and share best practices.

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The Commitment


For companies: To facilitate the best possible matches and build the strongest circles, we recommend interested companies commit to sending at least 10 participants and cover the cost of the accelerator.

For Participants: To make this program as impactful as possible, we ask that participants commit to the leadership program for a a full year, the culmination which will take place at LAMP ‘19. This commitment includes sharing openly and honestly, working to improve, covering the monthly cost of facilitation, and adhering to the three ground rules.

The Ground Rules:
Confidentiality I Anti-Proselytizing Policy I 100% Attendance