Anna organizes Authenticity Circles: intimate gatherings that help us on our way to reconnect with our higher selves, our deeper ambitions and our need to work in an inspired way.

The Circles are designed around a program which help us on our way to start caring deeply for ourselves on the workfloor. And rest assured, caring for yourself has nothing to do with egomania, it is all about healthy self-love.

Gatherings are aimed at identifying our feelings, dilemmas, questions, discomfort and hesitations that we may have about our lives as academics. There is no pressure on sharing what is alive in you. You are invited to actively reflect upon how you are doing and what needs are alive in you.

Authenticity Circles offer an inspiring way to get to know kindred spirits with clear intentions and wishes to rediscover the fun and playfulness academic work has to offer. By fully embracing how light academic work can be, we will create the safe space that we need to work differently, congruently with who we really are.

Authenticity Circles are held in Leiden in ‘De Lindewei’, Jacob Catslaan 12.


Invest in yourself: get your tickets here


Pay it forward:

If you feel inspired by this idea of Authenticity Circles and you do not see yourself as a participant per se, but you do have a specific someone in mind who will love these gatherings or you want academics to be able to join these circles full stop: please offer a ticket to that specific someone 🙂


Financial assistance:

If you want to participate but do not have the funds to register, please get in touch. Every circle has one funded seat. It is Anna’s greatest desire that all who wish to join are enabled to do so.


Cancellation procedure:

If you need to cancel your attendance, your contribution will be refunded when cancelling 48 hours before the circle(s) you registered for start. A cancellation fee of 5 euros for PhD-students and 9 euros for PhD’s will be deducted from your contribution if you have to cancel within 48 hours before the circle(s) you registered for start.