Below are a list of Equus Coaches who have completed a year long
training course with Koelle Simpson to learn valuable tools in facilitating
Equus Coaching. In addition to the core focus of developing equus
coaching skills, this training course covers an indepth overview of equine
psychology, equine health, equine husbandry, equine reproduction, equine safety
Please note that each Equus Coach has his or her own business and is in no way a representative of Koelle Simpson, LLC. They have learned the work taught by Koelle and integrated this understanding with their own personal tools, business model, and personal style of communication.
If you are seeking to explore this experience for yourself Koelle highly recommends connecting with an equus coach in your area.
Equus Coaches Who Have Completed the Course Training:
Diane Hunter helps clients reconnect with their inner guidance system and shows them the way to establish trust and leadership in their relationships. She discovered her passion for equus coaching through her personal journey raising a child with autism. She now shares her knowledge and stories with clients who want to learn how to listen beyond words and open up to the power of non-verbal communication.
Her background includes a degree in computer science (BSc), and certification as an Equus Coach through Koelle Simpson. and Life Coach through Martha Beck Inc.. She is an endorsed Mind-Body Coach through The Healthy Life Coach and her personal interest in neuroscience and the mind-body connection began when she healed her own back pain. To learn more, please visit her website www.afterautism.com.
Kelly Eide is a business coach and consultant with over 18 years experience in strategy execution and organizational development. She holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, a Black Belt in Six Sigma, PMP Certification (PMI) and she is an international award assessor for EFQM. Kelly is also a Certified Life Coach (Martha Beck) and an EQUUS Coach, using horses to help individuals and organizations develop leadership competencies.
Honor offers 20 years experience helping individuals, families, and organizational groups experience balance by finding out what is true. Much stress occurs when we invest time and effort into what is not true or helpful for us. Where is the balance between managing should vs. wants vs. have tos? Honor has extensive experience coaching people toward finding balance and honoring the truth.
Since 1997 Honor has practiced as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has trained her two standard poodles to be Certified Therapy Dogs. Honor has been EAGALA level one certified (Equine Assisted Therapy) since 2006 and is also a Certified Equus Coach by Koelle Simpson.
Equus Coach: Renee Sievert, RN, MFT
Located in San Diego, CA
Renee Sievert offers individual coaching, team building and strategic planning for managers and executive teams. Certified as a Master Coach by Martha Beck and Equus Coach by Koelle Simpson, Renee combines empathy, intuition and powerful Equus exercises with coaching and leadership development.
Renee is an author, speaker, and consultant with over 25 years of experience. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and is trained in Gestalt Therapy, Domestic Violence Treatment, Critical Incident Stress Management and Addiction Treatment. She is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and the International Coaching Federation. She was honored in 2009 at the Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) awards in San Diego, CA.
Equus Coach: Lisa Tran
Located in: San Diego, CA
Lisa coaches and advises entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to have a more vibrant experience in their personal and professional lives. This means more clarity, soul, purpose, more joie de vivre. For leadership teams, Lisa creates equus experiences to shift organizations into a higher state of collaboration and flow. She continues to be awestruck by what a horse awakens within those who walk into a round pen.
A certified coach trained by Dr. Martha Beck and Koelle Simpson, Lisa also has 15 years experience in innovation planning and branding for Fortune 500 companies and Internet startups. Since 2010, Lisa has been a session curator and speaker coach for TEDx San Diego. She holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a MA from Parsons School of Design. Visit www.striketrue.com to learn more.
Equus Coach: Karen Gargel
Located in Thomasville, GA
An educator and lifelong seeker, Karen Gargel has trained as an Equus Coach with life coach and horse whisperer Koelle Simpson and as a life coach with internationally acclaimed life coach and best selling self help author Dr. Martha Beck.
Using horses in her coaching sessions, Karen helps you to reconnect with your one true self, to regain trust in yourself, and to rebuild confidence in your relationships with others. Join Karen in 1 to 1 private equus coaching sessions and begin to live your own best life ever.
Joy Silha, “Inner Cowgirl” Coach, is a certified Martha Beck Life Coach, certified Equus coach, and a passionate animal-nature person!
My purpose? To Awaken Your Inner Cowgirl!
A cowgirl is a woman who gets in touch with her true nature: her freedom, passion and talent. She is bold and adventurous, but also compassionate and connected to nature. I have created “Awaken Your Inner Cowgirl,” a coaching practice focused on encouraging women to find their authentic voice. I’ve owned horses for over 20 years, and have learned powerful lessons from them. I use horses as a mirror in my “coaching with horses” specialty, offering a life-changing spiritual experience of self-discovery.
I am a coaching columnist for the Albuquerque Journal and a writer for national publications. In a previous life, I was a marketing consultant to Ad Agencies and Fortune 500 companies.
Kate loves to help people discover how they can re-connect and trust their natural instincts. Kate helps others use that connection to lead themselves, transform their self confidence, and create healthy relationships.
