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

Eclipse: A Poem

Today, I would like to share a poem written by Fran Smith whilst she was Sharing Territory during a two day Instinctive Horsemanship: Introduction to the Waterhole Rituals workshop in August at the great Yeo Vale Retirement Home for Horses in Devon.  Hope you enjoy. Eclipse The sunshine transfers to the opposite side of the valley Shining on the church … Continue reading

Rules of Natural Horsemanship

Recently I came across these Rules of Natural Horsemanship that I really resonated with: Quit thinking your horse feels what you feel. Stop thinking your horse thinks what you think. Don’t try to get your horse to act the way you think he should act. No matter what you are doing, your horse is learning something. Natural horsemanship is really … Continue reading

Instinctive Horsemanship – The Theory of Clear Communication

Today, I am sharing an interview that I did with MaryAnn Myers all about Instinctive Horsemanship and how to connect to your horse in a language that he will understand. Instinctive Horsemanship is all about entering the horse’s world and understanding how he or she thinks and acts. Inspired by the Carolyn Resnick Method; a philosophy of horse training based on … Continue reading

How Applying the Waterhole Rituals Develops Your Leadership and Relationships

Becci Harvey shares her experience of how she is applying the lessons she learnt on an Instinctive Horsemanship – Introduction to the Waterhole Rituals workshop. “I had a great learning session with my horses last night! I’ve been really inspired this week by some of the video’s that Carolyn’s students post on the connection they get and I’m up for … 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

Leadership as a Choice

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Great leadership doesn’t require a diploma or a degree. It’s not reserved for some elite group of people. Leadership can be something for everyone to embrace, from administrative assistant to janitor to manager to CEO. Whatever your role in life, you can become a leader. Often, all it requires is a shift in mindset: interpreting frustrations as opportunities instead of … Continue reading

Leadership as a Way of Life

Leadership As A Way Of Life

I’m always surprised when I run my Unbridled Success retreats and AHA! Leadership days by the number of people who do not think they are leaders. All too often, we believe that leadership is the domain of those with recognized authority, and the title to go with it: CEO, managing director, president, etc. However, in my experience that simply is not true. “In a … Continue reading