Lead others with earned authority, rather than a formal title or position.


Gain greater awareness of your communication strengths and gaps.


Discover how your nonverbal messages influence the way others perceive you as a leader.


Align your intent with body language that supports – rather than sabotages – your message.

Leadership Development with Horses

Discover how horses transform your ability to lead and work together

When it comes to kicking your leadership up a notch, there’s nothing quite like a  leadership coaching session with horses. By their nature, horses seek out confident, trustworthy leaders.

Horses have a unique ability to provide you with a dramatic view of how your leadership skills and teamwork measure up. Over time, many of us learn to hide feelings and filter reactions in the workplace, especially from leaders. A horse, however, will hold up a mirror to your leadership style in ways you won’t get from your team or your peers.

Horses understand what leaders often forget:
every interaction is a conversation.

Before and after speaking or writing, we sense each other. And we make sense of what we see, hear and feel through the physiology and wisdom of our bodies. Horses live like this and interact with each other every day – paying full attention to the actual conversation behind every interaction.

Leaders and teams work together with horses to accomplish something through embodied skills practice. We go beyond concepts to what you actually need to do to become a more credible and trustworthy leader. We look at the actions and behaviors that produce outcomes not just with horses but with people too because what it takes to influence a horse is astonishingly similar to what it takes to influence a person.

The Most Memorable Leadership Coach You’ll Ever Meet

It’s not what you learn about a horse that makes them excellent coaches. It’s what they show you about your leadership that matters.

Horses don’t speak human. They base their translations of what we communicate from our body language. They hear our tone, see our actions, even smell our emotions. This makes horses EQ masters. They respond to our emotional honesty, our trustworthiness, and our ability to create a connection.

  • Horses are physical experts. They read and sense our ‘whole body’ communication. It’s not what you say but how you say and do it that makes a difference.
  • Horses respond to leaders who demonstrate confidence, provide clear direction, and act authentically.

A team of people and a herd of horses have a lot in common. They both require strong leadership, effective communication, and a keen awareness of the needs and goals of the group.

You’ll experience in the moment discoveries and walk away with leadership competencies that will stay with you long after your session is over.

How to Register

To schedule a Leadership Development with Horses session for you or your team, contact Amanda today at (425) 488-7747. Or send an Email.

Benefits of our program

  • Emotional and Social Intelligence:

    Gain valuable insight into EQ and its impact on leadership, relationships, and team productivity.
  • Communication:

    Improve communication clarity and timing and your ability to influence others.
  • Teamwork:
    Create trust and greater alignment. Develop collective leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Personal Leadership:
    Deepen self-awareness and learn how to shift ineffective leadership behaviors. Link emotions and energy to purposeful action and fine-tune how you use them.
  • Mindfulness:
    Bring greater focus and clarity to your leadership with practices that help you be more fully present.

Breakthrough Learning

Most of our clients have been there, done that, when it comes to leadership development and team building. They’re looking for something different. They’re ready for accelerated learning, transformative insights, and leadership skills that work in any business arena.

We facilitate breakthrough experiences that involve leaders and teams in a variety of fun and challenging encounters with horses that stretch your perspective of what it means to be a leader. We design powerful, effective interactions between people and horses, supported by coaching, personal reflection, and peer feedback.

Thank you for a fun, enjoyable, meaningful and most importantly, enriching learning experience. One of our executives rated it as one of the most memorable approaches to teaching leadership skills in his career at Lilly. Amanda, it was truly a pleasure to work with you and your team. We benefited deeply from this experience. And of course, our thanks to the team of horses for a job well done.

Cathy Allen

Lilly Marketing Institute, Lilly Customer Experience Center

I had a personally powerful experience, but to watch my large team was invaluable. I bring these leaders together to set the strategy for the organization. I want them to own it together. This ended up being an emotional experience that created a bond, an experience shared, that still lasts.
Steve C.

CEO, TrueBlue

We are proud to partner with Willows Lodge, offering Leadership with Horses for companies hosting business meetings at the Lodge.

What do Willows Lodge and Roam Consulting have in common?

We both share:

  • Dedication to providing memorable meeting and retreat experiences for our clients.
  • Proximity to each other. We host Leadership With Horses minutes from the Lodge.
  • Idyllic, nature-based locations that create a reflective and productive environment
    for you and your team.
  • Top-notch professionals who are expert at what they do.

It just makes good business sense for Roam Consulting to affiliate with Willows Lodge. Now when businesses choose Willows Lodge for their offsite location, they can also schedule a Leadership with Horses Program.

For more information about the discounts and special offerings available to you, contact
Willows Lodge or Amanda Madorno.

Partnership with Amanda and Roam Consulting allows us to offer something different to our corporate guests in the way of leadership training and team-building.

We know that groups want more than a classroom experience to elevate their learning. They want to experience something extraordinary that they can take back and apply in their own work environments.

We take pride in finding the sorts of partnerships that help us continue to evolve as a preferred venue for all types of company retreats.

Janene Varden

Director of Sales and Marketing, Willows Lodge

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