The Level Two– Inspired Leadership with Horses training program provides coaches and instructors key activities to create unique opportunities for their clients to evolve leadership skills while interacting with horses.
Horses and Leadership
The art of authentic leadership requires a person to develop trust, timing, communication skills, and vision. One must learn to respect their instincts, listen to their higher wisdom, and lead from their heart while at the same time nurturing the wellbeing of others. Successful leaders require these skills to excel and accomplish their life purpose, mission, vision, or goal while guiding others to do the same. Integrating horses into this process provides an amazing new level of growth for business owners, managers, executives, parents, and anyone in a leadership role who wishes to experience accelerated learning in leadership and relationship development.
Facilitating Coaching with Horses sessions specifically designed to enhance leadership skills combines both the achievement of higher awareness levels and the deep integration of the mind, body, and spirit to manifest generative co-creative success. There is no better teacher than a horse to accomplish these goals.
Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching (EFLC) Level Two– Inspired Leadership with Horses
This training program involves a dynamic process of building leadership and self-awareness skills through horse-human interactions. You will learn to utilize specialized activities that enable your clients to identify and shift limiting thought and behavior patterns that have, until that point, prohibited them from developing genuine, trusting relationships and, ultimately, achieving the success they desire.
Why Horses? 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. A horse will subconsciously sense and respond to a person’s intentions, emotions, and thoughts through body language. Your clients, with your guidance, will learn how to communicate more effectively, face their fears and manage their feelings, and become more consistent congruent with their actions.
Imagine the tremendous confidence boost 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 challenging to acquire in more traditional settings.
Philosophy The Level Two– Inspired Leadership with Horses training program teaches facilitators and coaches to bring their clients in direct contact with a horse to discover and up-level their leadership style. Through processes that help them understand the nature of a horse, clients learn to pay attention to subtle body language, listen to emotional messages, focus on clear thoughts, and build confidence in achieving a goal. This integrative and spiritual approach to relationship building gives more immediate and lasting results in life and business than any traditional type of coaching.
Horses are intelligent sentient being that know how to play without creating harm. Scientists consider playing a complex exchange between beings only seen in relatively intelligent animals and humans. To play successfully, one must fully understand how to communicate and gracefully insert themselves at appropriate times to continue the exchange and dance of energy. There is great value in experiencing play that focuses on the quality of interaction and the results produced. This training program intends to teach you the coaching skills to bring your clients to more significant self-awareness and engagement in new behaviors.
During the Level Two– Inspired Leadership with Horses training program, you will:
- Learn five different types of coaching with horses sessions.
- Receive direct mentoring with Kathy (ten live zoom meetings over 12 weeks).
- Understand the critical distinctions and coaching approach between active and reflective sessions.
- Prepare your horses to be fresh (versus over-conditioned) for EFLC Active Sessions.
- Make distinctions between emotional processing versus self-empowerment with your client.
- Incorporate safety protocols to respect and honor the horse and client.
- Practice timing and cadence for coaching your clients into higher levels of leadership.
- Learn essential coaching skills to empower your clients.
- Gain access to online training modules and done-for-your client worksheets.
Everyone can benefit by learning leadership skills, regardless of whether they are CEO of a large company, head of a family, running a small business, or on their journey as an artist, intuitive, or healer.
Would you like the skills to empower your clients while interacting with horses?
Through this training program, you will personally:
- Become an Inspired Leader as you learn how to align and direct your energy while playing with horses.
- Gain a much higher confidence level as you embrace more of your voice while leading others.
- Create deeper connections and the ability to dance with your horses as you prepare them for the active session work.
- Learn how to direct your energy, power, and intention when working with clients and horses.
- Master exceptional skills to read the communications your horses are offering and learn how to respond in a way that keeps the connection (for you and your clients).
- Experience JOY! And as you do, enjoy your horse as you find a new dance and exploration together.
- Achieve high levels of satisfaction as you confidently lead others to new realizations.
- Enjoy the sense of accomplishment as you guide others to experience the power of a horse as a teacher. Then reap the benefits of their referrals as they sing praises of you and your horses to their friends and colleagues.
During the Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching (EFLC) Level Two– Inspired Leadership with Horses training program- Kathy Pike will guide you through the steps on how to facilitate five new active styled sessions.
The online portion of the training program provides weekly modules with videos, audios, documents, and other resources with unlimited access in a Member’s Only Area. Kathy Pike provides ten live mentoring calls to ensure the highest quality experience and integration of the work.
To attend the (EFLC) Level Two– Inspired Leadership training program, you must have:
- Completion of the EFLC Level One program provided by Kathy Pike of ACWH, or attendance with a recognized training program (providing foundations equine-base learning sessions).
- A working space (arena or round pen) and 2-3 horses.
- Six hours per week to learn, apply and practice five unique EFLC sessions.
- The ability to join Kathy through Zoom/phone and watch videos online.
- The motivation and ability to initiate and self-direct.
- The continual passion for conscious evolution through coaching, interaction, and exploration with horses.
- Have read Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Relationships and Healing and Hope from the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Presence, Strength, and Awareness (by Kathy Pike).
