Posts Tagged ‘Equine Assisted Development’

Partnering provides Leadership Development

September 7, 2010

A year ago, Leslie Ungar from Electric Impulse Communications and I started discussions on how to partner to provide her clients with the unique Leadership learning experience from the horses. 

Not a typical partners, two consultants and coaches coming together to provide services for the others clients, which is what made it intriguing to both of us.  Along with Leslie’s love for horses, she use to ride and show horses for years.  So we met, discussed details, and decided to give it a whirl.   (more…)


LEAD in Istanbul – teambuilding and leadership

May 2, 2010

More than 3 years ago, I had the honor of attending an International Coach Training Program and became friends with a talented woman, Gila Seritcioglu. We set an intention to present L-E-A-D workshops in her country, Turkey.

That intention, vision and dream became a reality. At the beginning of the month I presented Unharness Your Leader-Self, Leading and Living Your Vision, and Boundaries LEAD workshops in Istanbul, Turkey.   

       Gila, Lupen and Sue in Istanbul, Turkey

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…)

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…)

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…)