Tap into the energy of the horses...
FREEDOM, POWER, CONFIDENCE, LEADERSHIP, MANIFESTATION...
How the Horse Coaching works...
Horses are magical animals. They have a 6th sense and can read our conscious and subconscious. This is what makes them such powerful teachers: they mirror our thoughts, our blockages, our fears and give us direct, immediate, yet judgement-free feedback, in other words you get to practice the leader or the person you want to be. They feel what you feel and they show it. This is not a whoo-whoo experience, they provide powerful breakthroughs without failure. Every session and experience is different and will reveal something different.
These animals are often described as powerful, magic and majestic almost mystical creatures, they are both admired and respected. These characteristics we can copy and adapt to ourselves from them to have a more powerful presence, confidence and leadership style.
We hold workshops in several locations across Europe.
Our main location is in Belgium, but we also offer Workshops in Vienna, Stockholm, Zurich and Munich.
Click the links below for the next workshops coming up...
What areas we can work on with the horses
Leadership is the umbrella and the starting point of all areas.
Be a Confident Leader
Leadership is the core element that is required both in the career and in business, leadership impacts all areas of our lives - our spouses, our kids, our boss, our clients, and lastly our team.
The horses teach us leadership competencies and emotional intelligence. It is the only form of training where we can actually practice leadership in a real-life situation and receive immediate, unfiltered feedback on our progress.
Impact on Stage
When you are on stage to bring across your message in a powerful way you need confidence and presence.
You achieve presence and a powerful message on stage when what you want to say aligns with your body language, your energy on stage, your focus and your inner power. The horses help you align all of theses areas for the most impactful speeches you have ever done.
Getting to YES
You only make a sale when you lead.
You need to confidently lead your client through the entire sales process and ensure you are the leader when you head in for the close. You need to be confident when you pitch your business and state your price. The horses read your leadership throughout this entire process and help you improve every step along the way. No matter what you sell, your sales will improve with a guarantee.
Peak Team Performance
High performing teams are targeted on their goals and achieve superior, higher than average results and they need a powerful leader to lead the way. This training is generally done with the management team or can be done together with the teams. In these training we focus on effective communication, processes, leadership, accountability, and decision making processes. The horses show us where the team is performing well and where the team is lacking team spirit, communication or inefficiencies.
The line between success and failure is LEADERSHIP
The impact of leadership in all areas of your life...
Contrary to common belief, Leadership is not only limited to leading others or a team, Leadership starts with you and is the fine line between success and failure and here is why.
Leadership is relevant in every area of your life - the first step is leading yourself, that means being confident, setting boundaries, being aware of your own shortcomings, reflecting on yourself and your actions and regulating your feelings and your energy. The horses show you immediately if you are leading yourself, if so, the horse will follow your lead. If you are insecure it will doubt following you and step over your boundaries.
Leading others starts with the ones closest to you - your spouse, your kids, your family, your pets. The ones closest to us are usually the ones that we need to lead most and that are most difficult to set-up boundaries with and keep our confidence and be aligned in our center. Most of us struggle most with claiming our leadership space with our parents , our kids and our spouse. Horses are the best teachers when it comes to setting boundaries, saying no and claiming your own space.
Leading clients and your boss, your managers - the next stage includes leading the ones you serve. Instead of taking and following orders, you are leading your clients and your boss professionally and proactively with foresight and taking the initiative. Leadership is most important in the sales process and the negotiation process, so when you are selling your services you need to lead and when you need to negotiate a project, position, or salary with your manager. The horses show you where you are leading your clients and your managers or where you are being led, right up to sales and negotiation skills.
Leading others and the masses - and the ability to influence others. From leading 5 to thousands the principle is the same - you need to motivate, inspire, encourage, praise, give direction, empower others and lastly it all depends on your ability to influence others. Together with the horses we can test the abilities of leadership on the highest level including emotional intelligence and inspiration. When the horses follow your lead without any tools you are ready to be an influential leader.
At the end of the day, success is a combination of the ability to lead on all areas, leading yourself, your immediate surrounding and leading the masses.
Dr. Fadil Citaku, PhD, Professor of Leadership and Owner of the Academy of Leadership Sciences in Zurich Switzerland about his experience on what we can learn from horses on actually DOING leadership and about the two main leadership factors EQ and IQ.
Michelle Olufeso, Financial & Accounting Expert, gives insights into how her life changed after spending 4 days with the horses in Nadia's training. The funny thing is, as a left-brain thinker Michelle does not do animals and much less emotions, so the experiences she had were beyond surprising to her.
The impact of working with the horses
The Benefits for Leaders
Improve the relationships you have with the people surrounding you, professionally, and in your private life. Identify & resolve conflicts with ease.
Higher Confidence & Presense
Increase your confidence and your presence as well as the trust in yourself. You will automatically walk the talk, and experience yourself as authentic, powerful yet a natural leader.
More Ease, Less Stress
Experience greater ease, calm, and slow. You will be able to judge situations differently and be more relaxed overall.
Redisover who you are where you are going - rediscover yourself, your passion, aliveness, and joy.
