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 power session with horses. By their nature, horses seek out confident, trustworthy leaders.
Horses have a special ability to provide you with a dramatic view of how your leadership skills and team work measure up. Over time, many of us learn to hide feelings and filter reactions in the work place, especially from leaders. A horse, however, will hold up a mirror to your leadership style in ways you simply 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 real conversation behind every interaction.
When leaders and teams work together with horses to accomplish something it’s actual, 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 people.
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 are EQ masters — they respond to our emotional honesty, our trustworthiness, and our ability to create a connection.
- Horses are nonverbal experts and pick up all of 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.
- Horses don’t have hidden agendas. They don’t play politics. And they could really care less about your title or where you got your MBA.
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.
Benefits of our program
Emotional and Social Intelligence:
Gain valuable insight into the EQ and its impact on leadership, relationships, and team productivity.
Improve communication clarity and timing and your ability to influence others.
Create trust and greater alignment. Develop collective leadership and collaboration skills.
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.
Bring greater focus and clarity to your leadership with practices that help you be more fully present.
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
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.
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