Transforms The Way You Succeed!
After 20 years in traditional leadership development for fortune 500 companies, Barbara discovered how horses provide a missing and vital link to personal development.
The effective use of mindfulness and skill of interpersonal awareness is much easier to understand when individuals have an opportunity to complete a task with a 1200 pound horse. Participants learn to understand non-verbal gut response for invaluable information that improves interspecies and interpersonal communication. Through this type of experiential learning you will:
- Learn how to make the most of your unique leadership qualities
- Discover potential gaps in your skills
- Find tools to step up to leadership roles with integrity and authenticity
- Practice skills to build collaboration and innovation within your sphere of influence
- Discover greater confidence to step into your brilliance
It’s clear in the office, as well as the equine arena, what creates ease and forward momentum and what causes sadness, confusion and chaos. The bottom line is your interpersonal energy can either block or empower freedom and creativity for co-creation, inspiration, and success in today’s world.
How Does It Work?
Interrelationship skills can feel like a mystery to understand. With family, friends and especially in the office, there are non-verbal messages bombarding the immediate environment all the time.
Unless you are intuitively aware, you are missing important cues that can result in misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and wasted time.
Leaders who embrace a wide range of interpersonal skill become adept at creating receptive environments that empower collaboration and innovation. Empowered and cohesive teams result in greater productivity and success.
Participants learn how to balance their own personal energy and find skills to step into any business environment with greater confidence and ease.
Experiential learning has become a powerful and proven approach to teaching based on one incontrovertible reality: people learn best through experience.
Experiential learning with horses offers unfamiliar experiences and unique opportunities to learn personally and professionally because they provide immediate and unbiased feedback. They have an unprecedented ability to tune into an individual’s energy and respond in kind, helping humans discover their strengths and gaps that affect inner balance and clear communication as they improve skills to interpret non-verbal communication accurately.
Most people are so focused on the end goal that they commonly miss vital non-verbal cues. Yet, these cues provide invaluable information that helps cut through blocks, confusion and wasted time.
Extroverted individuals often miss the subtle cues and become overbearing. This can cause a team’s morale and productivity to suffer. Employees who are naturally more introverted often leave feeling they lack value because they don’t feel heard. Through various exercises and discussions, participants of experiential learning discover how to modulate their energy to respond appropriately to others, especially under stressful situations.
I have found that these training techniques build confidence, compassion, and camaraderie as people step outside of their typical environment and experiment with new and fun ways to improve themselves.