What Horses Teach Us About Leadership

“Titles are granted, but it’s your behaviour that wins you respect.” These are the opening words to the first practice of The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner and the importance of these words rang out in my ears during last weekends workshop in Sweden when one of my students, Emilia asked me, “How do I get this … Continue reading

Credibility: A Critical Foundation of Leadership

“If you don’t believe in the messenger, you won’t believe the message.” — Jim Kouzes, co-author of Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It When people (and your horse) trust and believe in you as a leader, they’ll follow you far and without much question. But without credibility, that critical foundation of leadership, you face an … Continue reading

Healing Power of Horses

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” ~Winston Churchill For decades, humanity has discovered the truth of Churchill’s observation: It feels good to be around horses! Have you ever wondered why? Recently, science has begun to provide the answers to what the heart has always known. Using scientific measurements, The HeartMath Institute has determined that Horses’ massive energy … Continue reading

Creating An Amazing Space

It’s been a really exciting two weeks, during which I have been conducting a lot of Horse Assisted Coaching with clients. I am gradually sensing a shift in consciousness as people begin to wake up to the amazing life and business lessons that horses can teach them. I was particularly fortunate to facilitate a day with a group of seven … Continue reading

Horses always ask: Who is leading?

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“A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care.”- Pat Parelli They help us understand that leadership begins with who we are being. Horses help us close the gap between how we actually present ourselves to others, and how we think we are being. Horses mirror the essential qualities of leadership trust, authenticity, honesty, … Continue reading

What We Can Learn About Ourselves from Horses

Today I am sharing what one of my amazing clients Carly Hope, the Sales Angel wrote about her experience with Horse Assisted Leadership Transformation on Sunday. “At the start of this year a horse and business whisperer signed up for a coaching call with me. At the time, I didn’t know how or why she and her horses would be part … Continue reading

Horse Assisted Coaching – a valuable completion of integral leadership training

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Managers (… and others..) can learn a lot during horse – assisted training.  Approaching horses, watching their reactions to our behavior, touching them, smelling them, leading them with or without a rope – this is a very special experience which brings people “down to earth”. Contrary to schooling in classroom where participants are mostly rational decision makers the context of … Continue reading

How Do You Deal With Obstacles?

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I’ve just got back from the yard where I have been moving my horses from their day to night pasture. I don’t know what it is with the weather today but there was a lot of high jinks going on. Usually pretty placid the horses were all animated and just wanted to run, buck and play so I let them … Continue reading