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RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WORKSHOPS FOR INDIVIDUALS + corporate | non-profit GROUPS

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RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WORKSHOPS FOR INDIVIDUALS + corporate | non-profit GROUPS

Business relationships are tricky. They can be transactional; where humans simply interact as a means to an end. Or, they’re relational, focused on meaningful interactions that shape + cultivate the relationship. They can even be a combination of the two. Today’s workplaces require humans to be more dynamic, interconnected + flexible. Say, “Hello!” to an increasing need for soft skills!

Horses are masterful at relationships. In this video, hear from business leaders about the impact of their horse-guided coaching experiences.

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Humans’ most basic need in life is relationship

From a creation + scientific perspective, humans, like horses, are herd animals. Each species was created for relationship + need connection to thrive + grow. At the emotional level, connection is the sustaining factor for the psyche, the heart + the spirit. The quality of our relationships impacts our homes + workplaces. How humans interact with one another affects leadership effectiveness, productivity + business culture. Allan J. Hamilton, M.D., in his book, Lead With Your Heart - Lessons from a Life With Horses, shares that as humans we want to be “out there” rather than “in here".” We see the challenge + the struggle as existing outside ourselves rather than within. Your willingness to address the struggle within can be restorative + transformative. Horses guide the process toward emotional agility in ways that awe + inspire humans.

Why Horses?

Horses have much to teach us. Their majestic presence combined with their formidable size + strength draws us toward them. Yet, at the same time, we may be frightened by them. We can work through + with whatever shows up. Horses provide a mirror of humans’ intentions, thoughts + emotions. They live life strictly in the present. Unlike humans, there isn’t capacity for reliving the past or anticipating the future - the places humans spend most of their time. As prey animals, trust is essential to horses’ willingness to be led by + partner with humans. Trust allows for freedom of choice for each being in the relationship. Horses show us how agendas hurt relationships + how detrimental it is to value outcomes more than processes. They epitomize immersive learning at its best + bring results through collaboration rather than by force. Through them, we learn how the simplest acts can engender the greatest insights. Horses are all the things humans often want to be.

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Communication, Emotional intelligence, Relationships, Self-confidence, Sense of responsibility, Teamwork + Work Ethic

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Communication, Emotional intelligence, Relationships, Self-confidence, Sense of responsibility, Teamwork + Work Ethic

The Value of Experiential Learning

Experiential education + learning emphasizes all parts of the self, including body, emotions + thoughts. Learning is accelerated + retention improves. What’s learned can be applied immediately + creates lasting change.

Quantitative results from the evaluations of a leadership development workshop conducted for a major fortune 500 company in conjunction with Wharton School of Management are available upon request. Learn more from the April 2019 Wall Street Journal article.

fullCIRCLE can also connect you with other businesses + individuals who have discovered value in 1:1 coaching + group workshops.  

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Within an hour of our six-member strategy team doing a half-day emotional intelligence (EQ) workshop with fullCIRCLE, I shifted our all-organization retreat for 22 people to the same location. Fully immersing ourselves in learning with the horses taught us how to cultivate mindfulness about how we 'show up'. We learned how relationship dynamics are impacted when we choose to self-regulate emotions. Being outside in quiet, rural space transformed our perspective. I'm grateful for learning how to more authentically connect with one another. Kristi Knous, CAP®, MPA, President, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Since 2017, the staff and residents at Dorothy's House work with fullCIRCLE on a monthly basis as part of our restoration journey. The women are coached to develop confidence, presence, boundaries and an awareness of others in our circle. They also spend time caring for the animals by doing chores to support the facility. By caring for others, they learn how to care for themselves. Kim's guidance and command over the circumstances presented by the horses results in compassion, love, discovery and fun as we grow more aware of what we bring into other's space. It has become something that staff and residents look forward to! Kellie Markey, Founder/Executive Director, Dorothy’s House

I’m surprised at how fearless I felt. It enhanced my courage to step into new things and into a new way of being. I discovered I don’t have to know it all to ‘step in’. Kathy Koenig, M.S., entrepreneur

Leadership is rooted in trust. It's a big reason why being a leader is difficult. Working with Kim helps draw out that trust -- trust in others, trust in nature, and most importantly, trust in yourself. That's not to say it's easy. She and her horses will challenge you. There may even be times you second guess what's inside. Stick it out through the end, though, and you will discover how to wrangle, and bring to the front, the best parts of yourself. Kelly Moore, Owner, Kelly Moore’s PR Collective