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Who’s got your back?

Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was facilitating a session at our EAHAE conference in Kazakhstan. Part-way through the session, one of the stunning horses (a Freesian mare) came and stood at my back. This is her in the photo above. When she arrived at my back, you can see she’s stood right at my right side and looking over my shoulder. I had such a strong felt sense of support, like a strength behind me that was fully available for me – allowing me to... Read more

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Is it time to wake up?

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2019

I know how to be busy, being busy! And whilst that can be a productive (and often satisfying) way of being – it’s not always our most energising and life affirming. Over the past few years, I’d been experiencing a consistency of messages and gentle nudges coming to me (from lots of sources) and frankly, I pretty much ignored them. I was getting on with getting on and wasn’t ready or open to truly exploring them. After all, life was pretty good, I was enjoying... Read more

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Acknowledging what “is” – a crucial first step in sustainable change

Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2019

We live in a fast-paced volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. It can be easy to get caught up in a polarised position of either staying on the treadmill of known territory (keeping your head down and doing what you know well) OR jumping over to the next ‘big thing’ (becoming an early adopter of the latest initiative that looks like it will move things forwards). Perhaps there’s another way…. Start by slowing down When we incorporate a systemic perspective, it asks us to... Read more

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Endings need just as much attention as beginnings

Posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2018

We are often better at handling endings in our families than we are within the organisational setting. From a systemic perspective, a healthy organisation finds a way to include all of its history, and those that made a contribution to it, as part of the narrative. This enables employees to connect to the very roots of the organisation and facilitates a flow of energy. How we handle endings in the family system Within our families we are generally better at acknowledging the passing of a... Read more

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Are you carrying too much?

Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2018

As a leader in your business, do you carry more than that which belongs to you – without realising it? Through our systemic approach to working with leaders, we can help you get underneath and beyond these patterns of behaviour. Do you recognise yourself in these statements: Take a moment to read through these and honestly reflect if you can say yes to any of these statements: I feel constantly over-tired and over-burdened (I can’t ‘switch off’) I feel like I am ‘carrying the can’... Read more

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Systemic Horse Coaching

Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018

Horses’ wisdom surpasses that of our human counterparts in so many ways. They have been on this planet for more than 50 million years and have a quiet, deep wisdom that we can learn a lot from – if only we can truly listen. I incorporate horses in my systemic coaching and share more about this approach below. Horses have an innate ability to be truly present Horses have a lot more to teach us than we perhaps give them credit for. They have been... Read more

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What does a healthy organisation look like?

Posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Is your organisation healthy? From a systemic perspective, there are several guiding principles that ensure a healthy flow of energy – thereby producing a consistent flow of ideas, employee engagement and ultimately harnessing potential (& performance) of the wider organisation and individuals. A holistic vision of a living entity When we incorporate the systemic lens – we are looking at the organisation as a three dimensional living system. This includes all of it’s history (including the founders & the various leaders over time) within the... Read more

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It has to be mutual

Posted on Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Many people choose the period of Lent to abstain from something, whether that be a food, drink or an activity. Traditionally you would choose something that is likely to be difficult to give up, however if you are not clear on how to balance this abstinence, you could end up giving up and feeling like you have failed miserably. In principle, Lent lasts for 40 days and nights, and the idea is to give up something that is likely to be ‘difficult’. This can be... Read more

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Who’s Teaching Who?

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2016

They have been on this planet for 65 million years – they have served us for tens of thousands of years – and they have so much to teach us, if only we can listen… I share more with you about my approach to equine facilitated learning. Horses can teach us so many things… …things that are profound, significant and yet sometimes, also very subtle. Horses know how to really be in the present moment and, at the same time, be constantly scanning multiple dimensions and... Read more

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Creating Precious Space

Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Last Autumn I was privileged to co-facilitate our inaugural Intimate Leadership Retreat for Women. As I prepare for our next women’s retreat in May 2017, I can’t help but reflect on some of the special moments with a fabulous group of women last year. The space to explore… One of the significant elements we wanted to design into the Retreat, was plenty of time and space to explore. We devoted space for deep exploration – of the beautiful environment at Pebble Ledge Ranch which hosts... Read more

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