Equine Supported Coaching
“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact t with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.”
– Sharon Ralls Lemon –
- an act of helping someone to mount a horse or high object.
- an act of helping someone or something to improve their situation.
That’s what we do at EquiDiscovery. We give you, your team or your organization a leg-up for leadership and life. Whether it’s better communication, leadership development or a complete culture shift, our equine and human coaches show you how to remove barriers and optimize opportunities for success.
Each EquiDiscovery workshop is customized to meet the expressed goals of the individual, team or organization clients. We work with you to design a workshop experience that will lead to lasting, transformational change – individually and corporately.
A one-day workshop can include:
Pre-workshop conversation to determine issues to be addressed.
Everything DiSC® Workplace Profile or Clifton StrengthsFinders®, emotional or positive intelligence assessments – completed before the workshop
Facilitated discussion around the assessment results
2-3 Equine Assisted Learning Activities and debriefing
An action plan for the future
A follow-up conversation 30, 60 or 90 days following the workshop
We conduct ½ day, full day or multiple day events based on the needs of the individual or group. Discounts are available for faith-based or nonprofit organizations. Refreshments and meals can be included for a fee.
Coaching is a specific approach that takes clients from where they are to where they want to be. A coach is someone who walks beside the client and encourages them to take the steps they need in order to achieve their goals and dreams.
Martha Taylor, Founder of EquiDiscovery, LLC is a certified coach (ACC) with the International Federation of Coaches (IFC).
What is coaching?
- Developmental and discovery based
- Assumes the coachee is whole and complete
- Asking questions that help coachee discover answers for themselves; not telling the them what to do
How coaching is different from:
Therapy or Counseling
- Recovery vs Discovery
- Archaeology vs Architecture
- Past-focused vs Present- and Future-focused
- Relief vs Results
- Who is the identified expert
- Who is doing most of the work
- Mentor’s insights/experiences vs the coachee’s insights/experiences
Coaching scenario examples:
- Professional or Personal Development
- Life Events
What does a coaching session look like?
- Conducted one on one via phone/Skype/Zoom/WebEx
- 30 minute session; additional sessions as requested by coachee
- Coachee selects topics on which they want to focus