Generally its wrongly thought that coaching with horses is a trend of the last few years. It’s in fact the opposite, already in the Classic Greece literature the pedagogical effects of the interaction with horses are described by Xenophon (430 B.C. – 355 B.C.). Due to results abroad (for example in USA and Germany) Coaching with horses became, last 5-10 years more known in The Netherlands.
Coaching with horses is a beautiful natural way to work in depth and very efficiently when it comes to business problems / questions.
Horses make you aware of issue(s) like communication problems, not having a plan, teamwork issues, fear, doubts etc.
When aware you can start working on solutions. You will do this together with the horse (your mirror), until you reach an effective and workable solution.
During practice doubts will be sensed* by the horse, thus allowing you to not only to find a solution, but also to experience success when you actually put this solution into use. In this way coaching with horses, is a strong learning experience. Furthermore: immediately after the coach session you can start putting the learned solutions into practice at work or at home.
4 key words coaching with horses:
effective, efficient, lasting results and cost-effective.
No, it’s not. Also team coaching with horses is an incredibly powerful instrument, as well for the team as for the team members.
better / different management, better functioning (work / family), burnout, communication, concentration improvement, phobias, focus, goals achievement, boundaries, setting and communication boundaries, recognizing (unwanted) patterns, (mid) life questions, to overcome fears (also horse fear!), planning, implementing, setting priorities, (improving) teamwork, job applications, team building, improving of conflict management, self-understanding, awareness, recognizing and acknowledgement.
No problem: you will not ride the horse, and your coach is not only experienced and but keeps also an eye on your safety. Also you will be coached through your fear: not by forcing, but by starting outside the ring. As also outside the ring the horse will communicate and interact with you. Allowing you to experience step by step how you, yourself, can overcome your fear. We always experience that the first real (physical) contact is a very empowering moment, of which some customers even say that this has changed their lives.
This, sometimes life changing, coach method is available via PaardenInzicht for the benefit of you and your team.
Vlodrop, 1st of July, 2017
Margreet Noordanus / PaardenInzicht
*On request or during the workshop, I can provide you with an explanation how and why this works, and why horses are such good coaches (in Dutch you can also you can read about this in my blog: https://paardeninzicht.nl/blog-paardencoaching/)
Explanation (cartoon): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayx0L97o2jQ&t=8s
Margreets education, career, experience and publications, see https://www.linkedin.com/in/margreet-noordanus-07273861/
Most info in Dutch, please let me know if you need more information in English)
To book your coaching session with the horses: do not hesitate to contact me with your enquiry via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call: +31622360999
Picture right: your coach Margreet Noordanus talking to a multi-international team of 2 companies, during teambuilding. After discussing the theme (Inspiration & Motivation), I gave safety instruction and after that is was time for the team to meet and start their the practical part of the workshop with the horses.