We are proud to offer this remarkable and magical approach to Equilibrium clients, which in our experience is a doorway to profound transformation for individuals and organisations.
Horses see the individuals, not the job titles. They respond in the present moment to the integrity of the whole person and their inner stories, rather than to orders, intellectual ideas or incongruence. The feedback horses give is instant, clear and non-judgemental.
Very often, the experience of Equine Guided Learning is joyful and continues to be drawn on as a metaphor and language for teams for a long time to come.
We combine Equine Guided Learning with an approach drawn from mindfulness and somatic experiencing, through which clients are invited to come into deeper connection with the present moment, with the wisdom of their bodies and with their untapped intuitive awareness.
The leading edge: We integrate this inspiring form of experiential learning with leadership and organisational models (Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Joe Jarworski in particular), tapping into the richness and creativity of true presence in which stillness, awareness, understanding and liberated will can be cataylsed into unfolding emergent right action. This is a profound development in leadership.
We can also combine our approach with your organisational models e.g to focus on strategic leadership, servant leadership, change management, group dynamics, culture change, communication, and empowerment.
As leaders in the field, we began delivering equine guided experiential learning to clients at Ashridge in 1996. Since then we have worked with Apple, Ebay, Paypal, Nissan, Mitsui, government directorates, charitable organisations, several Arab sheikhs, women in leadership programmes, as well as vulnerable adults. We have presented at industry and leadership conferences, and offer supervision to other EGL practitioners.
In partnership with Laira Gold of Human Through Horsese we provide a comprehensive practitioners’ training for individuals wishing to become facilitators in this highly skilled modality. Please download our equine guided learning training programme for 2016.
"The day was valuable to my organisation, as it brought me together with colleagues that I do not see on a regular basis (as we are globally based we usually only communicate via email!), and I’m sure that we will now have a better understanding of each other. Harriet was very professional, enjoyable and interesting to listen to. She made the day relaxed and stress-free."Particapant in workshop on culture change and global communiations from global internet media organisation
"The layout for the day was great. There was a real sense of curiosity and fun. I thought the whole day was run very professionally and allowed me to relax and absorb for myself. I think there was a good balance of activity and intervention, and a wonderfully safe atmosphere to just 'be".EL - commisioning HR director for national housing association
"This was a unique and powerful event. I know of no better way to challenge senior managers to ‘think again'"FH - participant in team development event
"I was humbled by the sheer volume of knowledge and experience Harriet has behind her. This was one of the most nuanced and sublime experiences of my life. I hope I will remember as the beginning of a long journey. The horses are like highly sensitive mirrors that produce copies of your internal feeling landscape. and do it with a sense of play and extraordinary generousity and gentleness. I feel privileged to have had this opportunity."JC - senior advisor on Cuban international business relations