Corporate Team Building - Oak Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center - Wildomar, California
Business owners along with managers and executives in corporate settings who wish to experience accelerated learning in areas of team building, leadership and relationship development seek out our Coaching with Horses programs.
Coaching with Horses programs provide a dynamic process of building leadership and self-awareness skills through horse-human interactions. The ability of managers and leaders to effectively embody these skills impacts an organization’s bottom line, since successful team building, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution efforts are crucial in today’s marketplace. While interacting with horses, individuals become able to identify and shift their limiting behavior patterns that prohibit them from developing trusting relationships in business settings.
Horses are wise mentors in this unique type of work. As prey animals, their “flight” instincts become instant mirrors and non-judgmental feedback mechanisms for humans. Horses sense and respond to a person’s intentions, emotions and thoughts that are conveyed subconsciously through body language. Through the experience of observing a horse’s response to their requests and directions, each person learns how to communicate more effectively, face their fears and manage their emotions, and become more consistent and congruent with their actions.
Through observation of herd dynamics and one-on-one interaction with individual horses, attendees also learn new relationship building skills. A tremendous confidence boost comes from learning how to connect with and direct a one-thousand-pound animal while standing on the ground. Sessions with horses are highly interactive and provide an ‘in the moment’ learning experience, teaching skills which can be difficult to acquire in more traditional settings.
Through participation in Coaching with Horses programs, individuals will learn to:
◦Make choices and take actions based on courage and awareness verses automatic, ‘learned’ responses.
◦Build trust in relationships and teams.
◦Develop skills to work through uncomfortable, emotionally charged situations.
◦Move from conflict into resolution and agreement more quickly.
◦Face fears and learn new behaviors to gain personal power and respect.
◦Experience breakthroughs that increase the depth of Emotional Intelligence.
◦Expand cohesiveness and productivity within teams and partnerships.