“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin
All our seminars are based on direct learning experience by working with horses and through experiencing the emotions
Why is direct experience the best way to learn?
Emotions help by storing information in the long-term memory
Through neural processes recently identified, it’s been proven that emotions help encode information from short term memory into the long term one.
In other words, if you feel it, you’ll remember it!
Emotions and focused attention
It’s easy to notice that the more you are emotionally involved, the less you pay attention to what happens around you. We guarantee you that during our seminars, you will not feel the need to check out your email, Facebook account or to even think about what you are going to buy from the supermarket.
By interacting with horses, each exercise involves you emotionally to be totally present in the moment.
Approx 90-98% of what we communicate is through non-verbal language (gestures, the way we look, breathing etc), which is often not what we intend to tell through words. Yet, the true us, come to life only in the non-verbal communication - which is an universal language unable to fake.
Horses react exclusively to this language, Thus, they understand what you body says and react to this precise message.
Horses are prey, they look for safety in numbers and in the leadership capacity of its leader to protect them. When you join a horse in the arena, you have the opportunity of becoming the leader of the herd. Yet, if you do not send out the right messages, clear and focused - the horses will not do what you ask them to do.
This is a good thing because you’ll understand exactly how you colleagues perceive you when you talk to them and why your team doesn’t always follow.
The leader of a herd is not the most powerful one but the one that serves the interests of the group. You will notice also in organizations that employees follow and appreciate instinctively those that protect them, informal leaders often.
By interacting with horses, you will learn how to become this authentic leader that people follow no matter the context.
Presence, self-awareness, paying attention to what others need, are skills that you can only learn by practice and direct experience. Horses only live in the moment, they do not strategize for the future nor look to the past. They react to what you feel at the present. People often mix future with past and present, acting on biases and frustrations.
To correctly evaluate a situation and take a correct decision, you need to move past all these biases and achieve these soft-skills.
If you are 100% present in the moment and pay attention to other’s needs and the context, your decisions will be efficient and the team will follow you easily.
The horses teach you how to have a motivated and engaged team.
Herds have a hierarchy based on clear roles. Interacting with horses, you will learn to respect these roles and allocate the right persons for each role, ultimately leading projects to success.
Emotional Involvement & Personal Leadership
AI explores the past successes and the moments when people had the largest engagement. AI brings to surface the elements that made them feel owners of projects and in charge, and recreates those feelings in the present moment and in relationship to the current change project.
Building on strengths
By focusing on positives as opposed from focusing on issues, AI brings to the fore inherent capabilities of the people, the culture and the organization as a whole. Solving issues only helps maintain the status-quo.
A culture based on positive things
Culture is co-created and influenced by stories, habits and relationships. These determine if a culture is creative and productive or hostile, inertial or destructive. AI model reveals from the common background of the team or company those positive things that define how the present objective can be reached.
Change management projects run smoothly
By following this methodology, you unlock the most influential factors that insure the successes of change management projects: emotion, ownership and engagement.
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