Kate uses horses in her coaching practice because she believes that horses are unique teachers, who naturally lead people back to a truth they were born knowing - that they’re empowered, beautiful, calm, kind, fierce and wild. That they’re enough in any situation, and they can always ask for help. Horses help you remember the truth, beauty and strength of who you are.
Kate is a New Zealander currently living in France with her husband, daughter and bulldog. Among other things she’s a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach, Certified Equus Coach, Reiki practitioner, and a Registered New Zealand Nurse
Coach: Janene Axt
Originally I'm from Germany, but I now live and work in South Portugal, though I continue to work and offer workshops in Germany and other countries.
For 3 years I studied and trained intensively in the Instructor Program at The Monty Roberts International Learning Center in California, where I worked directly with Monty Roberts and his instructors. During my training, the head instructor and my main teacher was Koelle Simpson.
In 2009 I was introduced to “The Work", I learned how to combine this, with horse work, when I visited Koelle in Arizona. I began to use The Work privately and later I participated in training to become certified as a Coach for The Work. I have also been certified as an Equus coach by Koelle.
Today I live with my husband Claudio, a veterinarian, our two sons and a variety of animals in the Algarve, South Portugal. The beautiful surroundings and unspoiled nature provide a peaceful setting for individual coaching sessions and workshops. The horses are carefully chosen, safe and actually the main coaches in the process of reconnecting to your true self.
I have been practicing as a massage therapist for eighteen years and as a yoga instructor for three years. For many years I have shown both English and Western. I have also trained two of my own horses.
The Equus Coaching Program has taken my experience to a whole new level. My awareness and communication skills with people and horses have expanded in new and fascinating ways.
I am grateful for my experiences and would like to share them with others. Namely, I want to share that we do have choices and can choose to live a peaceful and happy life. Horses DO have the ability to mirror back what we are feeling and this can be an invaluable tool to discover more about ourselves and each other.
I live with my husband on a beautiful farm in southwestern Ontario, where I enjoy spending time riding and working outside. I am currently coaching individual sessions at our farm which is a private, safe, and comfortable environment.
I was born a seeker and my quest for happiness led me to my true calling as a Life and Equus Coach.
In 2011 I took a leap of faith, leaving my safe corporate job to really see what life was about. It was then that I realized the bigger the risk, the more courage required, the more profound and magical life becomes. I found my bliss, something akin to riding the universal wave.
I've got guts and my clients often refer to me as the "real deal." My coaching style is steel wrapped in velvet. My sole motivation is for my clients to find and live their bliss. My ideal clients are committed, courageous and on the path (or ready to get jump on).
When I'm not coaching, building my business, or playing with horses, I love to hike, watch documentaries, reality TV (shhhhhhh, don't tell anyone), read, and be with my son, Cole.
As a Master Life & Equus Coach and the founder of The Truth Experience, Jennifer Voss helps others reinvent pieces of their personal and professional lives that are unhealthy or outdated. Before becoming certified as a Martha Beck Master Coach, she earned an MBA from The University of Alabama and spent 20+ years in various business ventures – ranging from owning an independent bookstore to holding an executive role within a national distribution company. She loves blending her business background with the magic of equine coaching to help others connect with the heart and soul of their real work in the world. Her favorite part is nailing down a vision and watching a dream come to life in a playful and healthy manner. Jennifer believes that the most efficient and effective way to do that is to connect with nature and with others who share the same vision—with those who lift us up and make the game of business and life a fun, profitable and sustainable one to play. Jennifer lives in Knoxville, TN with her husband, John, two children, Alex and Zach, two dogs and dreams of having a horse ranch someday.
I have been a self-described adventurer, seeker and teacher my whole life. A
world traveler, a whitewater rafting guide, snowmobile guide, and teacher of
English to speakers of other languages, yet nothing has compared to the
adventure and learning experience of Equus coaching--both for me and my
Alissa Gauger is passionate about supporting connection with the self as well as connection with animals and nature. She has developed a deep appreciation for horses by living with and fostering three miniature rescue horses and three full-size horses on her farm. The powerful and constant feedback horses provide is a mirror that can be used to bring about change. Her horses helped her recover from chronic trauma by gently guiding her back to herself.
As an Equus Coach who completed Koelle Simpson's Equus Coach Training in 2011 and a Certified Martha Beck Coach, Gauger is excited to offer the same healing opportunity to others.
Through her own journey, Gauger also discovered Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) and studied with Dr. David Berceli. She is now a Level II Advanced Certified TRE Practitioner who works with both groups and individuals.
She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Business Administration from Edgewood College. Gauger is a member of the International Coach Federation.
Equus coach: Marlene
Marlene Armstrong has had a passion for horses as far back as she can remember. She always knew that they were very special beings that could heal your soul and assist you in finding your true self. Marlene owns and operates Foxview Stables in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada where she offers Equus coaching to teams, executives and individuals. See her website http://www.foxviewstables.com/equus-coaching-workshops.html for details on workshops being offered.
