Bringing Leadership Lessons to Life

World Class Leadership Development an hour west of Toronto

When you want to do more than talk about the People side of Leadership.

Horse Sense programs are different from most Leader or Team Development programs – part experience, part deep learning, part challenge.  Every group has a slightly different take away.  If you have met one of our clients – perhaps MacKenzie Financial or Grand and Toy, a local University, Ontario Government group or social agency, Polaris Leadership or a Tech startup – they likely told you: it was one of the best program they ever attended – but you have to experience it for yourself.”

We love the high ratings and the great feedback but that isn’t going to help you decide if this is the right program for you and your organization.

 

The best plan is to set up a 15 to 30 minute phone call where I can give you as sense of how the program would work in your specific leadership level, size of group, and desired outcomes.  I’ll show you a brief video and share some stories and then we can decide if if makes sense to come for a live demo.

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Good Leaders with Good intentions often do not have the Impact they are hoping for and despite significant training in best practices rarely are able to clearly see how their intentions and their impact are out of sync.

 

 

 

  • Leaders intend to listen but as they filter the responses of others based on assumptions and mindsets only hear what they expect.
  • Leaders interpret a lack of compliance as resistance and fall back onto control or bribery 
  • Leaders can easily abandon long term goals and people development in order to gain short term results.
  • Customer Service is confused with Customer Compliance
  • They are unclear about the difference between Leadership and Management

There are reasons for this rooted in Neuroscience.  There a a gap between how we think others are perceiving us and how we are actually perceived and that gap is a chasm that no amount of leadership theory will bridge. 

The links between what happens with the horses and how each Leader finds their own “Aha” moment is what makes this a powerful experience – not just groups having fun together. If you are looking for a fun way to spend a day but not looking for any real learning – then this program is not going to be a fit. 

We use horses because horses give immediate behaviour feedback.  Participants interaction with the horses is not dramatic – grooming, leading, or even simply observing with no contact.   We want leaders to understand that it is not their intention that matters most but their impact.

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Wondering why senior leaders tell us the day with horses was the best leadership experience of their career then go straight to Why Horses?

The Bottom Line.

Its a Once in a Lifetime Experience

And it works

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Executives appreciate getting a new perspective on their Leadership though unfiltered feedback.

“I have to tell you that having done my fair share of leadership training over the years – there is sometimes a touch of cynicism approaching leadership training sessions. I’ve been around a while, and seen a lot.

The Horse Sense program was exceptional! The team building and understanding within the day’s program was really the best I have encountered and the self-learning was outstanding. I am a convert who not only looks forward to the next session – but can hardly wait to see what new learning and understandings result from it.

Thank you for a great leadership experience absolutely laced with immediately useful strategies as well as plenty of fodder (bit of a pun on the horses there!) for reflection and future growth.

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Intact Teams (Sales, Operational, Project,…) learn new ways to communicate with each other, increase alignment and resolve ongoing issues.

“In the team exercise, we learned which members of the team were better communicators, and who tended to suffer in silence. One person was having trouble keeping up with the rest of the team, but didn’t say anything and we realized how we sometimes discouraged people from communicating.

Our team as a whole had a real breakthrough at this program. We’re a much better team now. There is more communications, “more checking in with each other, more understanding of different people’s styles”


“I think we have come along way with identifying how we can work better as team and improve on communications. I found it amazing the difference from when we arrived Tuesday morning to when we left Wednesday evening, what a huge difference. I think your program is just what we needed”

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Leadership Development programs get better results faster as core concepts come to life..

We benchmark different things at the company, and we’ve seen many of our scores improve since working with Sharon. There’s a whole range of leadership behaviours that we track and all of us have seen our scores go up. The Horse Sense program is definitely a big part of that


After doing the program? I noticed such a heightened sensitivity towards others based on increased self-insight and awareness, enhanced self confidence, greater collaboration and teamwork. You need to experience it for yourself to appreciate the full impact

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