Tuition: Tuition the Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching (EFLC) Level Two– Inspired Leadership with Horses training program tuition is $3700 (USD). Tuition installments are available.
Have you completed Level One Training Program? There is no need to complete the application. You may enroll immediately here:
New Students Application Process:
If you have never worked with Kathy before, you are required to fill out the application form below. It is essential to begin your application process from a clear, grounded, and relaxed state. This application is not a quick form to connect, have a light chat about horses, or something else. This is the beginning of a possible longer mentor relationship that will support you in transforming your life, your relationship with horses, and how you guide others to greater levels of inspired leadership.
Start by Centering Yourself
Drop into your body and heart and be open and authentic. Kathy offers intuitive guidance and years of experience in this field to those who desire a mentor of this caliber. The path in providing equine-based learning sessions is grounded in a facilitator’s ability to be present and understand the energy exchanges that horses offer. Kathy is here to teach you that process.
Kathy’s learning containers are dynamic and deepen you into integrating awareness and intuition levels you have not experienced before. When you work with her, she will give you her full attention and dedication to provide you the experience, guidance, and empowerment needed to offer life-changing coaching with horses sessions.
Application Time: Plan at least 10-15 minutes to complete the application process. Take time to answer each question, as it is the beginning of your journey with Kathy.
Coaching Call: After you submit your application, we will send you a link to complete the process by making a non-refundable one-time installment of $100 for your call with Kathy, along with a calendar link to schedule your call.
Kathy provides 30 years of professional coaching experience, and with the knowledge gained from interviewing thousands of individuals, she is an expert at asking questions that ignite her clients’ truth. Regardless of whether or not you enroll in the Level Two program, she guides you on your path with horses. If you sign up for the EFLC Level Two program within one day of your call with her, we will transfer the call fee of $100 towards the EFLC Level Two tuition payment, and you may begin the course shortly after that.
If you have not worked with Kathy before, click the Blue Button just below to submit your Application. After submitting your application you will receive two additional emails with instructions to book your call with Kathy (check your spam and junk mail folders just incase).
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time will I need to learn this material and practice with my horses each week? A minimum of 6-8 hours a week is necessary to watch the tutorials within the weekly modules and practice the exercises.
How many people are in your program? Kathy feels a smaller group of individuals with in-depth conversations honors the teachings of horses at a more substantial level. Her live calls typically have 5-8 students per call. The personal live time with Kathy is a crucial part of the learning process and the student’s professional development.
How is The Coaching with Horses: Inspired Leadership – (EFLC Level Two) professional training program different than other programs? Kathy has spent the last 30 years developing her unique style guided by her herd of horses. She has written three books that share her passion for advocating equine intelligence (Hope from the Heart of Horses, Horse Spirits Speak, and her most recent, Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses). She is currently working on two inspiration oracle card decks (2022). Kathy offers a profoundly spiritual approach and teaches her students to see beyond the obvious and tune into their intuition and understanding of energy patterns between horses and humans.
Kathy’s philosophy on comparison is that an individual loses vital life force energy when approaching a decision-making process of this nature from a comparison mindset. The invitation is to listen to your heart and the fuel ignited within you as you consider this unique program. A true teacher empowers and guides you and provides proven structures, methods, and processes. The EFLC program has developed for eighteen years as Kathy has traveled the globe teaching. The process and deeper learning levels happen as she guides you to integrate them into your way of life.
What does the program include? EFLC Level Two offers five distinctly different active sessions for leadership development. The program consists of ten modules with videos, audios, client worksheets, step-by-step protocols, transcripts of live sessions, video of live sessions, and sample coaching scripts. A Member’s Only area provides access to all program material. Additionally, all weekly mentoring calls are recorded and available to you.
Will I have to decide if I want to work with Kathy and enter the Level Two program on the call? You will have up to one day after the call to decide to join. Kathy does not want to push anyone into making a decision and understands some people need time to process after a call.
Does Kathy do one-off sessions? Kathy offers one-off coaching sessions based on moving and clearing any limiting or conditioned energy or pattern you may be experiencing. She coaches her clients back to alignment and authentic self and supports them with any mentoring needs. Her fee for one-off sessions is $350.
Should I apply even though I can’t currently afford the investment? It is entirely up to you. A call with Kathy always brings greater clarity and alignment to her clients as she functions as a mirror and conduit for change during the conversation. It is not uncommon for individuals to suddenly find or be gifted tuition monies from other streams than their own.
I am intimidated and feel a mixture of fear, vulnerability, and nervousness reading about the program and considering a conversation with Kathy. Should I proceed forward? A conversation with Kathy often can entail positive change and energetically opening. Being a little nervous is normal. Working with horses can be a type of initiation, a new way of walking through life and being in this world, a way based on horse wisdom. Before this happens, people often feel nervous, excited, scared, or vulnerable.
What if I am already a seasoned equine learning facilitator? Many individuals who have studied other equine-based learning modalities attend the EFLC Level Two. In this program, you gain a higher level and ability to understand energy dynamics and alignment as a powerful way to communicate with horses. Then you will coach others to do the same.
