Leadership Coaching: From the Barn to the Board Room
In more than 20 years as an executive and consultant, I have seen many talented professionals advance into leadership roles with excellent performance and passion for their work, but without a clear understanding of their own leadership strengths and how their behavior is perceived by others. It is not enough to be talented in your field; effective leadership requires an additional set of skills that horses are uniquely suited to help you hone. The horses are not influenced by status, title, or background and offer non-judgmental, uncanny feedback on what is working well and what isn't.
Individual Leaders: Once you are in a leadership role, it can be very difficult to obtain honest feedback from your team. It can be even more challenging to understand the effect of changes you might make in your behavior. Horses will only follow authentic leaders and will provide you with opportunities to reflect, connect, and emerge as a stronger, more effective leader.
Teams: Horses work cooperatively in herds in which each member has roles based on strengths. Communication is essential and the common goal is for the group to survive and thrive. A retreat with horses can help your team develop more effective working relationships, break through perceived barriers to success, and build leadership and teamwork skills. Retreats can be held at Possibilities Farm and at the nearby Horse Institute or at other select locations around the country.