The direct feedback from the horses is the only method in the world where you can experience and practice YOUR leadership skills in real life and be able to apply them with ease in your daily life.
The Benefits for Companies
The Benefits for Companies
Develop Future Leaders
Create leaders that inspire, motivate, and engage others in a powerful yet authentic way. Engaged and motived employees stay in the company.
Unlock the (hidden) potential in your company by increasing emotional intelligence and confidence.
High Performing Teams
Increase the collaboration potential within the team and create teams that trust, share, and support each other.
A highly engaged team has a positive impact on the productivity, sales, workflow, and overall happiness of the employees.
Develop a company culture of amazing leaders, and support women to become thriving leaders within your organization.
“We started to find out what are the leadership techniques, the weaknesses, and strengths inside each one of us, and then we learned to encounter, to face them or to challenge them. To understand what are the areas we need to work on ourselves. I learned a lot about my own leadership style and also how to be a good follower. I had a lot of enlightening and breakthroughs during this workshop. I highly recommend this workshop for everybody who wants to grow and who wants to reach a higher level of character and personality in private and career."
Awin Tavakoli, Lawyer & Business Advisory
Prof. Dr. Fadil Citaku and Nadia Boersch on What horses have to do with leadership and EQ
What is the process of a Horse Coaching Session or Workshop?The majority of the workshops and coaching sessions we run, and in particular the individual sessions are all different. There is of course an overall structure or agenda to every session. But what happens in the sessions itself is never structured, but depends on what shows up in the process that we are going through. In general, we work partly with the horses and sometimes we do exercises and reflective work in-between without the horses. After the session (about 10-14 days later), there is always a quick follow up - either a meeting with all workshop participants on zoom, or a quick voice message on messenger. This is important in order to make sure, all coachees and participants are on track and feeling good.
What do I need to wear and what do I need to bring?We will be working outside with the horses, so you need to make sure that you have weather proof clothes. The workshop will take place even if the weather is not ideal, (so unless it is raining "cats and dogs"). You need to make sure that you wear appropriate shoes (no sandals allowed) like sneakers or good walking shoes. The clothes you bring can get dirty so we recommend to take something washable. We will provide you with drinks and some snacks, but we always recommend to bring a bottle of water for your trip home.
Will the workshop or my session still take place in bad weather?We always follow through with the workshops and 1-2-1 sessions even if the weather is not ideal. The weather plays an important role in the coaching and forms part of the coaching experience. The horses dont mind the bad weather at all, just us humans do ;). Conditions under which we do not coach: 1) SNOW 2) Under 12C temperature. 3) Storm & massive rain.
Do I need experience with horses in advance?You (and your team) don't need to have any experience with horses in advance. The horses can work with anyone. No matter if you are an experienced rider or have never been in touch with a horse.
What if I have fear of horses?We have worked with a lot of people that have had (different levels) of fear of horses. In our experience, EVERY single person that faced their fear of horses at our facilities, fell completely in love with the horses and had a massive breakthrough in their personal development journey.
In which languages do you provide the coaching?We mainly work in English, but we also work in German. For some languages we can co-facilitiate with other coaches if necessary, in particular in Belgium.
Where do the workshops take place?We offer workshops in Belgium, Vienna, Austria, Stockholm, Zurich, Munich, California & Dubai. To see more about our main Location and Partner Stables, check out Location Overview. https://nadiaboersch.com/horse-coaching#locations
Can I bring my dog?Unfortunately, we have had bad experiences with dogs on the side during our Workshops & Coachings. It presents a significant risk to both the dog and the horses. Additionally, our workshops and coaching sessions involve profound emotional work, and we've observed that having dogs on site can be distracting for both the participants and the horses, disrupting their experience and the process.
How much capacity do you have in one Team Building session?The ideal group size is about 8 people. But also bigger groups around 12–15 people are welcome. Under this condition, we are working with a second coach to provide the complete coaching experience.
What areas do you offer to work on with companies?We offer 4 types of coaching sessions. 1. Confident Leadership, We have a special program for young/junior female leaders 2. Impact on Stage and Speaking 3. Sales & Getting to YES 4. Team Building Workshops / High Performing Teams
Can I bring my kids?To the coffee and horses free events we of course welcome kids. In the workshops however we do deep emotional work and we have found that having children on site, distracts both the participants and the horses from the healing journey and process. If you want to bring your kids before or after the workshop to spend some cuddle time with the horses, you are more than welcome to do so.
Do you offer coaching sessions just about horsemanship?Yes we do. Horsemanship is a part of energetic work with horses. However we would recommend instead of individual work on horsemanship or energetic work with horses, that you tune into "The Horse-Frequency" Workshop - series.
Can I bring my own horse to participate in the Private Session?This will have to be discussed on an individual basis, usually Nadia prefers to work with Arabian Horses and/or her horses, and it is has certain benefits to work with horses that you do not know because they give you a non-biased view. When we work with horses that we have a close connection to, we may associate certain behaviours as "he always does this ..." he always does this when..." versus an objective mirroring behaviour that the horses always offer, but the participant may not be able to see.