How will the program change my relationship with my horse? The foundation for being a good coach and facilitator for others is to do your personal work with horses. Your horse becomes your teacher and masterful coach. As you practice the tools to deepen your presence, connection, and communication, new experiences and realizations emerge. Students report how much more ease and joy they have as they interact and play with horses, and they receive much more than they anticipated by following the guidance that Kathy provides.
What if I am new to this body of work? Please review the EFLC Level One: Emotional Intelligence and Energy Mastery with Horses page.
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“I am LOVING the Online EFLC course … the breadth and depth of the material are brilliant! I’ve done countless online courses and seminars and wanted to let you know how beautifully this is being presented. So rich and full. Thank you for this offering – feeling incredibly grateful to be with you on this path!” Toni Harris, Canada
“Kathy’s extraordinary course has opened my entire being to a whole new understanding of the nature of this reality and her offerings have expanded my awareness way beyond what I was once conditioned to believe were possible. Kathy’s profound teachings allowed me to connect much deeper to my intuition and become aligned and in tune with the radiant heart energy of my glorious herd and the harmonious wisdom they share. The Coaching with Horses journey empowered me to hone the craft of recognizing and liberating old patterns of energy that inhibit our capacity to evolve and blossomed my ability to be enlightened to all that surrounds me. This course is a powerful life tool for everyone and anyone who intends to dive deeper into presence and the bountiful space that living from pure, authentic awareness creates. I am forever in awe of, grateful for, and truly humbled by my journey with Kathy and feel endlessly honored to be in service to the whole, that is the Divine Collective Herd.” With Metta, Nicola Robinson Evans, Evolve Sanctuary, Australia
“While applying Kathy’s methods with my horses, I shifted from numbing out difficult emotions to instead move through them and gain an entirely new level of emotional intelligence. Now that I have gone deeper into my own spiritual exploration with horses, I feel congruent and confident in leading others. I thought I was a very present person, the horses taught me how to go even further into presence and create a genuinely emotionally safe container for others. This program solidified my power as a healer, animal communicator, and EFL instructor.” Anna Marie Ellison, USA
“This online course was a lifesaver for me. We have a bustling lesson barn that I rarely have a chance to escape from for any length of time longer than a quick trip to a grocery store! The Level One training program gave me the tools, process, support, outline, and philosophy to feel confident and well prepared as I enter each new client session. I am now able to tailor each session to meet the needs of the client and their specific requests for change, enlightenment, or growth. My non-profit, called The Equine Academy Inc. is the home for this incredible work. I feel good and pleased that I took the course.” Jane Salko, Southport, CT
“The Online Level One and Level Two training programs have been a great experience. I have gained many tools to coach others with horses. I had to work hard on my vulnerability and feeling exposed speaking, as English is my second language. Just thinking about it made me nervous. Little by little, I gained more security and confidence on the live calls. I grew a tremendous amount in this process. The fact that it was online made me practice with my horses. My relationship with my horses drastically changed as they are now stepping into being teachers. I love this course because I can go back to the online modules and watch all of the tutorials and keep learning. My thanks to Kathy and the whole group of fantastic women with whom I shared the program.” Carme Comellas, Spain, carmecomellas.com
“This program is exactly what I needed on my transformative journey with horses. Kathy has helped me accept my vulnerability and become more authentic. This also allowed me to develop and trust my intuition with horses thus creating a deeper partnership with them when facilitating coaching sessions with people. When doing so, I am in a spiritual zone that feels like home.” Natasha Vanoye, Belgium
Kathy has provided me with tools of staying present in the moment or consciousness that has changed my life and will continue to change my life. It hasn’t only changed the way I ride and am around horses but in every other way in my life, whether it is with people or other animals. It is surprising how much less energy I use when I am present. I feel as though a piece to the puzzle of my wholeness has been filled. I will forever be grateful for the gift you have given me. Thank you.” – Michelle Q., Cohuna, Australia
“Thank you so much for having me on the EFLC Level One Course, it has been such an honor to work with you. I told you in my interview for the course that I wanted to go deep with my horses and you gave me not only what I wanted, but what I needed, both on a personal level and as a facilitator! It has not always been easy, but it has been so worthwhile! Thank you! I promise that I will continue to learn and grow as a facilitator and help more people understand the true nature of HORSE.” – Pauline, Canada
“My Level One training went beyond my expectations. During my Round Pen experience, Izzy allowed me to close a chapter in my life that needed to be closed. Through Kathy’s facilitation and Izzy’s Master Coaching, I now feel complete. The training also allowed me to grow as a coach, and I now have the Mind Body Method to add to my Coaching Toolbox. Thanks for an absolutely amazing experience.” – Anouschka, Canada
“After attending the EFLC Level One, I returned to The Netherlands, where I had various equi sessions planned with individuals and a big group. The Mind Body Method coaching model worked superb; it enriched my toolkit. It fits very well with my experience of being a systemic equi coach, and it makes my work, and very important the work of my horses, much easier and lighter.” – Tirza, The Netherlands