These seminars will be the first major project coming out of Lead from Between.
Lori Otteson is a family friend and a natural horsemanship instructor. Our daughter had previously taken horsemanship lessons from her.
She and my wife were talking one day and my wife told her about the Lead from Between project I’d been working on.
Lori said to her, “he and I should talk about using horsemanship to teach that. There are others around the country teaching leadership through natural horsemanship.”
When my wife told me about the interaction I thought, “hm, sounds interesting” and that was the end of it until I did a little research on natural horsemanship. I was amazed at how the principles of the Human Boundaries Model and the Lead from Between approach lent themselves to learning through this style of horsemanship. And even more powerful to me was how the horses themselves could stand in for people and teach us how to see, use and respect boundaries in the relationship.
Lori and I had an initial meeting to discuss this and we both were amazed at the possibilities. It was so perfect a match that there was no way we weren’t going ahead with this.
We are now well on our way to completing this project and being ready to promote our seminars. It’s very exciting and has been a lot of fun (especially the part where I get to ride Lori’s horses – love it).
While I say we’re almost ready to promote our seminars I would add that we could easily go ahead and do a seminar for you or your group right now. The advantage to us is opportunity to further organize and hone our presentations before offering it more widely. The advantage to you is receiving this instruction one on one or in a very small group (we estimate normally doing this with about six people, but at this stage of development no more than 2-4) AND, we would offer a substantial discount to interested small groups or individuals. If this is the kind of training you or your small to medium business couldn’t normally afford, then now may be the time contact us to learn more about the program.
Lori and I are confident that there is NOTHING else like this going on right now. This training is unique. While other leadership/horsemanship programs exist, none have had their curriculum developed by a trained clinical psychologist who developed the theory and practice behind that curriculum over the course of years of experience in learning about human nature, motivation, interaction and change.
The Human Boundaries Model is the culmination of over twenty years of pursuit and need. I’ve long sought such a model, but finally decided that none existed and that if I really needed it, I was going to have develop it myself…
…so I did.
These seminars are the culmination of those years of development. The breadth of application and the power of these tools came as a surprise even to me. You have no idea how excited I am to finally have the opportunity to share them with you.
Over the next few weeks more postings on this blog will discuss the Lead from Between Equine/Human Leadership Development Seminars. I hope you bookmark me and come back to check it out.
Dr. Steve Ater
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