Archive for the ‘Equine Assisted Development’ Category

Leadership Development ties in South Africa

August 15, 2010

I remember a woman contacting me via email in search of a mentor to understand the work I do with horses.  At that time Yolanda was living in Daubi.  She was a Human Resource Manager for a large credit card company and traveled the world on business.  Shortly after our email exchanges we spoke on Skype and we became friends with a unique bond miles away from one another.  She moved to Singapore and eventually home to South Africa.

Yolanda and I continue our relationship from a distance but the inflence of mentoring has proven to support and enhance her dream of establishing her own busienss using the power of horses. (more…)


L-E-A-D goes International

March 16, 2010

Dreams do come true!  Taking LEAD international has been a vision for about 3 years and it has become a reality with the assistance and support of a dear friend that lives in Istanbul, Turkey!

My friend Gila and I dreamt of offering LEAD workshops in her country from the first time she experienced Leading and Living Your Vision workshop in March 2007.   We talked, planned, and put off the vision for one reason or another when the universe opened up and said “The time is NOW!”   (more…)

Healing power of horses

November 17, 2009

Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped 18 years ago, she suffered tremendous abuse at the hands of her abductors , and is using the power of horses to heal.

Those of us who introduce horses to people through Equine Assisted Learning, Coaching, Leadership, workshops or Therapy know the changes and empowerment people experience in the presence of these magnificent animals. (more…)

Horse friend talks about Horse Slaughter

September 14, 2009

Back about 4 years ago I had a young lady who, at the time was 11 years old, that loved horses and would do anything to be around them.  Kelly spent a lot of time with me, doing chores in the barn and around the farm just to spend time with the horses.  She did some of the dirtiest jobs with a smile!  Kelly soon learned about the work I do with humans and horses.  She used her knowledge to write a paper for school.  I recently came across this paper and wanted to share her story with you. (more…)

Visiting the Buffalo

August 7, 2009

We have been welcomed back to do a 2-day Women’s Leadership retreat for a client.  Last year we had a phenomenal time with these women exploring leadership with a herd of horses.  They walked away with many individual and collective lessons about themselves, how they show up in their leadership roles and in their relationships, the impact of their feelings on their actions, and a new awareness of how to utilize themselves in accomplishing their goals and dreams.   

The location for the Leadership retreat this year will be in Freemont Indiana at Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve.  I had the pleasure to visit Wild Winds last week with my mother and experience the beauty of this place.  It sets on 400+ acres of sacred land with over 200 head of buffalo, with many new born calves frolicking around their mothers and 15 horses.   (more…)

Parenting Principles from the Herd

April 14, 2009

It’s easy to question ourselves when time after time we find ourselves failing in our efforts to communicate with our children. Because horses have so much to teach about effective communication we frequently focus on it in our equine-facilitated workshops and sessions. I’d like to share some lessons we have learned from the herd. (more…)

Leadership from the pasture to the office

January 2, 2009

How many times have you hired a new employee, showed them their desk, the bathroom, the lunchroom, where to find the coffee and supplies, and then left them on their own to figure things out? Or assigned someone to a task or project they’ve never done before or introduced a new work process (more…)

Leaders Build Relationships

December 10, 2008

You can be a leader in a corporation, your own business, your church group, local club, parent group, or in your family. Most people are leaders in one form or another! As leaders, we’re charged with getting work done through people, (more…)

Horses – Guiding Us to Greater Growth

December 5, 2008

There are few natural leaders in our world, and even fewer role models who can teach us how to unlock our potential, show us how to live with intention, and help us embrace life’s fullness. Horses do this every day. They are natural leaders living fully among their herd with a clear intention of survival, safety, and order. (more…)

Leadership Lessons from a Horse

December 3, 2008

Most leaders have this notion that they have to have all the answers. They struggle to find what works for the larger organization and for their followers. They think they’re communicating the whole picture, the goals and what needs to be done but many times miss the mark. People feel confused, controlled, (more…)