Marlene has over 35 years' experience in project management, leading inter-disciplinary teams, organizing major events, coaching and team building. She is also a certified Equus Coach having completed Koelle Simpson's 2012 course. Marlene's vision is to bring Equus Coaching to Canada and to transform Foxview Stables into THE Equus Coaching Centre 'par excellence' for Canada. Marlene loves to work in a collaborative fashion and invites all Equus Coaches wishing to come to Canada and assist in her workshops to contact her. She is also available to provide her services elsewhere in the world. Marlene's passion to help her clients reach their true potential and to find their 'essential self' is unsurpassed. You can contact her at 1-613-277-4402 or at email@example.com.
Beth Herman is a consultant, trainer, coach, and lifelong equestrian serving not-for-profit leaders and other high-performance teams. With 27 years’ experience engaging philanthropists in higher education campaigns, she helps clients achieve “peaceful productivity fueled by humanity.” A University of Washington graduate and certified coach (Martha Beck, Inc. and Sounding Board Ink), Beth is also an award-winning teacher and trainer for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Equus coaching came naturally to her as a hunter/jumper equestrian and essayist for EQUUS magazine. She engages her equine partners to help clients learn powerful new ways to lead themselves and others.
This is a year long course designed for coaches, therapists and the like who are currently working with clients and yearn to gain skills as an Equus Coach. Combining the powerful tools of coaching with the amazing insights and wisdom from Mother Nature is quite a power packed punch. The experience can dramatically help accelerate clients through their stickiest of roadblocks. If you have a passion for helping individuals to lead their best lives and a passion for learning life lessons from animals then this course may be for you.
You will learn all the necessary tools to become a very effective Equus Coach and have the skill set to begin offering 1 to 1 private equus coaching sessions to your clientele. This course is NOT designed to prepare students to conduct group workshops.
** No previous horse experience is necessary.
** Given that many of the coaching tools stem from Martha Beck's Life Coaching program, it is strongly preferred that you have received your certification in the Martha Beck LCT Program (see Martha Beck) as a prerequisite for this course. If you have other experiences and/or skills that you feel would give you a good foundation for this course (i.e. attended Byron Katie's school, attended another life coaching program, experience in the field of counseling, or family therapy) please feel free to apply and we will be happy to take this into consideration when reviewing your application.**
During this course, these are a few of the subjects you can expect to learn:
The course will begin with a 4 day hands-on practicum - Horsemanship 101, designed to help you get a leg up in understanding the equine world. This will be followed by several tele-classes geared to prepare you for setting up your equus coaching practice and prime your skills for working alongside these amazing teachers. You will also be required to listen to several audio recordings from the two previous years. This will open up more time for coaching during the live tele-classes. You will attend a second onsite 4 day Equus Coaching practicum where you will begin to coach and be coached alongside your equine partner. To receive your certificate of completion, you will be asked to submit various video recordings of your work for final assessment or attend a 3rd on-site gathering for in-person exams.
THE COURSE OUTLINE below:
On-Site Practicum Workshops in Arroyo Grande, CA (near San Luis Obispo)
February 21-24, 2013 - 4 Day Horsemanship 101
July 11-14, 2013 - 4 Day Equus Coaching Practicum
March 2014 - 2 Day On-site exams (Optional)
*Travel and hotel costs are not included in the course fees. Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.
Recorded Video and Audio Content
You will have access to a rich library of training video and audio course content. The tele-classes will provide time for additional live questions and answers relating to the pre-recorded content, as well as deep coaching support on each specific topic.
Tele-Classes (75 minutes, recorded)
* Exact date & times will be given upon acceptance to the course
The first 3 tele-classes will require that you review pre-recorded video and audio content prior to the call. The initial 30 minutes of each call will allow for Q&A of the homework content, followed by 45 minutes of coaching support on each topic.
There are 5 tele-classes to review video assignments that you will be submitting. These tele-classes include live coaching time, where you will practice equus coaching with another coach.
(All materials will be supplied at the 4 day Horsemanship 101 class)
• Equine Equipment (1 Dually Halter & 1 Pair of Long Lines)
• 2 Books for Course Required Reading
• Client & Coach Assessment Worksheets
• Workbooks during on-site workshops
What is needed to receive a certificate of completion?
** You will have 1 year to complete requirements from the start date of the course (Feb. 2013 to Feb. 2014) **
• 30 hours of documented volunteer work with horses
COST OF 1 YEAR COURSE $6,300
$300 deposit due upon acceptance letter to hold your place on the course
$3,000 payment due Jan. 2013
$3,000 payment due June 2013
* Includes all materials & equipment
$500 - optional for in-person/on-site exams
If there are a minimum of 7 students who would prefer to finish their final requirements in-person then an on-site exam in March 2014 will be set. There is an additional $500 per student to cover the facility costs.
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