Evolve as a leader to a place of power with - rather than power over


Leadership and Team Building Talk & Interactive Demonstration with Emma Taylor of the Leadership Whisperers and Sue Blagburn of Adventures with Horses

February 2019 - exact date still to be anounced, 6-9pm, At Erme Valley Riding for the Disabled, Nr Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0HG


  • Experience equine facilitated experiential leadership first hand

  • Network with like minded people

  • Refreshments

  • Indoor Arena

Bringing new ways of learning, adapting and evolving as leaders and organisations into the field of experiential learning with horses


During the evening we will be demonstrating how working experientially with horses can help leaders and managers individually and collectively stay resilient and even flourish in environments now often described as a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.


This will include exploring new methods and modes of organisational learning, leadership development and co-creative team building, including giving participants the opportunity to experience working experientially with the horses first around building presence and connection, and then moving into working with the self organisation principles of living systems and chaos theory.


Half way through the evening Emma will present “ Networking Nays” an inspirational and refreshing way of networking, and a chance to meet and share ideas with like minded people. Refreshments will also be served during the networking.


21st Century Horse Power getting individuals and organisations from where they are to where they need to be...

We will explore some of the theory behind new methods and modes of organisational learning, leadership development and co-creative team building including: Agile Leadership,  Complexity, Living Systems, Chaos Theory, Theory U and Presencing. Plus the latest science and ethological research on eco-intelligence and swarm theory, turning the latter into “horse herd theory.”


We then take these new theories of learning, adapting and evolving as leaders and organisations into the field of Experiential Leadership with Horses, we will then learn and experience first hand how equine experiential learning may be able to help teach us to cope better in a complex world.

This lecture and interactive demonstration will give a broad introduction to the work we would like to continue to do and already doing with organisations and individuals in the future both in Devon, the West Midlands and further a field.


About the presenters...


Emma Taylor is the founder, facilitator and director of the Leadership Whisperers. Her work is driven by her belief in people and their potential. Emma says. “ I believe we all want to live and work in harmony and we need more dialogue and relational skills to learn how to work through our differences.” She combines bold, visionary thinking to create profound learning experiences that lead to sustainable transformative changes in organisationsand individuals. Emma has worked as a successful CIPD qualified HR professional for the past 16 years and she uses her extensive business knowledge into her equine assisted leadership work. 


Sue Blagburn is the founder, facilitator and director ofAdventures with Horses CIC, she is also a highly creative, emergent and systemic coach. In collaboration with Emma, Sue's focus is to bring equine facilitated experiential learning to organisations and individuals looking at ecological, sustainable ways of leading. Bringing theory U, complexity, chaos theory, living systems, eco-intelligence and gestalt exercises and philosophies into the field or arena with horses. She says “Horses allow us the opportunity to embody the experience of inner knowing, presencing, social innovation and mindfulness; plus they can help us understand what it is to lead from a place of power with - rather than power over.”















 “I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences”

Margaret J. Wheatley


How to buy your ticket/s


Tickets are available in advance at £35 by direct bank transfer, £37.27 through Eventbrite or on the door at £40.


1. Pay £35 by direct bank transfer into Adventures with Horses Community Interest Company bank account: Sort Code: 09-01-29 
Account Number 09162105

Please then simply email your details to: adventureswithhorses@btconnect.com


2. Purchase your ticket through Eventbrite for £35 plus their fee, total £37.27 by clicking here


3. Purchase your at the door on the day for £40, please arrive early.


All profits will go to the Erme Valley RDA and Adventures with Horses work with disadvantaged people including offering equine assisted learning, coaching or counselling sessions for people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it.


For more information about booking please contact Sue Blagburn

Phone 07831 865259 or 01364 631444

Email: adventureswithhorses@btconnect.com

"Returning our senses to our social herd-like nature is not a sign of weakness, but a place to gain personal responsibility through wisdom and courage. As we gain wisdom we increase our ability to become conscious co-creators for ourselves, each other and all of life. In this way, working on our leadership presence with horses provides a rich opportunity to refine our natural leadership qualities. We deconstruct our rationality constrained ideas of leadership and learn that everyone has leadership capabilities and responsibilities." 
Giles Hutchins 


Giles Hutchins is a speaker, author, strategist and coach.
He is the author of Future Fit, The Illusion of Separation and The Nature of Business


See more on his website here "Natural, courageous leadership - learning with horses"




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