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October 2009 Archives

October 1, 2009

A New Article about Equine Alchemy and our Work with Horses

Check it out! We wanted to let people know that while the Equine Alchemy herd is in Florida this winter, we are open for business! Take a look at this recent article in the Palm Beach Post.

As always, we appreciate your comments and questions.

October 18, 2009

Equine Assisted Coaching Article on Simon the Master Coach

Check out this article that chronicles a bit of a coaching session with Simon and Rick.,0,4538372.story

Equine Assisted Coach Training Graduates 2009

I am thrilled to announce that Equine Alchemy's 2009 Equine Assisted Coach Training Program finished with great celebration! Congratulations! This network is growing by leaps and bounds!

September was a big month here at Bushwood Farm just north of NYC. We had people from the East Coast, West Coast, Europe, New Mexico and in the middle of the US joining us.

Each of the EAC graduates worked very hard and completed their studies by giving their own workshop! They are all now involved in supervision and mentoring which will result in their application for ICF certification. We are all looking forward to this.

Combining ICF coaching and the Epona Approach to developing human potential is raising the bar in Equine Assisted Learning. As the creator of this new approach to coaching, I believe that this program can improve the way that industry leaders, and their businesses, compete in today's marketplace. Our goal is to help people attain better productivity at work and greater personal happiness in all aspects of their lives.

I received this note from one of our graduates, Susan Castaneda, and thought I would pass it along to you. Thank you, Susan, and good luck to you!

"The Equine Assisted Coach Training was more than 'training'; it was a journey into my deepest self, led by a visionary, herself bold, warm and intuitive. Lisa set in motion a new way of Being by inviting me to engage, to connect, to reach for the moon---and by creating a sacred space of possibility, she inspired a belief that I could do it.

EAC training was a gift of wisdom activated through experience... With flair and panache, Lisa, Johanna, and the Equine Alchemy herd, offered a model of Coach training in which I existed in a state of grace...a state in which I engaged with Spirit and its many manifestations. Part of me was dying, relinquishing limiting patterns and beliefs in order to explore how I could connect with my authentic self and power through the Way of the Horse. Part of me was being reborn, and Simon, Pinot, Jaegar, Chocolate, and Spanky accompanied me, sharing their equine wisdom with me on my journey from the past to a brave new world.

My shift is not only into a world of coaching, but into a world in which I am intentionally creating a life purpose based upon the co-creative experiences I shared with the herd, my fellow trainees, Johanna, and Lisa.
Thank you, Lisa!"

Thank YOU, Susan! We are already planning EAC 2010! Give us a call and get started today!

October 27, 2009

Equine Faciltated Learning Survey--Top Three Challenges

Thanks to all of you who participated in the recent survey on your EFL practice. It was wonderful to hear from all of you and what you are doing in your work.

For those of you who didn't have the opportunity to complete the survey, here are the top 3 challenges:

  • Getting clients with the resources to do the work
  • Marketing
  • Being able to explain the value of the work to people

Of course there were other challenges but these were by far the most common.

The top 3 solutions were:

  • Public speaking and presenting at conferences
  • Free demos followed up by a series of minimally priced demos
  • Personal coaching and marketing courses

As a result of your responses I have made some changes and additions to Equine Alchemy's programming for 2010.

First I have decided to offer all of our Coach Training programs both as entire programs, as before, and as individual modules I call ARENAS. You can take any or all of them to create the value you need to move your practice forward!

Also, due to the enormous need for ways to get your work and value out into the marketplace, Schelli Whitehouse, an Equine Assisted Coaching graduate, and I are offering a powerful course called 'Attracting the Perfect Clients through the Way of the Horse'. This program begins in February and is based upon your needs and challenges as per your survey answers. It will give you concrete strategies that will help you build your practice to six figures and beyond! Stay tuned for more info on this.

I will continue to do the coaching program with Linda Kohanov in 2010, but we have changed the name to more accurate reflect the content. It is now called 'Coaching Skills through Horse Wisdom' as this course is focused on coaching skills only, not coaching with horses.

Perhaps you can try one of the top 3 solutions to create more authentic abundance in your EFL practice! Let us know how it works out!

In the meantime, check out our 2010 programming at

I look forward to hearing from you.

With East and Grace,
Lisa, (845) 687-4324, Site Map
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