Corporate Team Building and Leadership Development Training using EFL
Get out of the conference room with the power point presentations and offer your team and future leaders the opportunity to have a fun and hands-on experience at a horse ranch in the beautiful Texas Hill Country just outside of Austin! We offer Leadership Development and Team Building opportunities. Being an effective leader in the corporate world today requires a unique set of skills, very different from those of former generations. Employees are looking for more meaning, purpose, skills and growth in their everyday work life. No longer beholden to long term contracts with their employer, they will seek out new opportunities if necessary. In this environment, business leaders must find new ways of working with and reaching their teams. The speed at which the world moves now demands greater creativity, innovation, intuition and results from companies in order to positively affect client satisfaction and the bottom line. This pressure causes a great deal of chatter in over-active and over-stimulated brains which causes stress and anxiety. In that stressed state, we lose our connection to our deep values, creativity and ability to think clearly. And that is where the horses step in to give immediate authentic feedback necessary to actually experience what it feels like to connect, lead and feel confident during decision-making.
Being an effective leader in the corporate world today requires a unique set of skills, very different from those of former generations. Employees are looking for more meaning, purpose, skills and growth in their everyday work life. No longer beholden to long term contracts with their employer, they will seek out new opportunities if necessary. In this environment, business leaders must find new ways of working with and reaching their teams.
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) also referred to as Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is a facilitated experience of humans working with horses; connecting to themselves in order to connect with others more effectively. What makes this model so effective is its ability to give your team instant feedback, in a non-threatening way, and then allows everyone to practice identifying when they are self-aware, in a non-judgmental environment. This is necessary for healthy relationships and something lost in our culture of too much emphasis on verbal communication, combined with the electronic age of texting, emailing and messaging.
How can EFL help team building and leadership development?
Understanding how to communicate intention, while motivating and setting boundaries with a 1200 lb animal, will help teach leaders challenge demands in a healthy and calm way and gain greater respect and cooperation with relationships both professionally and personally. Since 90% of our communication is non-verbal, it is necessary to learn the art of tuning in to those around us. Since a horse responds primarily to non-verbal communication, participants learn how to tap into this important skill again.
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) experiences are fast becoming one of the ways team are able to reconnect and become more productive. Highly sought after and effective, EFL provides a unique and memorable experience for you and your team, a natural way to learn new and important skills to become a successful leader, and work within a team.
Learn How to:
- Set Healthy Boundaries
- Communicate with Clarity
- Make Decisions
- Learn How to be a Non-Predatory Leader
- Cooperation Not Compliance
You will learn how to access that perfect blend of integrity, clarity and authority that inspires absolute trust from the horse in your leadership ability. When you get it right they will follow you anywhere you go. This experience of true, authentic leadership is beautiful, unforgettable and immediately applicable to all relationships.
We offer custom designed workshops and events so contact us today to plan your next retreat, workshop or team building! Our experienced and professional team of facilitators can plan your team building workshop or group retreat to meet your specific needs and goals. Our events can include hiking, mindfulness work, meditation, walking the labyrinth, working with horses, drumming, yoga, journaling, team building and more! Horses are not a requirement for each event. Our beautiful facility makes any gathering memorable and life-changing.