The Impact Leadership model is based on seven leadership principles encompassing both strong and warm skills. Creating the right balance between the two creates powerful leadership presence.
The principles are appropriate for all leaders and coaches, and the training is an outstanding example of experiential and kinaesthetic learning. A coach and facilitator works alongside a horse trainer both of whom are highly skilled in coaching, feedback, the particular leadership principles and, of course, in working with the horses.
This experiential programme provides actual practice in applying the principles – not a simulation. Yes, the practice is with horses; however it’s important to understand that the leadership principles are being genuinely practiced. The horse provides feedback (along with the facilitators) on the participant’s performance.
If, for example, your communication with the horse is not clear, the horse won’t respond. Or, if you praise inappropriately, you will further confuse the horse and, again, they won’t respond in the way you wish. So the programme is not about how to get horses to respond, but about how you (a leader or coach) engage anyone at work – with clarity, commitment, energy, and so on.
After the programmes, participants receive personal online reminders and tasks revolving around the seven principles to keep learnings fresh and relevant to the workplace. This process produces accelerated learning and will fast track your performance and that of your team.
We welcome the opportunity to align our programmes with your chosen leadership theory training. Managers and team leaders may attend the programme to support the group and we can discuss ways in which you can do so.