A Shocking High Impact Leadership Program

A once in a lifetime opportunity for senior leaders, aspiring leaders and leadership teams.

If only we didn’t need to use horses.

For Leaders and Teams ready to move to the next level.

You have good people and you are investing in developing them.  You’ve given them a lot to think about – good up to date theory on how to improve their effectiveness yet for some, if not all, real change is elusive.  We know all about that.  We’ve been doing Leader and Team development for over 20 years – custom programs for a wide range of clients but we accidentally discovered an odd way to Accelerate Learning and generate true Behavioural Change when we invited a few leaders to spend a day on the farm and if you are open to trying something a little different you will be amazed at the impact a day with the horses can have on your organization.

Sure it may seem odd but it works

The number one frustration of Talent Developers is how difficult it is for the people they are working with to make significantly lasting behavioural change.  No matter how well you understand something with your head actually changing what you do is difficult.  Experts have shown that the best way to learn something is immediate feedback.  What is one thing few people ever get? Honest feedback and the higher you go in an organization the rarer it is.  Who tells the CEO that he isn’t listening?

Horses don’t care what is on your business card.

They don’t care about what kind of Leader or Team mate you think you are they respond to your actions – not your intentions.  Your mindsets, beliefs, history, assumptions all impact those actions.  I can tell you that and I’m sure you believe me (maybe you’ve studied the Senge or Argyris) but you won’t really understand how much those mindsets impact your every day actions unless you see it for yourself.  In 3 minutes with a horse people learn more about how mindsets impact actions than in a day of theory and powerpoint slides. And this is just the beginning.

We don’t just talk about how a change in mindset can earn followership – we experience it.  

We don’t stop with the “aha’s” interacting with the horses bring- we immediately transfer the learnings.  We raise awareness with the horses, exposing mindsets and unconscious behaviour patterns, then we consciously select new behaviours, test them out, appreciate the positive impact and plan follow up that ensures results.

You will notice a difference immediately and the difference lasts.  We meet with clients ten years after their session and they can still tell us exactly what they learned and what impact that learning had.  Relationships will be improved.  Priorities will be better aligned, .Leaders will have new ways of engaging their staff. Teams will be communicating better.

This is experiential learning at its finest.  Head, Hands, Heart and Spirit all engaged in a positive, powerful learning process that has been proven to have significant impact.

Here is what one client had to say:

It’s Sharon and her style as much as the horses. She doesn’t leave any stone unturned, she goes deeper and deeper to get at the real issues, yet she’s so non-confrontational. It’s the whole package, I can’t imagine anyone else who could do it better. She understands business, human dynamics and horses – it’s really fantastic

David Weiss, author of The Leadership Gap said that the program was so good he would change nothing! and that was a first for him.

If you are looking for significant learning and are willing to try something a bit different then we’d love to share more about the program with you.

I’m curious  tell more about Horse Sense


Some of our Programs


Curious about whether the program would be a fit you?  – Take a look at Who We Work With section

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

Our Clients Say The Nicest Things:

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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.


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”


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

MTO Team