Equine Assisted CoachingPartner With Horses to Maximize Your Potential
What is equine assisted coaching?
Equine Assisted Coaching (EAC) uses experiential activities involving horses, where horses are a
true partner in the coaching process, to provide powerful transformation in the areas of
personal growth and self-awareness, communication and teambuilding. EAC is a forward
focused, solution-oriented process that acknowledges the power of choice. Most activities are
done on the ground, making equine assisted coaching accessible to people of all experience
levels. You do not need prior experience with horses to enjoy the benefits of EAC.
Horses are intuitive animals who can show us in an instant when we are being authentic as well
as when we are fooling ourselves or others. As herd animals who are innately tuned into
their environment, they mirror back to us tendencies and behaviors we may not have been
aware of, behaviors that stop us from moving forward and reaching our full potential. Like all
of Lynne’s coaching, EAC focuses on applied learning, so when clients leave a session, they
leave with insights they can immediately apply to their lives.
Coaching with horses helps with:
- Leadership development
- Teambuilding skills
- Gaining Clarity
- The ability to set and honor boundaries
- Identifying limiting beliefs
- Relationship building
- Organizational development strategies
Who does Lynne work with?
Lynne works with individuals and teams who want to grow and reach their full potential.
Lynne works with those who want to live intentional lives, those who want truly want to live
and lead with passion and purpose.
Lynne’s Equine Assisted Coaching work encompasses her specialty areas of Leadership
Development, Career Development and Life Purpose Discovery.
Whether you want to grow as an individual leader, increase team communication and
performance, are re-thinking your career, or want to better understand and live out your
purpose, Equine Assisted Coaching might be a great fit for you!
A note from Lynne:
Those of you who know me best, or have listened to Episode #1 of the Called Up podcast, know that horses have a special place in my heart. I grew up riding and showing horses. To some in our community I was simply known as “The Horse Girl” and I was totally fine with that. Before I could read, I remember bringing my Dad the newspaper (talk about dating myself!) and asking him to read the classifieds in section 404, “Horses, Riding and Stable” to see if the perfect horse might just be waiting for me.
My parent’s purchased my first horse when I was in second grade and I sold my last childhood horse when I left for college. I understand people relate to horses differently. For me, being around and riding horses has always been life-giving and good for my soul. There is just a part of me that comes alive when I am with horses.
Despite my love of horses, and particularly Quarter Horses, for 20 years, for a variety of reasons including raising three sons and the time and financial considerations that come with having a family, my involvement with horses was nil. While not able to be directly involved with them, my interest in and passion for horses never relented. My husband and boys will tell you that over the years I continually talked about the day we would own a horse again. Thankfully that day arrived earlier this year!
I am now the proud owner of a beautiful Quarter Horse gelding named Bullseye. Well, technically he is named Dead Reckonin’ but he goes by Bullseye. For more on that story, you can check out my blog post “Dream and Decisions: What is Your Big Dream.”
Owning Bullseye is a dream come true for me. Given the kind and gentle soul that he is, I have been able to pick up right where I left off with horses. Apparently riding a horse is like riding a bike! My time with Bullseye is a gift that I cherish and I cannot tell you how much joy it gives me to share the gift of horses with others. And that is why I am so excited to now offer Equine Assisted Coaching. Combining my love of horses and passion for coaching is honestly the perfect fit for me.
As for my coaching philosophy when it comes to the equine space, unlike some practitioners in the field, I do not believe there is anything mystical or magical about the process. Rather, centered in a Christian worldview, I believe God created horses as amazing animals with extraordinary intuition. There is truly something special about the horse human connection and what they can teach us. It is something that cannot be explained, but is best experienced.
If you are interested in experiencing Equine Assisted Coaching, there are options available for individuals, teams and organizations. I would love to connect to discuss your goals and how Equine Assisted Coaching might be a great fit for you!