Did you know that 90% of our communication is non-verbal?
As humans, we have been taught that what we say is all there is. And we have been taught to ignore non-verbal communication, even though we are hard wired to take it in.
Having access to the other 90% of information gives you a huge leadership edge!
When you become aware of your body, your emotions, your intuition, your presence, your energy (our thoughts, emotions, body sensations all produce an energy that others pick up on), you can make better decisions, faster.
Coaching with horses gives you that edge!
Horse (also called equines) are sensitive, sentient beings who are in the unique position in the animal kingdom to teach us in ways never before possible. They accelerate learning exponentially in ways we can apply immediately and that create lasting change.
Equine Guided Education (EGE) is an emerging field in which horses partner with professional life coaches and facilitators to guide personal and professional growth and learning. It is experiential in nature meaning you do activities with the horse such as observing, approaching, touching and leading.
Experiential education and learning emphasizes all parts of the self including body, emotions and thoughts. During the workshop you will be touching a horse, leading a horse, stepping in the dirt, hearing sounds in the barn, etc. Working on the ground with horses allows you to fully integrate the key components of successful managers, including leadership presence, emotional and social intelligence and how to manage the energy you project to others.
Horses naturally use their bodies to “know” the world. Although human beings at this time in history rely heavily on language, we are still wired up, as our ancestors were, to learn things through our bodies that can only be described in language after the fact. Some examples are: sensing danger, reading the wind before a storm comes, and responding to the look on a child's face.
Horses are large and powerful animals. Accomplishing a task involving a horse, in spite of fears or limitations, creates self-confidence and provides metaphors for dealing with challenging situations in life. Horses mirror exactly what our body, emotions, thoughts and energy is telling them. (see “What Science has to Say” below). Their honesty makes them especially effective messengers. In addition, the horse’s natural responsiveness to clear intention empowers clients to discover and accomplish their goals.
Because of its intensity and effectiveness, Equine Guided Education is considered to be a highly efficient approach to skill building, problem solving and self-discovery. With EGE, clients experience profound learning and are able to apply what they learn immediately in life.
What are the benefits?
Results are accelerated and astounding. Breakthroughs are achieved quickly and the learning sticks. Clients report that never forget the learning with the horse and apply it immediately and often in the work and life.
All work with the horses is done on the ground making it accessible to most everyone.
“Coaching with the horses and Ann gets me to solutions exponentially faster than any other process.” Paula Schlofeldt, Vice President, Strategic Projects, Travelers Companies