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The Power of Mindful Leadership

July 18, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Equine Facilitated Exploration in Mindful Leadership for Coaches and HR Professionals

This experiential workshop will provide an opportunity for coaches and HR professionals to use the power of working with horses to explore and experience conscious leadership, increased awareness, and the state of empty mind, non-reactivity, and permissive attention.

Horses as prey animals live in a natural state of mindful awareness. Through the power of their presence and their non-verbal communication, they masterfully heighten our sensitivities so that we are able to develop and expand our abilities as coaches, listeners, and facilitators for our clients.

As Subject Matter Experts in leadership competencies, horses also teach us about leadership. Horses spend all their waking hours playing leadership games with each other and with all humans who come into their realm. Coming to understand their primal need for clarity around leadership for the survival and protection of the herd, we can reconnect with our own mammalian need for leadership and explore leadership styles, strengths and talents.

We will spend the day  immersed in these competencies, engaging with the horses in simple ground exercises, as well as group and team debriefs. Each participant can expect to have a deeply personal and insightful experience with the horses. We will share experiences through direct interaction, group discussion and feedback in teams, and apply what we learn to gain a better understanding of our presence as coaches. The experiential nature of the work and the debriefing enables us to fully embody the learning and experience improvement that can be sustained beyond the workshop.

What You Can Expect To Learn

  • Direct feedback about your leadership style.
  • Insight and awareness into leadership models, strengths, and talents.
  • Practice being in the state of open, non-reactive mindfulness.
  • Practice coaching and being coached in leadership strategies.
  • Recognize when your intuition is at play.

Enrolment is limited to 8 participants so book early!

The fee for the day includes catered lunch and refreshment breaks. Please wear comfortable layered clothing suitable for the outdoors as we will spend part of the time outside with the horses. Boots or sturdy footwear is required. Non-refundable deposit: $150



July 18, 2014
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


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Epona Rise Retreat Centre
2975 53rd St Delta
Delta, BC V4L 2N5 Canada
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